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Camp escapes damage
TIDNISH - While last week's storm surge caused extensive damage all along the shoreline, a children's camp near the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick border was relatively unscathed.
Bob Janes, who chairs the Camp Tidnish committee for the Amherst Rotary Club, said damage was minimal at the accessible camp that's owned by the club and operated by Easter Seals Nova Scotia.
The camp offers a camping experience to physically and mentally-challenged youth and adults
Scout camp in limbo?
AMHERST - Local Scouts officials remain hopeful their camp at Long Lake won't be a casualty of a government purchase of land from J.D. Irving Ltd. and Rothesay Paper Holdings Ltd., but neither Natural Resources nor Irving believe the Scouts have anything to worry about.
Scouting leaders held a meeting last Thursday to discuss the situation, but until they hear back from Irving or the new landowner there isn't much they can do.
The camp was constructed, with the assistance of J.D. Irving Ltd., about 15 years ago and includes a main building used for emergency purposes and other services as well as number of campsites.
School board moves ahead on recommendations
TRURO - The local school board is already doing a number of the recommendations Jim Gunn made in response to school storm days, according to the superintendent.
Noel Hurley said on Friday there isn't one of the six recommendations the Chignecto Central Regional School Board isn't already doing, or has done.
Gunn was hired by the province after weather last winter closed schools throughout the province more than usual.

Organizations: J.D. Irving Ltd., Camp Tidnish committee, Amherst Rotary Club Rothesay Paper Holdings Chignecto Central Regional School Board

Geographic location: Cumberland County, Nova Scotia-New Brunswick, Long Lake

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