Veterans Memorial Garden a template
Tignish Legion’s Veterans Memorial Garden has earned the Community of Tignish 2000 tulip bulbs from Communities in Bloom. Tignish Council vice chairman Ed Gallant explained that CIB has introduced a new award category this year for Gardens of Remembrance. “They’ve basically used the Tignish Legion Veterans Memorial Garden as a template,” he said. The bulbs were recently planted in the Memorial Garden and in other flowerbeds in the community.
Tignish is sending Gallant to the national CIB symposium and awards program in Ottawa later this month. It is still in the running for the Gardens of Remembrance top award as well as other potential prizes.
Tignish keeping spare pump
If one of the municipal water pumps starts acting up again, Tignish has a spare one on standby. The municipality ordered a new pump when the one serving Municipal Well 2 broke down, but, by the time it arrived, the old pump was working again. Water Utility chairman, Allan Gavin pointed out the community has identical pumps for each of its three wells. By keeping the new pump, he pointed out, the utility will not be held up waiting for one to arrive if they experience another breakdown.
Council accepted the resignation of Lorne MacNeill form the fire department and accepted Josh Gavin to take his place on the department’s roster.
Halloween curfew set
Trick or treaters in Tignish will have until 7 p.m. on Halloween night, October 31, to finish up their visits. Council set the curfew during its October meeting.
Food’s the way to the tourist’s heart
Tourism committee chairwoman on Tignish Municipal Council, Judy Morrissey-Richard, said studies have shown connecting culture and food are the key to attracting tourists. She told council she wants to help grow the MacLeod’s Ledge Tuna Challenge and Lobster on the Wharf event and to introduce an Octoberfest next year.