Friday 28 September 2012

Congratulations to Jack & Mary Wells

This morning MHA Lorraine Michael presented them with the Queen's Jubilee Medal.  Way to go, Jack and Mary.  Live Long and Prosper!

Wednesday 19 September 2012

Parking lot cosmetics

The SW corner of the parking lot now looks like this. The city had originally planned this space to be a paved No Parking area: empty asphalt with yellow stripes on it.  They wanted no cars going over their sewer access grates.  Since they would not allow parking in this space,  OBNA requested that it be made a small park/rest area.  The City agreed and this platform seems to be the result.  It looks like they still have some finishing work to do.
The expanded parking lot was built last year without permission over land belonging to the Riche and Wells families.  OBNA pointed this out to the City, and the upshot was that in June both families' land was belatedly expropriated. City notified the Wells but neglected to inform the Riche's, instead leaving an expropriation notice taped to the parking lot fence.  OBNA passed the notice on to retired judge David Riche, and we read in The Scope that this week the City compensated the Riche family for their land.  It appears that no such compensation arrangement has been made with the Wells.  Why not?

Monday 3 September 2012

3rd annual barbeque

The 3rd annual Outer Battery barbeque went off in style last weekend August 26th in the parking lot, featuring Burgers by Bruce, Frites by Fabien & Sophie, and Music by Frank Maher, Mike Walsh, Frankie Janes and others.  Thanks especially to Barb, Angie, Joanne, Keith, Chris and everyone else who helped make it a success.  Wes Pretty donated a spectacular framed photograph of Outer Battery for the raffle, and it was won by Keith Sparkes.  Thanks Wes, and congrats Keith.
Gary Smith, the artist who painted the Admiral's Adventure wall mural, came down and sketched the scene. (The original is pinned up in Jack Wells' store)