• Kent is launching a campaign to raise funds for Canadian Red Cross disaster preparedness and response throughout the region. The campaign will run in all 42 Kent locations throughout Atlantic Canada from Oct. 3 to Nov. 7, with a goal of raising at least $25,000 through donations customers can add to their purchases at store checkouts. So far in 2014, the Canadian Red Cross has provided emergency aid to hundreds of Atlantic Canadians impacted by floods and ice storms, post-tropical storm Arthur, forest fires, transport and security incidents and other events that prompted evacuations. “In large and smaller-scale events, Kent has assisted us with materials, logistics, transportation and other support and especially through its annual in-store fundraising campaign,” says Rhonda Kenney, Atlantic director of disaster management with the Canadian Red Cross. “The partnership has been invaluable and we particularly want Kent customers to know we appreciate their support.”
• Closing out sales at XS Cargo will continue until all the merchandise is gone or the lease expires. The company is closing all its stores across the country, including here in Bayers Lake.
• Peter Conlon is the new CEO of LED Roadway Lighting and is planning to pursue a growth program similar to what he did for his old company, Nautel Inc. He wants to see the company move to the next level in an industry that still in its infancy.
• Paving should commence soon on the stretch of Chain of Lakes Trail between Chain Lake Drive and…