Canning student shown the ropes of being mayor
Take Our Kids to Work Day gives Grade 9 students opportunity to experience careers
At just 15, Cameron Oikle is getting ready to become Kentville’s mayor.
Oikle is among the hundreds of Grade 9 students around Nova Scotia participating in Take Our Kids to Work Day on Nov. 1, which gives students the opportunity to learn about different careers. He shadowed Kentville Mayor Sandra Snow for the day.
“I thought running a town would be very interesting,” he says, explaining his interest seeing how things are done.
The Northeast Kings Education Centre student says this is definitely something he imagines doing in the future and says the relationship a mayor gets to have with not only their colleagues, but also with the town, is something special.
As with all the kids experiencing the work place today, Oikle has been participating in several activities that make up a mayor’s day.
He went to the pumpkin drop at Kings County Academy, the Primary-Grade 8 school he had in attended the year before. Being shown around the town hall and visiting the public works department and the parks and recreation department are just some of the other things Oikle experienced during the day.
Snow said Oikle would be very well suited for the job.
“He’s very personable, he knows people and he likes to talk to people,” she said.
She says connections, along with connecting with people, are important for this sort of job – two things she says Oikle already does well.
Snow says not being afraid to ask for help and studying up on different topics are two things that come with being mayor, and it’s a really great job overall.
“It’s probably the best job they could ever have,” Snow says.
“You bring everything that you’ve ever learned in your life, to the job.”
Editor’s note: This article was written by Zoe Anderson Gillis, a Kentville resident who attends Grade 9 at Ecole Rose des Vents in Greenwood. Anderson was attending Take Our Kids to Work Day at KingsCountyNews. ca. Impaired operation charges
A Burlington man is banned from driving for one year.
Peter Dwight Daniels, 63, was recently sentenced for one count of operating a motor vehicle while his blood-alcohol concentration exceeded the legal limit.
He appeared in Kentville provincial court Oct. 30, and was ordered to refrain from operating a motor vehicle for one year, and pay a $1,200 fine.
Daniels was also handed a $ 100 fine for an additional charge of failing to comply with the conditions of a recognizance.
Meanwhile, a Meadowvale man has nearly $2,000 in fines to pay as a result of impaired driving.
Michael Barret Jamer, 35, recently appeared in Kentville provincial court on one charge of operating a motor vehicle while his blood-alcohol concentration exceeded the legal limit.
He was sentenced Nov. 1, and ordered to pay a $1,500 fine and $450 victim surcharge.
Jamer must also adhere to the conditions of a one-year driving prohibition.
A Weltons Corner resident was handed some stiff penalties for driving while impaired by alcohol.
Barry Kimberly Rawding, 41, was sentenced in Kentville provincial court Oct. 30.
Rawding was in court on one count of driving with a bloodalcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit. The charge stemmed from an incident in Greenwood on Dec. 24, 2016. Breathalyzer readings came in at 210.
Rawding pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to 30 days of custody to be served on the weekends, two years of reporting probation, a two- year driving prohibition and victim surcharge of $100.
Fined for drugs
Cameron Oikle, right, got to learn about being the mayor of Kentville on Nov. 1 during Take Our Kids to Work Day. He shadowed Mayor Sandra Snow for the day, which gives students the opportunity to learn about careers.