Wednesday, September 16, 2009

MacKay's Owner Passes

A well-known Bridgewater business owner has passed away in Halifax. Carl Frederick Streatch was 76. The former resident of Petite Riviere and Greenbay, passed away on yesterday (September 15th) at the QE-2 Health Sciences Centre. Until his retirement in 1998, he was the owner of MacKays Pharmacy, which later became the Pharmasave, in Bridgewater. He is survived by his wife Jean and his kids and grandchildren. A private funeral will be held according to his wishes. And a public gathering for family and friends will be held at Cranberry's at the Fairview Inn Friday afternoon. Carl Frederick Streatch, gone at the age of 76. You can get the complete obituary by clicking here.

Apartment Fire

Residents from all but three apartments were allowed back home last night, less than twelve hours after a fire in a building on North Street in Bridgewater. The Red Cross had temporarily opened a reception center and registration service for the tenants affected by the fire in the 37-unit building. There were no reported injuries and the cause is still being determined. Damages were contained to three units and those residents made alternate arrangements for places to stay. Everyone else was allowed back in as of five yesterday afternoon. The Red Cross arranged for the emergency purchase of clothing for some tenants of the damaged apartments who were forced to flee the building wearing only their pyjamas. And they also provided others with personal-care items and meals for the day, and helped a few obtain emergency replacement of prescription medications they had left behind when they had to leave.

Pot Seizures

They were in the skies over Lunenburg county on the annual Marihuana Eradication program. RCMP say there were around 100 marihuana plants seized County-wide during an operation carried out yesterday (September 15, 2009). It was a group search and seizure involving a helicopter, The RCMP Marihuana Grow Operations Team, Lunenburg County RCMP, the South Shore Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Team and the Bridgewater Police Service. Police have been getting help from the public and say they can use more help. They are encouraging people to report suspicious behavior to local police or Crime Stoppers.