Monday, October 5, 2009

Ground Breaking for New Hotel

Bridgewater native and two-time NHL all-star Glen Murray is investing in a Best Western Hotel in his home town. He says the plan has been in the works for a couple of years. Murray and his partner, Rodney Grace have known for many years they would partner in a business benture at some point. After more than two years of strategic planning they're ready to hit the ground running. The land at Exit 12 , just beyone Boston Pizza was acquired from the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg .The Three level 63 room hotel will also be home to "Lahave Peak Convention Centre", a fully serviced 4 thousand square foot banquet area. The new hotel will also include a large swimming pool equipped with an 80 foot spiral water slide and Jacuzzi. Site work will begin immediately, and General Contractor, Saulnier Lozier of Moncton, New Brunswick will work toward a spring 2010 completion.

Shooting in Shelburne

A Shelburne County man will appear in Yarmouth Court today for a bail hearing following a weekend shooting. Forty-nine year old Michael Goulden of Carleton Village is charged with assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm, careless use of a firearm and pointing a firearm. Goulden was arrested at his house early Sunday morning after a 28-year-old driver of an all terrain vehicle was shot in the back with a twelve gauge shotgun. RCMP say two ATVs were being driven in a reckless manner when a man fired two rounds from a twelve gauge, striking one of the drivers. The gun shot penetrated his clothing and lodged in his back. The victim was treated in hospital and released. His injuries are not considered serious. Police seized a total of 43 firearms from Goulden's residence along with a large quantity of ammunition.