Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Death of Newborn Investigated

Two people are under arrest in connection with the sudden death of a newborn baby in Liverpool. Queens RCMP Corporal Grant Webber says a deceased male infant was brought into Queens General Hospital last night.The mother gave birth at home on Wednesday evening and kept the infant at the residence until she turned it over to medical staff on Monday. Webber says no charges have yet been laid. but the 25 year old mother and her common-law husbnd have been arrested. An autopsy has been performed but the results are not known at this time. Units from the South West Nova Major Crime Unit and Street Untis from Shelburne and Bridgewater are assisting Queens RCMP.

S-S Conservative Spending

Two more announcements on the way in South Shore/St. Margaret's from the Federal Conservatives. Gerald Keddy will be at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic this afternoon. That's where he will be speaking on behalf of the Federal Minister responsible for Parks Canada, the Honourable Jim Prentice. The news release says the event is for "the Government of Canada to highlight the National Historic Significance of Captain Angus J. Walters. He was the skipper of the famed schooner from Lunenburg, Bluenose. And tomorrow, Keddy will be on hand to announce federal funding for the Liverpool Ukulele Ceilidh Society. That will happen at the Astor Theatre tomorrow at two o'clock. (Photo from NS Archives)

Lunenburg Crimes

A break and enter being reported at the Golf Course in Lunenburg. RCMP say it happened overnight Friday or early Saturday morning. Someone busted into the Bluenose Golf Club and took off with a substantial amount of alcohol. Police think a vehicle was likely involved in the crime. They are asking for anyone who saw any suspicious activity around the Lunenburg golf course after hours this weekend to call them. They are also reporting damage to property on Maple Avenue in Lunenburg. That was Saturday. Lawn ornaments were thrown around and a vehicle was damaged.

Campaign School

Her first try at politics didn't win her a seat. But it's been a very busy year for Denise Peterson-Rafuse. In 2004, she made an unsuccessful run at a seat on Municipal Council. This year, she ran for the NDP in Chester St. Margaret's, winning the seat and earning a place in cabinet. And she's paying some of that forward. The Minister responsible for the status of women is helping with a campaign school next week trying to encourage more females to enter politics and bring the numbers up from about one in four. The school is being run at Mt St Vincent University this coming weekend. Brochures and application forms are available at www.women.gov.ns.ca or by calling 1-800-565-8662.