Friday, October 30, 2009

Woman Attacked

Police say a woman wasn't seriously hurt after allegedly being attacked in the streets of Bridgewater early this morning. Officers say they were called about ten to five by the adult female who told them she had been sexually assaulted in the area of York and Phoenix Streets. The incident happened between 3:30 and 4:30. The story as relayed by Bridgewater Police is that she was approached by two males. One of them grabbed her, knocked her down and assaulted her. Both men then ran off, northbound on York Street. Police describe them as white, early to mid-forties, five and a half feet tall, 170 pounds. One was wearing a black sweatshirt and blue jeans and a goatee. The other was wearing a hoodie and black jeans. A police dog was brought in and several streets were blocked off for awhile this morning while police were looking for them. So far, no one has been arrested and police are still looking for them.

Clocks Change

Nova Scotians will experience brighter mornings beginning Sunday, Nov. 1, when daylight saving time ends. People are reminded to set their clocks back one hour at 2 a.m., or Saturday evening before going to bed. Three years ago, Nova Scotia extended daylight saving time to mirror changes made in the United States. Daylight saving time now begins three weeks earlier in the spring and lasts one week longer in the fall. Along with watches and clocks, don't forget to set microwave ovens, VCR and DVD players, answering machines, car clocks and automatic timer lights. It is also a reminder to change the batteries in smoke detectors. Smoke alarms should be fully replaced every ten years. People are advised to check computer calendars to ensure appointments are up to date when the time change takes effect.

Shelburne Crier Passes

He was a grown man who wasn't afraid to cry. In fact, he was one of the best. Residents and fellow town criers are remembering Perry Wamback as the loudest man in Nova Scotia. The 65-year old Jordan Falls man passed away at home on Monday. An electrician by trade, he won several town crying competitions including the Nova Scotia, the Atlantic, the North American Championship and International Championships in both Halifax and England. He was appointed the Town Crier in Shelburne in 1982 and was highly regarded for carrying on a tradition dating back to the 18th Century. Wamback is survived by his wife Nancy, daughter Pam and Son Rob. A memorial service for the late Perry Ivan Wamback will be held this (Friday) afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Shelburne Community Centre.

Assessment Clinic Opening

South Shore Health will be opening an Influenza Assessment Centre this coming Monday, November 2nd, beginning at 9 a.m. The flu assessment centre is in response to increasing visits to local emergency departments by people with flu-like symptoms, The assessment to be located in the third-floor Ambulatory Care Centre at South Shore Regional Hospital will operate Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until further notice. Adults and children with worsening flu-like symptoms who wish to see a health care professional should visit the Assessment Centre instead of going to hospital emergency departments. This will ease congestion in emergency departments and help prevent the spread of flu to other patients. It is anticipated that wait times for flu complaints will be shorter at the Assessment Centre than at an emergency department.

7 Hour Wait

For people lined up for the flu shot at the first clinic in Bridgewater, the average wait was six to seven hours. People started lining up at seven yesterday morning. South Shore Health volunteers ended up staying at the Michelin Athletic Club until around ten last night to vaccinate those who had been waiting since two in the afternoon. That was when they were starting to turn people away who wanted to line up. There were between eight and nine hundred people who were able to get the H-1-N-1 shot yesterday. The next clinic in Bridgewater will also be at Michelin. That's on The 9th of November. This coming Monday, it will be at the Community Center in Lunenburg.

H1N1 & Seasonal Flu Vaccine Clinics
For the confirmed clinic schedule visit For schedules or more information visit, or call HealthLink 811 or Public Health at 543-0850.

All clinics from 12:30-7:30 pm (unless noted)
Lunenburg County
Big Tancook Island
Clinic 11:30 am - 1 pm
Community Centre
• Friday, Nov. 13
Michelin Social & Athletic Club
• Thursday, Oct. 29
• Monday, Nov. 9
Holy Trinity Anglican Church Hall
• Monday, Nov. 16
Chester Municipality
Oak Island Resort
• Tuesday, Nov. 10
St. Stephen’s Anglican Church Hall
• Wednesday, Nov. 25
Lunenburg Community Centre
• Monday, Nov. 2
• Tuesday, Nov. 17
New Germany Royal Canadian Legion
• Wednesday, Nov. 4
• Wednesday, Nov. 18
New Ross
Clinic: 1:15 - 7:30 pm
New Ross Consolidated School
• Thursday, Nov. 12
• Tuesday, Nov. 24
Queens County
Caledonia Fire Hall
• Thursday, Nov. 5
• Thursday, Nov. 26
Holy Trinity Anglican Church Hall
• Tuesday, Nov. 3
• Monday, Nov. 23