Monday, November 2, 2009

Film to Remember

It's "Time to Remember". And for hundreds of students, it will be a chance to see and hear from those who served our country overseas generations ago. The video project will be unveiled today (November 2nd) at Empire Theatres in Bridgewater. The project was started in October 2008 and dealt with interviewing some of our World War Two vets in front of a video camera. These interviews have now been edited and the by-invitation only screening is happening today. Officials with the South Shore Regional School Board will be bussing children to the theatre from Nov 3rd to the 6th to view the videos as part of the Media Literacy Project. It's expected more than 1,800 kids will get to enjoy these memories and the DesBrisay Museum will be adding the collection to their facility to help all of us Remember over time.

Vaccinating High Risk Only

South Shore Health’s H1N1 Vaccine Clinics scheduled for this week (November 2 through 6) in Lunenburg and Queens Counties will be targeted at specific high risk groups. Because of national vaccine supply issues, H1N1 vaccine will be limited to those most at risk from the virus.
These are:
· Pregnant women
· Children younger than five (six months to 59 months)
· People living in First Nations communities
· Health-care workers in district health authorities, long-term care facilities and home-care agencies who provide direct care to patients. This includes family physicians, family practice nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. If you do not belong to one of these groups you will not receive vaccine at this time.

The province will re-assess its vaccine supply on an ongoing basis, and will offer vaccine later to other groups, based on risk, as vaccine supply allows. Physician’s offices will not receive H1N1 vaccine until further notice. Physicians who have already received vaccine will be asked to only immunize people in the groups listed. Workplace immunization clinics for H1N1 will be postponed until further notice.

For an updated list of clinics visit or call HealthLink 8-1-1.

Halloween and Later

A quiet and uneventful Halloween night in the Town of Bridgewater. Police report three individuals were arrested and charged for intoxication in a public place, while another three people were charged with liquor control offences. One person was issued a 24 hour suspension of his driver's licence. Members of the Bridgewater Fire Department were patrolling the streets of the Town, and Police also send their thanks to the general public for making Halloween a safe and happy event.

Bridgewater Police are investigating a break-in at Lawton's Drug Store on Lahave Street around 3 a.m. Sunday morning. Police responded to a complaint of a Break and Enter in progress and upon arrival discovered a quantity of money missing from within. Bridgewater GIS and K-9 were called to the scene and conducted a follow-up investigation. The matter is still under investigation at this time and Police are asking for public assistance in identifying those responsible.

Celebration of Honour

Thirty-nine Canadian flags are posted to honour the veterans whose names are listed on the cenotaph in Mahone Bay during the Celebration of Honour. The ceremony was held Sunday November 1st, in Mahone Bay on the waters edge across from the three churches at 1:00 pm. In collaboration with the Mahone Bay Legion Branch #49, the celebration included a ceremony that posted a Canadian flag on the water’s edge for each of the soldiers, forming a Field of Flags. Each soldier’s next of kin was invited to post their relative’s flag. The flag will be given to the family after it has stood sentry in the Field of Flags until November 12th. Lieutenant- Governor, Mayann Francis was there to lay a wreath on behalf of the Veterans.