Thursday, January 14, 2010

RCMP Officer died in Haitian Earthquake

An RCMP officer who worked in Nova Scotia has been found dead in the rubble of his Haitian home. Sergeant Mark Gallagher's body was recovered under the collapsed remains of the apartment building in Port -au- Prince. Arrangements are being made to return Sgt. Gallagher’s body to Canada. Recently, Gallagher left Haiti to spend three weeks with his family in New Brunswick. He returned to Haiti just a few hours before the devastating earthquake that trapped him underneath the apartment where he was unable to free himself. Sgt. Mark Gallagher the recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Commemorative Medal and earned the Police Exemplary Service Medal for over 20 years of police service. Formerly a member of the Moncton Police, Gallagher has been a member of the RCMP for the past 12 years.Gallagher’s service includes a variety of duties in both New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Prior to his deployment Gallagher was the Media Relations Officer at RCMP Headquarters in Halifax.

Missing Woman Located

A Bridgewater woman reported missing earlier this week has been located. 41 year old Shelley Lynn Arenburg was reported missing by her friends on Monday. She was last seen leaving her apartment Saturday around 5pm. Arenburg was located and is in good health. The Bridgewater Police Service thanks the public for their assistance.


Still no word on a Bridgewater missing women that was last seen at her residence on Maple Street at approximately 5pm on Saturday.
Police were informed Monday that Shelley Lynn Arenburg had failed to return and her friends are concerned for her well being.
Miss Arenburg is described as a Caucasian female, 5'2" in height , 159 lbs , with brown hair and hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing a green jacket, a blue hoodie and blue jeans.
Anyone who has seen or has had contact with Miss Arenburg is asked to contact the Bridgewater Police Service.

Morning Fire

A number of fire departments were called to the scene of a fire on Tannery Road in Petite Reviere this morning around 1:30am. The fire involved a shed which was close to another building but fire departments from LaHave,Petite Riviere,United Communities,Hebbville,Pleasantville and Italy Cross were all able to extinguish the fire.No other details have yet been released.


The following is a list of reputable aid organizations currently seeking cash donations for relief efforts in earthquake-ravaged Haiti. Donations can be made at the web pages or by calling the appropriate phone numbers.

CANADIAN RED CROSS (hoping to raise at least $2 million):, or call toll free 1-800-418-1111, visit any Red Cross office.

HUMANITARIAN COALITION (consists of CARE Canada, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam-Quebec and Save the Children Canada):

Plan Canada :

SALVATION ARMY :, or call 1-800-725-2769. Rogers Wireless and Bell Mobility customers can make $5 donations by texting the word ``haiti'' to 45678. Donations can be mailed to Army Territorial Headquarters, Canada and Bermuda, 2 Overlea Blvd., Toronto, Ontario M4H 1P4. Donations can also be dropped off at local Salvation Army units. Specify ``Haiti Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund.''




The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade has also compiled a guide designed to help the public avoid scams and ensure their donations are of maximum value: lp-aide_canadien.aspx Calls for donations are also prevalent on social networking services Twitter and Facebook .