Friday, April 9, 2010

Off-duty Mountie Charged with Impaired Driving

The Mounties have charged one of their own with impaired driving . Lunenburg County RCMP received a call April 4th reporting a vehicle had gone off the road by Risser's Beach. Witnesses reported the driver was intoxicated , and had identified herself as an RCMP officer. The vehicle was pulled out of the ditch and the driver left the area before the Mounties arrived, however, the parked vehicle was located in Conquerall Bank. After searching the local area, the driver was located and arrested. Forty-three year old Catherine Frances Mansley has been charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle. She is scheduled to appear in Bridgewater Provincial Court on June 9th. The officer was off duty at the time of the incident.

Finance Minister visits Bridgewater

Finance Minister, Graham Steele was in Bridgewater this afternoon for his first public meeting after releasing the Provincial Budget on Tuesday.

Steele spoke with CKBW News on what his main focus was in today's meeting.

"I wanted to talk to the people from the Bridgewater area and the Chamber of Commerce about what was in the budget and about the governments plan to return to a balanced budget."

Steele and his Cabinet Colleges plan to visit many communities across the Province in the weeks to come to talk about the budget and what it means for the Province

Overcrowding Protocol Initiated

South Shore Health has initiated its overcrowding protocol this afternoon due to large numbers of patients in the emergency departments.. Communications Director Theresa Hawkesworth says as of this morning, there were 11 admitted patient in the emergency department at South Shore Regional Hospital. Although the emergency departments remain open, the public should expect longer than normal delays for non-urgent services, especially at South Shore Regional Hospital. Patients may also experience delays in admission and possible transfers to another hospital for care. Surgeries may also be cancelled and the District will seek support from neighbouring Health Authorities.