Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Hollywood Comes to Lunenburg

The picturesque Town of Lunenburg is going to be the backdrop for a T.V. series based on a Stephen King work. Lunenburg will fill in for the fictitious Town of Haven, Maine where the inhabitants have no idea they are descendants of cursed ancestry. Thirteen 1 hour episodes are planned and the pilot for the series is pulling out all the stops for production in order to attract a large audience. Filming is planned to take place April 20th, 21st , 22nd and 28th. The main location is located at the corner of Lincoln and Cornwallis Streets. Scenes will also be shot on the ABCO property, Tannery Road , Bluenose Drive and on and around the railway wharf. The proposed cast includes Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour, Richard Donat and John Dunsworth.

Video Fest

The Fifth Annual South Shore Video Fest is set for this coming Saturday, April 17th at Empire Theatres in Bridgewater. Students from all schools in the region were invited to submit videos for the festival. Cash rewards, celebrity judges and lots of fun await those budding directors, producers and stars who submitted videos. Doors open at 9:30 am with viewing of productions on the big screen starting at 10. The top picks will be announced at 11 o'clock.

Achievement Awards

The Town of Bridgewater presented Achievement Awards to a number of teams and individuals on Monday April 12th. Shown in photo are members of the Lunenburg Queens Special Olympics. The Team has competed and won in their Floor Hockey Division for five consecutive years from 2003 - 2007, and have participated in the national meets.

Members include: Krista Stockman, Joey Bruhm, Robbie Veinot, Zach Crosswell, Jennifer MacIntosh, Shawn Thompson, Susie Vienneau, Danny Eichel, Adam Wentzel, Adam McKinnon; Coaches Russel Corkum, Lousie Corkum, Jim Stockman & Gary Mailman.

Cigarette Seizure

A West Northfield man is facing charges under the Federal Excise Act and Provincial Revenue Act following the seizure of a quantity of illegal smokes. A search at a residence on Highway 10 netted police over 11 thousand illegal cigarettes and a small amount of illegal cigars. A 58 year old man will appear in Bridgewater Provincial Court on July 14th to enter a plea.

Preventing Identity Theft

Preventing identity theft is the driving force behind the province's plan to move to more secure driver's licence and photo identification cards later this spring. As part of this initiative, Access Nova Scotia Centres will start collecting height and eye colour information from Nova Scotians beginning Thursday, April 15. The driver's licence and photo identification cards will be made using enhanced technology to capture and store photos, signatures and other information. The new cards will be phased in at Access Nova Scotia Centres later this spring. It is expected to take four to six weeks to complete the process. There will be no extra cost to consumers.

Digital mammography machine

The new digital mammography machine was unveiled today at the South Shore Regional Hospital.

The new machine puts Nova Scotia at 5 now, which will reduce wait times for breast screening.

The other four units are in Truro, Amherst, New Glasgow and Antigonish.

No Injuries when Logging Truck Loses Trailer

The RCMP report no injuries in an early-morning highway mishap in Lunenburg county.

A truck hauling logs travelling toward Bridgewater lost its load just past the Northfield Overpass on Highway-103 shortly before 6:30 this morning.

The logs rolled into the ditch without striking anyone.

Traffic along the highway was trmporarily reduced to one-lane before officials cleared the roadway.