Monday, June 14, 2010

Beach Access Restricted

Protecting piping plovers at Cherry Hill Beach could put humans at risk. Part of the roadway behind the dunes is blocked by boulders to restrict vehicle traffic. The beach is a nesting habitat for the endangered birds. The Municipality of Lunenburg will contact DNR to see if arrangements can be made to gate the access road. District 12 Councillor Eric Hustvedt who brought the matter to Council's attention, says it's important the Fire Department be able to access the far end of the beach for emergency situations. He says there have been occasions where the fire department has had to respond to swimmers in distress at the far end of the beach, and with boulders blocking the access the van with the lifesaving equipment might not be able to respond in a timely manner. Hustvedt says if the access road is gated, the area Fire Chief could have a key which he or someone in the chain of command could use in an emergency.

Fire Destroys Parkdale Cottage

The chief of the New Germany Fire Department says a weekend blaze has so badly damaged a cottage in Lunenburg county that they may not be able to determine it cause. Blair Lantz says the cottage on the Rusells Cove Road in Parkdale was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived yesterday afternoon. He says his department received a call at 3:05 Sunday afternoon and that no one was in the cottage at the time of the outbreak. Chief Lantz says the fire destroyed the cottage, a boat house, a boat and half-an-acre of woodland. Cornwall, Springfield and New Ross Firefighters were called-in to the scene. Blockhouse Northfield, Chester Basin and Bridgewater fire departments remained on "standby" status.

Queens County Fatal Single-Car Crash

The Liverpool detachment of the R-C-M-P are investigating the cause of a weekend car accident that has left a man dead.

The Mounties say the single-car crash occurred at around 6:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon when a vehicle rolled into a ditch near the intersection of "Shore Road" and "Western Head Road".

The man driving the car died at the scene.

Two other men and two women were taken to hospital with "undetermined injuries".

Three Men Arrested on Fishery Charges

Three Lunenburg County residents will appear in court in August on fisheries related charges.

Fisheries officers from the Liverpool detachment apprehended three men on Bush Island on Saturday evening.

The three men each face a charge of "fishing for, and being in possession of, lobster during closed-time".

Fisheries officers seized three lobster traps, an outboard engine and a boat.

They appear at court in Bridgewater on August 11th.