Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Supervised Beaches

Nova Scotia's lifeguards are set to hit the sand on some of the province's popular beaches when supervision begins on Thursday (July 1st). The Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service, now in its 38th year of operation, will provide supervision at 22 beaches across the province including Rissers and Bayswater Beaches in Lunenburg County. There has never been a drowning on a beach while being supervised by the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service. Close to 500,000 people visit Nova Scotia's supervised beaches each year, with about 100 rescues taking place and other injuries prevented.

Shooting Update

RCMP say a man and woman are in critical condition after a double shooting this afternoon in New Germany.(Wednesday, June 30) Const. Les Kakonyi says the shootings happened in the parking lot of Barry's Fresh Mart just after 12:30 p.m.
Kakonyi says police believe the man shot the woman before shooting himself. He says they are known to one another, but he won't reveal the nature of their relationship. Both have been taken to a hospital in Halifax where Kakonyi said they were listed in critical condition. Meantime, residents of the community are holding a prayer and candlelight vigil at the Lion's Club Park at 8 o'clock tonight.

Double Shooting in New Germany

Two people have been shot outside a grocery store in New Germany. Reports say a man shot a woman then turned the gun on himself just before 1pm in the parking lot of Barry's Freshmart. The woman was transported to the South Shore Regional Hospital.
There is no word on her condition. Meanwhile, the man is apparently is apparently being transported to the QEII hospital in Halifax by life -flight. RCMP are on the scene of the double shooting. We'll have further details as they become available.