Thursday, August 12, 2010

Re-launch a Piece of History

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is giving new life to one of the most sought after racing yachts and reviving a piece of Canada's sailing history. The museum will hold a public re-launch of WHIM, a 1937 C-Class sloop, that was designed and built in Chester by the late Joseph Reuben Heisler, and represents a unique part of the community's heritage. WHIM, originally owned by the Pew family, is one of five C-Class sloops launched in 1937 at the Heisler boat yard. The re-launch will be at the same location, the boatyard, at 130 Tremont Street, Chester,on Sunday, Aug. 15 at 12:30 p.m.

Marijuana Grows

A Lunenburg County resident is facing cultivation charges following a search of his property in Port Joli. Queens RCMP and the South Shore Street Crime Unit searched the residence on Highway 103 on August 6th and seized marijuana plants. A 33 year old man is scheduled to appear in Liverpool Court on October 5th.
Meantime the Shelburne County Street Crime Enforcement Unit seized 115 marijuana plants between three individual sites on August 11. No charges have been laid in relation to the incidents.

Lock-Up Your Vehicles

A reminder to keep your vehicles locked and secure all valuables. Police are investigating thefts from a number of vehicles on the night of August 2nd. In some cases, small items such as phone chargers, loose change and wallets had been removed from the vehicles. In other cases, the owners reported nothing was missing, but the glove box or console had been opened and their contents strewn over the inside of the car. The incidents happened in Pinehurst and two young males were seen in the area the night of the thefts. Police say the incidents appear to be crimes of opportunity as all of the thefts took place from unlocked vehicles.

New Ross Freighters Re-enactment

History will be re-enacted this weekend as part of the 250th anniversary of Chester Basin. The Ross Farm Museum and the Chester Basin 250th Anniversary Society and their partners will resurrect the trek of the New Ross Freighters with a two-day oxen walk. The wagons will be loaded on Saturday morning at 8:30am and handlers will guide eight teams of oxen on a two-day walk from Ross Farm Museum along route 12. The relay will culminate with a line of nine oxen team-led wagons arriving in Chester Basin on Sunday, Aug. 15, just after 3 p.m. Oxen teams known as the New Ross Freighters regularly travelled the 25 kilometers of road between New Ross and Chester Basin, bringing materials back and forth.

Speed Fines Double in School Zones

With another school year just a couple of weeks away, the province is taking steps to remind drivers and pedestrians to pay attention at crosswalks and intersections. The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal will be installing signs to remind drivers that speed fines are double in school zones. Municipalities will be offered the signs at no cost.Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Bill Estabrooks says he hopes municipalities take advantage of this opportunity to remind drivers that there are serious consequences for speeding in a school zone. For more information on crosswalk safety and to view the ads, visit the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal website at


RCMP in Lunenburg are seeking public information as they investigate an incident on Montague Street.
Someone tried to break into the Sail Inn in the early morning hours back on July 30th.
Investigators are asking that anyone who might have some information about the incident call Lunenburg RCMP or Crimestoppers.
Nothing was taken during the attempted break and enter but the investigation is on-going.