Monday, August 30, 2010

New Water Plant Opens

A 7 million dollar investment will be showcased on Thursday with the official opening of the Lunenburg Water Treatment Plant. The town first committed to constructing a new water treatment facility five years ago, after new water quality standards were instituted by the province. The cost of the new plant was initially pegged around 4.3 million dollars but the figure rose to just under 7 million and is cost shared equally by the three levels of government.
The public is invited to the official opening of the new plant at 524 Northwest Road, Highway 324 at 2 o'clock, September 2nd.

Welding Accident

A Barrington man was rushed to the Roseway Hospital in Shelburne after he was burned in a welding accident. EHS responded to a call on the Villagedale Road around 3 o'clock this afternoon. The man who was welding in his shed suffered burns to his chest, legs, arms and genitals. A lifeflight was put on stand-by.


RCMP are releasing more information about a body found on the banks of the Mersey River in Liverpool.

Police say the body was that of a sixty-four year old man.

The deceased had been out eel fishing with a friend on the river last night

As the dark set in the tides started to rise the second man decided to leave and go home while the deceased remained on the water.

The friend visited the deceased's home this morning to find it empty.

He then returned to river bank and discovered the body.

Names have not been released.

RCMP continue to investigate the death. An autopsy is scheduled for today


A Canadian Navy Ship is under arrest.

The Department of National Defence and the Artificial Reef Society here on the South Shore are battling over ownership of the former warship, HMCS Fraser.

The Fraser is being held at the Shearwater jetty in Halifax.

Prior to that, the Fraser sat idle at dockside in Bridgewater for a decade, until just last year.

The arrest warrant comes after news the ship was being prepared for scrap reached members the Artificial Reef society,

Chairman Rick Welsford says the society has worked hard to preserve the ship since 1997.

"All our hearts were in preserving it. And at minimum to make sure that she came to a proper end that was respectful to her fifty years of service in the Canadian there was a lot of heartbreaks", says Welsford.

Welsford says the Artificial Reef Society resold the vessel to the government in 2008 on the condition it would be preserved or returned to them.

He says this is not about money.

"There aren't dollars on the table being argued about at the moment. it's a matter of whether the government of Canada actually had full title to go ahead and take the action they did when there was an outstanding condition in their contract, " says Welsford.

Court documents show it would cost 2.6 million to scrap the ship.

Firefighters Kept Busy

Three people had to be extricated from a vehicle which went down over an embankment on Highway 103 near Hubbards this afternoon. Fire personnel from Black Point and Bay Road along with EHS personnel responded to the call around 2:45 this afternoon. One person who had his arm pinned underneath the vehicle,was taken to the QE-II in Halifax. Two others were trapped inside the vehicle but they were freed .
Meantime fire crews were busy earlier this afternoon around 2 o'clock responding to a brush fire near cottages at 226 Shore Club Road in Hubbards near the Campground. The fire was knocked down quickly, and firefighters doused hot spots down, to ensure no flare ups occur. There were reports of youths seen driving off from the area after the smoke was noticed. RCMP was called to investigate.

Pole Down, Power Out

A motor vehicle accident led to a disruption of power for some Lunenburg residents this morning.

A tractor trailer was making a right turn at the intersection of Cumberland and Cornwallis Street when the driver lost control of the vehicle.

The trailer then ran into a power pole breaking it and damaging the electrical connection

The Lunenburg and District Fire Department and the Town of Lunenburg Electric Light Department responded to the call at 6:50 am.

Technicians are working on restoring power service this morning.

No charges are being considered in the collision.

Hit and Run

Bridgewater Police are investigating a hit-and-run.

A small red or brown truck struck a Honda Accord in the Superstore parking lot in Bridgewater around 1:30 pm on Friday.

The Honda sustained damage to the rear bumper, fender and tail light.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Bridgewater Police or Crime Stoppers.

Hospital Theft

Bridgewater Police are investigating a theft from the South Shore Regional Hospital.

A purse was taken from a room on the fourth floor on the evening of August 24th.

The purse is burgundy and green and contained a beige wallet and a set of keys.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Bridgewater Police or Crime Stoppers.


The body of a man was discovered this morning in Liverpool and as in the case of all sudden deaths, the RCMP are labelling it as suspicious.

The remains of the 64 year old were found on the bank of the Mersey River by a passerby.

Queens RCMP say it appears the body had not been there for long.

Investigators are not releasing the name yet.

An autopsy is planned for later today to determine the exact cause of death.

Investigation at Shell Cove Wharf

A fishing vessel was damaged while docked at Shell Cove Wharf.

RCMP say the damage occurred between Friday and Saturday, last week.

Anyone with information regarding the crime is asked to contact Chester RCMP or Crime Stoppers.


A couple of extra vacation days for students at Bridgewater Elementary.

Other schools on the South Shore open on Friday but Bridgewater Elementary will not open for classes until the day after Labour Day...Tuesday.

The school has been undergoing extensive renovations over the summer to construct a new cafeteria.

Next Tuesday when school opens at Bridgewater elementary, students will have partial cafeteria service until the new one is finished in October.


Power was restored in Lunenburg about an hour after it went out.

Around 6:30 Monday morning, a tractor trailer clipped off some hydro lines at Cumberland and Cornwallis Streets.

Lunenburg RCMP say the mishap occured when the driver made the turn at Cumberland and Cornwallis Streets a little too sharply.

No one was hurt and no charges against the driver.