Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Recruits Wanted for Seniors Police Academy


The Bridgewater Seniors Police Academy is looking for new recruits. Beginning September 30th, seniors will have a unique opportunity to learn something new about staying safe by participating in the Seniors Police Academy. The Academy
is a series of workshops designed to build skills and knowledge and reduce the likelihood seniors will become victims of crime.
The RCMP, VON Lunenburg County and Bridgewater Police Service are partnering to offer the seniors’ police academy in Dayspring at the Municipality Activity and Recreation Complex (the MARC) this fall.
Classes are offered for six consecutive Thursdays, from 1:30 – 3:30 pm in the afternoon and participants must be 55 or over. Seniors interested in enrolling in the Seniors Police Academy can contact Kathy at VON Lunenburg at 624-1897.

Yeah Jonathan Crouse !!

Congratulations to our own Jonathan Crouse, the morning host of HANK-FM. He is one of the nominees announced for this year's Music Nova Scotia Music and Industry Awards. Riverfest has been nominated for the Event of the Year Award. As well, Jonathan is also nominated for Radio Program of the Year for "That East Coast Show" which airs on CKBW. The awards will be handed out during Music Week activities being held this year in Yarmouth, November 4th to the 7th.

LCLC Information Sessions

A number of information sessions are planned for next week to update the public on the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre. The meetings scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. will be held in a number of rural communities including New Germany and Petite Riviere. There will be a video presentation, details on government funding, the capital budget and a project timeline. There will also be an update on the Capital Fundraising Campaign. You can hear more about the information sessions on this weekend's South Shore Sunday Morning.


Monday, September 13th New Germany Community Centre
Tuesday, September 14th Mahone Bay Legion
Monday, September 20th Petite Riviere Fire Hall
Monday, September 27th Chester Legion
Monday, October 4th Lunenburg Legion


The taps are running dry in parts of Bridgewater.

Town officials advise, customers in the area may be facing disruptions due to a water main break on South King Street .

Town officials also say water may be brown or discolored after service is restored.

Crews are on site asessing the estimated repair time.

A detour is taking place around the area and may be in place until nine o'clock this evening.

Motorists are advised to take an alternative route through Conquerall Mills to avoid delays.


Lunenburg County RCMP are investigating a theft.

A blue coloured sewage pump was stolen from a construction site across the street from the Department of Natural Resources Wiles Lake Depot.

The theft occurred sometime within the last six days.

Police are asking anyone with knowledge of this crime to contact Lunenburg County RCMP or Crime Stoppers.


Good news for Bonnie Lea Farm in New Ross.

Almost a quarter of a million federal and provincial dollars will be funnelled into the facility for a major expansion.

Ottawa plans to invest 140-thousand dollars in the South Shore Community Service Association.

The Association operates Bonny Lea Farm which manufactures bark mulch.

Minister of National Revenue, ACOA and Atlantic Gateway, Keith Ashfield was at Bonnie Lea Farm this morning to make the announcement.

A 5,000 square foot expansion of the mulch mill will allow Bonny Lea to operate year-round, increase its production of consumer-ready products that embrace a variety of themes associated with greener living, and create more jobs.


Bridgewater Police are investigating a theft.

Cash was stolen from a residence on Prince Street between 10 am and 2 pm on Monday, August 20th.

Police are seeking help from the public.

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


An ATV accident on highway 332 in Lower Lahave has a local man in hospital.

Staff Sergeant Bruce Hill for Lunenburg County says RCMP, the LaHave Fire Department, and EHS officials respond to the call at 7 o'clock on Saturday night.

"There was one person injured at the scene. He was taken to South Shore Regional Hospital with serious injuries. He was then transferred to the Halifax Infirmary," says Hill.

The driver was a fifty-five year old man from the Lunenburg County area.

Staff Sergeant Bruce Hill says police are looking at speed and alcohol as factors in the crash.


A man at sea during the storm had help from hundreds of kilometres away.

The anchor on his sailboat was dragging and he was losing control in the powerful tides of hurricane Earl.

He made a distress call on his ham radio. Another boater in Florida responded and managed to get word to Lunenburg RCMP and South Shore coast guards.

Authorities made their way to second Peninsula, off the coast of Lunenburg, and helped the man from his boat to shore.

He made it safely to land in a small dingy.

Staff Sergeant Bruce Hill says the investigation will focus on one question; Why was the man sailing during gale force winds and heavy rain?

"My question is, there was a lot of notice that the hurricane was coming, so that's one of the things we're looking into, " says Hill.

The man sustained no injuries during the Saturday incident.


Lunenburg RCMP have new investigation on file.

Police are investigating a break and enter and a theft from a shed situated on a residential property on highway 329 in Hubbards.

A black Mastercraft battery charger was stolen sometime between August 30th and September 3rd.

Police are urging anyone with information on the crime to contact Chester RCMP or Crime Stoppers.