Friday, October 1, 2010

Drug Seizure

Another seizure of drugs in Lunenburg County. RCMP with the assistance of the South Shore Integrated Crime Unit searched a residence in the New Canada area on Thursday September 30th. Police seized a small amount of marijuana, a small amount of cocaine, a 22 calibre rifle and ammunition. A male was arrested and will appear in Bridgewater Provincial Court next week.

Public Tours of Oak Island

If you've never seen it up close and personal but have harboured a long standing desire to visit Oak Island, you will get your chance this weekend. The Friends of Oak Island Society is holding another weekend of tours of the famous Island. Society spokesman Charles Barkhouse says Oak Island and the legend of Captain Kidd's buried treasure is known world-wide but the locals are somewhat lacking in THEIR knowledge about it. He says it's under appreciated by Nova Scotians in general. Barkhouse they want to bring more awareness about the island and they have the cooperation of the owners as far as opening it up to the public to let people see what the story is all about. The Society hosted an earlier weekend tour in July and Barkhouse says there was an overwhelming response. This weekend's tours will be at 10am, 2 and 5pm Saturday and Sunday.


Are you frustrated with family members who forget your birthday?

Sick of reminding your spouse of the date of your anniversary?

Well, the Town of Bridgewater won't forget.

A new policy by town council will commemorate certain birthdays and special occasions.

Town residents, ninety years and up, can expect a letter in the mail.

Also...couples married for twenty-five years will be recognized on their silver anniversary and every five years thereafter.

Councillors say they brought in the motion to ensure everyone's milestones are remembered.


A 47-year-old man faces drug charges after police seized 285 marijuana plants and nine pounds of processed marijuana earlier this week.

Members of the South Shore Integrated Crime Enforcement Unit along with Queens District RCMP and Bridgewater Police executed a search warrant at a residence on New Grafton Road in Kempt.

The man faces charges of illegal production of marijuana and possessing marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.

No court date has been set yet.

The investigation continues.


A police search of a residence in Hebbville has resulted in the seizure of thousands of illegal cigarettes and charges laid against a 65 year old man.

The South Shore Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit with the assistance of Lunenburg County RCMP and Bridgewater Police executed a search warrant at a residence on Highway 3 in Hebbville.

Police seized 6-thousand illegal cigarettes.

The suspect faces charges under the Federal Excise Act and the Provincial Revenue Act when he appears in Bridgewater Provincial Court on December 1st.


The driver of a small pickup truck has been injured in a two vehicle crash on highway 103 in Clyde River.

Shelburne RCMP say the pickup was pulling out of the Ultramar service station and was T-boned by an on-coming small milk-delivery vehicle.

The driver of the pickup, a 36 year old man from Northwest Harbour, was sent to Roseway Hospital with undetermined injuries, thought to be NON-life threatening.

The driver of the delivery vehicle wasn't hurt.

Shelburne RCMP Sgt. Barry MacLellan says there may have been two contributing factors that caused the crash ... thick fog at the time of the crash and a transport truck parked in front of the service station that obstructed the view of the driver of the pickup.

MacLellan says charges may be laid against the tractor trailer driver.

Traffic was re-routed around the accident scene for about an hour.

The investigation continues.