Thursday, October 7, 2010

School Bus Safety Week

**Constable Will Creamer wishing the kids a safe trip home as they board the bus at the end of the day**

Stop on RED...Kids Ahead.. is the theme of this years School Bus Safety Week, which runs from October 18th to the 22nd. The theme reminds all drivers that they are required by law to stop when a school bus’s red-flashing lights are activated. Each day about 33 school buses transport more than 1,200 school children within the town of Bridgewater. This year the Bridgewater Police Service will be taking part in School Bus Safety Week.
Failing to stop for a stopped bus exhibiting red lights can be costly. The fine is $397.71 for the first offence, $685.21 for the second and $1260.21 for the third offence.  The driver will have 6 points added to their driver’s license each time and after accumulating ten points will lose their license.  Plus their insurance will go up.

The Bell is Back

RCMP have recovered the Roseway United Church bell swiped from a Shelburne cemetery. The historic church bell has been found at a scrap metal yard some 230 kilometres away. The large brass bell and its assembly were recently stolen some time between September 29th and October 2nd.
RCMP Corporal Nancy Mason of the Shelburne detachment says tips from the public were received by police following media reports of the theft. Mason says she drove to the city on Wednesday and recovered the church bell and believe it was destined to be scrap metal. Charges are expected to be laid in the next week against a suspect, who is not from Shelburne Country.