Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Police VS Paramedics

Here's your chance to tell the police or paramedics to "Stuff It ".  The second annual food bank challenge is set for  Saturday  December 4th from 1 to 4 p.m.. Town Police are taking on EHS paramedics to see who can stuff their vehicles the most with items for the Bridgewater Interchurch Food Bank. The teams will battle it out in the Superstore parking lot . Last years competition was declared a draw . Two police cares, an ambulance and van were filled with non-perishable items all donated to the food bank. Donations can also be dropped off at the police station on Exhibition Drive or the EHS base on North Street.

Clean Slate for Canada Day Committee

Bridgewater Town Council is giving Canada on the LaHave's planning committee a clean financial slate.

Council will forgive a three-hundred dollar debt incurred by this years festivities.

Mayor Carroll Publicover says the committee was once disorganized and indebted with few members.

That's changed though.

"They've picked up the pieces and put it back together and it's going to be a great Canada Day this year," says Publicover.

Publicover says forgiving the debt is a symbolic sign of support for event organizers.

This year's Canada Day celebrations included local music, live entertainment and a healthy dose of fireworks.

Planning Commitee Members Appointed

A handful of Bridgewater residents have gained membership in an exclusive club.

The Town of Bridgewater has appointed eight locals to the Planning Review Advisory Committee.

Kari Barkhouse of South Shore Health, Ida Scott of the Bridgewater Development Association and Joanne Faulkenham of the Town Centre Development Association are among the chosen few.

The group will recommend changes in building regulations as it sifts through every by-law on the books in Bridgewater.

Council expects it will take until February 2013 to complete the process.

Suspect Smashed Patrol Car

A twenty-year old Dartmouth man is facing numerous charges after allegedly trying to escape an RCMP traffic checkpoint in Newcombville.

South Shore Traffic Services stopped the man on highway 325 this weekend.

Police say the suspect refused a roadside screening test, became agitated, and attempted to escape arrest by kicking the windows out of a patrol car.

The accused will appear in Bridgewater Provincial Court on Monday.

South Shore Drivers Suspended

A handful of South Shore residents are facing charges after increased traffic patrols across the South Shore this week.

A 31-year old man from Lower Branch is facing charges of impaired driving after being stopped at roadside checkpoint near his home.

Police say he had been drinking and failed a roadside screening test and a breath test on Saturday.

The same day, a  33 year-old Bridgewater man received a seven day licence suspension for impaired driving after being stopped a checkpoint in Lower Branch.

Meantime, a 21-year old Chester Basin man received a 90 day suspension of his drivers licence after failing a breath test at a roadside checkpoint.

Police are ramping up traffic patrols in conjunction with new laws with stiffer consequences for impaired drivers.