Monday, September 12, 2011

Town of Bridgewater approached to sponsor Martin's Olympic bid

The town of Bridgewater is mulling over a decision to sponsor Jenna Martin's bid to compete at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England.

Council was approached by Martin's financial planner, Kevin Hayward Monday night, about a chance to support the Canadian Champion's chase for the Olympic dream.

Mayor Carroll Publicover says it will take time to make a decision.

"The actual written request and the brochure and all the financial requirements she has between now and the 2012 Olympics, just came across our desk tonight. I think Council wants a chance to fully digest that fully and understand what sort of financial obligation she has between now and the London Olympics before they make a commitment."

Publicover says Council also wants to think about how infrequent there's an Olympian in a community this size.

Council is expected to make a decision at their September 26 meeting.

Free Brake Inspections

South Shore truckers can take advantage of free brake checks this week, during the annual Brake Safety Awareness Week. Nova Scotia's inspection is Tuesday (September 13th) at the Kelly Lake Vehicle Inspection Station on Highway 102, near the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. Vehicle inspectors from all three Maritime provinces will provide free checks for truckers who stop in from 9:30 a-m to 3 p-m. Inspectors will show drivers how to adjust air brakes and check for other brake-related defects. There will not be any enforcement action taken during the event. Its purpose is education and inspection, and to improve highway safety.

Similar events are being held in New Brunswick and P.E.I. For more information on Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's Brake Safety Week, visit "here"

Official Re-opening of Shelburne Ship Repair

Shelburne Ship Repair is officially re-opening at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning (September 13). Premier Darrell Dexter and Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Sterling Belliveau will join Jim Irving, CEO, Irving Shipbuilding, and Steve Durrell, president, Irving Shipbuilding, to officially open the facility. The province invested nearly 9 million dollars into getting the ship repair yard up and running again. the money was used to modernize the yard's marine railway and wharf, which date from the Second World War. Eighty percent of the loan is forgivable. The Shelburne yard is owned by the province and leased to Irving.

The event will take place at Shelburne Ship Repair, 29 Hero Rd., Shelburne, and will be followed by a reception on site.

Nova Scotia Hosts 10th Annual OPEN FARM DAY

A number of farms along the South Shore from New Germany to Pleasantville are opening their doors to the public, giving everyone the opportunity to experience life on the farm. More than 60 farms across Nova Scotia will be participating in the province's 10th annual OPEN FARM DAY on Sunday September 18th. Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture Communications Officer Wanda Hamilton, says the event provides a platform for our farmers to share their stories and their passion with members of their community. She says OPEN FARM DAY is a real backstage pass to meet your farmer and have a chance to taste local produce, get to know the animals, and really see where our food comes from.

Visit here for a complete list of participating farms and experience OPEN FARM DAY on Sunday September 18th!

Two South Shore men receiving Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation

Two South Shore residents are being recognized as exceptional citizens.

Richard Halliday of East Clifford and Gerald Sigrist of Bridgewater are receiving the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation during a ceremony Tuesday.

They are among 12 Nova Scotians receiving the award from Parliamentary Secretary Eve Adams.

The ceremony will be held at 12:30 Tuesday afternoon in Halifax.

Mustangs post solid record in Early Bird Tournament

The South Shore Canadian Tire Mustangs went 3-1 this weekend at the Early Bird Tournament in Berwick.

The Mustangs open the tournament Friday afternoon by blanking the Cole Harbour Wolf Pack 2-0 with Cole Skinner recording the shutout.

On Friday night, the Mustangs defeated the Cape Breton Tradesmen 4-1 with Corey Peterson collecting the win.

The Mustangs suffered their only loss on Saturday, narrowly losing a close 4-3 battle with the Valley Wildcats. Cole Skinner took the loss in goal.

On Sunday, the Mustangs got back on the winning track with a 6-2 win over the Cape Breton West Islanders. Corey Peterson picked up the win.

The Mustangs open the regular season this Friday night in Berwick against the Valley Wildcats before taking on the Islanders in Bridgewater Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Bulldogs win Eastern Canadian Championship crown

Photo Courtesy of Baseball Canada

The Bridgewater Pee Wee "AAA" Bulldogs are the 2011 Eastern Canadian Baseball champions.

The Bulldogs earned a 7-1 victory over Dieppe, New Brunswick to take home the gold medal.

Bridgewater opened the scoring in the third inning when Keith Geston hit an RBI single and later came around to score for a 2-0 Bulldog lead.

After Dieppe got one run back in the top of the fourth, Bridgewater added three more runs in the bottom of the frame to take a commanding 5-1 lead.

Zach Zinck threw 2 2/3 innings and fanned four batters to earn the win while Aiden O’Brien scored three runs for Bridgewater.