Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Lumberjacks Coach remains positive despite shaky start

The CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks are off to a shaky start this season.

The club dropped its first three games, was outscored 22-13 and fell to the bottom of the Bent Division standings.

Head Coach Terry Rhindress says although he's concerned, it's still early in the season.

"We knew going in when we lost some veterans to University and injuries and stuff like that and didn't come back, that we were going to be younger and that we're going to need to be patient. So I mean, no, I think it's too early to hit the panic button."

Rhindress says he's raised the level of intensity in practices in hopes of helping the team compete late in hockey games.

The Jacks look to rebound from their tough start by welcoming the Woodstock Slammers to Bridgewater Saturday night at 7pm.

Conrad holding another Community Office Day

The MLA for Queens County is taking her office on the road again.

Vicki Conrad will be at the Middlewood Fire Hall September 30 from 10am until 2pm.

Conrad says a community office day gives the public an opportunity to meet their MLA and discuss relevant issues affecting the area and residents.

Conrad has already held office days in North Queens, Petite Riviere, West Queens and Greenfield since June.

South Shore schools selected for Indigo Adopt-a-School program

A pair of South Shore schools have been selected as part of this year's Indigo Adopt-a-School program.

New Germany Elementary and New Ross Consolidated will be accepting donations to fill their libraries with new books.

The principal at New Germany Elementary, Bill Bruhm, says it's a great chance to expand the school's library.

Bruhm says his school is supported by Coles in the Bridgewater Mall, while New Ross Consolidated has been adopted by Chapters in Bayers Lake.

You can help by making a donation at the local book store, or online at and searching school number 439.

Bayside Opening Celebrations

Opening celebrations are planned for the this Friday for a Barrington long-term care facility. Premier Darrell Dexter will join residents and staff of Bay Side Home to celebrate the opening of their expanded facility, September 23rd. The long-term care facility has been expanded with 40 new beds. Bay Side Home previously housed 22 mentally challenged and physically disabled residents, and now has capacity for elderly residents as well. Opening celebrations begin at 1 p.m. and there will be tours of the facility.

Moose Alert

If you head into the city on a regular basis, RCMP are cautioning motorists to watch out for moose. The Mounties received a report Tuesday (Sept. 20th) of a large bull moose along the 103 highway near Timberlea at Exit 3. Motorists are advised that at this time of year which is mating season, moose are more mobile and likely to be moving across highways. Drivers should be diligent while travelling the highway especially during foggy conditions.

South Shore Weather -- Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Clearing this morning then sunny for the rest of the day. High 22.
(((**UV index 5 or moderate**))).

Clear. Low 8.

Increasing cloud with showers beginning late in the morning. (Amount 2 to 4 mm). High 17.


Cloudy with a chance of showers. Low 14. High 21.

Cloudy with showers. Low 14. High 18.

Cloudy with a chance of showers. Low 17. High 22.

A mix of sun and cloud. Low 12. High 18.

A mix of sun and cloud. Low 9. High 17.


Low- 9:15am
High- 2:50pm
Low- 9:55pm