Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Police Seek Driver

Bridgewater Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male driver who approached a teenaged female earlier this week. The incident is alleged to have happened around 11:30 Monday morning (November 14th) in the area of Dominion Street.  The man is described as in his mid-40's with a slight build. He was wearing a baseball cap with a white top and a blue brim, and a white t-shirt. The man was driving a blue teal coloured Chevrolet truck with no license plate and asked the girl to get in his vehicle. When she decliend, the man left the area.

'Canada Day on the LaHave' Holds Annual General Meeting

Treasurer David Walker
It may be early, but Canada Day will be on the minds of many Tuesday night in Bridgewater. The 'Canada Day on the LaHave' committee is holding its annual general meeting. The meeting will focus on electing new officers and deliver the annual financial report. But Treasurer David Walker says, the meeting will also talk about improving future Canada Day's in Bridgewater. The public meeting gets underway at 7pm Tuesday night at Bridgewater High School.

SSRSB Hold Censure Meeting

The South Shore Regional School Board is holding a special meeting Tuesday night, to vote on a motion to censure a member or members of the board. The Board will raise a motion on the matter, followed by an in-camera debate and a public vote. No details have been released on why a member or members could be censured. The South Shore Regional School Board has never censured a member. The meeting will be held at 7pm Tuesday night at the School Board office.

End of the Line for "The Village at Glen Allan Project"

The Town of Bridgewater has nixed a development agreement with a local developer for a proposed condo project. Council voted unanimously to cancel their development agreement with Bridgewater based Jo-Lo development and "The Village at Glen Allan Project" at their regular meeting on Monday. The parcel of land on Roundhouse Drive has been a hot button issue around the council table over the past year with a number of councillors expressing their frustrations on Monday. Mayor Carroll Publicover told reporters last night he's relieved by the decision and adds the land now reverts back to more of a predictable development pattern. Councillor David Mitchell says they had no other option but to discharge the agreement following numerous extensions and second chances. Jo-Lo development has indicated they are still interested in building single family housing on the property.

Decision Day Looms for Workers at Bowater Mersey

Members of CEP Union Local 141 at Bowater Mersey packed a union hall in Liverpool Monday night to hear the devastating details of what's being billed as a "take it or leave it" proposal. Abitibi Bowater wants to trim 80 full time and 30 casual positions from the workforce at the mill in order to reduce costs. In an interview with CKBW/HANK FM News this morning, Union President Courtney Wentzell slammed their employer and called the concessions "huge" and simply "too much". Even if the membership accepts the latest proposal - Wentzell says there's no guarantee the mill will remain open. "Most of us agreed last night after much discussion that the four and half years that Abitibi's been here and merged...taken over the Bowater company basically...they've done more damage to our community, to our membership, to our mill then Bowater ever did in 80 years it was here," He says the proposed cuts would be felt province wide and create a ripple effect in the industry. The membership will vote on the proposal at a meeting tomorrow night (Wednesday) in Liverpool.

Fire at White Point Deemed Not Suspicious

The fire at White Point has been deemed not suspicious. The Fire Marshall's office and Queens County RCMP say they came to that conclusion after examining the remains of the popular resort. They also say the blaze started in the basement of the main lodge. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

Queens MLA Reacts to White Point Fire

The MLA for Queens County says the loss of the White Point Beach Resort is devastating to the area. Vicki Conrad says the community is experiencing a run of bad luck with issues including the potential closure of the Bowater Mersey mill in Brooklyn. Conrad says she's very sad and feels a total sense of loss for the community. She says between 100-200 people work at the resort, depending on the time of year. The resort is due to undergo renovations in January. Conrad says she's optimistic, the lodge will be rebuilt better than ever.

Western Hurricanes Move Into First Place in NSBHL

The BMO Western Hurricanes have vaulted into first place in the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League. The South Shore club defeated the Truro Bearcats 5-2 Saturday night and scored a 4-0 victory over Newbridge Academy Sunday afternoon to move into top spot. The Hurricanes have now won eight straight games and lead the league with a 12-2 record.

Bridgewater Police Looking for Home Invasion Suspects

Bridgewater Police are looking for suspects involved in a Remembrance Day home invasion. Police say two masked men entered a home on Aberdeen Road sometime around 6:40pm November 11. A struggle happened between the suspects and the resident before the two men fled on foot. The victim was taken to South Shore Regional Hospital to get checked out and released. Anyone with information is asked to contact Bridgewater Police.

White Point Beach Resort GM Overwhelmed by Community Support

The General Manager of White Point Beach Resort says he's energized by an outpouring of community support following this weekend's devastating fire. The fire began in the basement of the popular Liverpool resort and spread quickly, ultimately consuming the main portion of the lodge. Danny Morton says he knew White Point was a special visiting place but not to the degree he's witnessed over the past few days. "I think about a situation on Sunday morning right after the fire where we still had a number of guests staying at the hotel, we were hosting a breakfast for those still staying at the resort and instead of having less food at the end of the breakfast, I think there was more. People in the community were stopping by with baked goods for people they didn't even know," Three investigators remain at the site as they try to determine how the fire began. Morton says it will be hard to pin-point the fire's exact cause but foul play isn't suspected.