Friday, November 18, 2011

Lock Your Vehicles

Lunenburg County RCMP advising residents to lock their vehicles, even in their own driveways. There's been a recent rash of thefts from vehicles in the Pine Grove area with at least 10 complaints. Staff-Sgt. Bruce Hill says all of the vehicles that had items removed from them were not locked at the time of the theft. Hill says at night, vehicles should be parked close to the house, and if possible, keep an outside light on and remove all valuables

Hit & Run at Gows in Bridgewater

Bridgewater police are hoping to find out who's responsible for a hit and run in the parking lot at Gows Home Hardware this week. The incident occurred on Tuesday afternoon sometime around 2 or 3 o'clock. Police say a black dodge was left with a large dent on the truck's box. The person responsible left the scene before exchanging information with the owner of the truck. Anyone who may have seen this incident is asked to call the local Bridgewater detachment or Crime Stoppers.

Mustangs Improve to 2-0 in Moncton

The South Shore Canadian Tire Mustangs moved to 2-0 at the 'Monctonian' tournament in New Brunswick. Josh Shatford scored and added three assists in the Mustangs 5-2 win over Charlottetown Friday morning. Shaun MacEachern had a goal and an assist for the second straight game. The Mustangs take on the St. John's Privateers at 12:30 Saturday afternoon in their final round-robin game.

Park View, Bridgewater Square Off in Glen Murray Hockey Tournament

Park View Boys 2011 Hockey Team
Another chapter in the Bridgewater-Park View rivalry hits the ice Friday night. The two local high school teams square off in the Glen Murray Hockey tournament. Park View Assistant Coach Mark Seamone says it promises to be an exciting game.
"Bridgewater and Park View has always been a big rivalry. We're hoping fans will come out and support both local teams, and like I said, it should be a good game with the rivalries that have gone on in the past."
The two teams face-off at 7pm, directly following the tournaments opening ceremony at 6:50.

Bridgewater Justice Centre Receiving Security Upgrades

Justice Minister Ross Landry
Bridgewater's Justice Centre is getting security upgrades. The province announced the local Centre is one of 10 courthouses Nova Scotia-wide to receive funding to make the building safer. The Centre is getting new closed-circuit cameras and an upgraded alarm system. The communications advisor for the Department of Justice, Dan Harrison, says the upgrades will improve building security.
"We don't believe safety or security at the courthouse is compromised right now, we think our courts are very safe. But, we see areas that we think we can do better and improve."
The province is investing $2-million into the 10 courthouses, but Harrison couldn't confirm how much money Bridgewater would receive. The upgrades at the Justice Centre won't begin until roughly Spring 2012.

Closure This Weekend at the ED in Lunenburg

The emergency department at the Fisherman's Memorial Hospital in Lunenburg will be temporarily closed this weekend. There won't be a doctor available beginning at 2 o'clock on Sunday until 7:30 Monday morning. Anyone requiring immediate medical assistance during this time is asked to phone 9-1-1 or visit the South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater.

Dexter: Province Will Support Those Who Lose Their Jobs @ Bowater

Mayors and wardens representing almost all of the South Shore's municipal units participated in a closed door meeting with Premier Darrell Dexter Thursday night. No word on what specific items were on the agenda last night but discussions centred around the future of the mill and how the province may be able to help.  Dexter told reporters the province will be there to support those 110 workers who will lose their job. “I was very clear with them. If some of them, for example, need retraining, if they need training or support through that transition period, its going to be available to them,”  Dexter says he stands behind the decision unionized members at the mill made this week in what he called an industry under an extraordinary amount of stress. The Premier travelled to the Bowater Mersey Paper Mill in Brooklyn yesterday in a show of support for the workers and local management.