Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Hunter Accidentally Shot in Shelburne County

A hunting trip went terribly wrong in Shelburne County this afternoon when a man was accidentally shot in the leg. Police say the incident happened around 2 o'clock in the Villagedale area. Three men were hunting together at the time when the 21 year-old was hit by gunfire. The victim is from Clark's Harbour and was transported to Yarmouth Regional Hospital by EHS with non-life threatening injuries.  Barrington RCMP say the will investigate the matter.

Salvation Army Toy Drive: "Huge Success"

It's a story of generosity that warms your heart just in time for the Holidays. Captain Stephen Holland of the Bridgewater Salvation Army says this seasons Toy Drive was a huge success. So huge, that every family or individual who enrolled in the program will receive a gift this Christmas. "I want to thank everybody in the community for their support. You know, we couldn't do it without the community going the extra mile with their donations of toys and its really making a Christmas for everyone, I'm sure," More than 250 families in Lunenburg County applied to the organization for help this year through their annual Toy Drive.

Remuneration Committee to review Bridgewater council

An independent committee is being set up to review Bridgewater town council's compensation and benefits. The Council Remuneration Review Committee is expected to be in place following the 2012 elections. Mayor Carroll Publicover says the committee will help keep council open and transparent. Council currently base their remuneration on evaluating similar sized municipalities including Yarmouth, Truro, Kentville and New Glasgow. The committee will consist of five members, including three Bridgewater residents, and two former town councillors or mayors.

Man escapes injury after vehicle rollover

A 69-year-old man escaped injury after rolling his car over in Upper LaHave. The incident happened just before 12:30 Monday afternoon at 6206 Highway 332. Constable Rob James with Lunenburg County RCMP says it wasn't your typical accident.
"A 69-year-old male was temporarily blinded by the sun, while, I believe, going around a corner and rolled over an embankment. He sustained no injuries, his vehicle was towed out and there are no charges forthcoming."
Dayspring and District Fire Department responded to the call while Oakhill was stood down moments after being paged to assist. James says people should reduce their speed if the sun gets in their eyes while driving.

Provincial Berth for Dorey Rink

Chester's Micayla Dorey grabbed the final Provincial Junior Womens curling spot at a Halifax playdown on Sunday.  Dorey scored five in the third end en route to a 10-4 win over a Mayflower squad. Dorey joins clubmates Mary Fay and Lindsay Doucet in the eight team event.  On the guys side, Thomas Raddall of Bridgewater is the lone South Shore rink in the field. The AMJ Provincials start one week from today at the Windsor Club.