Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Lumberjacks quiet on trade deadline day

The CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks were quiet as the MHL's trade deadline passed at 10pm Tuesday night. The club didn't budge on moving day but took several calls inquiring about Captain Jake Bullen. Head Coach Terry Rhindress says Bullen is staying put.
"He made the decision that he'd like to stay and finish his year out here and, you know, I took some phone calls on Jake today (Tuesday), but it was just nothing worth wild to move the young man against his request."
Rhindress wouldn't say what teams were after Bullen, but did mention they were Bent Division squads. It was a relatively quiet trade deadline day as only 10 trades were reported to the MHL website as of 10pm Tuesday night. Rhindress says he's not surprised by the lack of movement.

"If you look at our side, our division, it's pretty tight, right. So, not a lot of teams are going to give anything up or they're all looking but nobody wants to give a whole lot up because we're pretty stockpiled on this side, right."
Only eight points separates the top five teams in the Bent Division. The Lumberjacks get back on the ice Thursday night at 7pm in Bridgewater against the Metro Marauders. If you can't make it to the game, you can tune into Nick Yorston and Eric Whynot, beginning at 6:50pm at www.lumberjackslive.ca .

MODL selects Cobequid Trail Consulting to build Osprey Village Connection

Cobequid Trail Consulting has been selected to design and build the Osprey Village Trail Connection. The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg awarded the contract to the group after recommendations from its review committee. A member of the committee, Trudy Payne, says it was a unanimous decision to choose Cobequid Trail Consulting.
"Probably the two major factors was they had a lot of experience and they fit within the 'level of effort' that was put in the request for proposal."
The multi-use trail is expected to be constructed between the rail-trail along the LaHave River to the Osprey Village site in Cookville. Cobequid Trail Consulting is expected to begin work immediately after receiving the budgeted $65,000 for the project.

No Charges Following Fatal Accident in Waterloo

No charges will be laid following a fatal accident in Lunenburg County last week. RCMP attribute the accident to poor road conditions and speed was not a factor in the crash involving a car and a snow plow. A 29 year-old Chelsea woman was killed in the collision while a 31 year-old male was taken hospital. The crash occurred last Thursday on Highway 210 in Waterloo.

Kinsmen Outdoor Rinks waiting on weather: Councillor Mitchell

A pair of outdoor rinks are waiting on the weather before they can be used. Councillor David Mitchell says workers spent last Saturday constructing the rinks.
"Two outdoor rinks were assembled by about 15-16 men from about 8:30am to just after 12pm and they had both up and ready to go, we just need cold weather so we can flood them."
Two ice surfaces have been built at the Kinsmen ball field; one to accomodate ice hockey and the other for family skating. Mitchell is hopeful the rinks will both have ice by next week.

Former Bridgewater Town Manager passes away at 69

Charles Sinclair "Chuck" Shannon
A former town manager of Bridgewater has passed away. Charles Sinclair "Chuck" Shannon died at age 69 at South Shore Regional Hospital last Thursday. Mayor Carroll Publicover says he had a chance to work with Shannon while in Bridgewater.
"He was a very fine gentleman, very fine gentleman. Very capable. And he had been a CAO in Kings County at one time and then came to us from there and performed admirably in his position and I was pleased to have known him."
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Loretta ; daughters, Dr. Charlene Shannon and Carletta Shannon. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny’s Funeral Home in Bridgewater. Online condolences may be made at www.sweenysfuneralhome.com