Friday, January 20, 2012

Blast of Winter before Weekend Arrives

A blast of winter made for some tricky driving conditons today for at least a few hours. A couple of single vehicle accidents this afternoon, the first was near Robinson's Corner in the Chester area while emergency responders were called to a minor accident in Whynott's Settlement. Things should be clear for the rest of the night. A few flurries are expected Saturday afternoon.

SPORTS: Mustangs/Valley game postponed

The South Shore Canadian Tire Mustangs won't be heading to Kentville Friday night. The major midget hockey game against the Valley Wildcats has been postponed because of weather conditions. No makeup date has been announced. The Mustangs are expected to hit the road Saturday for back-to-back games against the Cape Breton Tradesman. Games will be played Saturday night and Sunday morning.

SPORTS: Fever Postponed

All Fever Weekend basketball games that were scheduled for Friday night have been cancelled because of the weather. Saturday's schedule will remain the same; however the "seniors presentation" will be made before the Park View/Shelburne game at 4:30.  See remaining schedule below.


CANCELLED - Park View J.V. vs Bridgewater

CANCELLED - Park View Senior Night Presentations

CANCELLED -  Park View D1 vs Sir John A. MacDonald

SATURDAY January 21st

10:00am Sir John A. MacDonald vs SHELBURNE

12:00pm Sir John A. J.V. vs Park View J.V.

1:45pm Printer?s Corner 2 Ball Contest

2:30pm Bridgewater vs Sir John A. MacDonald

Park View Senior Night Presentations


Council Size Reduced in Barrington

The next municipal council in Barrington will have a heavier work-load and more constituents to represent. The Nova Scotia Utility and Review board has given the green light on a request from the municipality to reduce the number of seats on its council from seven to five. The URB application deals primarily with the number of polling districts within the municipality.  The number of voters in each of the five new polling districts range from 1,200 to 1,500 residents. The new boundary changes will be in effect when residents head to the polls in October for this fall’s municipal elections.

LaHave River nominated as Great Neighbourhood

LaHave River
The LaHave River has been nominated as a great neighbourhood in Canada. The river which runs through Bridgewater was nominated along with nine other locations across the country. Ken Forrest with the Great Places in Canada contest says winners will be announced at the end of April. He says winners receive a plaque and raise their community profile across Canada.
"What it does, as well, is it creates a lot of awareness for people across the country that the place exists and we've actually found, after the fact, that people were using the website as a way to kind of plan different stops on peoples summer vacations, so, good for tourism, good for community pride."
The LaHave River is the lone Nova Scotia location in the contest so far. Nominations can be made until January 31, with voting taking place until February 29. To nominate, vote or get more information on the contest, visit .

Military action figure sells out in Bridgewater

A popular Canadian Forces action figure has sold out in Bridgewater. Miller Optical was carrying a few hundred of the collectibles, but sold their last one last week. Owner Tom Burlock says it only took a few weeks to sell the action figures, which honour the army, navy and air force. One of the creators of the figure, John Alan Sperry, says they're close to selling all 6,000 they originally made. Once they sell out, Sperry says a presentation will be made to give part of the proceeds to the 'Soldier On Fund' for military personnel and families of injured members. He hopes a new batch of action figures will be ready to sell by the early spring.

Crawley, Bullen shine in Lumberjacks win over Miramichi

The CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks have their first win of 2012. The Jacks ended a nine game winless streak with a 6-4 victory Thursday night over the Miramichi Timberwolves. Michael Crawley scored a hat-trick and added an assist while Jake Bullen scored once and also had three assists to pace the Jacks offensively. Head Coach Terry Rhindress says he's happy the losing streak is over. He says his team never gave up and doesn't plan to stop playing hard for the rest of the season. Bullen also notched his 100th point with the Lumberjacks over two seasons while Billy Clarke stopped 33 shots in the win. Nick Smith and Cody Coffin scored the other goals for the Jacks. Next up, the Lumberjacks head to Yarmouth Saturday night to take on the Mariners.

Park View's Fever Weekend underway

Park Views annual Fever weekend kicked off Thursday night with both of Park Views boys team in action. The JV boys started the tournament with a good battle against North Queens. The game was tight throughout but it was Park View who held on for an 86-77 win. Up next was the " Printers Corner 3 point contest", which saw shooters from each team showcase their shooting ability. Park Views Division 1 guard, Catlin Garber came away with a total of 15 threes in the final round. The night was capped off with town rival Bridgewater Vikings taking on the Division 1 Park View Panthers. Park View held on for a 65-57 win after a late Bridgewater run came up short. Game star for Bridgewater was Brandon Minard and for Park View Chris Banfield. Fever weekend continues Friday night with both Park View teams in action. The JV boys play Bridgewater at 5:30 followed by the D1 boys taking on Sir John A MacDonald.