Friday, February 24, 2012

'Jacks Host Season Finale in Bridgewater

Its been a disappointing season for the CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks and tonight the team plays its season finale on home ice. They will host the Yarmouth Mariners. Lumberjacks Head Coach Terry Rhindress says tonight ... it will be all about the fans. "Tonight we want to show the fans that we appreciate their support throughout the season so we want to come away with a "W" we want to play that physical style that we have been playing at home, we want to play the simple game but we want to be relentless. Overall, we want to show the fans what they can expect next season," game at home Game time tonight is 7 o'clock at the Bridgewater Arena.

Dexter Construction: Will Pave Windsor Road for $1.8 M

Dexter Construction will pave a section of the Windsor Road for $1.8 million. The company submitted the low bid for work on a nine kilometre stretch between Canaan Road and Kaizer Meadow Road. The tender process closed yesterday with a total of six bids. Area Manager Matt Covey says the bids were extremely close with the highest coming in at $2.1 million.  The paving is planned for this summer.

Town of Lockeport Celebrates 105th Birthday

The Town of Lockeport will receive a special gift as part of its 105th birthday celebrations. The photography class from the NSCC Waterfront Campus in Dartmouth will present council with a collection of photos from the community during a presentation this afternoon. The photos were taken last April when 40 students from the class traveled to the seaside town in hopes of capturing the heart of the community. They compiled their work into a 116 page photo book that includes a collection of people, places and beauty of Lockeport. The town was incorporated on February 26th in 1907 and will celebrate its 105th birthday on Sunday.

Health care meeting in Mahone Bay

Kyle Buott
A Nova Scotia solution for a National Dilemma. That's the focus for Friday night's health meeting in Mahone Bay hosted by the South Shore Chapter of the Council of Canadians. The group is particularly focused on the 2014 Health Accord. The current accord that sets funding and health care agreements between the provincial, territorial and federal governments expires in 2014 and needs to be renegotiated. Guest speaker, Kyle Buott, of the Nova Scotia Citizens' Health Care Network says the meeting will also talk about solutions being generated across the province.
"Often time when we talk about public health care, we often talk about all the problems that we're facing, the challenges we see, but tonight its going to be about some of the solutions that are happening across the country. So, it should be a little bit more a positive and uplifting meeting."
The meeting will be held at the Mahone Bay Centre at 7:30pm.

Park View ready to host JV Basketball provincials

It's provincial basketball time in Bridgewater. The Park View Panthers Junior Varsity boys host the championships beginning at 2pm Friday afternoon. The six team tournament includes Citadel, C.P. Allen, Sydney Academy, Riverview and Cobequid. Play will held Friday night and Saturday in the Park View gym. Tournament schedule is below.

Pool A                                         Pool B

Team A - Citadel            Team B - C.P. Allen

Team D - C.E.C.            Team C - Park View

Team E - Sydney Academy   Team F - Riverview


2pm Citadel vs. CEC

4pm CP Allen vs. Park View

5:30pm Opening Ceremonies

6:15pm Citadel vs. Sydney Academy

8:15pm CP Allen vs. Riverview


9am CEC vs. Sydney Academy

11am Park View vs. Riverview

1pm 3rd Pool A vs. 3rd Pool B

3pm Bronze Medal Game
       2nd Pool A vs 2nd Pool B

        1st Pool A vs 1st Pool B