Monday, March 5, 2012

LCLC tender decision coming: Chair

A decision on the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre could be made by mid-week. Chair Paul Belliveau says significant progress has been made between the project manager and architects to lower costs and closer to budget. Belliveau could not release financial details. Late last month, Belliveau mentioned Bird Construction's bid of $24.4-million was between $500-thousand and $900-thousand over budget. He's hoping a decision will be made by Wednesday.

Stolen Property Recovered from Mayfair Drive

Two men are facing charges in connection with a series of vehicular break and enters in Bridgewater. Members of the police service say a number of items were taken from cars parked in the Mayfair Drive area over the weekend. The units dog team was brought out to help with the investigation and led officers to a home on Aberdeen road. That's where police made the arrests and recovered a significant amount of stolen property. They would like to return the items to their rightful owner and encourage those who had their cars broken into on the weekend to phone 543-2464.

Shelburne falls in provincial boys basketball final

A second place finish for the Shelburne High boys basketball team. The local club fell to Halifax Grammar 78-59 in the final of the division-3 provincials Sunday. The match pitted the top ranked teams heading into the tournament. Kris Buchanan scored 18 while Doug Poole and Steven Greig each had 12 for Shelburne. It was Shelburne Head Coach Steven Pippy's final game coaching. He coached more than 900 high school basketball games with over 600 wins. Elsewhere, New Germany finished fourth, losing to East Antigonish 83-55 in the bronze medal match.

Charges laid in 2005 Home Invasion in Chelsea.

RCMP have laid charges in a six year investigation into a home invasion in Chelsea. Police say they have charged a Dartmouth man with robbery, forcible confinement, break and enter and possession of property obtained by crime. The home invasion allegedly occurred in July of 2005 when a man entered a home and stole some money from a 72 year-old woman. Lunenburg County RCMP say they never closed the case and the arrest was made after they recently received new information. The accused is expected to answer to the charges in Bridgewater court today.

Lunenburg: Busy Intersection Causes Concern

The Town of Lunenburg has concerns over the safety of a busy intersection within the town. The area in question is the Green Street/Tannery Road intersection which also connects with Falcon Street. Mayor Laurence Mawhinney says council is concerned because the road may be too narrow - especially when big rigs (18 wheelers) are involved. He says the big trucks take up both lanes when making turns and the area will be even more congested when Bluenose Academy opens. Mawhinney is hoping the town will be able to sit down with the province in the near future to look at some options.

Newburne Man Killed in Logging Accident

A Lunenburg County man is dead after a logging accident in Newburne. Sixty-five year old Lorraine Edward Naas was killed while hauling trees out of the woods on Thursday. Naas was working alone at the time of accident and was found by RCMP officers, pinned between a tree and his tractor. He was prounced dead at the scene.

Parking Meter by-law receives thumbs up

 Bridgewater town council is moving ahead with its parking meter by-law. Members have voted to move forward with second and final reading during council February 27. Mayor Carroll Publicover says the town is waiting for new meters and tickets. One of the new changes in the by-law includes new enforcement. The town will issue a $15 penalty for a violation, with the fee increasing to $25 if the ticket isn't paid within seven days.