Friday, June 1, 2012

Weekend Closure For Fisherman's ER

A South Shore Hospital Emergency Department will be closed for several hours over the weekend. The ER at Fishermen's Memorial in Lunenburg will close at 10:30 Saturday night and will re-open at 3:30 Sunday afternoon. The closure is a result of a staff shortage. Officials at Fishermen's advise people who have emergency situations to call 911 or proceed to the ER at South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater.

Bridgewater: Two-Car Collision

A 25-year-old Lunenburg County woman and her one-year-old son suffered minor injuries after a car accident last night. Bridgewater Police responded to a two-car collision just after seven o'clock at the intersection of King Street and Jubilee Road. A Dodge pick-up was travelling north turning on to Jubilee Road when it paused for a pedestrian at a crosswalk. The pedestrian waved the driver through to make the left turn when it struck a Honda Civic heading south. Both vehicles suffered extensive damage. The driver of the Dodge, from Lunenburg County, was not injured. Bridgewater Police Cst. William Creamer encourages people on the South Shore to take their time when driving.

No charges have been laid at this time, the accident is still under investigation.

South Shore Health Celebrates Excellence

Three women have been awarded South Shore Health's Celebrating Excellence awards. Sylvia Mailman, Susie Wood and Kathy Jo Rumboldt received the awards during Thursday night's ceremony at the Bridgewater Best Western. Mailman won the spirit award for her outstanding commitment to the organization's values including excellence, integrity and leadership. Wood took home the Community Health Leadership award while Rumboldt received the Exemplary Service honour. The Outstanding Quality Initiative award went to local executives of South Shore Health's union partners NSGEU, CUPE, and NSNU. Celebrating Excellence Awards are presented by South Shore Health's Board of Directors annually to recognize innovation, dedication, commitment, teamwork, service and leadership in health.

Park View Celebrates First Year Of New Wing

Park View is celebrating the first year of its new wing. An open house was held Wednesday to showcase its two-level music room and skilled trades workshop. Skilled trades students recently built a three-unit model apartment. Principal Charles Williamson says the students were proud of their work.

Students completed every aspect of the build including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, drywall and painting. Park View is the first school in the South Shore region to offer recently developed skilled trades courses.

Sportfishing Weekend in Nova Scotia

South Shore residents are encouraged to try their hand at sportfishing on the Nova Scotia Sportfishing weekend this Saturday and Sunday. Residents and non-residents can fish without a general fishing licence during the annual event. Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Sterling Belliveau says sportfishing weekend is a wonderful opportunity for Nova Scotians of all ages and skill levels to enjoy the popular outdoor sport. He encourages all anglers to put safety first. The sportfishing weekend is supported by more than 20 community organizations, with fishing derbies throughout the province offering fun and prizes. A full list of events is available at .

Old Bridge Closing For Repairs

The Old Bridge is closing down for construction. The bridge will close Sunday to replace the expansion joint on the west side of the span by the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. Its expected to re-open Saturday June 9. Traffic will not be permitted across the bridge until repairs are complete. Pedestrians will still have access to the walkways. The portion of Old Bridge Street will remain open from Lahave St. to the entrance of Bridgewater Mall and T.D. Bank entrance. The Veteran's Memorial Bridge will be open for vehicles and pedestrians.