Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Queens Adult High School Moving To New Location

The Queens Adult High School is changing its address. The school, originally planned to move into Liverpool High for 2012-13, will instead be located at the Rossignol Cultural Centre. School Board Superintendant Nancy Pynch-Worthylake says it was a convenient location.

Pynch-Worthylake adds they decided to switch locations to make it easier to access for parents. The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning provided the Board with $15,000 to help with expenses.

Court: Sentencing Delayed For Bridgewater Woman

A 22 year-old Bridgewater woman will be sentenced later this month for intentionally stabbing her former boyfriend. Katelin Whitney-Joudrey was scheduled to be sentenced on Monday but was delayed at the request of her lawyer. Her lawyer wanted more time to gather information to include in a pre-sentence report. Whitney-Jourdrey was convicted of stabbing a man 12 times in an incident that took place on New Year's Eve in 2010. Judge Jim Burrill is expected to hand down a sentence on June 26th in Bridgewater Court.

Inflow Reduction System: Phase 3 Work Expected To Start

Concerns around flooding, parking and emergency access are on residents minds' when it comes to the third phase of Bridgewater's inflow reduction system. A handful of people turned out to Monday night's meeting at town hall to see what the project will look like and how it will affect them. Amber Construction is expected to start work immediately on Dominion Street from the bottom of King Street to High Street. Linda Richards lives on Glenridge Avenue off of Dominion Street. She's concerned about first responders accessing her home in an emergency situation.

Meanwhile, Paul Belliveau operates a business on Dominion Street, which will also be affected by the work. He says there isn't much the company can do but prepare clients.

Consultants expect the project to take between five and seven months to finish.

The consultants expect the project to take between five and seven months to complete.

Record Breaking Fundraiser for SHAID

It was a record breaking fundraiser for the annual SHAID Tree Animal Shelter yard sale. The largest yard sale on the South Shore was held last weekend at the Exhibition grounds in Bridgewater and raised 45-thousand dollars. Vice President Colleen Baker says money will help keep the shelter operating and pay for things like food and veterinarian bills.

SHAID primarily serves Lunenburg and Queens but has been known to rescue animals as far away as New Brunswick.

File Not Closed On Cold Case Crime

David Keddy
People in the Middleton area and RCMP investigators are remembering a brutal crime that occurred twenty-five years ago. On June 5th, 1987, the body of David Keddy was discovered floating on a wooden raft in an isolated part of the Annapolis River near an old railway bridge between Middleton and Nictaux.  Autopsy results showed that he had died as a result of foul play.  RCMP media-relations officer Sgt. Brigit Leger says back then and even now, there are few leads in the case.

Keddy was last seen alive during the early morning hours of June 3rd 1987, after visiting his girlfriend in Nictaux.  His older brother Garnet says its been difficult dealing with his brother's killing, not knowing the circumstances or who killed him.

On this 25th anniversary, the RCMP is urging anyone who has information to come forward, regardless of how insignificant the information may seem.  There is a 150-thousand dollar reward for information leading to the killer or killers of David Keddy.  You can contact the following:

A. The Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090.
B. Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.

Chester Company To Receive Environmental Award

A Chester company is the lone South Shore recipient of a Mobius Environmental award this year. Haven Productions will be recognized with the Large Business of the Year honour during Tuesday's ceremony in Halifax. Overall, 13 groups or individuals will be recognized at the luncheon. The awards are given to individuals or groups who go above and beyond to champion waste reduction in the province.