Tuesday, July 10, 2012

South Shore News: CKBW/HANK Evening Cast

 In case you missed today's top news from the South Shore, here is our latest CKBW Newscasts to bring you up to date on whats happening around the region:

Premier Recognizes South Shore Diamond Jubilee Winners

Eleven South Shore individuals have received a medal for their contributions to the province. Premier Darrell Dexter presented the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medals Tuesday afternoon at the Bridgewater Days Inn. The medal honours the Queen's 60th anniversary of her succession to the throne, along with her service and dedication to Canada. Hundreds of Nova Scotians will receive the medal this year. 

The recipients were:
  • Geraldine Ann Allen (Chester)
  • Jamie Belong (Liverpool)
  • Meghan Brodmann (Blockhouse)
  • Christina Isabelle Brown (Bridgewater)
  • Agnes Clinton (Chester Basin)
  • Dora Creaser (Riverport)
  • Elizabeth Durnford (Lunenburg)
  • Garret Fancy (Bridgewater)
  • Nora Nauss (New Germany)
  • Janice Arlene Rafuse (East Chester)
  • Charlotte Marie White (Liverpool)

Bridgewater Council Briefs

Bridgewater council has approved a number of vehicle tenders. 

- Members signed off on a used 2009 Kia Rio for the Finance, Administration and Planning departments at a cost of $11,470.42. The budget was $12,000.

- Bridgewater Police will receive a 2012 Dodge Charger at a cost of $29,465.24. The budget was $30,000.

- The town will get a 2013 Ford F-150 for $22,131.57 for the Waste Water Treatment Plant. The approved budget for the vehicle was $20,000. It will be a budget overrun of $2,131.57.

South Shore News: CKBW/HANK Midday Cast

In case you missed it, here is one of our latest CKBW Newscasts to bring you up to date on whats happening on the South Shore:

MODL Studying Ash Material At Former Jail Site

The Municipality of Lunenburg is investigating ash material found on site at the former Centre Jail. Council approved a motion to award SLR Consulting of Halifax $8,757.25 to study the material, subject to approving a sub-contractor. Ash was discovered under one of the outbuildings during demolition last November. CAO Tammy Wilson says the work needs to be done.

She says the study will allow the municipality to choose between two options; either remove the ash and dispose it at an approved landfill or cap the site and monitor it with restricted use in the future.

NS Gov't Injects Funds For South Shore Hospitals

The province has pumped more than half a million dollars into new equipment at South Shore hospitals. Premier Darrell Dexter announced $550,000 in funding in Bridgewater this morning. The money will go toward replacing 49 patient beds at South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater and Fishermen's Memorial in Lunenburg. CEO of South Shore Health Dr. Peter Vaughan says it's important to modernize hospitals equipment.

The funds will also buy a new tissue processor for South Shore Regional and equipment to support infection prevention and control. The health foundation also kicked into 25 percent of the total funding for the announcement.

Another Buyer Interested In Former Post Office

It looks like there is more interest in buying the former post office on King Street in Bridgewater. Mayor Carroll Publicover wouldn't say much, but confirmed it's a different potential buyer than the one in negotiations from March to May. Publicover is optimistic a deal can get done.

Publicover wouldn't reveal who is behind the sale, saying he would keep his source confidential. The 109-year-old post office has been for sale since 2010.

Moppie Fest Underway In Yarmouth

Sherry Goudey placed first with her Scottish Moppies at 630 Chebogue Rd. Carla Allen photo
The second annual Moppies Festival is underway in Yarmouth. 
It involves local residents who use floor mops to create scarecrow-like figures.  The moppies will be on display until the end of the month.
The first Moppies Festival was held last summer during Yarmouth's 250th anniversary celebrations.

Minor Damage After Boat Fire In Lunenburg

No injuries after an old scallop dragger caught fire along the Lunenburg waterfront. Officials with the town's fire department responded to a call of a vessel up in smoke off Bluenose Drive around 9:30 Monday night. Captain Bruce Parks says workers were on the vessel welding before leaving for the day.

A deputy fire chief says the boat sustained minor damage, burning insulation and fibreglass, but was never in danger of sinking. The vessel is being renovated to be turned into a coastal cruiser.