Wednesday, July 11, 2012

South Shore News: CKBW/HANK Evening Cast

In case you missed today's news from the South Shore, here's the latest for Wednesday July 11. To listen, click below.

South Shore: DNR Could Issue Fire Ban

Officials will decide within the next 24 to 48 hours whether or not to impose a fire ban in Lunenburg and Queens Counties. The two counties are considered a high risk for forest fires under the Department of Natural Resources Fire Weather Index map. Supervisor for Wildfire Management, Jim Rudderham, says they are close to issuing a ban.

Criteria for a fire ban includes the amount of rain in the forecast and how much rain has fallen over the last few days. Rudderham says people should avoid having a fire if they can.

Bridgewater: Practitioners To Accept More Patients

Bridgewater's new nurse practitioners will begin accepting more patients next week. It's the second intake since their temporary offices opened on Glen Allen Drive in May. The practitioners have already taken on 600 patients with the ability to handle up to 1,400 at full capacity. It's expected to take at least a year to completely fill out the patient list. Premier Darrell Dexter visited their office during a stop in the area this week. He says they are filling a large gap in the community and assisting those without family doctors.

Nurse practitioners are qualified to order tests, prescribe medications and refer patients to specialists. Beginning on Monday, new patients will be able to phone and arrange an appointment. The number is 527-4310. A third intake is set for sometime in fall.

BREAKING: Former Bridgewater Post Office Sold

The 109-year-old former post office on King Street in Bridgewater has been sold. Mayor Carroll Publicover confirmed the news today with CKBW/HANK-FM. Publicover says Developer Ken Anthony has acquired the building. He says the post office will be renovated for a new look and called it positive news.

It's not known what the final price tag was for the building, which has been for sale since 2010.

South Shore News: CKBW/HANK-FM Noon July 11

In case you missed the noon news over the airwaves, here's the latest in South Shore news for Wednesday July 11. To listen, click below.

Good Luck Card Circulating For Jenna Martin

South Shore residents are getting the chance to give Jenna Martin a personalized send-off to London. Financial management company Assante Hydrostone has created a good luck card for anyone to sign and give best wishes to the two-time Canadian champion before she embarks on the Olympics. The chair of Jenna's fundraising campaign, Kevin Hayward, says its another avenue for people to show their support.

The link to the card is Meanwhile, Martin is running Wednesday night in Toronto in her final race before heading to Germany for pre-Olympic camp.

Price Tag Revealed For Purchase Of NewPage Mill

A locked gate frames the scale house at the NewPage mill in Point Tupper in this file photo.
Pt. Tupper, N.S.
 Legal documents say Vancouver-based Pacific West Commercial Corporation intends to spend 33 million dollars to buy the shuttered NewPage paper mill in Cape Breton.  The mill has been closed since last September. 

An affidavit says Pacific West would become the only shareholder of the mill in Point Tupper under the plan, which has yet to be approved in court. 

Pacific West has been in talks to purchase the idled mill since January, though a purchase price had previously not been disclosed.

MODL Moves Ahead With Outdoor Smoking Policy

The mayor for the Municipality of Lunenburg says its a step in the right direction. Don Downe says developing a "Smoke Free Outdoor Spaces" policy makes sense for the health of others who don't smoke. The move means the municipality will encourage residents not to smoke on municipally-owned land like parks, playgrounds and sports fields. Downe says the signs would gently urge people to re-consider lighting up.

Downe believes people will respect the policy, though no action will be taken against those who choose to light up.

South Shore & Provincial News-Morning-July 11, 2012

Its Wednesday, the 11th of July.
Here is the latest South Shore and provincial news this morning from CKBW and Hank-FM News.
(To listen, click below)