Tuesday, July 17, 2012

MODL: Councillors Young And Nauss Nominated For Queen's Medal

Two councillors with the Municipality of Lunenburg are being nominated for a prestigious award. Arthur Young and Lee Nauss will be among the considerations for a Queens Diamond Jubilee medal. Mayor Don Downe says both men have combined for roughly 87 years around the council table.

Young is being nominated as a recipient for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Nauss is being considered by the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities.

RCMP ID Victim In Fatal Motorcycle Crash

RCMP have released the name of the teenager killed in a fatal motorcycle crash in Lunenburg County. Seventeen year-old Easton Morrow of Conquerall Bank was killed in a single vehicle collision yesterday afternoon on Highway 3 just outside of Lilydale. Police are still investigating the cause of the crash. However, Corporal Dyson Smith says road conditions or alcohol were not factors. The highway was closed for nearly four hours while first responders worked at the scene.

Resolute & NS Gov't Help Former Bowater Workers


Former Bowater Mersey employees in Queen County will have access to career specialists to help them find new employment. Resolute Forest Products and the province is investing $125,000 each to provide displaced workers with training and match them with local jobs. The money will held create one full-time job developer and two part-time transition development officers. The temporary services will be available to former workers throughout the next year. Eighty thousand dollars of the funding will support additional program options for workers who require help to retrain or to re-enter the workforce. The job developer will help identify employers in the area who are hiring, then match workers to those available jobs. The career specialists will join career resource teams already in place at the South Shore Opportunities in Liverpool and Employment Solutions Society in Bridgewater. For more information phone 902-354-2616 in Liverpool and 902-543-2479 in Bridgewater.

School Board: Minister Supports Seat Reduction

Education Minister Ramona Jennex calls it a good decision to reduce the size of the South Shore Regional school board. The province's Utility and Review Board released its 19-page decision Monday and set the board size at eight. It represents a reduction of four seats compared to the last school board election in 2008. Jennex is confident the region can get the job done with eight members.

She says it was a fair and open process and believes a decision was based accurately on the information that was provided to the URB.

MODL: Hustvedt Seeking Second Term

A councillor with the Municipality of Lunenburg is going after a second term. Eric Hustvedt is seeking re-election for District 12, representing communities including LaHave, Petite Riviere and West Dublin. He says he's enjoyed helping others through his first four years.

Hustvedt says he prides himself on being accessible by attending as many community events as possible.The 65-year-old Hustvedt is a council representative for many organizations including the Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation and Growing Green Festival. The Broad Cove resident says the LCLC and shared services between Mahone Bay and Bridgewater are challenges for the future.

Region Of Queens: Mayor's Race Heats Up

A four horse race is shaping up for the mayor's chair in the Region of Queens. Three current councillors and a former mayor have already declared their intentions to run for the position when municipal elections are held this fall. Potential candidates include Owen Hamlin, Mervin Hartlen and Darlene Norman. Former mayor Christopher Clarke has also announced his intention to seek the mayor's seat. Clarke served as mayor for a term from 1996-2000. Current mayor John Leefe announced he wouldn't seek re-election in March after holding the title for the past 12 years. A mayors debate is being organized in Liverpool with a tentative date set for September 18th at the Astor Theatre.

Identity Of Accident Victim Not Released Yet

The name of the victim of yesterday's motorcycle accident in Lunenburg County hasn't been released yet. It is believed he was from the county area. No other vehicles were involved in the crash near Lilydale, mid-afternoon on Monday.  The RCMP say road conditions or alcohol are not considered factors in the crash. However, they say speed may have played a role. The investigation is continuing.

Lobster Pound & Owner Receive Steep Fines

A South Shore lobster pound and its owner have been fined 40-thousand dollars after pleading guilty to two counts each of violating "provincial" fisheries regulations.  A judge will deliver his decision next Monday in Bridgewater court on whether Shatford's Lobster Pound and owner Daniel Barry Shatford are guilty of violating "federal" fisheries regulations too.

Shatford and his pound had been facing a total of 71 allegations following a two-year investigation that culminated in a raid on the Fox Point business in January 2008. Fisheries officers with search warrants swooped down on Shatford's Lobster Pound and Shatford's By the Sea restaurant, seizing more than 6,000 pieces of documentation.

Shatford and his lobster pound pleaded guilty last October to one count each of not having a licence when they bought or possessed fish from a licensed fisherman between Jan. 1, 2005, and Dec. 17, 2007.  They also pleaded guilty to processing, selling or marketing fish without a licence to a buyer who was not the consumer or the end user between Feb. 1, 2005, and Dec. 15, 2007.

Local Morning News & Weather - Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Its Tuesday, the 17th of July. Here is the latest South Shore news and the weather forecast for this morning from CKBW and Hank-FM News. (Click below to listen)