Friday, July 20, 2012

South Shore News: Evening Webcast

The latest news from the CKBW/HANK-FM newsroom. Click on the link below to listen.

Updated: Multi-Vehicle Accident Outside Shelburne

Four people have been taken to Roseway Hospital after a multi-vehicle crash near Shelburne. Police, paramedics and firefighters were called to the scene just before 10am. Cpl. Mike O'Callaghan with Shelburne RCMP says three vehicles were involved in the incident at Exit 26.

O'Callaghan says the east bound vehicle bounced off the truck and hit the third vehicle while it was waiting to cross the intersection. He says all injuries suffered were non-life threatening. Highway 103 was down to one lane for a short time, but has since been cleared up and back to normal.

Memorial Bike Ride To Celebrate Teenager's Life

Bikers from Halifax, the Valley and across the South Shore are uniting in Bridgewater to honour a 17-year-old who died earlier this week. Easton Morrow was killed on Monday afternoon when his motorcycle crashed near Lilydale. He was an avid biker and loved the open road. Bikers will pay tribute to Morrow by taking part in a 50-minute memorial ride after his funeral Saturday at 10:30am. Bikers will travel from the United Church on Dominion Street towards Conquerall Bank, up to Italy Cross and back to Bridgewater.

Saturday's meet locations and times:

- Shelburne County and Queens County Bikers will leave Tim Hortons, Liverpool at 9:15am.

- Lunenburg County bikers and all other bikers can meet at the Canadian Tire in Bridgewater at 9:45am.

All bikers will proceed to the church from there.

Homes Searched/Charges Laid In Shelburne County

There's a been a drug bust in the Lockeport area.  Two men, 25-year-old Logan James Swim and 23-year-old Scott Wade Nickerson, are facing numerous drug-related charges. 

Cpl. Nancy Mason of Shelburne RCMP says the two were alledgedly growing and selling marijuana.

(Click below to hear Cpl. Mason's comment)

The arrests and charges result from a search of 3 homes, two at Walls Lake and the other in Port LaTour. The searches followed a lengthy investigation by the Shelburne Street Crime Enforcement Unit and the Canada Border Services Agency.

Both of the accused have been released from custody with a promise to appear in Shelburne court September 19th.  A third person arrested was questioned, not charged and has been released from custody.

Lunenburg: Tall Ships Bring History & Mystique

Final details are being ironed out for the arrival of the Tall Ships on the South Shore. Seven ships will arrive in Lunenburg harbour on Tuesday afternoon. Lunenburg's Recreation Director Robin Scott says the tall ships are always a popular attraction.  He says it's a product of the rich history and mystery surrounding the ships.

The ships will be open to the public beginning on Wednesday.  Large crowds are expected to take in the celebration which will be filled with music, entertainment and food.

Local And National News: Noon Update July 20

The latest news from the CKBW/HANK-FM newsroom. Click on the link below to listen.

Multi-Vehicle Accident Outside Shelburne

A section of highway 103 was down to one lane near Shelburne after a multi-vehicle crash. At least three vehicles were involved in the incident at Exit 26 this morning. Police and paramedics along with firefighters were called to the scene just before 10am. There were injuries and at least one person had to be removed from a car by fire crews. 

Local Morning News/Weather-July 20-12

Here is a look at this morning's South Shore news and weather.
(Click below to listen)

Gasoline Prices Rise Again!

Another increase overnight in the price of gasoline.  A litre of regular self serve is selling at South Shore pumps this morning for $1.30.9.  Thats almost three cents higher than the price yesterday.
Diesel is selling this morning for $1.29 a litre.  Rising world oil prices are again being credited for increases.

School Board: Reinhardt Unhappy With URB Decision

Karen Reinhardt
A former school board member calls it a disappointing decision by the province's Utility and Review Board. The URB made a decision Monday to set the school board at eight seats, down from 12 in the 2008 election. Karen Reinhardt says its an erosion of the democratic process to cut four seats from the board. She says the public will feel the effects of the cut.

Reinhardt feels the URB ignored public input that was provided during a hearing in Bridgewater last month. School board elections will be held this fall.