Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Birdsall: Premiers, Aboriginals Showcase Lunenburg

The MLA for Lunenburg says there's no better time to bring Canada's premiers to the area. The provincial and territorial leaders will meet with National Aboriginal Organization Leaders Wednesday in Lunenburg. Pam Birdsall says there will be plenty to see and talk about besides politics.

Topics up for discussion include education, economic development and issues involving natives who live off reserves. 

No Injuries After Two-Vehicle Crash In Hebbs Cross

No injuries after a two-vehicle crash in Hebbs Cross. RCMP Cst. Christine Pelly says a car turned out onto highway 103 near the Blarney Stone restaurant when it was struck from behind. Pelly says it was raining heavily at the time, making visibility tough for drivers. One car was towed and RCMP cleared the scene just before 2pm this afternoon.

UPDATE: Power Restored In Yarmouth/Shelburne

Nova Scotia Power crews have restored electricity for thousands of customers in the south western part of the province. According to their twitter feed, power was restored around 12:30PM. Rain, lightning and wind are believed to be the cause. Approximately 6,000 between Barrington to Argyle residents were without power for a little more than two hours. The forecast is calling for up 20 and 30 mm of rain in Shelburne, Yarmouth, Queens and Lunenburg counties.

RCMP Seek Suspects In Lunenburg Co. B&E's

The Mounties are investigating a break and enter at a restaurant in Mahone Bay. It happened at the "Mug and Anchor" in the downtown, sometime between 1:30am and 6:45am this past Saturday (July 21). Apparently nothing was taken but investigators say there was considerable damage. Meanwhile, another B & E, this one spreading possibly over several months, in West LaHave has the RCMP seeking suspects as well. It happened between November 1st, 2011 and July 3rd. Among items taken were three outboard boat motors. In both cases, the RCMP are asking anyone who might have information to contact them at (1-902) 527-5555. Or you can contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also submit your tips online by logging on to the Crimestoppers website at http://www.crimestoppers.n.s.ca/. If police use the information to make an arrest and lay charges, callers qualify for cash rewards ranging from $50.00 to $2000.00.

Motorcyclist Collides With Deer In Queens County

A close call in Queens County this morning. RCMP say a woman is in hospital after her motorcycle collided with a deer near Exit 17. The accident happened around 11 o'clock this morning and shut down the highway for a short period. Queens RCMP say the woman has been taken to South Shore Regional Hospital. Her injuries are described as non-life threatening. The deer was not at the scene and officials believe it may have survived.

UPDATE: Big Ex Parade Rescheduled For Wednesday

The South Shore Exhibition parade scheduled for tonight has been postponed until tomorrow night. Parade Marshal Tom Mailman says the executive made the decision just before noon-time today. Officials were concerned about weather conditions with rain, thundershowers and gusting winds in today's forecast. The parade will be held at 6pm tomorrow night along the same route.

103 Improvements Should Be Priority: PC Leader

The province's PC Leader is joining the chorus of people urging the province to make improvements to highway 103 a priority! Jamie Baillie says scores of people have died and hundreds have been injured in recent years and the government has to stop casting a blind eye to the problem.

The province has a five year highway improvement plan. However, highway 103 is not included.

Thousands Of Tri-County Residents Without Power

Thousands of tri-county residents are without electricity today. Nova Scotia Power states on it's website approximately 5,000 people between Barrington and Argyle are without power. Rain, lighting and wind is being blamed for the outage but its expected to be resolved over the noon hour. The forecast is calling for up 20 and 30 mm of rain in Shelburne, Yarmouth, Queens and Lunenburg counties.

Big Ex: Decision On Parade Pending

Officials with the South Shore Exhibition are expected to make a decision on tonight's parade before 2pm this afternoon.Weather could postpone the event with heavy rain, a risk of thundershowers and gusting winds in the forecast. The parade is scheduled to start at 6pm in Bridgewater. More details can be found at http://www.thebigex.com/ .

Tall Ships Lunenburg: Times & Parking Details

Organizers of the Tall Ships Festival in Lunenburg expect big crowds over the next two days. Seven tall ships are docked in the harbour and the ships will be open to the public beginning on Wednesday morning. Lunenburg's recreation director, Robin Scott says people will be able to board the ships between 10AM and 5PM each day. He says a number of parking options are available with a free shuttle to take people to the waterfront.

On Thursday, Scott suggests parking at High Liner instead of the community centre. The two days festival will be filled with entertainment, music, food and story's about the ships.

Identity of 103 Accident Victim

Near Hubbards, NS
A woman killed in a car crash on Highway 103 near Tantallon on Saturday has been identified. 65 year old Jo-Ann Constance Hubley of Tantallon died when the vehicle she was driving collided with two other vehicles between exits 5 and 6. Several people received minor injuries. Police say the cause is still under investigation.