Thursday, August 23, 2012

Video: 60th International Dory Races In Lunenburg

The 60th International Dory Races will be held in Lunenburg this weekend. Races begin at 10 o'clock on Saturday. Click on the video below to check out some of our pre-event coverage with CKBW & HANK FM's Steve MacArthur interviewing Canadian Dory Association President Kelly George.

Baillie Wants Details On Failed Michelin Expansion

Nova Scotia's PC leader is calling on Premier Darrell Dexter to reveal why a proposed expansion at Michelin's tire plant in Waterville was nixed. The tire manufacturer scheduled a press conference last month at its plant in the Annapolis Valley but the company cancelled at the last minute. Jamie Baillie believes Michelin's decision to cancel their expansion plans is due to the first contract labour bill.

Michelin employs 3,500 people across Nova Scotia including 1,300 in Waterville and just over 1,000 in Bridgewater.

VIDEO: Olympian Visits Kippers Gymnastics Club

A 16-year-old Olympian says she's impressed with what she sees at Kippers Gymnastics Club in Bridgewater. Ellie Black stopped by the club today to meet with young gymnasts and helped answer questions on certain techniques. Black also posed for pictures and signed autographs for roughly 30 people who gathered to see her. She says the Olympic dream is reachable if kids practice hard and believe.

One of Black's training partners, 11-year-old Vincent d'Entremont, says it's great to train alongside an Olympian.

Black helped the Canadian gymnastics team finish fifth in London. The Halifax native says she's unsure if she will try to qualify for the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro.

VIDEO: Workers Begin Moving Bluenose II

Picture of Bluenose II as of noon August 23, 2012

Workers along the Lunenburg Waterfront start the process of moving the Bluenose II into its position for re-launch. The work was being done this morning. The vessel is expected to be placed into its cradle. It's another step in the process before the vessel returns to the water. The province has yet to release a re-launch date for the schooner.

Minor Injuries In Queens County Truck Crash

The driver of a 10 wheel truck received minor injuries earlier this morning when his vehicle left Highway 103 near East Port L'Hebert and ploughed into the ditch. The truck landed on its side. Queens RCMP Constable Rick Ellens says they closed the highway for about an hour while the truck was righted and moved away.

The driver of the truck received only a few bumps and bruises. He's OK. Its not known yet what caused the accident. Investigators say the weather was clear and driving conditions good at the time.