Friday, August 31, 2012

School Zone Speed Limits Change

Local authorities are reminding motorists to slow down when entering a school zone. Members of the Bridgewater Police Service have posted signs and done checkpoints all week about the changes that come into effect Saturday. Starting September 1, the speed limit in a school zone will drop from 50 kilometres per hour to 30 km/h. When the speed limit is more than 50km/h, drivers must slow down to 50km/h. Constable Will Creamer says they will be out in force when school starts next Thursday.

There are fines for exceeding the speed limit in a school zone. Drivers could pay between $340 and $685 depending how fast they travel over the limit.

Rogers Approaches MODL To Set Up Cell Tower

Rogers Communications is exploring the option of setting up a new tower on the Crouses Settlement Road in Upper LaHave. The company has submitted a development agreement with the Municipality of Lunenburg. In their application, Rogers says they are hoping to install the telecommunications tower in the area to provide the best possible service and optimal coverage to residents. Rogers is proposing to purchase 4.66 acres of undeveloped land currently owned by a resident in the community. A 95-metre tower would be installed in the centre of the land, roughly 255 metres from the nearest home. Municipal council has decided to send the matter to the Riverport and District Area Advisory Committee for review.

School Board Approves 2012-13 Business Plan

It's a document that shapes the work of the South Shore Regional School Board. The board approved their 2012-13 business plan earlier this week. The plan outlines the board's achievements from last year and explains cost pressures. Superintendent Nancy Pynch-Worthylake says this year's plan also focuses on three main goals.

The plan acts as a guideline for staff and the board and sets priorities for them to follow. This is the third year of the three-year plan set up by the board. Pynch-Worthylake says work is already underway to develop a new plan for the next three-to-five year period. The full business plan can be found at .

Hurricanes Extend Exhibition Winning Streak

The BMO Western Hurricanes Major Bantam Hockey Club have won all of their Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League exhibition games so far in this early season and continued that trend Thursday night by defeating the Halifax Hawks 5-2 at the Halifax Forum. Goal scorers for the Hurricanes were Travis Parks and Jacob Myra with two each and Logan Walters with a single marker. The Hurricanes will have a few more exhibition games over the next couple of weeks before their regular season opens in mid-September.

Gasoline Prices Rise Again

South Shore gasoline prices are flirting with the $1.40 per litre mark.  The utility and review board has set the new prices for the coming week. Regular self serve at South Shore pumps is selling today for $1.38.6 per litre. Thats an increase of 4 cents. Diesel hasn't changed though ... its still at $1.37.1 per litre.