Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Parkinson's Superwalk In Bridgewater Sunday

The largest fundraising event supporting people with Parkinson's disease goes this weekend in Bridgewater. The annual Superwalk for Parkinson's will hit the streets just after 1pm Sunday afternoon. The one-kilometre walk raises awareness for the disease and money to help find a cure. Chair of the Parkinson Society in the Maritime Region, Maureen Brisson, says the walk doesn't take long to do.

Brisson says this will be her last Superwalk in Bridgewater because she's moving closer to her family in B.C. The event goes Sunday beginning in the Gow's parking lot on LaHave Street.

Bridgewater Bulldogs Nab Two Provincial Crowns

Two Bridgewater baseball teams are representing Nova Scotia at Atlantic Championships. The latest team to qualify are the Bantam "AA" Bulldogs, who beat Windsor 11-4 in the final over the weekend. Meanwhile, the Peewee "AAA" club is on its way to St. John's, Newfoundland to begin play Thursday evening. A coach for both teams, Dennis Woodworth, says the two teams will need to play well to be able to win.

The Bantam "AA" club will travel to Dartmouth next weekend for the Atlantics. The Peewee "AAA" team opens up play Thursday night against Moncton. You can follow the local team by going to .

UPDATE: Crews Return To Put Down Brush Fire Flareup

Department of Natural Resources and Mahone Bay fire fighters were back on the scene this morning of last night's brush fire on highway 103 between exits 9 and 10. They returned with an excavator after a flareup around 5am. The original blaze broke out at about 7:45 last evening and 6 deparments were involved including the DNR, Western Shore, Martins River, Mahone Bay, Chester Basin and Blockhouse.
Fire crews spent more than three hours at the scene last night. A Department of Natural Resources spokesman says today's rain should help put out the fire and dampen all wooded areas.

RCMP Looking For Vessel Involved In Mahone Bay Collision

Almost 2 weeks ago, there was an incident in Mahone Bay involving two sailing vessels. On August 25th, a 30-foot-or-more sloop ran into the side of a Middle Sackville man's vessel. The collision caused extensive damage. The sloop with six people aboard stopped briefly to check on the Middle Sackville man's condition. Then, the vessel left the scene and disappeared. No names or insurance information was left. Lunenburg County RCMP are looking for public help in tracking down the suspect vessel and its owner. If you have any information, you're asked to contact Lunenburg County RCMP at 1-902-634-8674 (Lilydale), 1-902-527-5555 (Cookville) or 1-902-275-3583 (Chester). Or, you can contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).

Zwicker To Run For District 3 In Queens

It is now a three-horse race for District 3's seat around the council table in Queens. Joel Zwicker has announced his intention to run against fellow candidates Brian Fralic and Stacey Smart-Chandler. Zwicker believes its time for fresh faces with new ideas to be part of Queens Council.  He's also concerned about the natural resources in the area.

Zwicker says Queens is in a transition period with the closure of Bowater but believes there's lots of promise for the future. Municipal elections will be held province-wide October 20.