Sunday, September 16, 2012

Nurse Practitioners Accepting 100 New Patients

Bridgewater`s nurse practitioners will accept another 100 new patients on Monday morning. It`s the third intake for the two nurse practitioners who have already accepted 800 new patients since they opened their practice in May. Residents of Lunenburg and Queens who do not currently have a family doctor can request an appointment by phoning 527-4310 or visit their office in the Medical Arts Building on Glen Allen Drive. The nurse practitioners can handle up to 700 patients each at full capacity. The spaces are expected to fill up quickly and South Shore Health is asking for patience.


Serious Injuries After Boat Capsizes In Shelburne

Two men are recovering in hospital after their racing boat capsized in Lower Woods Harbour in Shelburne over the weekend. The incident occurred in waters off the Falls Point Road around 11 o'clock on Saturday morning. Barrington RCMP say spectators watching from the shoreline used a small speed boat to rescue the two men from the capsized vessel. The men, aged 49 and 55, were treated at the scene and then taken to hospital in Yarmouth. They are both from the Woods Harbour area. Police are investigating the incident.

Christmas Tree Crop Looks Good Despite Dry Summer

South Shore Christmas tree growers are looking forward to perhaps one of their best crops in recent memory. They're assessing their woodlots and getting ready to begin shipping to market later in the fall. President of the Lunenburg County Christmas Tree Producers Association, Bruce Turner, says the dry conditions this summer had little impact on woodlots.

Turner says this is a busy time right now for growers as they shore-up their markets for the coming season.

More than 50-million dollars is generated annually by the Christmas tree industry here.

MHL: Mariners Edge Lumberjacks 4-3 in Yarmouth

The Yarmouth Mariners have swept a season opening home and home series with the CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks. The Mariners edged the Jacks 4-3 last night in Yarmouth. Colin Campbell led the Mariners with 2 goals and 1 assists. Michael Crawley led the Lumberjacks with 2 goals. Yarmouth's Travis Wilkins stopped 15 of 18 shots for the win while Billy Clarke of the 'Jacks stopped 22 of 26 shots in the loss.