Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Police: Wanted Man Could Be In Middleton Area

Ottawa Police are reaching out to residents of Nova Scotia in hopes of locating a man wanted on a Canada wide warrant. Police say 26 year old Brandon Gaul is facing various charges including impaired driving causing death. The charges stem from a fatal collision in Ottawa in November of 2009. He is believed to be in the Annapolis County - Middleton area, where police say he may be working at a tattoo business. Gaul is Caucasian with a muscular build with short red/blond hair. He's about 5'9 and walks with a limp. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service or Crime Stoppers.

LCLC Launches Construction Webcam

A new webcam has been set up for people to watch the ongoing construction at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre. Bird Construction has set up a camera on their trailer after a request from the LCLC's design committee. General Manager Kevin Benjamin says its another opportunity for people to follow the build.

Benjamin says the webcam has been in the works for the last couple months. The webcam just went live recently and you can watch the construction at http://lclc.ca/live-webcam.html .

Hotel Rooms Filling Up For Bluenose II Re-Launch

Hotels in Lunenburg are filling up quickly for the re-launch of the Bluenose II. At least five hotels have indicated rooms are filling up fast in advance of the historic event at the end of the month. Manager of the Lunenburg Arms, Jeff Green, says people from Atlantic Canada and elsewhere are coming to watch the famed schooner go in the water.

Other hotels say international guests have made reservations for the weekend. Green says they were completely booked in less than a day while other hotels said there rooms filled up in under three hours. The Bluenose II is expected to be re-launched between 7-9am Saturday September 29 when the tide is at its morning peak.

MacNeil Challenging Walker For Bridgewater Mayor Seat

The town of Bridgewater will have a new mayor after the October elections. David Walker, a long-time town politician will face Gary MacNeil, a first-time mayoralty candidate. Current Mayor Carroll Publicover has decided not to re-offer. MacNeil, who was born and raised in Bridgewater, moved out west and became a CEO for an oil manufacturing company before returning to his grassroots. He feels the timing is right to make a push for the mayor's seat.

MacNeil feels the downtown core and the LaHave River are two areas that could be better utilized to draw in tourists. Municipal elections will be held October 20.

New Tenants "Excellent Fit" For Lunenburg Academy

The future-use of Lunenburg Academy will feature a rich blend of artistic, creative and educational components. Mayor Laurence Mawhinney has announced the town has reached a tentative deal with the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance to occupy the historic former school. Mawhinney says the group was the preferred choice after a national call for proposals. Lunenburg Academy is nearly 120 years old and was turned back over to the town when Bluenose Academy opened earlier this spring. The mayor and representatives of the proposed new use will outline their vision for the academy in a media briefing later this week in Lunenburg. Mawhinney says it's an exciting proposal and believes it's an excellent fit for the academy.

Chester-Based Entrepreneur Running In District 1

An entrepreneur from East Chester is running for the District 1 seat on municipal council. Andre Veinotte operates Chester-based ABLE Engineering and will challenging incumbent Marshal Hector for the seat. Veinotte says his campaign will focus on rural economic development and support for local business.

Veinotte says he wants to bring a stronger voice on council with knowledge of operating a small business. The District 1 seat on Chester council represents residents in Blandford and the East Chester area.

South Shore Health CEO Welcomes New Family Doctor

The CEO for South Shore Health believes the addition of a family doctor to Bridgewater can help pave the way for a new collaborative health centre in the town. Dr. Kerry Parker will become part of the South Shore Family Health practice in the Medical Arts building on Glen Allan Drive. Dr. Peter Vaughan says adding a family doctor could help relieve some pressures.

Parker is expected to start accepting new patients on Wednesday. She will work with the existing two nurse practitioners to help deliver primary care.

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