Monday, October 1, 2012

VIDEO: Board Receives Impact Assessment Reports

The South Shore Regional School Board has received the impact assessment reports for the six schools remaining on the school review list. Reports for Hebbville Academy, Gold River Western Shore Elementary, Mill Village Consolidated School, Pentz Elementary School, Petite Riviere Elementary School and New Ross Consolidated School can be read at . Deloitte Inc. will talk about the reports during a meeting scheduled for November 28.

Kinsmen Field Remains Temporarily Closed

Wet weather over the weekend means the Kinsmen Field in Bridgewater remains closed for the time being. The field was closed late last week after significant amounts of rain left the field unusable. Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture, Carol Pickings-Anthony, says they need to make sure the field doesn't suffer permanent damage.

Pickings-Anthony says staff will be on-site early tomorrow morning to re-evaluate the field's condition.

MODL Approves Healthy Eating Policy

Junk food could soon become a thing of the past at events held in the Municipality of Lunenburg. Council has approved a healthy eating policy that will see more nutritional foods at all recreation facilities, municipal events, fundraisers and vending machines in the district. Mayor Don Downe says the policy is the next step.

Downe says Nova Scotia has the highest obesity rates in Canada and the South Shore has the highest obesity rates in the province. The policy will be put into place right away and will provide mostly nutritional foods with some unhealthy options during the phase-in period. The policy has also been given the go-ahead by the town of Bridgewater and Municipality of Chester.

New Area Code For NS/PEI Coming Soon

Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island will be assigned another area code in two years. The CRTC says people in those provinces asking for a new phone number as of November 30, 2014, could be given one starting with the area code 782. The commission says that's due to a shortage of phone numbers in those provinces, which now share the area code 902. Ten-digit dialing will also take effect as of August 2014.

UPDATED: Leblanc Found On Logging Road

One of two men wanted in connection with a disturbing sexual assault in Lunenburg County is in custody in Northwestern Ontario. Coverage provided from our sister station in Thunder Bay -  Vic Krasowski reports.

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UPDATED: Leblanc Arrested In Ontario

Ontario Provincial Police have arrested one of the two men wanted in connection with an alleged confinement and sexual assault case involving a 16 year old boy in Lunenburg County. Ontario Provincial Police picked up 47 year old David James Leblanc overnight in the Thunder Bay area after receiving reports of a man in distress. He was arrested on a logging road in Longlac, Ontario. It's about three hours from Thunder Bay. Leblanc is set to make a video court appearance today before being transferred back to Nova Scotia for further court appearances. Thirty-one year-old Wayne Allan Cunningham remains at large. Police believe he is headed to the Calgary. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact RCMP.

South Shore News & Weather - AM - October 1

Here is this morning's local news and weather.
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WANTED: RCMP Manhunt Enters Day Six

An RCMP manhunt enters its sixth day as Mounties continue to search for two men wanted in an alleged forcible confinement and sexual assault case. Police have been searching for 47-year-old David James Leblanc and 31-year-old Wayne Alan Cunningham since last Tuesday. Leblanc and Cunningham are believed to be responsible for holding a 16 year-old boy captive for nearly two weeks in a delapitated cabin in Upper Chelsea. Police believe the men are hiding out somewhere in Ontario. RCMP say tips have been pouring in but they've yet to locate the wanted men.