Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Police: No Charges After Toddler Run Over

Bridgewater Police won't lay charges after a four-year-old boy was run over by a vehicle. Chief John Collyer says their investigation into Sunday's incident on Deepwood Crescent has wrapped up. He says the boy and his eight-year-old sister were by the vehicle when it started moving, narrowly missing the girl. Collyer says the incident was preventable.

The four-year-old boy was taken to South Shore Regional Hospital before being flown to the IWK in Halifax. Collyer says he hasn't received an update on the child since late Sunday and doesn't know if he is still in hospital or not.

South Shore Votes: Advance Polls Set To Open

Advance polls for the municipal and school board election will open on Thursday morning in a number of communities throughout the Shore Shore. Residents of the Town of Bridgewater and Municipality of Chester can cast their ballot through e-votes beginning at 8AM. Meanwhile, advance polls will also open tomorrow morning for residents in the Town of Clark's Harbour, Town of Lunenburg, Region of Queens, Town of Shelburne and Municipality of Shelburne. Voting takes place in those jurisdictions on Thursday from Noon until 8PM via the traditional paper ballot. Polling day is October 20th.

Polling Stations:

Town of Clarke's Harbour: - Royal Canadian Legion Building, 12 Kenny Street, Clark's Harbour. Voting takes place between the hours of 12PM-8PM

Town of Lunenburg: Lunenburg and District Fire Hall, 25 Medway Street, Lunenburg. Voting takes place between the hours of 12PM-8PM

Region of Queens: Greenfield Fire Hall, Milton Hall, West Queens Community Centre. Voting takes place between the hours of 12PM-8PM

Town of Shelburne: Shelburne Community Centre. Voting takes place between the hours of 12PM-8PM.

Municipality of the District of Shelburne: Municipal Public Works Building, 243 Sandy Point Road. Voting takes place between the hours of 12PM-8PM

Mayoral Candidates Square Off At Park View

An open forum will be held tonight featuring the mayoral candidates seeking the seat in the Municipality of Lunenburg and Town of Bridgewater. Don Downe and Kirk Meisner are squaring off for the MODL mayor's position. Downe is the incumbent and has held position since 2008. Meanwhile, David Walker and Gary MacNeil look for the seat in the Town of Bridgewater. The Bridgewater and Area Chamber of Commerce has organized the debate. It gets underway at 7 o'clock tonight from Park View Education Centre.

Publicover 'Grateful' For Time As Bridgewater Mayor

The mayor of Bridgewater struck the gavel for the final time Tuesday night, bringing an end to his more than 25 years in town politics. Carroll Publicover was first elected to Bridgewater council in 1985 before becoming deputy mayor in 1988. He served in that role and as a councillor until 2004 before becoming mayor. Publicover says he's grateful for his run as the town's chief magistrate.

Publicover shied away from commenting on his post-election plans but hinted he has a few irons in the fire. Council will hold a wrap-up meeting and swear-in the newly elected council November 5.

Major Donation To Queens Health Project

There's been a significant donation toward a major project in Liverpool. The Kinsmen have presented a cheque for 10-thousand dollars toward the Queens General Health Project. Club President Michael Morton says its a sample of what the Kinsmen are all about helping the community in any way they can.

The Kinsmen raised the money through various club projects like their chip-booth, bottle drives, bingo and other projects over the past year.

School Board Forum In Queens

A moderated forum will be held tonight in Liverpool for the five people vying for the lone Queens County seat on the South Shore Regional School Board. Courtney Wentzell, Elliott Payzant, Karen Ohrt, Butch MacLeod and Allan Foster will be present to give people a chance to meet the candidates and ask them questions. The Liverpool Regional High School Advisory Council is hosting the forum tonight at the high school from 7-9pm.

This Morning's Local News & Weather - Oct 10

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