Friday, October 19, 2012

Ramblers Double Up Lumberjacks

The CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks fell 4-2 to the Amherst Ramblers last night in Bridgewater. Jeremy Butterworth had a goal and an assist while Cody Coffin supplied the other tally. Head Coach Terry Rhindress says it wasn't the team's best effort.

Jordan Lee stopped 30 shots in the loss. The Lumberjacks are on the road against Yarmouth Saturday night at 7:30.

South Shore Election Has Several Races To Watch

South Shore residents will learn who will represent them at the municipal and school board level tomorrow night. The outcomes of the races won't be known until after the polls close but a few big changes are already certain. A brand new South Shore Regional School Board will be elected almost a year after the previous board was fired by the Education Minister. Meanwhile, there will be new mayor's elected in Bridgewater, Queens, Lunenburg and Yarmouth. There is also a dog fight race shaping up in the Town of Shelburne with four candidates vying for the mayoral position. In Halifax, six candidates are in the running to replace longtime mayor, Peter Kelly. The CKBW news team will provide complete coverage of Saturday's election from key locations throughout the South Shore. CKBW's John Waterman will anchor the program with special guests Laurence Mawhinney, Carroll Publicover and John Leefe providing expert analysis. Our coverage begins when the polls close at 7 o'clock. We will feature live reports from Lunenburg, Bridgewater, Chester, Shelburne, Queens, Mahone Bay and Municipality of Lunenburg.

Lunenburg Mayor Reflects On 33 Years In Office!

Laurence Mawhinney, Mayor of Lunenburg
Lunenburg Mayor Laurence Mawhinney
There are many residents of Lunenburg who have never known the town without Mayor Laurence Mawhinney. But in the next few weeks, the 33 year veteran of the office will be retiring, making way for one of two candidates running in tomorrow's municipal election. Mawhinney's first foray into politics was at age 29. Later, he ran provincially and federally but lost. Then, he became involved in municipal politics and never looked back. Mawhinney says he's grateful for the course his life has taken.

Mayor Mawhinney is an ordained Presbeterian church minister. After retirement from the mayoralty, he and his wife plan to continue ministering to several churches in the area.

Lower Gas Prices

A nice surprise when you pull up to a South Shore gas pump today. You'll find regular self serve is down 6.5 cents, selling for $1.30.9 a litre. If you drive a vehicle that uses diesel fuel, you'll pay a bit more. Diesel is up just over a penny at $1.39.3 per litre

Strong E-Voting Numbers In Chester And Bridgewater

The latest e-voting stats are in for Chester and Bridgewater. As of this morning, 1,467 residents have cast their ballot through e-voting in Bridgewater. The numbers show 1,250 voted online and 217 over the phone. It means 23.8% of eligible voters have used the service. Meanwhile Chester had 1,665 votes. In total, 1,114 votes were cast through web voting while 465 were received over the phone. E-voting has wrapped up in Chester but people can still vote online in Bridgewater until the polls close at 7pm tomorrow night.