Friday, November 2, 2012

New Main Lodge Preparing For First Guests

The countdown to White Point's Main Lodge accepting its first official guests is down to single digits. Crews from Nova Scotia Music Week will start arriving at the popular Queens resort next week. The marketing and product development manager at White Point, Donna Hatt, says electricity, heat, a bar, and dining area are among the services ready for the guests. However, she says a few things won't be ready like the swimming pool. Hatt says she still expects people to be lively with music and entertainment during the week. She says its been an overwhelming project to be a part of.

Nova Scotia Music Week goes from November 8-11 in Liverpool. She believes an official opening of the Main Lodge will be held sometime in December.

'Rovers Quay' Project Delayed

A proposed project planned for the Liverpool waterfront has been delayed. There was hope construction on 'Rovers Quay' would start this fall but isn't expected now until next spring. Two of the four partners involved have decided to pull out of the project. The remaining partners, Stew Horton and Barry Tomalin are still interested in moving forward. The initial plan was to develop the project at Shipyard Point with 18 rental units targeting both current Queens County residents and those who choose to live in Liverpool for lifestyle reasons. Horton says they have received community support for the project. For more details on 'Rovers Quay', go to .

Lunenburg: ER Closure Planned This Weekend

There will be a gap in emergency services at Fishermen's Memorial Hospital in Lunenburg this weekend. The emergency department will be closed between 2:30PM on Saturday afternoon until 7:30AM on Sunday morning. A hospital spokesperson says the closure is due to a lack of physician coverage. Residents requiring emergency services are asked to go to the South Shore Regional Hospital or dial 9-1-1.

Search Over For Missing "Bounty" Captain

Robin Walbridge
The U-S Coast Guard has ended its search for the captain of the Lunenburg-built "HMS Bounty" that sank off the North Carolina coast during hurricane Sandy. Crews spent 90 hours searching for 63-year-old Robin Walbridge, using ships, helicopters and large planes before suspending efforts late yesterday. The Bounty was originally built at the former Smith and Rhuland Shipyard in Lunenburg in 1960 for the 1962 movie "Mutiny on the Bounty'' starring Marlon Brando and was featured in other movies. Crew on the three-masted tall ship, which sank before dawn Monday, abandoned the vessel and 14 were rescued but one woman died.

Here We Go Again! Gas Prices Are On the Rise!

It was bound to happen!  After a week or more of lower gasoline prices, the province's utility and review board has raised the price overnight for regular self-serve by 5 cents a litre. Its selling today at South Shore pumps for $1.25.9 a litre. Diesel is also up in price. A diesel is priced today at $1.35.5 a litre.Thats a cent more than yesterday's price.
World oil prices are falling amid subdued demand for crude after hurricane Sandy. Benchmark crude for December delivery fell 28 cents midday in Asia to $86.81 U-S a barrel. Despite ongoing disruptions at refineries and supply terminals in the U-S northeast, analysts say the U-S still has sufficient supplies and that demand for crude oil would be lower than anticipated for a few weeks.

Lumberjacks Prepare To Cancel Czechs

The co-captain of the CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks says people should be prepared for an entertaining game tonight against the Czech Republic. The two teams square off in an exhibition game at Liverpool's Queens Place. The game is meant to act as preparation for the Czech Republic's involvement in the upcoming World Junior 'A' Challenge in Yarmouth. Michael Crawley says the local club isn't taking the game lightly.

The game is sold out and fans are asked to wear red to support both squads. Puck drop is at 7pm.

Murray 'Honoured' By NS Sport Hall Of Fame Nod

Bridgewater's Glen Murray will get his nod into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame this weekend. Murray, who celebrated his 40th birthday Thursday, played 16 seasons in the NHL with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins and L.A. Kings, totalling 651 career points in 1,009 games. He says some of his more memorable moments include his first NHL game, winning gold with team Canada at the World Championships and playoff series' between the Bruins and Montreal Canadiens. Murray says making it into the local Hall of Fame means a lot to him.

Murray says he was fortunate to have a 16-year career in the NHL, and feels everything he has in his life he owes to the game of hockey. Also being inducted are Olympic-medal winning paddler Steve Giles and Vince Horsman, a former major league pitcher. The induction ceremony goes tomorrow night in Halifax.