Thursday, November 8, 2012

Chester Councillor Keen On Proposed Health Centre

A councillor in Chester is keen on hearing more about a proposed primary health care project slated to be built in the area. The project is called "Our Health Centre" and would be home to six doctor's offices, examining rooms and a blood collection clinic. However, the organizers behind the project need to raise five or six millions dollars in order to move ahead with their plans. Brad Armstrong says he's looking forward to hearing details on the OHC.

The facility would be built on some land near Shoreham Village in Chester. It's hoped the doors to the facility will be open in 2014.

'Jacks Butterworth Gets Nod For CJHL Squad

CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks rookie Jeremy Butterworth will play four games over the next four days, but he doesn't mind. Butterworth, the MHL's rookie scoring leader this season, has been invited to play in this weekend's CJHL Prospects Games. The 17-year old is tied for ninth in league scoring with 9 goals and 11 assists. Butterworth and the rest of the Jacks play in New Glasgow tonight before hosting Truro tomorrow. The propect games take place in Digby on Saturday night and on Sunday afternoon in Yarmouth.

Chester: Webber Returned To Warden's Office

The new council in Chester has selected a familiar face to serve as warden for the municipality. Allen Webber received the full support of council during a meeting this morning. Webber has been the warden for the past 18 years and represents Chester Basin residents in District 4.

Meanwhile, Floyd Shatford was elected as deputy mayor. He was also unopposed for the position. Shatford represents residents in the Hubbards and Mill Cove area in District 2.

Quarter Finals Set To Begin At Hockey Challenge In Yarmouth

Russian goalie Igor Shestyorkin looks over his shoulder as the puck bounces across the crease. Russia got lucky on this play as the net was off and the puck, which did go in the net, did not count as a goal. Canada West ended up winning the game 4-3 in overtime.  TINA COMEAU PHOTO
Round robin play has wrapped up and it's time for the knockout stages at the World Junior 'A' Hockey Challenge. Nick Yorston has more from Yarmouth.

Lumberjacks Look To End Slid Against Crushers

The local Junior A hockey team are hoping a mid-season break will help turn their fortunes around. The CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks, who haven't played a league game in a week and a half, have lost seven straight. The Bridgewater club head to New Glasgow tonight to face the Weeks Crushers at 7:30. It's the start of three games in four days for the Jacks, who host Truro tomorrow night and Amherst on Sunday.

Court Confirms Eisnor Can Stand Trial

Shots were fired outside Barry's Freshmart in New Germany, N.S. (CBC)
Site of June 30, 2010 New Germany Shooting
 A Lunenburg County man accused of killing his estranged wife more than 2 years ago, has been found fit to stand trial. A Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge has upheld an earlier ruling which now clears the way for a 2-day preliminary hearing at the end of November. Wayne Paul Eisnor is charged with first-degree murder in the June 2010 shooting death of his estranged wife, Tina Mae Eisnor in a New Germany parking lot. The accused then turned the gun on himself, causing a brain injury that raised questions about his mental fitness to stand trial. This past April, a lower court ruled Wayne Eisnor's resulting amnesia is genuine, but that he didn't need to have a memory of the event to be able to instruct his lawyer on his defence.