Monday, January 28, 2013

Pleasantville: Charges Laid In Young Girl's Death

RCMP have laid charges in an incident that claimed the life of a nine-year-old girl last weekend in Pleasantville. In a release, police say 30 year-old Candice Roxanne Moore is facing one count of impaired driving causing death and one count of refusing a breathalyzer. Olive Moore was struck by a vehicle on January 19th after she was dropped off at a home on Corkum Diverson Road. The young girl was transported to the South Shore Regional Hospital where she later died from injuries. Candice Moore is due in Bridgewater court on March 27th.

MODL: Treatment Plant Funding Pre-Approved

The next installment of the Riverside Inflow and Infiltration project is getting the green light from municipal council. Members have agreed to give pre-budget approval of $690,000 for phase two. Council inherited the septic facility years ago and has taken responsibility for its upkeep. Mayor Don Downe says it's the best step moving forward.

Money for the next phase will be provided through gas tax and reserve funding.

Chester Council Moves To Evening Meetings

Councillors in Chester are reaching out to their residents and local business owners. Council will hold an evening council session on Thursday in an effort to attract more people and interest in issues around the municipality. It's the first time Chester council will hold an evening session since 2001. Council has decided to test out the new move on a six month trial basis. If the meetings are successful and well attended, council will consider making the change more permanent. Evening meetings will be held on the last Thursday of each month beginning at 6 o'clock.

Milton: Couple Homeless After Fire Destroys Home

A Queens County couple is homeless after a fire on Sunday night. The blaze at a mobile home in Milton broke out around 10 o'clock. Luckily, the man and woman escaped unhurt. A total of ten departments were dispatched to work the fire. Nova Scotia Power crews and RCMP were also called to the home on Forest Street. It's not known yet what caused it but an investigation is underway.

South Shore: Budget Consultation Tour Events

Nova Scotia's finance minister is taking her pre-budget consultation tour to the South Shore. Maureen MacDonald will host three separate events tomorrow beginning at 9:30AM at the Mahone Bay Centre. The Bridgewater and Area Chamber of Commerce and the Lunenburg Board of Trade will then host an event at the Best Western in Bridgewater at 11:30AM. The final session will be held at 2:30PM at the NSCC Lunenburg Campus. MacDonald's last budget update in mid-December projected a 277 million dollar deficit for the fiscal year ending in March. She says early budget consultations indicate Nova Scotian's aren't interested with balancing the budget if it means further reductions in health care, education and other public services.