Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Mayor: Surprised By LaHave River Condition

The mayor of Bridgewater insists the town has made strides towards improving the condition of the LaHave River. David Walker made the comments following a presentation from the Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation. The executive director of the group told council the river is unsafe for people to swim in. Walker says it caught him off guard.

Walker believes more effort has to be made by the town and Municipality of Lunenburg to come to solutions on the river. He says they may have to ask the province for assistance as well.

School Lock Down Case Adjourned Until February

A Wileville man will remain in custody until his next court appearance in Bridgewater. Sheldon Earl Bowers is facing ten charges after police searched his home on York Street after two nearby schools were locked down on January 23rd. Bowers is charged with various firearm and drug related offences. He's also accused of uttering threats on two separate occasions. The 37 year-old will return to court on February 20th.

South Shore: Slick Road Conditions Reported

RCMP say roads conditions are poor in parts of the South Shore. Slick conditions are being reported around the region due to cool temperatures mixed with rain and ice pellets. Mounties are asking residents to slow down to reflect conditions. Black ice is the major factor behind the tricky roads.

Consultants To Reveal Downtown And Waterfront Draft Plan

The group tasked with creating Bridgewater's Downtown and Waterfront Master Plan will show off a draft version this evening. Ekistics Planning and Design has spent the past several months creating the document after gathering the community's feedback during consultations late last year. The public is getting one more opportunity to meet the consultants and ask them questions before the plan is finalized. A meeting will be held at the Bridgewater Days Inn tonight at 7pm.