Friday, February 1, 2013

Bridgewater: Skate Park Funding Goes To Budget Deliberations

The town of Bridgewater will wait to decide if they will further endorse a skateboard park near the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre. Council has sent a funding request for a future skatepark to their budget deliberations. The group is asking for $25,000 each year for four years starting in 2013. Mayor David Walker says the town will try and figure out if they can help.

The town already provided $8,500 last year towards the construction design of the project. The group has also approached the Municipality of Lunenburg for the same four-year commitment of funding.

UPDATED: Crews Contain Broad Cove Fire

It's been a long day for several fire crews in Lunenburg county. Firefighters representing eight departments spent most of today battling a house fire in Broad Cove. The blaze began shortly after seven o'clock this morning in a vacant home. The all-clear was given shortly after three o'clock this afternoon. More than two dozen were on scene trying to keep the fire under control. It's not known how it started. No injuries have been reported.

Fire Fighters Battle Blaze In Broad Cove

Fire fighters are battling a house fire this morning in Broad Cove. The United Communities Fire Department got the call around 7:15 this morning. The fire involved a vacant house that's been up for sale. An investigation is expected to determine the cause. No injuries to report.

Chester: Million Dollar Question For Health Care

Councillors in Chester have a big decision to make after the group behind a collaborative health center project requested a million dollars to help fund their proposal. Members of "Our Health Centre" made their pitch to council before a packed chambers last night in Chester. The group also told council they don't want to see a hike in taxes to cover the cost of their request. However, Deputy Warden Floyd Shatford says that's nearly impossible to do.

"Our Health Centre" will be a multi-use facility and provide primary health care to a population of 15,000 in Chester, Hubbards and Tancook Island. The project is estimated to cost roughly $6 million and would be located near Shoreham Village.

Large Increase In Gasoline Prices

We begin the new month with what else but ... a jump in gas prices ... and a sizeable one at that. Regular self serve is up almost 6 cents a litre at South Shore pumps at $1.35.4. High test is about 7 cents higher than that. Diesel is also up in price this morning by a couple of cents at $1.41.3 per litre.