Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Bailey Cracks Moose Lineup, Playing Tonight Against PEI

A Lunenburg County native is suiting up with the Halifax Mooseheads tonight for the first time. Brennan Bailey has cracked the herd's lineup for this evening's home contest against the PEI Rocket. The 19-year-old was acquired by the Moose at the trade deadline from the Pictou County Weeks Crushers of the MHL. In a text message, Bailey says he's both nervous and excited to dawn the Mooseheads jersey. He says he will wear #6 while manning the blue line during tonight's game. Puck drop is at 7pm at the Halifax Metro Centre.

Bridgewater Police Arrest Man On Outstanding Warrant

Bridgewater Police have arrested a man wanted in connection with a home invasion in Lunenburg County. Constable Will Creamer says 27-year-old Stephen Heisler was taken into custody Sunday in Bridgewater. The home invasion occurred last July. The man also had a warrant out for his arrest for assault causing bodily harm. Heisler has been remanded into custody and will appear in Bridgewater court tomorrow.

Queens Skate Park Group 'Overwhelmed' By Council Support

Hundreds of thousands of dollars in support is music to the ears of the Queens County Skate Park Association. The group received $200,000 from Region of Queens council along with $35,000 worth of land. However, it does come with some stipulations including construction to start before July 1, 2016 and the group needs to collect at least 90 per cent of the money needed before it can start building. Vice-President of the Association, Ian Kent, says he's in favour of the guidelines.

Kent says the group is overwhelmed with the support from council. The 20,000 square feet of land designated for the future skate park is located near the Queens Place-Emera Centre. The total project is expected to cost roughly $780,000. The group has applied for a provincial health and wellness grant and held local fundraisers to try and gather further funding towards the project.

Mustangs Face Must-Win Scenario Against Valley

It's win or go home tonight for the South Shore Mustangs. The local major midget hockey club must win this evening to stay alive in their best-of-seven series with the Valley Wildcats. The top-ranked Valley club holds a 3-0 series advantage. The two teams square off at 7:30 tonight at the Bridgewater Arena.

Bounty Hearing Begins In Virginia

A nine-day probe into the sinking of the Lunenburg-built HMS Bounty begins today in Portsmouth, Virginia. The U.S. Coast Guard is convening the hearing after the ship took on water off the coast of North Carolina last October, killing two crew. The coast guard rescued 14 crew members after they abandoned the ship in two life-rafts. The hearing is set to run until February 21st.

Chester Man And Woman Appear In Liverpool Court

A man and woman from Chester will appear in Liverpool court this morning on various possession and trafficking charges. Twenty-nine-year-old Brendan Gregory Levy and 27-year-old Jennifer Andrea Corkum were arrested last week during a vehicle stop near Exit 8 on Highway 103. Lunenburg County RCMP seized crack cocaine during the arrest and also found marihuana and prescription drugs during a search of a home on Collicutt Road in Chester. Police also seized other items at the home in connection with the investigation. The two accused will both be in court at 9:30.

Chester: Tax Bill Waived For Hubbards Yacht Club

Chester council has awarded a tax exemption to the Hubbards Yacht Club. The Yacht Club has been in existence since 1967 and provides a youth sailing program for young people in the Hubbards and Chester areas. Deputy Warden Floyd Shatford says it's important to support these types of initiatives in the municipality.

Members of the club are settling into their new facility in Fox Point which just opened last summer. The building is used for classroom instruction, meetings, community events and boat storage. The club's tax bill for the year was nearly $7,000. The request was given unanimous approval.