Thursday, February 21, 2013

Lunenburg's Drennan Ready For OUA Track Championships

A Lunenburg native says he's ready for today's OUA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Nineteen-year-old Jesse Drennan is competing in the pentathlon events, which get underway shortly after 3pm in Windsor, Ontario. The University of Windsor student has five events on tap for today including 60-metre hurdles, long jump, shotput and 1000-metre run. Drennan is captain of the Lancers track and field team and hopes to qualify for the CIS championships being held in March. A live video feed can be viewed here beginning at 3pm our time.

'Quick Care' Health Clinic Extended Into March

The quick care clinic started by South Shore Health in Bridgewater is being extended into March. The two-day-a-week clinic has been at capacity since it opened earlier this month. The clinic has accepted roughly 48 patients per day. It tackles issues like minor cuts, bumps, sore throats, prescription refills and sinus problems. CEO Dr. Peter Vaughan says they're extending the clinic to meet demand. However, he says hospital ER's remain busy.

A doctor accepts patients by appointment 3 to 9pm every Monday and Wednesday.

Upcoming: Large Wind Farm Debate In Chester

It's a critical stage for a large wind project stretching between Vaughan and New Russell. A public hearing will be held tonight to discuss the South Canoe Wind Project. It's the final step in the process before members of Chester council make a decision on whether or not they support the project. The proposed $200 million wind farm is being led by Minas Basin Pulp and Power, Oxford Frozen Foods and Nova Scotia Power. South Canoe would feature up to 34 wind turbines and could generate enough power to heat nearly 30,000 homes. There's been mixed reaction to the massive project to date with some residents in the New Ross area concerned over the location of the turbines. The meeting will be held at Forest Heights Community School beginning at 7 o'clock. 

Donations Continue To Pour In For New Ventilators

The money keeps rolling in to the Health Services Foundation of the South Shore for two new ventilators. Funds have crept up over $69,000. When the third annual ''Gift for the Heart'' radiothon concluded last Thursday, they were just over $66,000. Bernadette Jordan says it has been an emotional week.

Jordan anticipates donations to keep adding up over the next few weeks. She says, one way or another, they will gather enough money to buy a second ventilator.