Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Pub In the Works For Riverport

An application has been presented to the Municipality of Lunenburg to develop a pub in Riverport. Local resident Peter Knowles has submitted the document for a development agreement to build 'The Heron Pub and Marina' at 30 Lower LaHave Road. A letter to the municipality reveals the building space would be roughly 3000 square feet. Deputy mayor and councillor for the Riverport-area, Don Zwicker, says it would be a nice addition to the community.

Council has sent the matter to the area advisory committee for review and recommendation.

RCMP Charge Valley Man After Weekend Incident

A New Minas man is facing 14 charges after an incident over the weekend in Kings County. RCMP were notified about a suspicious vehicle parked on the side of the road near Berwick Sunday morning. In a media release, police say they spotted two men using cocaine when they located the vehicle. The car drove off in an effort to escape police. During the pursuit, the passenger jumped out and was arrested soon after. The driver kept on going but was later arrested as a gas station in Kingston. Police say 34 year-old Mark Walter Harris will remain in custody until his next court appearance on Wednesday. He's facing a slew of charges including assaulting a police officer, uttering threats, impaired driving and fleeing police.

Museum Officials Hope To Attract More People In 2013

The director of the DesBrisay Museum feels they can do a better job in attracting more people to the historic facility. Over 4,000 people visited the museum in Bridgewater in 2012. Commission member Peter Oickle believes they have a responsibility to the town.

The museum also received 184 new artifacts last year that reflect the towns history and generated $97,000 in additional revenue. It is one of the oldest community museums in Canada. For more on the museum, you can click here .

Watch Out For Deceptive Winning Letters In Mail!

A warning's been issued for South Shore residents to be suspicious if they get a letter in the mailing claiming they've won a big UK or North American sweepstakes jackpot. Jill Atkinson of the Better Business Bureau says the phoney letters look very authentic, especially the $3,750. cheque from Sunlife Assurance. She tells us: "they look like the real cheque that you would receive and of course they use the SunLife Assurance Company of Canada name and logo. People recognize that and so its a very deceptive cheque." Atkinson says the letter requests the receiver send money to retrieve the jackpot. It turns out, the cheque supposedly from Sunlife is worthless and any money sent to the address provided is gone for good! Atkinson says anyone receiving the letter and accompanying cheque should report it right away to police or the Better Business Bureau.

The BBB Suggests the following:
Check out the business with the BBB first.
> Don’t ever agree to pay anything upfront to collect winnings.
> Do not agree to wire money, send a cheque, bank account information or personal information to any unknown person or firm.
> It is impossible to win a lottery when you haven’t bought a ticket.
> Be wary if the letter contains a list of well-known company names that they claim are part of the sweepstakes.
> Be wary if the letter comes by bulk mail.
> Be wary if there is a rush to reply to the letter.

Lumberjacks Squander Three Goal Lead; Lose To Pictou

The CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks squandered a 3-0 lead on route to a 5-3 loss to the Pictou County Weeks Crushers in game one of the MHL's mini-series. Shawn Boudreau, Shaun MacEachern and Luc Ramey all scored first period goals while captain Michael Crawley chipped-in with two assists. Crawley says the club took too many penalties and paid the price.

Billy Clarke made 39 saves in nets for the Lumberjacks. They will try and tie the series Wednesday night in Pictou County.