Sunday, April 7, 2013

Serious Injuries In Caledonia Crash

Two people have been taken to hospital following a single vehicle crash in Caledonia. The incident occurred around 8:30pm Sunday evening along Highway 8. Sgt. Alain LeBlanc says a car was traveling southbound when it overturned into a ditch. He says a 29-year-old man from Caledonia and 24-year-old woman from Mahone Bay were both ejected from the vehicle and sustained serious injuries. The woman was taken by lifeflight to the QEII Hospital in Halifax while the man was transported to South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater. The cause of the incident is under investigation. 

Valley Wildcats Win Major Midget Hockey Atlantics, Move On to Telus Cup

The Valley Wildcats captured the Atlantic Major Midget Hockey championship today in Moncton with a 4-3 victory over Cornwall, PEI. The Cats move on to the Telus Cup National championship in Sault St. Marie, Ontario later this month.

Liberals Nominate Former Social Worker In Barrington-Argyle

A former social worker in Yarmouth, has won the Liberal nomination for the new riding of Argyle-Barrington. Kent Blades secured the nomination during a meeting Saturday in Barrington. Blades served three terms on Barrington Municipal Council. The 63-year old native of Cape Sable Island attributed his win to the establishment of a vigorous campaign with supporters from all corners of the constituency. Blades believes key issues in the upcoming campaign will include the return of the Yarmouth ferry, the local economy, power rates, health care and education.

Officials Investigate Beech Hill Fire

A mobile home in Beech Hill was gutted by fire last night. Firefighters with the Chester Basin and Western Shore Fire Departments were called to the scene  around mignight after a neighbour reported the blaze. Western Shore Fire Chief Scott Rafuse says they had the fire knocked down quickly but they are unsure how it started. It also wasn't known if anyone was still in the home at the time of the fire. RCMP and the provincial fire marshal's office are investigating.

Chester Clippers Fall In Semis At Atlantics

It was a heart-wrenching loss for the Chester Clippers. The local junior 'C' hockey club fell 5-4 in double overtime to the host Hampton Hurricanes, eliminating them from the Atlantic championships and ending their season abruptly. The loss is one that is tough to swallow for the Clippers, who allowed the tying goal with only six seconds left in the game. It will be an all-New Brunswick final, as the Western Valley Panthers won the other semi-final. Ben Bailey, Kyle Dilosa, Jeremy Church and Justin Bowen are this year's overage players and will not be back for another year.

Mooseheads Shutout Gatineau Again For 2-0 Series Lead

The Halifax Mooseheads shutout Gatineau 5-0 Saturday night at the Metro Centre to grab a 2-0 lead in that "Q" League best of seven quarter-final. The Olympiques are still searching for their first goal in the series after being blanked 7-0 on Friday night. Game three goes Tuesday night in Gatineau.