Thursday, April 18, 2013

Volunteers To Clean Up Parts Of Highway 103

Volunteers will be out in droves Friday to begin cleaning up the 100-series highways across the province. In Lunenburg County, crews branded in fluorescent vests will be in the Bridgewater and Chester-areas of Highway 103. The clean-up campaign is designed to remove garbage and recyclables from the side of the highway. Gina Bain with the Adopt-A-Highway program says they're encouraging people to stop throwing waste from their vehicles.

She urges people to use caution while driving tomorrow as volunteers will be walking along highways. Over 5,000 bags of garbage and recyclable material was picked up last year from the side of provincial highways.

Liverpool's Whalen Grabs Third In Javelin At ACC Championships

Liverpool's Chelsea Whalen has picked up a third place finish in the javelin event at the Atlantic Coast Conference's Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Whalen had a top toss of 45.70 metres during today's competition. She will now turn her attention to the shot put event. It gets underway Friday afternoon in North Carolina.

Yarmouth: Stabbing Victim Released From Hospital

A 20 year old Lunenburg County man has been released from hospital following a stabbing in Yarmouth. Police say the individual arrived at the town's hospital Tuesday evening after an incident on Southeast Street. A 16 year old boy has been charged with aggravated assault in relation to the matter. Police say the incident occurred at a home in Yarmouth. The victim and the suspect know each other. The youth appeared in court Wednesday and was released from custody on a number of conditions. He's due back in court August 1st.

Charges After Police Raid York Street Home

Police have laid charges following the search of a home on York Street in Bridgewater. Officers carried out a search warrant Tuesday when they found a large quantity of marihuana, cash and drug paraphernalia. A 27 year-old Bridgewater man was arrested and is facing various charges. Police say Josh Lang was released with conditions to appear in court June 19th. Meanwhile, a 27 year-old woman was also arrested on allegations of possessing marihuana. Stacy Murray has been released from police custody and is due in court at a later date.