Sunday, April 21, 2013

Man Facing Charges After Woman Sent To Hospital

A Lunenburg County man faces a number of charges after an alleged assault late last week. RCMP say 45-year-old Andrew Melvin George was arrested April 19 in First South. A 36-year-old woman was transported to Fishermen's Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. She was treated for her injuries and later released. George is facing charges of aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, uttering threats and two counts of mischief. He was remanded into custody and will appear in Bridgewater court Monday morning.

Astor Theatre Hopes For Improvements From Fund Raising Campaign

Liverpool's Astor Theatre is on a fund-raising campaign. Officials are hoping to raise $100,000. over the summer months to modernize the theatre's sound, projection and lighting systems. Among other things, theatre manager Chris Ball says having a digital system will help get access to all the current movies.

About a quarter of the funds, $25,000. has already been raised. Its hoped the remaining funds will be acquired through the summer and improvements completed in time for the fall movie season.

MacKinnon, Drouin Lead Moose To Game One Win

In "Q" League playoff action Saturday night in Halifax, Jonathan Drouin's goal midway through the third period broke a 4-4 tie and sent the Mooseheads to a 6-4 win over Rouyn-Noranda. Drouin finished the night with two goals and three assists. Linemate Nathan MacKinnon had a hat-trick and an assist. The win gives the Herd a 1-0 lead in the best of seven semi final series. Game two goes tonight at 7 at the Metro Centre.