Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Phones Lines Down At South Shore Regional Hospital

The telephone system at South Shore Regional Hospital will be out of service for repairs for about two hours beginning at 5 pm today. The hospital will not be able to answer incoming calls during this time. The patient line will also be out of service. Officials with the health authority are asking anyone with a medical emergency to phone 911. South Shore Health apologizes for any inconvenience.

Kitchen Fire Contained Quickly In Liverpool

A popular eatery in Queens County is expected to re-open later today following a kitchen fire. The blaze at Lanes Privateer Inn in Liverpool broke out near the deep fryer Monday morning. Manager Susan Lane says the sprinkler system and quick response by local fire crews helped contain the fire.

Damage to the kitchen is described as minimal. Lane says they still plan to take part in a fundraiser this evening for the Maritime Heart Centre in Halifax.

Committee Rejects Development Agreement For Blockhouse Facility

Residents of Blockhouse and outlying communities have spoken and it was pretty cut and dry; they don't want a diversion facility in their area. Over 200 people attended a meeting at the Blockhouse Fire Hall Monday night to learn more about the facility that Halifax C and D is proposing off the Cornwall Road. Over a dozen people stood up and spoke on issues including the type of material on-site and the proximity of the facility to a nearby school. A member of the area advisory committee, Paula MacDonald, says the local residents stated their case.

The committee decided to reject a recommendation by Halifax C and D for a development agreement. Blockhouse resident Paul Young says the next step is going to the Municipality of Lunenburg's Planning Advisory Committee.

The issue will come up again in late May.