Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Meeting To Discuss Major Events Committee

A meeting to gather interest in a major events committee for Bridgewater will be discussed Wednesday night. Councillors are expected to join community leaders in business, sports and accommodation to talk about the potential benefits of creating the committee. The manager of Events Nova Scotia will also be at the meeting to share his ideas and information about the organization. Mayor David Walker says the potential committee could do more than attract major events to the area.

The meeting starts at 6pm at town hall.

Osprey Ridge Ready To Open

The lone golf course in Bridgewater is opening its doors to members only. Osprey Ridge will open for the year on Thursday. Director of Golf and Head Pro, Jared Lohnes, says the course is in great shape early in the season. The course is expected to open to non-members and green-feers on Friday.

Board's Transportation Department Completes South Queens Route Review

The South Shore Regional School Board's transportation department has completed a full route review of the South Queens busing system in anticipation of the new middle school opening this fall. Among the changes, Milton students will attend Dr. John C. Wickwire, all grade six students will attend South Queens Middle School and all grade nines will go to Liverpool High. The department says the changes will be implemented in September for the 2013-14 school year, to make the transition as smooth as possible. Students who use the bus will be given information from their home room teachers. A full overview of the changes are listed below:

  • Milton students will attend Dr. John C. Wickwire
  • All grade 6 students will now attend South Queens Middle School
  • All grade 9 Students will now attend Liverpool Regional High School
  • Dr. John C. Wickwire will now have a bell time of 8:45am to 2:45pm
  • Some bus stops have been combined to ensure our bus routes comply with motor carrier regulations and School Board policies. (If this affects your family, you will be contacted directly)
  • Roads have been removed from service if a student residing on a particular road does not live at least 800m from the main road travelled. (If this affects your family, you will be contacted directly)
  • All P-5 Students within this catchment area will be bused
  • Walking distance for Grade 6 to 12 students will remain the same.

Mounties Investigate Break-Ins In Lunenburg County

RCMP say they are following leads after a rash of break-ins around Lunenburg County. Staff Sergeant Bruce Hill says officers have been investigating at least ten incidents around the areas of Baker Settlement, Newcombville, Chelsea and West Clifford. However, Hill says police are also working to dismiss some social media rumours regarding a break in earlier this week in Laconia.

Hill says the break ins over the past two weeks are connected. He's asking residents of the area to be vigilant and make sure they lock their doors to their homes and vehicles.

UPDATED: Phone Service Restored At Regional Hospital

The landline system at South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater is back up after it was down for repairs. The service was not available for roughly two hours last night. Both reception and inpatient lines are operating normally.

Regulatory Board Sets Hearing Dates For South Canoe

A two day hearing before the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board regarding a large wind farm will take place beginning May 30th. Friends of South Canoe Lake filed an appeal with the regulatory board just days after Chester Council gave the project the green light. Minas Basin Pulp and Power, Oxford Frozen Foods and Nova Scotia Power are behind the $200 million project. It would feature 34 turbines stretching between Vaughan and New Russell. Residents of the New Ross area are concerned over the location of the turbines and the unknown health effects. The second day for the hearing takes place on the evening of June 3rd. Both hearings will be held at the New Ross Fire Hall.

QMJHL: Mooseheads Score OT Victory Over Huskies

The Halifax Mooseheads remains undefeated in this year's playoffs after another overtime victory against Rouyn-Noranda. Johnathan Drouin scored the OT winner to give the Moose a 3-2 win over the Huskies. The Mooseheads lead the series 3-0. Game 4 goes on Thursday night.

Valley Wildcats Face Must-Win At Telus Cup

The Valley Wildcats are winless in two starts at the Telus Cup in Sault St. Marie, Ontario. On Tuesday, the Atlantic Midget champs fell 4-2 to the Ottawa 67's. The Wildcats face a must win scenario this afternoon when they face a squad from Montreal.