Thursday, May 2, 2013

Yarmouth RCMP Arrest Man For Drug-Related Offences

RCMP in Yarmouth have arrested a 33-year-old man after drugs and weapons were seized at a home in Pinkney's Point. Police searched the home early Wednesday evening and found an indoor marihuana grow-op, several guns and a prohibited weapon. Trevor Preston Robichaud faces production and trafficking marihuana charges. He is also charged with unsafe storage of firearms and unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon. Robichaud will appear in Yarmouth Court in early July.

Motorcycle Crash Victim Identified

Lunenburg County RCMP have released the name of a man killed in a motorcycle crash on April 27th. Arnold Lester Salsman of New Ross died in a single vehicle collision last Saturday on Highway 12. The 51-year-old was transported to hospital where he passed away from his injuries. Mounties say the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

MODL: No Offers On Osprey Ridge Golf Course

A buyer has yet to step forward to purchase the Osprey Ridge Golf Course. The Municipality of Lunenburg assumed operation of the club last November after deciding not to renew an agreement with the Bridgewater Golf and Country Club. Since then, the municipality has instituted a lottery system to bring a balance of members and green fee players to the course. They're also looking at promoting the banquet facility to bring in more people and revenue. CAO Tammy Wilson says they're trying to offer a good product.

Wilson says they aren't aggressively trying to sell the golf course. She says they plan to take a look at the operations over the next few months before making a decision on the future of the 18-hole club.

DNR Reminding Public To Burn Safely

A fire prevention officer with the Department of Natural Resources is reminding the public to be safe when burning brush. Kara McCurdy says its that time of year when people clean-up their properties and burn piles of yard debris. She says people should take precautions.

A provincial burning permit is required before lighting a fire within 300 metres of a wooded area in Yarmouth, Shelburne, Queens, and Lunenburg counties.

The Big Ex Announces Maritime Horse Pull

This year's edition of the South Shore Exhibition will feature a large pool of East Coast talent. Event organizers have announced the LaHave River Credit Union - Maritime Horse Pull will replace the recently cancelled International Horse Pull. The international event was cut by the Cumberland, Maine Fair earlier this spring due to a lack of funding. Teams representing Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI will take part in the horse pull which will be held on the same day and time slot as previous years. The Maritime Horse Pull will consist of the top eight teams emerging from the qualifying pull. The purse has been set at $4,400. The Big Ex will be held July 23rd to 28th in Bridgewater.