Saturday, May 11, 2013

Minor Injuries After Car Goes Into Ditch On Highway 12

Two women were taken to hospital after their vehicle went off the road and into a ditch. The incident occurred around 4:20 Saturday afternoon in Chester Grant. Members of the Chester Basin Fire Department along with RCMP and EHS were called to the scene along Highway 12. Police say the two women were taken to South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater with minor injuries.

Training Courses "Must" For Off-Road Vehicles

The province is reminding ATV, dirt bike and other off-highway vehicles drivers to make sure they take the mandatory safety training course. Natural Resources Minister Charlie Parker says they must also register their vehicles and have liability insurance. All Terrain Vehicle Association of Nova Scotia executive director Barry Barnet, says riders who ignore safety laws give responsible riders a bad name. Off-highway vehicle users also need to remember that laws  against drinking and driving apply to them and they must wear helmets while operating their machines. Some vehicle drivers qualify for exemptions from the training. More details are on the Department of Natural Resources website.

Mooseheads Clinch Spot In Memorial Cup

Nineteen years of frustration has turned into jubilation and joy for the Halifax Mooseheads. The club earned their first President Cup in team history, defeating the Baie-Comeau Drakkar 5-1 in game 5 of the QMJHL final. The Moose clinched the best-of-seven series four games to one. Stephen MacAuley scored twice while Stefan Fournier, Jonathan Drouin and Nathan MacKinnon each added one to pace the Mooseheads to victory. Drouin was named playoff MVP after notching 35 points in 17 games. The Mooseheads will now travel to Saskatoon for the Memorial Cup from May 17 until the 26. They'll open up play against the WHL champion on May 18. Lunenburg's Brennan Bailey is the lone South Shore native on the hockey team.