Wednesday, May 15, 2013

South Shore Students Receive Lieutenant Governor's Education Medal

Eleven students from the South Shore Regional School Board were presented with the Lieutenant Governor's Education Medal today. The ceremony took place at North Queens Community School with Brigadier-General J.J. Grant in attendance to present the medals. The medal can been awarded to two grade 11 students from each high school across the province. They are given to a boy and a girl who demonstrate leadership and service in their school and community while maintaining their academic standing. Students are nominated by their school annually. This year's medal recipients are listed below.

  • Breanna Eileen Laffin - Bridgewater Jr/Sr High School
  • Benjamin Willis Conrad - Bridgewater Jr/Sr High School
  • Chelsea Jean Collicutt - Forest Heights Community School
  • Brandon Granville Bremner - Forest Heights Community School
  • Robyn Destiny Jade McLeod Whynot - Liverpool Regional High School
  • Gavin William Raddall - Liverpool Regional High School
  • Emma-Sue Wagner - New Germany Rural High School
  • Jonathan Stanley Murphy - New Germany Rural High School
  • Nichole Jane van Dyk - North Queens Rural High School
  • Hanna Marie Longard - Park View Education Centre
  • Morgan York Zwicker - Park View Education Centre

VIDEO: United Way Of Lunenburg County Celebrates 10 Years

A good mix of business representatives and community supporters turned out for the United Way of Lunenburg County's celebration of 10 years in operation Wednesday morning at the Days Inn in Bridgewater. The event also recognized the group's successful campaign of reaching $1-million invested back into the community. The video below is of various group's receive money from the United Way Lunenburg County.

Midville Branch House Fire Deemed Accidental

A fire that destroyed an Upper Branch Road home has been deemed accidental. Midville Fire Chief Graham Campbell says the fire marshal has wrapped up their investigation, but the cause remains unknown. Firefighters from Midville returned to the scene Wednesday morning after they received a call for a flare-up in the basement. A family of four are homeless as a result of the fire, which broke out early Tuesday afternoon.

Yarmouth MLA Calls On "Feds" To Shelve EI Reform

The MLA for Yarmouth is calling on the prime minister to stop ignoring the Atlantic region and put a hold on Employment Insurance reforms. Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the Atlantic premiers are wrong in suggesting changes to EI rules are hurting seasonal workers and industry. He says they're spreading misinformation. Liberal Zach Churchill in Yarmouth says the federal government has acted wrecklessly and should halt EI reform right away.

The Atlantic premiers plan to study the effects of the changes and present interim findings to the annual meeting of Canada's premiers in July.

Kiosks Help Parents Register Babies At Hospital

The province has set up a new electronic kiosk at the South Shore Regional Hospital to allow parents to register their baby's birth and enrol their child in government programs. The initiative gives parents the opportunity to apply for the baby's Social Insurance Number and Canada Child Benefits, activate a baby's health card and order their baby's birth certificate. A secretary for maternal child units with South Shore Health, Lisa Joudrey, says the kiosk reduces the amount of paperwork new parents face.

The hospital is one of nine across the province to have the kiosk installed. The system has been installed on the fourth floor in the maternal unit. The process to apply and activate a baby's information takes about 20 minutes.

UPDATED: Impaired Driving Causing Death Case Delayed

The case of a Lunenburg County woman charged with impaired driving causing the death of her nine-year-old daughter has been put over to June. Candice Roxanne Moore did not appear when her case came to provincial court in Bridgewater today. Her lawyer says she needs more time to review the case. Moore is charged with criminal negligence causing death, dangerous driving causing death and refusing to comply with a demand for a breath sample. Police say the 31-year-old woman's daughter was killed on January 19 after the little girl was dropped off at a home in Pleasantville. They say Olive Moore was standing in the road when she was struck by a van as it left the driveway. The case has been adjourned until June 19.