Monday, June 10, 2013

New Fund Helping Men's Health

A new initiative unveiled in Bridgewater today is committed to improving the health and wellness of men. The Blue Glove Fund is a not-for-profit agency that raises money for men's health. The fund has been set up to help bring mobile health clinics and education campaigns to rural areas of the province. Spokesperson Dan Hennessey says the fund will help Medibus visit communities.

Hennessey says there will be a hands-on approach plus awareness on men's health issues including testicular cancer, colon cancer and spinal-cord injuries. The fund is currently reaching out to local organizations and businesses for sponsorship to help its cause. A fundraiser will be held this Saturday from 12-4pm at the Bridgewater Mall. To donate to the fund, or find out more information, you can click here .

Minor Injuries After Car Goes Into Ditch Outside Bridgewater

A 20-year-old woman was taken to hospital after a single vehicle crash Monday morning just outside of Bridgewater. Officials with the Oakhill Fire Department along with EHS were called to the scene around 11:20am along Highway 325. Constable David Cullen with Bridgewater RCMP says the woman's car went off the road and into a ditch. She was taken to South Shore Regional Hospital with minor injuries.

Queens RCMP Look For Break And Enter Suspects

Several items have been stolen after an overnight break and enter in Queens County. RCMP are looking for thieves after a 2006 Black Nissan Murano, as well as a generator, chainsaw, bush saw and framing gun were recently stolen from an Eagle Head garage. Anyone with information should contact police in Queens.

Bridgewater Relay For Life Raises $89,000

Bridgewater's Relay for Life event has helped raise at least $89,000 towards cancer research. The leadership co-chair, Sarah Sweeny, says money is still funneling in from people since Friday night's event at the South Shore Exhibition grounds and they hope to get an official total before the end of the week. She says roughly 320 people participated in the event. Sweeny says there's five areas where the money will go.

Another Relay for Life event is planned for June 21 in Chester.

South Shore Soccer Teams Do Well In Weekend Action

MacKenzie Sinclair scored a hat-trick, pacing the South Shore United under-14 girls soccer team to a 3-0 win Sunday over XFC from the New Glasgow-Antigonish area. Kay Dorey earned the shutout. It was the team's home opener at Park View.  Meanwhile, the South Shore boys Under-16 team managed a 1-1 tie with Dartmouth United. Matt Quigley was the lone scorer for South Shore, which is now tied for 2nd place in its division.

More Stop Signs Popping Up In Lunenburg

The town of Lunenburg has brought in more stop signs to help improve pedestrian safety. The new signs are installed at two intersections on King Street, along Lincoln Street and Montague Street. The signs come into effect today. Town Engineer Marc Belliveau says the additional signs should make a difference.

Belliveau says drivers should use caution approaching and proceeding through the intersection while people adjust to the change.

NSCC Lunenburg Campus Celebrates Student Success Awards

Graduating students at the NSCC Lunenburg Campus will wrap-up their final week with an awards celebration. The campus will hand out its student success awards this evening in the campus gymnasium. Twenty-six awards will be given including monetary and gifts. Principal Craig Collins says it's an exciting time for the campus and its students.

Some awards include the ABCO award, the Order of the Eastern Star and the Bridgewater Community Christmas award. The awards celebration will begin at 6:30pm.