Saturday, June 29, 2013

No Injuries After Bridgewater Apartment Fire

A woman and her cat are safe after a fire broke out Saturday evening at an apartment at 29 Dufferin Street in Bridgewater. Fire officials from the town and Hebbville responded to the call around 8:15pm. Bridgewater Fire Chief Michael Nauss says a short in behind an electrical panel caused the blaze. He says there was minimal damage to the apartment. The Red Cross have stepped-in to relocate the woman and her feline for the night.

Liverpool Paramedic Facing More Charges

A Liverpool paramedic is facing additional charges for allegedly stealing and misusing drugs from an EHS station. RCMP have laid five new charges against 47-year-old Kenneth Cosh including administering a noxious substance, assault with a weapon, theft under $5,000, fraud and criminal negligence. Meanwhile, a charge of forgery will be withdrawn. Cosh is facing 10 charges in total. Police say the additional charges are a result of the ongoing investigation. Officials with EHS alerted police of allegations of thefts and misuse of drugs by the man earlier this year. RCMP searched a home in February on Wolfe Street and seized syringes and medical containers. Cosh will appear in Liverpool Provincial Court July 9.

Forties Community Centre Gets Kitchen Upgrades

They'll be cooking up a storm at the Forties Community Centre. The federal government has awarded the community centre with just over $7,000 to spruce up their kitchen. The money will help replace its stove and two freezers. MP Gerald Keddy made the funding announcement last week. The Forties Community Centre hosts a variety of events in New Ross throughout the year including dinners, crib tournaments and craft fairs.