Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Lohnes Chasing Double Gold At Judo Nationals

A Bridgewater judoka is hoping to build off of two bronze medals from last year's Canadian Judo Championships. Twenty-year-old Whitney Lohnes says her goal at nationals this year is double gold. She will compete in the seniors and women's under-21, 48 kilogram divisions. The national competition gets underway Thursday in Richmond, B.C. .

Local Historian Offering Brookside Cemetery Tours

Former business owners, community leaders and prominent women will be the subject of guided tours from a local historian. Peter Oickle is offering the tours at Brookside Cemetery to local residents who want to learn more about the people who made an impact on the town. He says the tours will look at more than just people.

The first tour will be held Thursday evening around 6:50pm at the Brookside Cemetery. Tours will also be held July 11, August 1st and August 8th. Tickets cost $5 and can be purchased at the Desbrisay Museum or people can bring exact change to the tour and pay there.

VIDEO: Crews Douse Vehicle Fire In Bridgewater

No injuries after a car caught fire in the parking lot of the Bridgewater Days Inn. The incident occurred around 10:45 Wednesday morning. Fire Chief Michael Nauss says the female driver noticed smoke coming from underneath her hood and pulled into the hotel parking lot. He says there was very little smoke coming from the vehicle when it was first reported.

Town police and EHS also responded to the call. Video below shows fire officials dousing the vehicle, to make sure the blaze was out.

Chester School Receiving New Tablets In The Fall

A Lunenburg County school is benefiting from a pilot project funded by the Nova Scotia government. Roughly 90 grade seven students at Chester Area Middle School will receive new tablets in September. The $1-million pilot, announced by the Department of Education, will teach math by providing students free online lessons in the Khan Academy program. Director of Programs and Student Services with the South Shore School Board, Jeff DeWolfe, says he's happy a local school was one of four selected across the province.

The exact cost per tablet isn't known because the school will select the model that works for them. DeWolfe says its a one-year project, but is hopeful the project will be carried over at the end of the year based on student success.

Liverpool Parking Meters Headed For Quick Fix

The cost of repairs has been growing since payment-card parking meters were installed four years ago in Liverpool.  A design flaw has created confusion for drivers. They've been clogging the meters with coins instead of the specially-designed cards. Region of Queens Mayor Christopher Clarke says there's a quick fix.

Each time a parking meter has been clogged by a coin, it costs $100 to repair and those repairs have been mounting. All meters should be safely accepting coins and tokens in a couple of weeks. By the way, tokens can be purchased at the Region of Queens municipal office.

Charges May Be Laid After Gold River Incidents

Two people are in custody in connection with an incident Tuesday night in Gold River. The RCMP say the two men were arrested after a couple of assaults. They say the two incidents were related. Investigators have released few details other than to confirm the arrests. Its not known if anyone was injured. The RCMP say charges are pending.