Monday, July 8, 2013

Old School Methods Still Work In Caledonia

A Caledonia couple is being recognized for their old school approach to maintaining their woodlands. Georgie and Helen Uhlman have been named the 2013 Western Region and Provincial Woodland Owners of the Year. A former heavy equipment operator, Georgie maintains his 52-hectare woodland using only horses. Much of their harvest is for furnace wood, although they sell hemlock, spruce and pine logs to a local sawmill. The Uhlmans estimate that more than 70 per cent of their woodland is used for recreation such as sleigh rides, barbecues and horseback rides.  Henry and Elaine Van Berkel, who live in Antigonish County, are the Eastern Region winners and Faye Crawford, of Pictou County took Central Region honours.

Two Vehicles Catch Fire In Liverpool

There were fireworks of sorts in Liverpool last night. A car parked on some private property in the downtown core mysteriously burst into flames around 10:30pm. RCMP say the fire was so intense, it spread to another car parked nearby. Mounties say they aren't expecting to lay any charges in relation to the matter. Corporal Victor Whalen says the Fire Marshal's Office were called in to investigate and it was determined the original fire may have been caused by a defect in the car. No injuries were reported.

VOTE: Bridgewater Vying For $25,000 In Kinsmen Field Upgrades

The time for voting draws near as the South Shore Seahawks look to secure $25,000 towards improvements to Kinsmen Field. The multi-use field in Bridgewater is up against the Windsor Aquatic Club for the right to host the Kraft Celebration Tour. It would also mean a community spotlight and live broadcast of Sportscentre in the town. Seahawks Vice-President, John Peters, says they need all the votes they can get.

People can vote as many times as they want before the voting period ends. Voting opens at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon for 24 hours. People can vote at kraft celebration tour dot ca

Weekend: Double Fatal In Yarmouth County

Two men are dead after their truck crashed into a log pile on a gravel road in Yarmouth County. RCMP say the men were driving in the Kemptville area Sunday when the driver lost control of the truck and it crashed. Both men, aged 36 and 38, were taken to hospital where they died from their injuries. Their names have not been released, but police they were from the Yarmouth area. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

South Shore: Health Authority Focus' On Doctor Recruitment

Do you have a family doctor? It's a question a number of South Shore residents answer with a "no". However, Vice President of Health Service Janet Simm says the local health authority is working hard to attract more doctors to the region. She says over the past year they've assigned more staff to work primarily in the area of doctor recruitment.

Another five to seven doctors will be needed to staff Bridgewater's new collaborative emergency centre. The health authority is looking to Dalhousie University to try and fill some of those positions.