Wednesday, July 10, 2013

South Shore: Funding For Electronic Drug Dispensers

Some new technology will help local nurses administer medication through a safer and more efficient system. Electronic drug dispensing cabinets are coming to hospitals throughout the South Shore. The Nova Scotia government announced $2.4 million dollars to help purchase ten cabinets. Half of the money will be given to South West Health. Health Authority CEO Peter Vaughan says they help reduce waste by tracking and controlling inventory.

It's expected the dispensers will be in place in both health districts by the fall.

Kraft Celebration Tour-Getting Set To Vote!

The time for voting is drawing 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 TSN's Sportscentre in the town. Seahawks Vice-President, John Peters, says they need all the votes they can get.

Meanwhile, a Bridgewater businessman wants to help with improvements to Kinsmen field. Darren Young of Bluenose RV is planning to ante-up 5-thousand dollars should the town be selected for the Kraft Celebration Tour. He says Kinsmen Field has a special place in his life.

Voting on-line opens at 1 o'clock this afternoon (Wednesday) for 24 hours. You can vote as many times as you like at

Nowe Sits Four Back At Junior Golf Championship

A Bridgewater native sits in fourth place heading into round three today of the Nova Scotia Junior Golf Championship. Ryan Nowe shot a seven over-par, 78 Tuesday at Seaview Golf and Country Club in North Sydney. The Osprey Ridge golfer followed up an opening round score of one-under with one birdie, six bogeys and a double bogey. He sits four shots back of leader Myles Creighton of Digby Pines. Cole Mulrooney of Chester Golf Club is nine shots off the pace in ninth place.