Thursday, July 11, 2013

Nowe Finishes Second At Junior Golf Championships

Bridgewater's Ryan Nowe finished second in the Nova Scotia Golf Association's Provincial Junior Golf Championship, which wrapped up Thursday at Seaview Golf and Country Club in North Sydney. The 17-year-old fired a two-over, 73, to finish four shots behind champion Bruce Tomie. With the result, Nowe has been named to team Nova Scotia for the upcoming Canadian Junior Golf Championships in Subury, Ontario at the Timberwolf Golf Club from July 30 to August 2. Nowe also secures a berth in the CN Future Links Atlantic Championship in Antigonish from July 16-18. He's also been named to team Nova Scotia for the Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, Quebec in August.

McIntosh, Whalen Post Top 12 Results In Russia

Liverpool's Chelsea Whalen finished in 11th spot in the women's shot-put at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia.  The 20-year-old qualified for the final Wednesday and had a high throw of 15.52 metres in Thursday's medal round. Meanwhile, Bridgewater's Rachael McIntosh placed 8th in the women's heptathlon. McIntosh finished with 5,589 points in the seven-category event. The score is listed as a personal best for the 22-year-old.

Lunenburg: Planned ER Closure At Fishermen's

Early word about two pending ER closures. The Fishermen's Memorial Hospital Emergency Department will be closed beginning Friday evening at 6pm and lasting until 7:30am Saturday morning. It will also be closed from 6pm Saturday until 7:30am Sunday morning. The closures are due to a staff shortage. South Shore Health advises anyone requiring emergency services to call 911 or visit the South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater. Patients with non-emergencies should contact their family physician or call Health Link 811 for medical advice.

Plans For Public Park In Petite Rivere Moving Ahead

Support for a public park in Petite Riviere is growing but more work is needed before it becomes a reality. The Municipality of Lunenburg is prepared to kick-in $30,000 to help develop a long desired park for the area. That money would compliment a $25,000 investment already announced by the Nova Scotia government. Mayor Don Downe says remediation work needs to take place on the site where the park would be located. He says the community also needs to fund raise.

The park is expected to cost in the area of $90,000. It would be located at the former Covey Island Boatworks store which was destroyed by fire.

Seafood Company Awarded Loan To Expand

A Lunenburg County business will be able to ramp up its product and hire some new staff. Cedar Bay Grilling in Blandford has been awarded a $100,000 business loan. They will use the funds to increase productivity to meet national and international demand for its products which include planked salmon.They will also add a second production line that will assist in the packaging of salmon burgers and appetizers. South Shore St. Margaret's MP Gerald Keddy made the announcement Thursday. The loan is being provided through ACOA.  The initiative is also projected to create seven part-time jobs that the company hopes will become full-time positions by 2014.

Local Dancers Turn In Solid Performance In Montreal

The South Shore was well represented at the Scot Dance Championship Series National Highland Dance Competition in Montreal. Dancers from McKinnon Dance of Bridgewater competed in a number of events, bringing home a number of Gold Silver and Bronze Medals as well as Top 7 finishes. Megan VanderWal won gold, silver and two bronze medals. Angela McKinnon, Rebecca Jordan and Emerald Lake all received silver medals and Eva Purcell McIntyre won two bronze medals all in their respective categories. Emerald Lake of Lunenburg also received a 5th place finish in the Canadian Inter Provincial Championships. Other Dancers finishing in the Top 7 include; Amelia Cook, Madison Greek and Laurel Genge. Coach Angela McKinnon says all the dancers worked hard to get to the competition and to have Emerald Lake finish with a fifth in the Inter Provincial Championship is quite amazing”. The dancers competed at different levels and in different age categories in Montreal from July 3rd to July 7th.

NS Liberals Target South Shore Ridings

Nova Scotia Liberals are focused on the South Shore this week. As a lead-up to a provincial election, expected to be called at anytime but not likely until the fall or even next spring, Liberal leader Stephen McNeil is here to discuss issues with, and learning more about, the concerns of area voters. He also wants to make sure the Liberal machinery here is in place and ready to go to work in an election campaign.

McNeil says high power rates and cuts to education and health are having the biggest impact on the daily lives of South Shore residents. He wants to change that if his party forms the next provincial government by eliminating Nova Scotia Power's monopoly and cutting excessive administration costs for education and health.

Gasoline Prices Expected To Take A Big Jump!

Hold on to your hats! Gas prices could head through the roof tonight. Today in New Brunswick, prices have shot up dramatically. Regular self serve there is selling for 5.3 cents more per litre. Diesel has increased by 3.5 cents. Stand by for the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board to jack up prices by similar amounts at midnight tonight. The big jump in gas prices here is a result of whats happening on the world market. The world price of oil continues to climb after ending yesterday at its highest close in 16 months. Oil is trading at $107.32 U-S a barrel. The price has jumped 14 per cent in the past two and-a-half weeks. Traders point to rising demand in the U-S and upheaval in the Middle East.

Wolter, Whalen Qualify For International Finals

Liverpool's Chelsea Whalen has qualified for the shot-put final at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia. The 20-year-old had a top throw of 15.36 metres, good enough for a chance to throw for a medal. The shot-put final will be held later today. Meanwhile, a Conquerall Mills native has set a new provincial record in the steeplechase. Tobias Wolter ran the 2,000 metre steeplechase event in five minutes, 51 seconds at the IAAF World Youth Track and Field Championships in Donetsk, Ukraine. With the time, Wolter also qualified for tomorrow's final.

Nowe In Contention To Win Provincial Golf Title

Bridgewater's Ryan Nowe remains in the hunt at the provincial junior golf championship. The 18-year-old shot a third round three-over par 74 yesterday at Seaview Golf and Country Club in North Sydney. Nowe had two birdies and five bogeys on the scorecard. He begins today's final round tied for second place, three shots behind leader Bruce Tomie of Northumberland Links.