Monday, July 15, 2013

South Shore Golfers Tee-Off At Atlantic Championship

Three South Shore golfers will put their games to the test at the CN Future Links Atlantic Championship at the Antigonish Golf and Country Club. Bridgewater's Ryan Nowe along with Cole Mulrooney of Chester Basin and Allison Chandler of Chester begin play Tuesday in the 54-hole event. Nowe is coming off a second place finish at the provincial junior golf championships, while Mulrooney finished third in the boys juvenile division. Chandler is also fresh off a third place finish in the girls division.

Gold River Man Turns Himself Into Police

Police confirm a Gold River man who allegedly shot another man over the weekend is in custody. Corporal Scott MacRae says 60-year-old Ronald Lorne Paul turned himself into the Chester RCMP detachment just before noon time Monday. Paul has been sought by Mounties since Saturday night, after he was involved in a shooting at a Gold River home. A 31-year-old man was taken to the QEII Hospital in Halifax with non-life-threatening injuries. Paul is charged with aggravated assault, discharging a firearm with intent to endanger a life and assault with a weapon. He's expected to appear in Bridgewater court Tuesday morning.

Police, Fire Marshal Investigate Martin's River Fire

RCMP and the provincial fire marshal's office are investigating following a fire yesterday in Martin's River. Deputy Fire Chief Gordon Appleby of the Martin's River Fire Department says the blaze at 127 Shingle Mill Road destroyed two outbuildings, and extensively damaged a third. He says the home also suffered minor damage. Crews from Mahone Bay also responded to the incident around 12:30 Sunday afternoon. Appleby says a woman was home at the time, but escaped unharmed.

Nothin' Fancy Moving To Cookville

A furniture warehouse is planning to leave the Bridgewater Mall for their own location in Cookville. Nothin' Fancy is expected to open its new location over the next few years along the Pine Grove Road. CAO for the Municipality of Lunenburg, Tammy Wilson, says the transfer of land occurred between them and Jim Jer Investments in early May. She says infrastructure will be in place over the next year to facilitate the development of land. Roads, sewer and water will start being installed next spring. Wilson says the next steps will be to prepare engineering designs for tender calls. She calls it a good investment to Osprey Village and the municipality.

Aquaculture Panel Begins Hearings

The Nova Scotia government is beginning a series of public meetings this week, looking for ways to update aquaculture standards in the province. A panel was set up in May to recommend new regulations to govern the industry by the end of 2014. The panel will be led by two environmental law experts from Dalhousie University. One of them is Meinhard Doelle who tells us, a lot has changed since the original standards were put in place 20 years ago.

The government has about 20 public meetings planned across the province. Among them will be sessions later this month in Shelburne, Lunenburg, Liverpool and Yarmouth.

Buy-Sell Agreement In Place For Former Riverport School

The former Riverport Elementary School is close to being sold. A company called "Yard-Arm" has made an application to the planning advisory committee outlining what they plan to use the building for. The plan includes developing the building into a micro-brewery. Municipality of the District of Lunenburg Mayor Don Downe says it should be a good addition to the community.

Downe says its still early in the process but he's encouraged by the steps that have been taken with a number of hurdles left to go including public meetings. The building has been closed and boarded-up since it ceased operating as a school two years ago. The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg has been paying insurance on it ever since, in the amount of about $100,000 a year.

Halifax Woman Drowns In LaHave River

Lunenburg County RCMP say a 71-year-old woman is dead after she drowned in the LaHave River Sunday night. Sgt. Derek Smith says the woman witnessed by neighbours entering the water and not coming back up. They attempted to rescue her with a sea-doo and brought her to shore. EHS was called but she could not be resuscitated. The incident happened around 9pm in the Dayspring area. He confirms the woman was from Halifax and an autopsy will be performed. Fire officials also responded to the call. Smith adds there's no indication of any suspicious activity.

Police Search For Alleged Gold River Gunman

A man is recovering in a Halifax hospital and another is being sought by police after a weekend shooting in Gold River. The 31-year-old victim was shot in a home in the community Saturday evening after a fight between two men.  RCMP say the victim and the suspect know each other.  They've issued an arrest warrant for 60-year-old Ronald Lorne Paul of Gold River.  He's facing numerous firearms charges and aggravated assault.  Paul is described by police as 6-feet tall, weighing 162 pounds with grey hair and hazel-colored eyes.  Police say if you have any information on Ronald Paul's whereabouts, you should contact the local RCMP detachment, or contact Crime Stoppers.  The number for Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers is 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text TIP202 + your message to 'CRIMES' (274637) or by Secure Web Tips at