Thursday, July 18, 2013

Minor Injuries After Vehicles Collide In Conquerall Mills

An elderly woman has been taken to South Shore Regional Hospital after a two-vehicle collision in Conquerall Mills. Constable David Cullen with Bridgewater RCMP says it appears a car pulled out of Lakeview Circle and was hit by a half-ton truck travelling the Conquerall Mills Road near Fancy Lake. The incident happened around 1:20 this afternoon. The driver and passenger in the truck were unharmed. Police say the 77-year-old driver of the car is dealing with minor injuries.

Nowe Wins, Chandler Tenth At Atlantic Golf Championship

Bridgewater's Ryan Nowe has gone wire-to-wire to win the CN Future Links Atlantic Championship in Antigonish. Nowe shot a final round two-over par, 74, Thursday to win by seven shots over Bedford's Bruce Tomie. The 17-year-old never trailed in the event and earns an exemption into the 2013 Canadian Junior Boys Championship, which will be contested July 29 to August 2 at the Timberwolf Golf Club in Sudbury, Ont. Meanwhile, Chester's Allison Chandler struggled to a 92 today, but managed to finish in 10th place.

MODL: Council Awards Riverside Work To Dexter Construction

Dexter Construction Company Ltd. is being hired to provide upgrades to the Riverside Wastewater System. The Municipality of Lunenburg awarded a tender contract to the group, who had the lowest bid out of five companies. The scope of the work will focus on replacing the collection system and installing treatment plant equipment. Mayor Don Downe says they're trying to get the system working properly.

The tender price from Dexter Construction was $462,242.50. Downe expects work to begin soon.

Chester: Council Seeks Crown Land In Western Shore

A parcel of land in Western Shore could become property of the Municipality of Chester. The Nova Scotia Government owns roughly an acre of Wild Rose Park. The municipality is interested in acquiring the land through a 20-year lease arrangement that would include an out-clause regarding the seawall, which is provincially-owned. Warden Allen Webber says they don't want to be held responsible if the seawall erodes and causes flooding. He says the lease would provide the municipality with a sense of security.

Webber didn't know the cost but says its a marginal amount of money. The matter has been back and forth between the municipality and the province for over a year.

Wedgeport: RCMP Investigate Fatal Shooting

A man has died after a shooting overnight in Wedgeport. According to the RCMP, the incident happened on the Corporon Road around 1:20am. They say a 47-year-old man died and a 46-year-old man was injured. A 49-year-old female also connected to the shooting was not hurt. Mounties say all those involved are known to each other and investigators don't consider the shooting a random act. The RCMP Southwest Nova Major Crimes unit is in the preliminary stages of their investigation.

Gold River: Accused In Alleged Shooting Remains In Jail

A Gold River man will remain behind bars after an alleged shooting over the weekend on the Lunenburg County reserve. Ronald Lorne Paul is facing three charges after an incident Saturday night that sent a man to hospital with an apparent gunshot wound. The 60 year-old has been charged with aggravated assault, discharging a firearm with intent to endanger a life and assault with a weapon. The 31 year-old shooting victim was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Paul will return to court August 2nd.

Dish Washing Made Easier At South Shore Regional Hospital

Doing the dishes at South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater has just become a lot easier and safer. A new system of loading up the dish-washers involves staff now only having to put dishes in the racks, pushing a button and automation doing the heavy work. Gone are the days of manually lifting heavy dish racks on to a conveyor belt. South Shore Health's Manager of Facility Services, Robert Barss, says tried-and-true manufacturers could not solve the problem. It took a local company to come up with something new.

According to Barss, its the first such automated system in the province. Funding for it, $150,000. came from the provincial Department of Health and Wellness.

UPDATE: 103-Exit 12 Crash-Woman In QE-2 Hospital

A woman who was injured yesterday as a result of a two-vehicle crash on the 103 near Bridgewater is in the QE-2 Hospital in Halifax. She was driving a pickup truck Wednesday afternoon when her vehicle collided with a sport utility vehicle at Exit-12 in Cookville. The victim was airlifted to the QE-2 from the site. She is being treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries. Two occupants of the S-U-V were not injured. The accident is still being investigated. The cause hasn't been determined yet.

Gas Prices Expected To Rise Yet Again

Here we go again! Gas prices are expected to take another jump at South Shore pumps overnight tonight. In New Brunswick this morning, the provincial energy and utilities board has increased the price for regular self-serve there by 5.2 cents a liter. That brings the new maximum price in New Brunswick to $1.37.4 per liter. If a similar increase happens tonight here, the price for a liter of regular self serve will surpass $1.41. By the way, gas prices have gone up in New Brunswick 10.5 cents a liter in the past two weeks.

Men Defeat Women In Charity Softball Match

It was the men triumphing over the women in a battle of the sexes softball match Wednesday night in Mahone Bay. The men's team scored plenty of runs, despite batting from their weak side of the plate, notching a 23-15 victory. The game helped raise roughly $100 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Lots of fun was had by all players, with the idea of holding a game annually. The match was a prelude to the 'Batting For Breast Cancer' event, planned for Friday evening on ball fields across Lunenburg County.