Saturday, July 20, 2013

Crash Kills Elderly Woman, Three In Critical Condition

A 75 year-old Beech Hill woman has died following a serious crash near Exit 6 involving seven people. Mounties say Myrtle Veinotte was pronounced dead at the scene. The collision involved a maroon van and white SUV and occurred around 10:45am on Highway 103. A section of the highway was closed for more than five hours. Four of the six people riding in the SUV were taken to hospital - three of those are listed in critical condition. Those in the SUV are thought to be from the Toronto area. Investigators say the collision happened when the elderly woman's vehicle crossed the centre line and collided head on with the SUV. She was the only person traveling in the van. The highway has re-opened.

Fatal Crash Near Exit 6

Emergency crews spent nearly six hours at the scene of a fatal two-vehicle crash at Exit 6. The incident ocurred around 10:45am on Highway 103. The highway had been shut down but has since re-opened. Mounties say one-person was killed in the crash. EHS, fire crews and a Life Flight helicopter were called to scene. RCMP say a traffic analyst was also called in to help with their investigation. No other details have been released.

Smoke-Eaters Square Off In FireFit Competition

It's been dubbed the ''toughest two minutes in sports.'' Firefighters from across the country are preparing to show residents of Lunenburg County some of their on-the-job duties in a timed obstacle course. Volunteer and professional firefighters are in Bridgewater to compete in the Maritime Atlantic FireFit competition. Individual races are held Saturday and team trials on Sunday. The winners will qualify for nationals in Edmonton, Alberta this September. The action can be seen at the Bridgewater Fire Hall. A full schedule of events can be found here .