Sunday, July 21, 2013

Bridgewater Remembers "Lead Rock" In Curling Community

A key rock in Bridgewater's curling community will be honoured tomorrow. Members of the curling club will gather to remember Helen Naugler.  Naugler passed away at the age of 94 last week. She was a curling coach at the national level and the recipient of Nova Scotia Ladies Curling Association Award of Merit in 1992. Naugler also helped develop Bridgewater School Curling Programs and was instrumental in getting the Little Rocks Youth Program up and running. Her passion for curling and love of helping others led her to be named Volunteer and Year for the Town of Bridgewater and Province of Nova Scotia in 2004. A celebration of life will take place Monday at the Bridgewater Curling Club between 11am and 3pm.

South Shore: Three Killed In Tragic Weekend Crashes

Two separate crashes on the South Shore have claimed three lives. The first collision took place around 11 o'clock Saturday morning near Exit 6. RCMP say an elderly woman was killed when her van crossed the centre line and slammed into an SUV. The woman has been identified as 75 year-old Myrtle Veinotte of Beach Hill. Meanwhile, four of the six people traveling in the SUV were sent to hospital - three were listed in critical condition. However, in an update on Sunday, RCMP said an 87 year-old Ontario man passed away overnight from his injuries. All of those in the SUV are believed to be from the Toronto area. A section of Highway 103 was closed for nearly five hours while investigators looked over the crash scene. Later in the day, a single vehicle rollover in East River claimed the life of a 25 year-old man. RCMP say the incident occurred when their vehicle stuck a culvert, rolled and hit a power pole. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Three others, all from the Halifax area were taken to hospital with various injuries. Police have not released the name of the man killed in the crash.

Fatal Accident In East River Point

A 25-year-old man is dead following a single vehicle crash in East River Point. RCMP say the incident happened around 9:20pm Saturday night along Highway 329. Police say preliminary investigation revealed the vehicle left the roadway, struck a culvert, rolled and struck a power pole, coming to rest on its roof. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Three other passengers, from the Halifax area, were transported to the QEII Hospital. One was air-lifted while the other two were transported by ambulance. They remain in Halifax hospital, two with non-life-threatening injuries and one in serious but stable condition. An RCMP Collision Reconstructionist has been called to assist with the investigation.