Thursday, August 1, 2013

Nowe Looks To Finish Strong At National Juniors

Bridgewater's Ryan Nowe shot an even-par, 72, Thursday in the third round at the Canadian Junior Boys Golf Championship in Sudbury, Ontario. Nowe mixed in five birdies with three bogeys and a double bogey. He sits in a tie for 43rd spot heading into Friday's final round. Kevin Kwon of British Columbia retains the lead after a three under-par 69 today. He leads by three shots.

UaRB: Decision On South Canoe Won't Meet Deadline

The province's regulatory board confirms it will not make a decision on the South Canoe Wind project before its 60-day deadline period. The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board's Paul Allen, says they have over 3,300 pages of documents to go through and it is taking extra time to come to a conclusion. The original deadline is August 5th. Allen says they don't have a concrete date in mind, but they are sifting through the material as quickly as they're able to, in order to make an accurate decision. "Friends of South Canoe Lake" are opposed to the construction of 34 wind turbines between Vaughan and New Russell. Minas Basin Pulp and Power, Oxford Frozen Foods and Nova Scotia Power are leading the project. It would generate enough power to heat 32,000 homes.

Charges After Dog Dies In Hot Car

A Lunenburg man has been charged in the death of a dog that was left in a sweltering car last month. RCMP say they responded to calls about a dog in distress on July 21 in Wolfville. In a media release, they say the animal was spotted in a parked car at Acadia University. Thirty-six year old Jason Remai was charged with failing to protect an animal under the Animal Protection Act of Nova Scotia. The charge relates to failure to provide an animal with reasonable protection from injurious heat or cold. He is scheduled to appear in Kentville provincial court on September 23rd.

Large Water/Sewer Project Approved In Bridgewater

Some motorists in Bridgewater are going to have to be patient come September. The town is moving ahead with a major water and sewer project on upper Aberdeen Road - one of the areas busiest streets. Council awarded the contract to J.R. Eisnor of Fall River. They expect to begin the project September 16th which ultimately will reduce a section of Aberdeen down to one lane for three months. Mayor David Walker says they recognize it will cause some traffic congestion.

The town will also put some fresh paving on a section of Aberdeen Road at a cost of $85,000. The price tag for the water/sewer and paving project is in the area of $800,000 and will be cost shared with the federal government.

Nowe Makes Cut At National Golf Tournament

It was an up and down day for two local golfers at the Canadian Junior Boys Championship in Sudbury, Ontario. Bridgewater's Ryan Nowe shot a one over-par, 73, Wednesday to make the cut in a tie for 59th at eight over-par total through two days. Meanwhile, it wasn't meant to be for Riverport's Liam Fullerton. He struggled for a second straight day and missed the cut after shooting 87. Nowe will have to make a big move over his next 36 holes if he wants to catch the leader. B.C's Kevin Kwon continues to lead at six under-par overall.

Watch For Lower Gas Prices Again Tomorrow!

This bodes well for South Shore gas prices come tomorrow.  For the second week in a row, the price of gas is down today in New Brunswick.  The new maximum price for regular self serve in New Brunswick is $1.33.9 a litre.  That is a drop of almost 2 cents from yesterday.  Prices for diesel and furnace oil in New Brunswick have also dropped today.  Diesel is down just under 3 cents a litre and furnace oil has fallen 3.3 cents a litre.