Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Bridgewater Firefighters Compete At FireFit Nationals

Two Bridgewater firefighters are getting ready to prove themselves against some of the country's best. Ryan Buck and Steve Freeman are competing at the National FireFit Championships in Edmonton, Alberta. The pair qualified for the event based on their results at the regional event in Bridgewater earlier this summer. Buck finished fifth after running the obstacle course in one minute and 30 seconds while Freeman finished in a time of one minute and 35 seconds to finish tenth. Both men say they're expecting a new level of competition.

The FireFit nationals open Thursday and last until Sunday.

Valley: Parkers Cove Man ID'd After Boating Mishap

An Annapolis Valley man has been identified as the victim of a boating mishap over the weekend. Police say they recovered the body of 58-year-old Allan Clayton of Parkers Cove. He died in an incident in the Bay of Fundy on Saturday. A number of search vessels were involved in the rescue attempt including a boat out of Saint John. Clayton's body was recovered from the water not far from his boat.

Baseball: Bulldogs Win Provincial Title

The Bridgewater Bulldogs are provincial champs. The Bulldogs went 5-0 in the weekend baseball tournament held in Bridgewater. The 'dogs rolled to a 9-1 win over Dartmouth in the championship game. The Bulldogs will represent Nova Scotia at Atlantic's in Newfoundland next weekend.

Police: Witness Helps Nab Impaired Driver

Police are giving credit to some witnesses after they nabbed an impaired driver in Bridgewater over the weekend. They say witnesses waited until police arrived after a car crashed early Sunday morning on Jubliee Road. It helped officers identify a suspected drunk driver and a passenger who was also riding in the car. Police say a 24 year old Shelburne county man is facing impaired driving charges as a result. He's also been charged with dangerous driving. No injuries were reported.

Shelburne: Police Bust Up Grow-Op

The RCMP have charged a Shelburne County man after dismantling a large grow operation near Shelburne. Police say 70 mature marihuana plants were seized in a wooded area around Lake Wentworth late last week. The Mounties also searched a home on  Lower Jordan Branch Road and arrested at 47-year-old man. He faces a number of drug-related offenses and will appear in Shelburne Provincial Court in October.

Bridgewater Police Turn To Social Media

A local police service is jumping on board social media to try and better inform citizens of Bridgewater. The town police are ramping up the number of tweets they churn out of their Twitter account. Chief John Collyer says they see it as a way to reach out to more people.

The Bridgewater Police Service Twitter account can be found by searching for the handle @policenews. Collyer says they are also looking into getting a police Facebook account. Meanwhile, you can follow our Twitter accounts at @ckbwradio and @HANK_FM

Tuesday: Jury Selection In Eisnor Trial Begins

Jury selection begins today in the first degree murder trial of a Barss Corner man in Nova Scotia Supreme Court. Wayne Paul Eisnor is set to stand trial in the shooting death of his estranged wife. The incident unfolded outside a grocery store in New Germany in June of 2010.  Eisnor is accused of shooting his wife twice while she was in a car outside the store. He then turned the gun on himself. The 50 year-old suffered serious brain damage as a result of self-inflicted gunshot wound. His mental fitness to stand trial has been an ongoing issue ever since. In a final decision last month, a supreme court judge ruled Eisnor was fit to stand trial on the murder charge. More than two weeks have been set aside for the trial.

Lightning Sparks Weekend Blaze In Windsor

Remember that intense lightning storm on Sunday? It actually being blamed for a fire at a home in Hants County. About 20 firefighters from Windsor and Brooklyn responded to the call on Wentworth Road. Windsor's Deputy Fire Chief Jamie Juteau says fire was coming out the top of the roof when they got to the scene. He says the lightning strike hit the peak of the house. Juteau says it doesn't happen very often and it was the first one he's been to in a long time. There was significant damage to the home.

Health Services Moved In Queens County

A numbers of health services in Queens County have been temporarily moved as part of the large hospital project. Support services offered in the former nurses residence will be shifted to Milton School. Programs include Addiction and Mental Health, Palliative Care, Public Health, Seniors Community Health Team and Hearing and Speech Services. Those programs will return to Queens General Hospital when construction of the new medical unit and primary care centre are complete. The health authority says clients will be notified of the change in location when they schedule an appointment.