Friday, September 6, 2013

More Protected Land In Shelburne County

A pristine section of coastal land in Shelburne County will be permanently protected this weekend. The area is located in in Hemeon's Head and spans about 300 acres. It's internationally recognized for its significance to both migratory and nesting shore birds including the endangered piping plover. The Nova Scotia Nature Trust and Acadia University will celebrate the occasion on Saturday. An announcement and guided tour will take place beginning at 1 o'clock at the Little Harbour Community Hall.

VIDEO: Bluenose II "Back In The Tub"

Bluenose II made a successful splash back in Lunenburg water this morning before dozens of spectators along the town's waterfront. The vessel was towed to the Lunenburg Foundry plant wharf where it prepares for dock and sea trials. Dock trials are expected to begin immediately. President and CEO of the Lunenburg Shipyard Alliance, Peter Kinley, says sea trials will start once they get clearance from the American Bureau of Shipping. The trials will test the vessel to make sure its seaworthy. Kinley says it's unclear when Bluenose II will be available for public tours.

The vessel has be undergoing restoration work for the last three years, and will cost more than $16-million once its finished. You can watch Bluenose II get lowered into the water in the video below.

Regular & High-Test Gas Prices Lower, Diesel Up

Prices for regular and high test gasoline are down some today at South Shore pumps. Diesel is up in price though. Regular self serve is lower by half a cent to $1.39.3. High test is selling for about a cent lower at $1.48.2 per litre. Diesel rose a cent overnight however to $1.40.4.

UPDATE: Missing South Shore Man Returns Home

A Bridgewater man has turned up safe and sound at his home. 47-year-old Christopher Mark Cook had been missing for a day and had last been seen Wednesday night heading into the woods in the Port Medway area. Cook arrived home last evening in Port Medway and he's said to be in good condition. No word on why he'd gone missing for 24 hours.