Thursday, September 12, 2013

Gabrielle Brings Wet Weather To South Shore

It looks like the South Shore should brace for more than 40 millimeters of rain. Tropical storm Gabrielle continues to travel towards the Maritimes and Newfoundland. A special weather statement from Environment Canada affecting Lunenburg, Queens and Shelburne Counties says Gabrielle is expected to bring heavy rain, which could reach the South Shore by Friday morning. Steve Mills with the province's Emergency Management Office says people should clean up any loose material in their yards.

Mills says people should also prepare for flash flooding if the rain comes down quickly. The rain is expected to spread to the rest of the Atlantic coast and Eastern Nova Scotia by late in the day Friday.

Chester Fire Chief ''Disappointed'' About Silencing Siren

Chester's fire chief says he's not happy with a decision to silence the community's siren. The Chester Village Commission decided to shut down the siren following a recommendation from an independent auditor. Duke Chafe says there were advantages to having the siren including alerting residents of a fire and notifying drivers that fire trucks would soon be on the road. He says he can turn the siren back on if the occasion calls for it.

Chafe says the commission is looking into an alternative system, but he didn't expect it to be in place for a few months.

Sports: Hockey, Baseball And Track And Field

The Halifax Mooseheads will open up defense of their President Cup title Thursday night on home ice. The herd takes on their maritime rivals, the Moncton Wildcats at 7pm at the Metro Centre. A pre-game ceremony is planned where the organization will raise the Memorial and President Cup banners.
In major bantam hockey, the Western Hurricanes get their regular season started this weekend. The team hosts the Bedford Barons in a pair of games at Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool. The two teams meet Saturday evening at 6pm and Sunday morning at 11.
In baseball, the Bridgewater Bulldogs Bantam 'AAA' team heads to St. John's, Newfoundland for the Atlantic Championships. The team opens up play Friday afternoon at 2:30 against PEI.
Overseas, Liverpool's Chelsea Whalen competes for Canada at the Francophone Games in Nice, France. She competes Saturday in the shot put. It's Whalen's first competition since she won two gold medals at the Canada Summer Games in mid-August.