Monday, September 16, 2013

Local Food Showcased In Lunenburg-Queens

Local food is in the spotlight this week. The Lunenburg-Queens local food team is hosting the first annual awareness week across both counties. The group is hoping to highlight food produced in the area, along with processing and production methods supporting sustainability and healthy living. President of the Lunenburg-Queens Federation of Agriculture, Peter Morrine, says he's hoping the week receives a good response to help make it an annual event.

The group is made up of residents, businesses and other community groups. Events are planned in areas including Caledonia, Mahone Bay, Bridgewater and Liverpool. A link to scheduled events can be found here .

Peewee, Bantam Seahawks Lose Weekend Games

A pair of losses over the weekend for the South Shore Seahawks football club. In peewee play, the Valley Bulldogs topped the Seahawks 47-12 on Sunday. Keegan Baker scored both Seahawks touchdowns on runs of 25 yards and 60 yards. The club plays their next game against the Fall River Dragons on Saturday at 1pm at Kinsmen Field. In bantam action, a good crowd was on hand at the Kinsmen field Sunday as the South Shore played the Truro Freightliners. The final was 63-0 for Truro. Next game is in Fall River on Sunday against the Dragons. The atom squad had a bye and will play Saturday at Kinsmen Field at 11am against the Truro Tide.

Whalen Finishes Fourth At Francophone Games

It was a fourth place finish for Chelsea Whalen at the Francophone Games in Nice, France. Whalen had a top throw in the shot put of 15.09 metres. She returns to Tallahassee, Florida for her senior year at Florida State University. Canada won 22 medals in total at the games.

RCMP: Fox Point Man Facing 51 Charges

The RCMP say a man faces 51 charges after a number of items were stolen from vehicles. Twenty-six year-old Matthew James Wright of Fox Point will appear in Halifax provincial court Monday on charges including theft under $5,000, possession of stolen property and trespassing. The charges stem from thefts that occurred in Hammonds Plains and the Fall River-Waverley area. Police say they're also looking for possible links to more than 60 other theft complaints from motor vehicles in Tantallon and Fox Point in the last month. RCMP remind people to lock their car doors and remove valuables from their vehicles to reduce the risk of break-ins.

Lumberjacks: Board To Discuss Arena Options

The waiting game continues for the opening of the Clearwater Seafood Arena. The owner of the CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks, Ken Petrie, confirms the team is reviewing its options after the general manager of the LCLC told him the arena won't be available for their upcoming games. The Lumberjacks are scheduled to play Friday night and Sunday afternoon in Bridgewater. Petrie says the team's board of directors will decide whether to play both games at the Memorial Arena, play one in Bridgewater and the other in Liverpool or play Friday and reschedule Sunday. He says a decision on the issue is expected Monday evening.

Birdsall Carrying NDP Flag In Lunenburg

The NDP have a familiar face leading the orange charge in Lunenburg. Pam Birdsall is hoping to be re-elected as MLA after she was first elected to the Legislative Assembly in 2009. She says roads and access to health-care remain the top issues in the constituency. Birdsall says she disagrees with the Liberal and PC notion to remove most of the district health authorities in the province.

Challenging Birdsall in Lunenburg is Suzanne Lohnes-Croft for the Liberals and Brian Pickings for the PC's.

Bulldogs Finish Second At Baseball Atlantics

The Bridgewater Bulldogs settled for second place at the Bantam 'AAA' Atlantic Baseball Championships in St. John's, Newfoundland. The local club fell 5-1 in the final to Kennebacasis Valley, New Brunswick. The Bulldogs advanced to the final after going 4-0 during the round robin.

Mustangs Dump Tradesmen

Keith Getson and Alex Nauss each had two goals and two assists as the South Shore Mustangs dominated the Cape Breton Tradesmen 10-2 on Sunday. The major midget club allowed the first goal then unloaded for nine straight on home ice. Colby Muise turned aside 27 shots to help the Mustangs improve to 2-0 in the regular season. The Mustangs will travel to Pictou County for two games this weekend.

UPDATE: Military Item Removed From Desbrisay Museum

A military item on display for more than 50 years at the Desbrisay Museum in Bridgewater was removed as a safety precaution over the weekend. Director Barb Thompson says the item (identified as a "shell" or projectile") was flagged Saturday afternoon after officials were asked to examine some of the museum's war-time collection.

Bridgewater Police secured the building until a team from 14 Wing Greenwood was able to get to the museum  and properly remove the item. Thompson says it's not unusual for this type of thing to happen at a museum from time to time.