Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Jury Deliberations Underway In Eisnor Trial

Jury deliberations are underway in the first degree murder trial of a Barss Corner man. The 12 member panel is now tasked with weighing the evidence presented over the course of the two week trial. Fifty year old Wayne Paul Eisnor is accused of shooting and killing his estranged wife more than three years ago in New Germany. The jury will have to decide whether or not he deliberately planned to kill Tina Mae Eisnor. If so, that would satisfy the first degree murder charge. The jury could also decide Eisnor's actions were not premeditated which would result in a lesser charge. Our Newsroom is covering the trial and will have the latest, once a verdict is reached.

Long Service: Police Officers Recognized By Province

At least three local police officers have been recognized by the province for their service to the force. The province's Justice deputy minister, Judith Ferguson, presented 235 active and retired police officers with Nova Scotia Police Long Service Awards during a ceremony in Halifax Wednesday. Retired Constable Colin Gray and retired Chief David McGinnis, with the Bridgewater Police, received awards for 15 years of service. Sergeant Lewis Sutherland, also with Bridgewater Police, was given an award for 25 years of service. This is the sixth year the awards have been handed out. A second event will be held in Cape Breton to recognize another 45 officers later this month.

MODL Votes Down Joint Birthday Celebration

A committee within the Municipality of Lunenburg has decided to pass on joint birthday celebrations with the town of Bridgewater. The two local governments had discussed the potential of celebrating Bridgewater's 115th birthday and the municipality's 135th birthday next spring. However, the committee felt the number wasn't significant enough to celebrate. Deputy Mayor Don Zwicker says it's not a milestone year.

Zwicker says the municipality could bring greetings to the town's celebration, but wouldn't get directly involved. A final decision is expected next week.

Tender Awarded For LCLC Ice Cover

An ice cover is on the way for the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre. General Manager Kevin Benjamin says a tender has been awarded to Covermaster Inc. of Ontario for $204,500. He says the purchased system is known as a terracover. Covermaster describes the system as having a long life-span, easy to install and having the best insulation available. Benjamin says the price came in under budget. The town of Bridgewater and Municipality of Lunenburg agreed to share the cost of the ice cover up to $215,000. The cover will allow the LCLC to market the venue for concerts or conventions year-round. Benjamin expects the terracover to be delivered for installation next week.

RCMP: Charges Laid After Grow-Op Found In Sable River

A routine call for Shelburne RCMP turned into charges laid against two people in Sable River. The Mounties responded to a call late last week at a home, only to find a marihuana grow operation inside. They dismantled the operation seizing eight mature plants, small quantities of harvested marihuana bud and marihuana and other drug paraphernalia. RCMP say a 34-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman from Sable River were arrested and later released. The two people face charges of marihuana cultivation and possession. They are scheduled to appear in Shelburne provincial court December 4.