Friday, September 27, 2013

Chester: Fundraiser Supporting PRO Kids And Junior Golfers

Two Chester groups are benefiting from a local artist's paintbrush. Sharon Boyd painted four different views around Chester Golf Club. There are 250 of each print available, with money raised going towards Chester PRO Kids and Chester Golf Club's junior programs. One of the people involved, Steve Foran, says the prints highlight some of the best views on the golf course.

Individual prints are professionally printed and pre-matted and can be purchased at the Chester Golf Club. Foran says if each print is sold, over $60,000 could be raised for the charities. More details are available here .

Lower Gasoline Prices

For the 4th week in a row, good news from the South Shore gas pumps. Prices are down again today.
Regular self serve is 2.5 cents lower, selling for $1.25.9 per litre. High test is also down by the same amount to $1.34.8. Diesel is also down to $1.30.8 per litre. The utility and review board set the new prices at midnight last night.

Bridgewater Man Going To Trial In Antigonish

A Bridgewater man will head to trial in Antigonish after an incident earlier this summer. Police charged 47-year-old Ronald Douglas Farrell with uttering threats and impaired driving following an incident at the Bayfield Wharf in June. Farrell pleaded not guilty to the charges earlier this week in Antigonish court. The trial is scheduled to begin January 7, 2014.

Lunenburg West: More Than 200 Take In Debate

More than 200 people packed the Best Western to hear candidates in Lunenburg West debate local issues. Incumbent NDP candidate Gary Ramey, Mark Furey of the Liberals and PC candidate David Mitchell each took part in last night's forum. Green Party candidate Robert Pierce did not attend. The main issues were around creating local jobs, education and health care. Ramey says his party has been working on attracting doctors and reducing ER closures through establishing emergency and health centres in places like Lunenburg and Bridgewater.

Meanwhile, Mitchell wants to see improvements in the system by eliminating duplication in administration. He says the savings would be reinvested into front line health care.

Furey says the Liberals support the collaborative emergency centre model and also favour reducing the number of health boards so more money could be pumped into the system. Last night's event was hosted by the Bridgewater and Area Chamber of Commerce.

RCMP: Yarmouth Man Facing Drug-Related Charges

A Yarmouth man has been charged after police seized a number of drugs from his vehicle earlier this week. RCMP conducted a traffic stop Monday around 5:40pm on Brunswick Street. They arrested a 39-year-old man after marihuana, hydromorphone and an unknown amount of cash were found. Police also seized more marihuana at a home in Yarmouth County. The man faces several charges including possession. He's scheduled to enter a plea in Yarmouth court December 3.

Lumberjacks Lose Big In Pictou

An ugly sight in Pictou County Thursday night. The Weeks Crushers scored three goals in the first period and added seven more over the final 40 minutes to blast the CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks 10-0. Cory Peterson stopped 21 of 28 shots before being replaced by Billy Clarke, who stopped nine of 12 shots the rest of the way. The Lumberjacks look to bounce back Friday night when they host the Valley Wildcats at 7pm at the Bridgewater Arena.