Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Liverpool Hosting World Junior 'A' Consolation Game

Some of the world's top junior hockey players will be in Liverpool in November. Hockey Canada along with the World Junior 'A' Challenge host committee have announced that Liverpool will host the consolation game at Queens Place Emera Centre. The game is planned for November 9 at 7pm. Tickets are now on sale for $15 at Queens Place Emera Centre or online here. It is the second consecutive year Liverpool will host a game with the World Junior 'A' Challenge after the Czech Republic beat the CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks in a pre-tournament contest. This year's World Junior 'A' Challenge is scheduled for Nov. 4-10 in Yarmouth. It is the second year in a row Yarmouth will play host, the first time in the eight-year history of the event it is returning to a previous host city.

Warrant Issued For Shelburne County Man

Shelburne RCMP say a warrant has been issued for a man who was charged with abducting his baby in 2011. Corporal Nancy Mason says the Mounties are looking for 45-year-old Collin James Lawrence. He didn't show up to his Supreme Court trial earlier this week for child abduction. Mason says Lawrence isn't considered dangerous, but police are concerned and want to find him as quickly as possible.

Lawrence was arrested in 2011 near the New Brunswick border after allegedly taking his newborn child from its mother. He was released from jail on strict conditions and was scheduled for trial Monday. Police say they don't suspect Lawrence is in Nova Scotia and are pursuing a number of leads outside the province.

Lunenburg County: Police Urge Residents To Lock Cars

Lots of car hopping going on in Lunenburg County. Police want people to lock their car doors and are urging people not to leave your keys in the vehicle.  Over the past week, police have been called to 25 thefts from vehicles and seven stolen vehicles. The incidents have occurred in and around the Bridgewater area. RCMP and Bridgewater Police say the stolen vehicles were a result of the keys being left inside the car. All the thefts were a result of the vehicles being left unlocked.

Shelburne: Water Rates Could Skyrocket

Residents of Shelburne are facing a large increase on their water bill. The town has applied to the province's regulatory board for an increase because the utility is facing a $200,000 shortfall. If approved, water bills in an average household could jump from $820 per year to $1,400. It represents an increase of 70 percent. CAO Dylan Heide says the utility is in the red because consumption has declined and costs over-runs associated with a major line extension project.

Heide says the town could look at reducing the water rates once the utility is in a better financial position. The new rates could take effect on January 1st. However, no dates for a regulatory hearing have been set.

Father To Son: Holm Realty Limited Sold

A Bridgewater company is being handed down from father to son. Owner and President of Holm Realty Limited, Bob Richards, has sold the company to long-time employee Jay Richards. Bob Richards says after 40 years, he's decided to take a step back and hand the company over to his son. He says it's something that means a lot to him.

Richards says he's semi-retiring, but will continue to advise his son and sell properties. He says he will focus most of his attention on LaHave Heights II, the remaining phase of LaHave Heights currently under construction in Bridgewater.

Mustangs Face-Off Against Unbeaten McDonalds

A tall task for the South Shore Mustangs tonight in Halifax. The major midget hockey club travels to the city to play the unbeaten McDonalds. Halifax is 8-0 on the year and sit in first place, while the Mustangs are 4-2 and are in a tie for third. Puck drop is at 7pm at the Halifax Forum.