Thursday, October 3, 2013

One Person Injured After Two Vehicle Crash In Lilydale

One person was taken to hospital following a two-vehicle collision in Lilydale. RCMP Corporal Bill Wilcox says the incident happened around 10:45 this morning on the Northwest Road. He says it involved a car and a truck. A woman was taken to South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater with what was believed to be non life-threatening injuries. He says police are still investigating the cause.

Chester: Council Working Towards Seffernsville Name Change

What's in a name? Well, apparently an unnecessary letter. The Municipality of Chester has started a process Thursday to try and fix the name of Seffernsville. The New Ross Regional Development Society say the only family living in the area suggest it should be spelled without the second 's', as Seffernville. Warden Allen Webber says they will consult with local residents about the change.

Webber says council is interested in protecting their heritage in physical structures or names. He expects correspondence to be sent to residents in Seffernsville in the next week.

Report: Youth Leaving Lunenburg County At Alarming Rate

The Lunenburg County Community Fund has released its second report on how things are shaping up in the local area. The 2013 Vital Signs report is a follow-up from a 2010 report and provides information on critical issues concerning residents in the county including the economy, health, and housing. One of the glaring statistics deals with the amount of youth leaving the community. Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia, Allison Kouzovnikov, says youth are leaving at an alarming rate.

She says there are just over 6,000 youth compared to over 10,000 seniors in the county. Kouzovnikov points to a lack of employment opportunities as a reason why youth could be leaving. The full report can be found here.

Little Change Expected In Gasoline Prices

You can expect gasoline prices on the South Shore to remain steady or perhaps fall slightly when the utility and review board sets the coming week's prices at midnight.  In New Brunswick this morning, gas is down less than a third of a cent.  Regular self-serve in New Brunswick is now sellling for about $1.26.3 per litre.