Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Phone Lines Down At Queens General Hospital

The phone system is down at Queens General Hospital. South Shore Health says the hospital is not able to answer incoming calls at this time. The patient line is also out of service. The health authority is asking residents of Queens County to dial 9-1-1 if they have a medical emergency. Technicians are currently working to correct the issue.

Bridgewater: Police Seize 36lbs Of Grass

South Shore police have taken thousands of dollars worth of pot of the streets. Members of the Bridgewater Police Service, Chester RCMP and Street Crime Unit were able to seize 25 pounds of grass after a raid in the Northwest Cove area last Friday. They were able to recover harvested marihuana and mature plants along with production equipment. Police say they seized 36 pounds of grass over a one week period. It has a street value of $54,000. No charges are expected at this time.

Bridgewater: Council Agrees To Draft Noise By-Law

The topic of a noise by-law is back in front of councillors in Bridgewater. Council has agreed to move ahead with drafting the by-law after a lengthy discussion during last night's session. The subject has been floated around the town for a number of years. Mayor David Walker and councillor Michael Graves voted against creating a draft version of the document. Walker feels more needs to be done before anything is written in stone.

Walker says the by-law will come back to council for future decision.

Park View Sweeps NSSAF Provincial Golf Titles

Park View Education Centre proved their medal on the golf course. Members of the high school golf team secured NSSAF provincial titles in both the boys and girls categories. The girls took top spot over Horton and Northumberland while the boys got by Lockview and Cobequid. Individually, Ryan Nowe of Park View won the boys championship after a seven under-par, 65. He won by seven shots.

Advance Polls Show Large Turnout

If advance polls are any indication, there could be a large turnout today at polling stations. Officials at Elections Nova Scotia say more than 100,000 people cast their ballot. Thats about a 66 per cent increase over the number of voters who cast an advance ballot back in the 2009 election. Advance polling was available throughout the campaign and political scientist Agar Adamson says that was an encouraging development in the electoral process.

Offficials at Elections Nova Scotia are hoping overall voter turnout today will at least match the 58 per cent who came out to vote in 2009. Polling stations opened at 8 this morning and will close at 8 o'clock this evening.

Election Results Live Tonight

It's voting day in Nova Scotia and CKBW will have all the results beginning when the polls close at 8 o'clock this evening. We will have live reports from South Shore ridings and a look at close races right across the province. We will focus on the ridings of Lunenburg West, Chester St. Margaret's, Queens-Shelburne and Lunenburg. Our panel will include veteran politicians Vicki Conrad, Al Mosher and Jim Davis. Listen live beginning at 8 o'clock for the latest and most up-to-date election results from the South Shore.

Lunenburg County P.R.O. Kids Financially Strapped

A program that supports youth is running out of money. Lunenburg County P.R.O. Kids provides funds to youth who are not able to participate in sport, recreation and cultural activities because of financial barriers. However, the program is in desperate need of cash to fill the constant need of providing kids a chance to get involved. Recreation Program Director in the District of Lunenburg, Janice Rand, says it's tough to keep up with requests.

Rand says it's a sad state to turn kids away from trying to be physically active, or enjoy cultural activities. She encourages everyone to try and donate to Lunenburg County P.R.O. Kids, to help make a difference in a child's life.