Friday, October 11, 2013

Dieppe Score Six Straight, Cruise Past Lumberjacks

Lucas Batt scored twice and added a helper as the Dieppe Commandos got by the Bridgewater Lumberjacks 6-1 Friday night. It was the Lumberjacks first game ever in the Clearwater Seafood Arena at the LCLC. Shane Dallaire also added a pair of goals to help pace the Dieppe offense. Campbell Pickard scored the lone goal for the Lumberjacks while Billy Clarke stopped 22 shots in the loss. The Lumberjacks travel to Summerside for a matinee game at 2pm on Sunday.

Bridgewater: Five People Charged After Vehicle Thefts

Five people including two youths are facing charges after a number of recent thefts in Bridgewater. Twenty-one year old Tyler Briffett of Bridgewater is charged with theft after allegedly stealing a 2008 Ford Escape on Thursday. The two youths have been charged in relation to thefts of three other vehicles. They also face additional theft under $5,000 charges after items were stolen from vehicles between August and October. Two others were charged and released this morning with a promise to appear in court. Bridgewater Police expect more charges to be laid as the investigation continues.

Mi'kmaq Language Project Receives Funding From Ottawa

A Mi'kmaq language project is receiving financial help from Ottawa. South Shore-St. Margaret's MP Gerald Keddy announced $66,060 to the Mi'kmaq Burial Grounds Research & Restoration Association today at Fort Point in LaHave. The funding will allow the association to offer an intensive language training program to 20 people. It has four phases and will be offered over a nine-month period. Phase one will be a five-day language immersion retreat, and phase two will be a Sunday language class lasting for 30 weeks. Phases three and four consist of activities and tools that will enhance participants' speaking, listening, and reading skills. Keddy calls the program a great opportunity for the Mi'kmaq language to be seen and heard within the community.

NSCC: Local Enrollment Holding Steady

Enrollment at South Shore community colleges in Bridgewater, Shelburne and Yarmouth is steady again this fall. The principal of the NSCC campus in Bridgewater, Craig Collins, says a couple of courses are particularly popular year to year.

Collins believes Nova Scotia Community Colleges in our area are helping retrain many residents affected by the sluggish job market created by the closure of Bowater Mersey last year.

Bridgewater: Skate Park Proponents Hold Community Event

Proponents of a skatepark in Bridgewater will host a community event on Saturday. Members involved with Grinders Square All-Wheels Park are putting on a barbecue, with demonstrations and live music on site near the LCLC. Town Councillor Andrew Tanner says they will have information on-hand regarding the future park.

A temporary park is in the works to be ready for April 1, 2014 in the parking lot near the LCLC on Cook Road. The event gets underway at 1:30.

Lumberjacks Make Debut At LCLC

The CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks will be making their long-awaited debut Friday evening at the Clearwater Seafood Arena at the new Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre. The Jacks host the Dieppe Commandoes beginning at 7pm. A tailgate party is planned, beginning at 4:30, with a BBQ to help raise money for Lunenburg County PRO Kids. There will also be live music. The Lumberjacks hope to snap a nine game winless streak.