Sunday, November 3, 2013

Mustangs Fall To Saint John

Travis Parks scored the lone goal as the Charlie's Pizza South Shore Mustangs fell to the Saint John Vito's 5-1. The game is part of inter-league action between the Nova Scotia and New Brunswick/PEI major midget hockey leagues. The Mustangs are back in action Sunday afternoon as they take on the Fredericton Canadians at 3pm in New Brunswick.

Bridgewater: Community Christmas Back For Fifth Year

Volunteers with the Community Christmas Society in Bridgewater are preparing for another holiday feast. Members of the group recently spoke at town council to highlight last year's event and promote this year's Christmas Day tradition. Over 400 people attended the dinner last year at Park View. One of the volunteers, Ashton Rodenhiser, says the event helps bring people together.

Tickets for the dinner will be handed out starting in early December. A volunteer meeting is scheduled for November 12 at 7pm at the Bridgewater Superstore.

Weekend: High School Soccer, Hockey Results

In soccer, the New Germany Saints division three club finished second at provincials this weekend. The Saints lost 5-3 in the final to Ecole de Carrefour. Elsewhere, the Park View Panthers division one girls team placed third at provincials, defeating Horton 2-0 in the consolation game.
In High School hockey, the Park View Panthers beat the Northeast Kings a Titans 6-3 in their home opener Saturday night in Bridgewater. Jacob Key stopped 25 shots for the win. Morgan Lunn scored twice while Logan Cleveland, Ryan Nowe, Connor MacQuarrie and Keegan Cooke also found the back of the net.

Bridgewater Endorses First Reading Of Noise By-Law

Bridgewater has introduced new legislation regarding unwanted sound in the town. Council has endorsed first reading of a noise by-law. The by-law includes establishing maximum decibel limits including 75 decibels overnight and 90 decibels during the day. Strategic Initiatives Coordinator, Amy Wamboldt, says there are benefits to using a decibel system.

The by-law wouldn't apply to activities like noises caused by emergency response vehicles, Canada Day or religious holidays or scheduled festivals. The issue has come to light recently after several residents complained about a loud refrigeration unit at No Frills. Mayor David Walker says he's not convinced a by-law is the necessary step. He hopes residents will take time to view the document and make comments on the town's website. Council will have another discussion on the matter on November 25.