Monday, November 4, 2013

Charges Laid After Bridgewater Car Crash

A 44 year old Bridgewater man is facing charges related to a single vehicle accident in the town over the weekend. When responding to a 911 call, Bridgewater Police found a car that had crashed into trees and a large rock on Victoria Road. However, the driver was missing. Officers concluded speed and alcohol were involved. Police later found the alleged driver of the vehicle. He was taken to South Shore Regional Hospital for assessment where its alleged he refused to provide a blood sample to police. In addition to charges of impaired driving and leaving the scene of an accident, the suspect also faces an additional charge of Breach of Recognizance. He's been ordered to appear in Bridgewater Provincial Court on January 5th to enter a plea to the charges.

Lock Down Order Lifted At Hebbville Schools

A lockdown order at Hebbville Academy and Elementary was issued today after three non-students were on site at the school. The situation was resolved shortly after 2 o'clock. No students or staff were injured. No word on whether criminal charges will be laid against those individuals.

Liverpool: New Middle School To Open In 2014

The new South Queens Middle School in Liverpool will welcome students and staff early in 2014. The first day of classes will be January 8th. Communications Manager with the South Shore Regional School Board, Trish Smith, says everyone is looking forward to moving into the new school. She says they've done mid-school year opens in the past with success.

Sod was turned on the $15 million school project last fall. It was announced in June the facility would not be ready in time for the start of the school year. The new middle school would be home to students in Grades 6-8.

Bridgewater: Patient Intake Set For Wednesday

Residents in need of a primary care provider in the Bridgewater area will have an opportunity to secure a doctor or nurse practitioner on Wednesday. Dr. Shelia Dwyer and Cheryl Soroka will accept new patients over the phone beginning at 5:30pm that evening. There are 150 spaces available in total. Vice President of Health Services Janet Simm says they made some improvements to the phone system to make it easier on those trying to get through. She says when the intake has reached capacity, callers will hear a busy signal. That means there are no spaces left open for this specific intake.

Simm says more patient intakes will be held in the future and doctor recruitment remains a top priority. The number to phone is 527-4814.

Shelburne: New Doctor Accepting 300 Patients

The newest doctor for South West Health will hold a patient intake this week. The intake will take place Thursday with 300 spaces available. The health authority welcomed Dr. Aleksandra Malec during the summer months. Malec opened her family practice temporarily at Enterprise Square in Shelburne until the new medical centre near Roseway Hospital is complete. The intake will be held over the phone beginning at 12:30pm (on Thursday). The number to phone is 875-3370.

Municipalities Conference Focus' On Economy, Jobs, Planning

South Shore municipal leaders will be heading to Halifax for a conference focusing on local issues. The Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities annual conference kicks off tomorrow. Some agenda items include strategic planning, wind energy and developing a municipal alcohol policy. Lunenburg mayor Rachel Bailey says another focus of the conference will look at housing issues in municipalities and towns.

Ray Ivany will deliver a keynote address. He is the Chair of the Nova Scotia Commission on Building the Economy. Ivany is expected to provide an update on consultations held by the commission and its work to date.