Thursday, November 14, 2013

Bailey Called Up By Mooseheads

The Halifax Mooseheads have called up Lunenburg's Brennan Bailey for the next three games. The captain for the CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks enjoyed a long stint with the Moose last year, that seen him go all the way to a Memorial Cup title with the major junior club. Bailey has two goals and five assists in 20 games with the Lumberjacks this season. The Mooseheads take on Drummondville tonight at the Halifax Metro Centre.

Glen Murray Tournament Opens In Bridgewater

The 11th annual Glen Murray Hockey Tournament starts up Thursday afternoon in Bridgewater. Nine teams are involved in this year's event including Yarmouth, Forest Heights, West Kings and the two-time defending champions from Sir John A MacDonald. The tournament is hosted by Bridgewater and Park View. Panthers Assistant Coach Jeremy Stevens says it's great to be involved in a tournament bearing Glen Murray's name.

Bridgewater will open the tournament at 4:30pm against Clare while Park View meets West Kings at 8pm. All games will be held at the Bridgewater Memorial Arena. A full schedule can be found here .

Area Councillor Reflects On East River Quarry

The councillor representing East River feels there isn't much that can be done about a rock quarry in the area. The province's environment department gave the green light to New Brunswick-based Northern Construction last week. The quarry will be located roughly 300 metres north off Exit 7. Andre Veinotte says the group complied with conditions from the province.

A group called the Chester Area Quarry Community Group is against the development, but there has been no indication if they will appeal the province's decision. The quarry will supply materials needed for upcoming work on Highway 103. Its expected to begin operating in 2014.

White Point Marks One Year Since ReOpening

They're back and better than ever say officials at White Point beach resort near Liverpool. The landmark vacation spot has just celebrated its first year since re-opening from that devastating fire of November 2011 that destroyed the main lodge. Business was up through the past summer and into this fall. The marketting manager at White Point, Donna Hatt, says the rebuild of the lodge from the ashes, watched by many on the internet, was an interest-generator in itself attracting additional clientele.

Now, Hatt says they're looking forward, like many other tourist-related businesses along the South Shore, to next May first when the ferry service between Yarmouth and Maine is up and running again.

Chester: Municipality Providing Money To Philippine Relief Effort

The Municipality of Chester is giving money towards relief efforts in the Philippines. Council has agreed to send $100 to the Red Cross. Over 2,300 people have been confirmed dead after a typhoon struck the central Philippines almost a week ago. Warden Allen Webber says the people in that country need help.

The federal government has agreed to match any funding donated towards the effort until December 8.

School Board: Naugler Re-Elected Chair

The South Shore Regional School Board will continue to have familiar faces in key roles. Jennifer Naugler was re-elected as chair during the board`s annual general meeting last night in Bridgewater. She edged out Theresa Griffin in a vote for the board's top elected position. Naugler says she looks forward to another year in the role.

Meanwhile, Elliot Payzant will return as vice chair after edging out Elmer Garber. Payzant`s name had to be randomly selected out of a ballot box after three consecutive tied votes. The method is used to break a tie vote under a board by-law.  However, different rules apply if such a deadlock were to occur for the chairs position.

Little Change Likely Tonight In South Shore Gas Prices

Don't expect much change in gas prices along the South Shore when the utility and review board sets the coming week's rates at midnight tonight. A litre of regular self serve will likely increase by less than a cent.
Prices are up today in New Brunswick. Prices there went up 4/10ths of a cent overnight to a new maximum price of $125.2.