Monday, December 2, 2013

Minor Injuries After Single Vehicle Crash In Robinsons Corner

The Mounties are investigating the cause of a single vehicle crash in Robinsons Corner. RCMP responded to the scene just before 1pm this afternoon near the intersection of Highway 3 and Highway 14. The driver lost control of the vehicle and it ended up on its roof in the ditch. Constable David Cullen with Lunenburg County RCMP says the car was full at the time of the incident. He says one person was taken to hospital with minor injuries, while others went for observation.

Drouin, Fucale Named To Canada's World Junior Selection Camp Roster

A pair of Halifax Moosehead players have earned a tryout for Canada's World Junior Hockey team. Jonathan Drouin and Zach Fucale were named to the 25-man selection camp roster today by Hockey Canada. Drouin has 47 points in 21 games this season for the Mooseheads while Fucale has 17 wins in 25 games this season with two shutouts and a 2.62 goals-against average. Tryouts for the team begin next week in Toronto. This year's World Junior's begin on Boxing Day in Sweden with Canada meeting Germany in their opening game.

Western Hurricanes Sweep Weekend Games

It was a clean sweep of wins for the BMO Western Hurricanes over the weekend. The major bantam club scored a 4-3 win over Bubba Rays Saturday evening. Dawson Wood, Matt Barron, Ian MacPhee and Alex Wentzell scored, while Adam Grimmitt earned the win in nets. On Sunday, the Hurricanes defeated the Halifax Hawks 4-1. Dawson Wood, Brad Jones, Ian MacPhee and Matt Sabean sparked the offense while Parker Rowter earned the win in goal. The Hurricanes sit in fourth place in the major bantam standings. The team is on the road again this weekend with games in Port Hawkesbury and Truro.

Bridgewater: Town Discussing ATV Use On Centennial Trail

Off-road vehicle use on the Centennial Trail will be in the spotlight Monday night in Bridgewater. The town is currently mulling a proposal to allow the vehicles on trail. Council will have an in-depth discussion, while weighing the positive and negative effects. Mayor David Walker says they still need to clarify issues like enforcement.

The town must decide if they want to allow off-highway vehicles along the trail's bridge to gain access to Liverpool and Yarmouth. They're also trying to decide if they want to allow access on the trail as far as the former Appleberry Farm Market property. The meeting begins at 6pm tonight at town hall.

National Day Of Remembrance Vigils Set For Friday

A number of South Shore organizations are preparing to host events later this week to raise awareness about violence against women. Each December 6, Canadians commemorate the lives of the 14 women who were singled out for their gender and murdered in the 1989 Ecole Polytechnique Massacre. Vigils will be held right across the country recognizing Canada's National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Executive Director of Harbour House in Bridgewater, Katherine McCarron says it's important to raise awareness year round.

Special ceremonies will be held on Friday at the Fire Hall in Bridgewater at 7:00pm and Central United Church at 6:45pm in Lunenburg.

MODL: Mayor Upset With Illegal Dumping In Lower Branch

The mayor of the Municipality of Lunenburg says he's frustrated and disappointed with people illegally dumping garbage in the community. The comments stem after at least a dozen garbage bags were dumped into woods along the Smith Road late last week in Lower Branch. Roughly 75 people recently spent the day removing garbage on the road. Don Downe says he's fed up.

Downe wants to see harsher fines and more teeth in legislation to deter people from illegal dumping. He plans to speak with the Department of Environment immediately to see what can be done.