Friday, December 6, 2013

Bridgewater: Whimsical Children's Store Returns

Children are getting the chance to learn the value of a dollar and do some Christmas shopping. This is the ninth year for the Whimsical Children's Store. It provides an opportunity for kids to purchase inexpensive presents for their family. Admission to the store is a donation to the food bank. Co-organizer Michael Graves says it provides a valuable lesson to kids.

The store will be open from 10am-2pm on Saturday at the Michelin Social Club in Bridgewater.

Liverpool: Christmas On The Mersey Underway

The Christmas season is alive and well in Queens County. Christmas on the Mersey is underway and lasts through the weekend. There are a number of events in the county including the official tree lighting this evening, community caroling, and a presentation of 'A Christmas Carol' at the Astor Theatre. Event Chair Mark Reynolds says the festival helps create a sense of pride in the area.

The South Queens Chamber of Commerce is helping put on the event. More details can be found here .

RCMP, Police, Paramedics Team Up For Food Drive

What started out as a challenge has turned into collaboration. The Great Haul-a-Day food drive between paramedics, Bridgewater Police and Lunenburg County RCMP will be held Saturday at the Bridgewater Superstore. The three groups used to compete against each other, but this year they're teaming up to fill a 14-foot trailer with non-perishable and cash donations. Staff Sgt. Bruce Hill with Lunenburg County RCMP says there's a demand right now for food banks.

This is the fifth year for the event, which has helped raise over $15,000 for local food banks. Proceeds from this years event goes towards the Bridgewater Inter-church food bank. It goes from 1pm-5pm Saturday.

South Shore: Mounties Ramp-Up Holiday Checkstops

Mounties will be out in full force this weekend. In Shelburne County, RCMP say they will ramp up checkpoints in an effort to nab impaired drivers. It's part of National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day on Saturday. Corporal Nancy Mason says it's an effort to ensure the roads are safe.

Mason says getting caught driving while impaired is life altering - a conviction means you would be left with a criminal record, fined and lose your license. RCMP are urging motorist to dial 9-1-1 if they suspect an impaired driver.

Annual Toy Drive Goes Into High Gear

The Salvation Army's annual toy drive goes into high gear Saturday in Bridgewater. Volunteers will be on hand through the day at Canadian Tire's parking lot to accept toy donations. Lunenburg County Salvation Army Captain Felipe Vega says its all about making Christmas a happy time for kids who are less fortunate.

After Saturday's high-profile event, the campaign continues until the 17th. Toys can be dropped off at the Salvation Army's Thrift Store.

Five Charged After Bust In Windsor

Five people are facing charges after a drug bust in Windsor. Police made the arrests after raiding a home yesterday afternoon. Officers seized cocaine, prescription pills, cash and a fake handgun. Three men and a woman were taken in custody - they range in age between 19 and 47 years old. A 17-year-old boy was also arrested without incident. They face charges of possession and trafficking and are due in Windsor Court in January.

Don't Worry! Be Happy, If You Don't Drive A Diesel Vehicle!

A bit of a surprise today. Most gas prices at South Shore pumps are unchanged despite rises in New Brunswick on Thursday. Diesel is up in price though to $1.43.1 a litre. Regular self serve is unchanged at $1.32.1 and high-test is $1.41.1.