Friday, December 20, 2013

Bailey Called Up To Halifax Mooseheads

Brennan Bailey has been called up to the Halifax Mooseheads. The Quebec Major Junior Hockey Club have a depleted roster because of injuries and players attending the World Junior Hockey Championships. The captain of the CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks is expected to dress for both games this weekend during a home and home series with the Moncton Wildcats. The 19-year-old has eight points in 29 games with the Lumberjacks this season. The Mooseheads are on the road tonight, before returning home to play again Saturday night at the Metro Centre.

MODL: Downe Understands Concern Around Fire Services

The mayor of the Municipality of Lunenburg says there's been concerns from the public around fire services for years. Don Downe is responding after a resident appeared before council and asked them to consider more amalgamatiion of fire stations in central areas. He says there are legitimate concerns.

Downe says the public appreciates the fire service and the job they do, but he feels people are worried about costs. A meeting is expected to be held in January to review fire services in the municipality.

Beware Of Christmas Scammers While Shopping Online

Its the busiest shopping weekend of the year! Millions of Canadians will be heading to the malls to finalize their Christmas shopping. Many will also be clicking online, looking for bargains and express delivery.
Jill Atkinson of the Maritime Better Business Bureau is warning about scam artists preying on Christmas shoppers. She says make sure your on-line purchases are secure.

Atkinson says watch out for suspicious "special offers" that seem to good to be true, read each site's privacy policy, document all your orders and pay with a credit card for proof of your purchases if they don't show up at your door.

Salvation Army Hopes Its Kettles Will Runneth Over

The Salvation Army in Lunenburg County hopes its Christmas Kettle Campaign will achieve its goal by Christmas Eve. The goal is 57-thousand dollars but its still about 16-thousand short. However, the Lunenburg County chapter's Captain Felipe Vega is optimistic Saturday's Fill the Kettle Drive by Walmart coast to coast will help quite a bit.

All Walmart outlets are involved, including the Bridgewater store. Nation-wide, the Salvation Army Kettle campaign is 8-million dollars short of its goal. Funds raised assist needy families through the year.

Former Mustang Scores Twice, Helps Valley Beat South Shore

A former player with the Charlie's Pizza South Shore Mustangs came back to haunt the club Thursday night. Stone Harnish scored two goals to pace the Valley Wildcats to a 2-0 win over the Mustangs. Harnish spent the last two seasons with the South Shore club before joining the Wildcats earlier this year. The Mustangs are back on home ice Sunday evening when they host Cole Harbour at 4pm at the Clearwater Seafoods Arena.

Minor Hockey Hoping To Fill The Rink For Lumberjacks Game

A push is on to try and fill the rink for the final Lumberjacks game before the holiday break. The Bridgewater club is home to the Amherst Ramblers tonight. All players in the South Shore Minor Hockey Association will receive free admission to the game in they wear their team jersey. Association President Mike Conklin says they want to stand behind the Junior 'A' team.

Prizes will be awarded to minor hockey players. The game starts at 7pm at the Clearwater Seafoods Arena.

Lower Gasoline Prices

As expected, South Shore gasoline prices fell overnight. Regular self serve is down almost 2 cents to $1.29.4. High-test is down by the same amount to $1.38.3. Diesel is at $1.40., down almost two cents as well.
If you're travelling to HRM and need to get gas there, prices are about 1/2 cent less.