Tuesday, January 7, 2014

UPDATED: Multiple Injuries In Oakhill Crash

RCMP say three people are in critical condition after a serious two-vehicle crash in Oakhill. The collision occurred around 3:30pm on Highway 325. Police say a Ford car with three people in it, collided with an SUV with two passengers. The three people inside the car were airlifted to Halifax while the two passengers of the SUV were taken to the South Shore Regional Hospital. Those taken to hospital in Bridgewater have undetermined injuries. The highway was closed for roughly four hours while investigators worked the scene.

New South Queens Middle School Hosts Open House

Queens County residents are getting a chance to see the new school in Liverpool before it opens to students. The new South Queens Middle School will host an open house this evening at 6pm. School Board Communications Manager, Trish Smith, says it's an environmentally-sustainable site.

Smith says there is plenty of new technology throughout the school including whiteboard desks, apple televisions, and smart-boards. South Queens Middle School will open to students on Wednesday. (Photo Courtesy: Maxim Construction)

Yarmouth's Graves Traded By Charlottetown To Val-d'Or

Yarmouth's Ryan Graves is on the move. The 18-year-old defenceman with the Charlottetown Islanders was traded today to the Val-d'Or Foreurs in exchange for defenceman David Henley. Graves played 169 games in two-and-a-half seasons with the PEI franchise, scoring eight goals and adding 29 assists. The deal came just before the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League trade deadline struck this afternoon. Graves was selected in the fourth round of the 2013 NHL entry draft, 110th overall by the New York Rangers. He played major midget hockey with the Charlie's Pizza South Shore Mustangs.

Crosby Leads Canadian Men's Hockey Team Selections

Sidney Crosby will lead Canada's men's hockey team in Sochi, Russia. The 26-year-old from Cole Harbour was named to the squad just after noon today by General Manager Steve Yzerman. Crosby leads the NHL in scoring with 63 points. He scored the game winning goal to clinch the gold medal for Canada at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. Also announced to the team were 11 returning members from the previous games including Jonathan Toews, Roberto Luongo, Corey Perry and Drew Doughty. Steven Stamkos will make his Olympic debut along with Carey Price, PK Subban, John Tavares and Matt Duchene A few surprises left off the Canadian roster include Martin St. Louis, Eric Staal, Claude Giroux and James Neal. The Canadian roster is as follows:

Goaltenders: Roberto Luongo, Carey Price, Mike Smith

Defence: Jay Bouwmeester, Drew Doughty, Dan Hamhuis, Duncan Keith, Alex Pietrangelo, PK Subban, Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Shea Weber

Forwards: Jamie Benn, Patrice Bergeron, Jeff Carter, Sidney Crosby, Matt Duchene, Ryan Getzlaf, Chris Kunitz, Patrick Marleau, Rick Nash, Corey Perry, Patrick Sharp, Steven Stamkos, John Tavares, Jonathan Toews

RCMP To Drivers: Slow Down

If you are driving today, you'll want to take it easy to avoid an accident either with another vehicle or end up in the ditch by yourself! Temperatures have been falling and the roads have become very slippery with lots of black ice. There have been snow squalls on and off along the 103 between Barrington and Yarmouth making visibility there poor. RCMP Sgt. Alain Leblanc is warning motorists to adjust their driving accordingly today all along the South Shore.

Crews have been out salting and sanding along all South Shore highways this morning but thats no insurance policy the ice is gone.

Identity Of Lost Fisherman Revealed

The identity of a South Shore lobster fisherman, found dead yesterday in Stonehurst, has been released by the RCMP. 79-year-old Elburn Leo Tanner of Stonehurst went missing late Sunday evening. His body was discovered by searchers in the water near his boat around 5am yesterday (Monday) morning. The RCMP have not released the cause of death. Foul play is not suspected though. Its believed Tanner fell overboard while trying to breakup ice in the water around his boat and drowned.

Icy Roads As Temperature Drops

If you are driving this morning, you'll want to take it easy! Temperatures are falling after reaching 8 degrees at one point during the night. With the dropping temperatures, the roads are becoming slippery with reports of black ice. There are snow squalls along Highway 103 between Barrington and Yarmouth making visibility there poor by times. Crews are out salting and sanding along all South Shore highways this morning but do ... slow down! Meanwhile, what a mess in HRM this morning! Traffic is at an almost standstill as drivers deal with roads that have turned into skating rinks because of the falling temperature. All the major routes into the city are backed up several kilometers. The bridges are packed and very little is moving. Crews are trying to get the streets salted down but its difficult with all those cars in the way. If you are heading into the city this morning, be advised its going to be a slow trip once you get to Bayers Lake.