Thursday, January 9, 2014

UPDATE: Oakhill Accident-Three Injured Still In Hospital

Three people, critically-injured in a two vehicle crash in Oakhill on Tuesday, remain today in Halifax hospitals. Two boys, ages 9 and 13, are at the IWK while a 37 year old woman is in the QE-2. All three are said to still be listed as critical. The 9 year old boy was airlifted from the scene Tuesday afternoon in Oakhill to the IWK while the other boy and woman were rushed to Halifax by ground ambulance. Two other people in a second vehicle involved in the accident, an SUV, were treated at South Shore Regional Hospital and have been released. The RCMP are still investigating and haven't determined an exact cause of the crash, although road conditions at the time were snowy and slippery.

Hurricanes, Mustangs Compete At East Coast Ice Jam

A pair of South Shore hockey teams are in Bedford for the Chronicle Herald East Coast Ice Jam. The Charlie's Pizza South Shore Mustangs and the BMO Western Hurricanes are competing in their respective bantam and midget divisions. The Hurricanes opened the tournament Wednesday night with a 1-1 tie against Bedford. Matt Barron had the lone goal. They're back on the ice this afternoon against Moncton. Meanwhile, the Mustangs begin play at 5:30 this evening against Miramichi.

Tri County: African School Board Seat Election Saturday

There will be a vote this weekend to decide the African Nova Scotian seat on the Tri-County Regional School Board. The special election is necessary after a judge voided the results of the October 2012 election. Candidates Darlene Lawrence and Michael Alden Fells are seeking the seat. Lawrence won the seat by nearly 250 votes in the vote 15 months ago, but her victory was challenged because of electronic voting irregularities.The vote in 2012 was conducted largely online and by telephone.  Polls will open Saturday at 8am and close at 7 p.m. Paper ballots will be used in the election on Saturday.

Liverpool: 'Pep Rally' Planned For National Curling Event

They're rallying the troops in Queens County, ahead of the M and M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Curling Championships. The South Queens Chamber of Commerce and the event's host committee are welcoming people to a 'pep rally' this evening from 5-7pm in the community room at Queens Place Emera Centre. Chamber President, Barry Tomalin, says the rally will help highlight the community's effort, a rundown of day-to-day events and expectations. He says the rally is an effort to prepare the town for the championships.

Tomalin says they're expecting an additional 2,000 people in town during the curling tournament, which starts January 18.

Significant Drop Expected Tonight In South Shore Gasoline Prices

Look for a major drop in the price of gasoline tomorrow morning at South Shore pumps. The provincial Utility and Review Board will set the coming week's prices at midnight tonight and the price of regular self serve likely will drop more than 4 cents. New Brunswickers are paying less for gasoline this morning. Regulated prices there fell by 4 cents overnight to a new maximum price of $129.3 a litre.