Monday, January 20, 2014

Mid-Week Storm Could Pound South Shore

Another winter storm is headed toward the South Shore. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Wednesday. There are no specific totals predicted for the storm, but the forecasters indicate if the storm maintains its path, it could mean significant snow, blowing snow and strong winds. Environment Canada is advising people to monitor future forecasts for any warnings that may be posted.

Former NS Mayor Leaves Lasting Legacy

A well-known municipal politican has died. Bob Stead served as mayor and a town councillor in Wolfville for more than 20 years. He was a key figure when the municipality moved to ban smoking in vehicles when a child is present. The community was the first in Canada to pass such a law. Municipality of the District of Lunenburg Mayor Don Downe says it was a groundbreaking move with Stead's strong personality behind it.

A funeral for Bob Stead will be held tomorrow (Tuesday) at Acadia University.

Curling: Mayhew Rink Clinches Playoff Berth

Nova Scotia's Robert Mayhew has clinched a playoff spot at the M & M Canadian Junior Curling Championships in Liverpool.  Mayhew improved to 4-1 this morning with a 5-3 win over the Yukon. The Windsor team play their final Pool "B" round robin game tomorrow against Alberta.  On the girls' side, Chester's Mary Fay carries a 2-1 record into her afternoon contest against Northern Ontario. Tonight at 6:30 Fay tangles with PEI. Action continues through Sunday at both the Queens Place Emera Centre and Liverpool Curling Club.

Exciting Days Ahead For Snowboarder Duckworth

A Lunenburg County snowboarder is a front runner to be named to Canada's Olympic team. Alex Duckworth of Kingsburg is now the top-ranked Canadian in the women's halfpipe. She placed ninth at a World Cup event in Quebec over the weekend. The event was the last opportunity for Canadians to secure a spot for the upcoming winter games in Sochi, Russia. The remaining spots for Canada's snowboard team will be nominated on Tuesday.

Weekend Fire At Former Liverpool Restaurant

Fire crews were able to quickly put out a Saturday morning fire in Liverpool. It broke out around 4 a.m. at the former Wong's Restaurant in the downtown area. The building has been vacant for several years. Crews were able to contain the fire before it spread to other structures. The cause hasn't been determined yet.

UPDATE: Hubbards Fire Victim Identified

The RCMP have released the name of the victim of a fatal house fire over the weekend in Hubbards. 56 year old Shirley Ann Greek was found dead after fire swept through a home on Shore Road. Investigators have ruled the fire was a result of careless smoking. A medical examiners autopsy shows the death was caused by the accidental fire. A man in his 60's, thought to be a friend, escaped the flames unhurt along with pets.