Sunday, February 2, 2014

Mustangs Take 2-0 Series Lead Over Valley

The Charlie's Pizza South Shore Mustangs couldn't ask to be in a better position. The Mustangs won both their games in Berwick over the weekend for a 2-0 lead in their playoff series against the Valley Wildcats. On Sunday, the Mustangs won 4-3. Keith Getson, Jered Scott, Alex Nauss and Christopher Goreham scored while Colby Muise stopped 35 saves. The Mustangs host the Valley in game three Saturday night at 8:30pm at the Clearwater Seafoods Arena.

Chester's Cox Wins Girls Under-18 Curling Title

A Chester curling team have made their mark as another contender in junior curling. Cassie Cocks and her rink won the girls under-18 provincial title this weekend in Bridgewater. Cocks defeated Kirsten Lind's Dartmouth team 6-5 in the final. Meanwhile on the boys side, Matthew Manuel successfully defended his title, defeating Chester's Adam Cox 5-2 in the championship game. Both winning teams will represent Nova Scotia at the Atlantic Under 18 Championship in Oromocto, New Brunswick from April 4-6.

PC Leader Calls For Better Security Of Former Bowater Lands

Its almost two years since the Bowater Mersey paper mill in Brooklyn closed for good and its been a year since the former NDP government secured the company's wood lands in Western Nova Scotia. Since then however, the province's Opposition leader says the valuable forested lands scattered from Yarmouth to Sydney have been left in a holding pattern. Jamie Baillie is worried the lands are unprotected with no law in place dealing with access to them.

Baillie plans to raise the issue in the Nova Scotia Legislature during its spring sitting in March or April.

Automotive Festival Eyes Big Rig Racing

Big rigs could be making their mark in Bridgewater this summer. Organizers with the popular automotive festival, South Shore in Motion, are hoping to add big rig drag racing to the event in August. The event would require a temporary closure of Dufferin Street, between York Street and Hillcrest Street. Festival co-chair Charlie Horstman says he's optimistic council will give them the green light.

Horstman feels the event could be an economic driver, bringing big rigs to the town from across Canada. Council will look into the request and report back later this month.