Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Bridgewater: No Injuries In School Bus Crash

No one was hurt when a school bus and another vehicle collided yesterday afternoon at an intersection in Bridgewater. It happened at York Street and Victoria Road during the height of the snow storm. There were young children on the bus at the time but they were not injured. They were loaded aboard another bus and taken home for the day. No word on any charges related to the crash.

Mahone Bay Looking To Increase Water Rates

The town of Mahone Bay is looking to increase its water rates. Council has applied for a 6.7 per cent hike annually for the next three years. Mayor Joe Feeney says the town's utility ended last year in a deficit of close to $240,000. He says changes need to be made.

Feeney says the province's Utility and Review Board will hold a rate increase hearing in Mahone Bay around the end of April.

Queens RCMP Search For Stolen Car

Queens County RCMP are on the lookout for a stolen vehicle. The Mounties says a 2000 silver pontiac grand am was stolen sometime between midnight and 4am Tuesday morning from a home in Milton. Corporal Victor Whalen says the Nova Scotia license plate is DDD 677. Anyone with information can contact Queens RCMP or crime stoppers.

Lunenburg: Winter Storm Parking Advisory Imposed

It's probably not a good idea to park your vehicle for a long time on the streets of Lunenburg. A winter parking advisory has been imposed in the town. The region is expected to receive up to 25 centimetres of snow over the next 24 hours. Corporal Bill Wilcox of the Lunenburg RCMP says they want to make sure the roads can be cleared properly.

Wilcox says those who don't follow the advisory can be given a ticket and towed. He says they had to tow more than 14 vehicles during the past two snow storms.

Fears Lunenburg Man Drowned In Saskatchewan River

There are fears a 28 year Lunenburg man has drowned after falling into a river in Saskatchewan. Greg MacIntosh has been missing since leaving a bar last Saturday. McIntosh and his friends were celebrating his upcoming wedding in Saskatoon. He left the bar around midnight and hasn't been seen since. The same night rescue crews were called after two witnesses reported seeing a person walking on the South Saskatchewan River who suddenly disappeared into the water. MacIntosh was working as an electrician and living out west for the past four years. He was set to get married on February 15. Police are still interviewing witnesses and are investigating both incidents separately.

Ferry Loss Upsetting Residents: Councillor

The loss of the LaHave River Ferry has stretched into over a month. The ferry has been out of operation since it broke free from its cable during a wind and snowstorm on January 3. Since then, crews have been working to fix the vessel and get it back into service as quickly as possible. The councillor representing West LaHave, Martin Bell, says some residents are beginning to get tired of the extra drive.

Bell says he hopes the ferry will return to serve residents sooner rather than later. A spokesperson with the Department of Transportation is now saying it could be the end of this week before the ferry resumes operations.