Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Resident Concerned About Speed In East Chester Area

RCMP will use radar and increased patrols to discourage motorists from speeding in the East Chester area. However, it might not be enough. A local resident has requested the Municipality of Chester to change the speed zone along Highway 3 from 80km/h to 50 or 60km/h. Warden Allen Webber says it's a request for the province's Department of Transportation.

Webber expects a response over the next few months.

Burnout Predicted For Liverpool Lab Technicians

Two, full-time hospital lab technicians in Liverpool are being transferred to Bridgewater. South Shore Health says its to help alleviate a shortage of 4-full time and 1 part-timer in the lab at South Shore Regional Hospital. However, Canadian Union of Public Employees local President Dianne Frittenburg says moving them out of Queens General makes little sense.

Frittenburg says the added workload on the remaining 3 lab techs at Queens General will lead to burnout and more sick time. She's requesting a meeting with South Shore Health to discuss options. Frittenburg says the union has been told the transfers will take place in March. She also fears possible closure of the Queens General Hospital lab sometime in the future.

UPDATED: Duckworth Reacts To Olympic Results

There will be no Olympic medals coming to Kingsburg, but there will be a proud Olympian returning home. Alex Duckworth finished 17th in the women's snowboarding halfpipe event in Sochi, Russia after failing to qualify for the finals. Duckworth says she has no regrets after stumbling during her two semi-final runs.

Duckworth says she's proud of the support she received from the South Shore community along with residents across the province and country.

She plans to be a spectator for the rest of the Olympics and hopes to meet fellow Nova Scotian Sidney Crosby.

BREAKING: Duckworth Advances To Olympic Semi-Finals

Kingsburg's Alex Duckworth advanced to the semi-finals of the women's half-pipe snowboarding event in Sochi, Russia. The 26-year-old had a clean second run, scoring a 69.75. She finished 7th overall in the first heat. Duckworth scored a 42.25 on her first run after stumbling near the end. Duckworth was on twitter before competing saying she was " Giggly, excited and jacked up on nerves." Now, she is one step away from making it to the finals and challenging for a medal. She will be back in action at 11 o'clock this morning. You can follow the CKBW twitter (@ckbwradio) and HANK-FM twitter (@HANK_FM) along with the facebook pages for updates.

Mustangs Eliminate Valley After Game 5 Victory

The Charlie's Pizza South Shore Mustangs are heading to the next round of the playoffs. Travis Parks scored on a third period penalty shot, which held up for the game winner as the Mustangs beat the Valley Wildcats 4-3 Tuesday night in Berwick. The Mustangs won the series four games to one. Jordan Messenger and Mitchell Baker added a goal and an assist while Christian Tufts added the other goal. Nick Dawe turned aside 43 shots. The Mustangs are waiting for other series' to finish to determine who will be their next opponent.