Tuesday, February 25, 2014

MODL: No Appeal Received For Proposed Blockhouse Facility

It appears a Halifax company are giving up in their effort for a proposed construction and demolition diversion facility in Blockhouse. The deadline to file an appeal has passed for Halifax C and D. It was February 24. General Manager Lee Anne Chassie refused to comment on the issue. However, the CAO for the Municipality of Lunenburg, Tammy Wilson, says no notice of an appeal has been given to their legal counsel. She says unless a last minute appeal was filed, the issue should be dealt with. The province's Utility and Review Board dismissed an appeal by the group last month. Halifax C and D had 30 days to appeal the URB decision to the Nova Scotia Supreme Court.

UPDATE: Two Arrested In Valley School Lock Down

Two young people have been arrested in relation to a threat received by a student via text message in the Annapolis Valley. The text prompted the lock down of Central Kings High School and a nearby elementary school. RCMP had several resources at the schools along with a dog team to help with the investigation. However, it's not known what kind of threat was attached to the text message. The arrests were made nowhere near the schools. Police say it's too early to determine if criminal charges will be laid.

Threat Via Text Locks Down Valley Schools

Kings District RCMP are looking into a threat received via text message by a student at the Central Kings High School in the Annapolis Valley. Police got the call just before lunch time regarding the text message. Central Kings and a nearby elementary school were first placed on lock down and then under a hold and secure. That means no one is allowed to enter or leave the building. Police do not believe the suspect ever entered the school property. However, they have not revealed any information surrounding what was included in the text message. RCMP had several resources at the schools along with a dog team to help with the investigation. There have been no arrests.

Lunenburg: Ironworks Distillery Among World's Best

A Lunenburg business has been recognized for making some of the world's best alcohol. The World Drink awards were handed out recently in London, UK and Ironworks Distillery walked away with their hands full. Ironworks Bluenose Black Rum was named the world's best dark rum for 2014. Also, Ironworks Pear Eau de Vie won the world's best brandy and best fruit brandy. The company's apple brandy received world's best apple brandy and best design. Co-owner Lynne MacKay says they're delighted.

She says each of the award winning beverages are available at their shop in Lunenburg or at select stores and markets across the province. The awards were presented by the UK publication 'TheDrinksReport.com', which is considered the world's number one online resource for drink professionals.

McIntosh, Drennan Win Pentathlons; Clinch CIS Berths

Bridgewater's Rachael McIntosh won her fourth consecutive pentathlon title at the Canada West track and field championships in Edmonton. The 23-year-old at the University of Calgary took home gold over the weekend. She also earned silver in the 4x400 metre women's relay and a bronze and personal best score in shot-put. McIntosh competed in 11 events in a span of five hours. She says she didn't have much time to think about winning.

Meanwhile, Lunenburg's Jesse Drennan of the University of Windsor won the pentathlon title at the Ontario University Athletics track and field championships. Both Drennan and McIntosh will compete at the CIS championships from March 6-8 at the University of Alberta.

Bridgewater: St. Phillips Street Home Pegged As Heritage Property

A Bridgewater home is being pegged as a heritage property. The town has approved the designation to the residence at 106 St. Phillips Street. Documents will be forwarded to the province to register the home with heritage status. Heritage Advisory chair Patrick Hirtle says this is their first home recognized.

The home was built in 1866 by David Walker and it remains in the Walker family. The Brookside Cemetery, Trinity Anglican Church and the Wile Carding Mill are the other heritage properties in Bridgewater.

Minor Injuries Result From Early Morning 103 Crash

Two people were injured this morning in a two car accident on highway 103 in Hebbs Cross. It happened around 6am at Exit 14. Both of those people injured were taken to South Shore Regional Hospital with minor injuries. The RCMP say one car was pulling out on the 103 from Highway 3 and another vehicle travelling along the 103 collided with it. The highway was closed between Exit 13 in Wileville and the Conquerall Mills Road past Exit 14 for a couple of hours. The RCMP is still investigating.