Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Bridgewater: New Mall Tenants Expected To Open In June

The property manager of the Bridgewater Mall says winter weather caused delays with the redevelopment of the former Zellers property. Michael Levy says it was a tough winter for crews working to retrofit the 92,000 square foot space that will house five tenants. They include Leon's, Sportchek, Winners, Mark's Work Warehouse and Dollarama. Despite the delays, Levy says a handful of the stores should be ready to open by the summer.

No timeline was given for Winners. Levy adds, as many as six more national tenant groups are expressing interest in space at the mall. The full redevelopment will cost $7.5-million.

Wild Dog Chase In Metro Ends Well

It was an early morning police chase involving dog treats, some chicken and rush hour traffic. Police spotted a run away canine along Citadel Hill just before it began ducking in and out of traffic in the city's south end. The officer - a dog lover - set out on a wild case that led him and the dog through Saint Mary's University and Robie Street before ending up on Beaufort Avenue. That's when a woman stopped and gave the officer biscuits to help but it wasn't exactly the type of treat the dog was looking to eat. Soon after another woman stopped and offered some chicken from her lunch. That did the trick and the Sheppard mix was captured. Luckily, the owner and its furry friend were reunited after a few hours.

Queens: Fisherman Dies In Hospital

Tragic news out of Queens County. The 42 year-old fisherman who fell overboard Monday morning off the coast of Port Mouton has died. RCMP say Stephen Darin Hanson passed away last night in Halifax hospital. Foul play is not suspected. The Mounties and Joint Rescue Coordination Centre were involved in the rescue efforts.

Forest Heights Win Division-3 Boys Hockey Regionals

Playoff hockey tonight in the Valley High School Hockey League. The Park View Panthers boys team squares off against Avon View. The winner will meet the Forest Heights Falcons for the championship. Puck drop tonight is at 7:30pm at the Chester Arena.

Staying with boys hockey, Forest Heights took the division-three regional banner. They defeated Par-en-bas 3-1 in the championship game. Both teams, along with Digby advance to provincials in Port Hawkesbury later this month. At division-two regionals, Barrington fell to North Kings 4-1 in the final. In division-one hockey regionals, Park View lost 2-1 in the semi-final to Avon View. King's Edgehill won the title.

Bridgewater: Town Waiting For Answers About Big Rig Event

Bridgewater is still looking for answers when it comes to big rig drag racing. Organizers with South Shore in Motion are trying to bring the event to the town for the first time. However, questions remain on insurance, security and developing a traffic plan. Mayor David Walker says the festival has also determined an alternate location. It would be at the south end of Exhibition Drive instead of a section of Dufferin Street.

The event is being proposed for August 9, but still needs town approval.