Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Clear Garbage Bag Request Coming To Bridgewater

It's Bridgewater's turn to start thinking about using clear garbage bags. The issue will be in front of the town March 10. Mahone Bay and the Municipality of Lunenburg are also looking at the potential change. Mayor David Walker says it will be a slow process.

If council decides to move ahead, there will be months of communicating with the public before clear bags would be put into effect. The proposed date to start using clear bags is October 1st. Forty-one out of 55 Nova Scotia municipalities use clear plastic bags during waste collection including Chester.

Spring Weight Restrictions Pushed Back

Spring weight restrictions are being pushed back another week. The Department of Transportation says due to cold weather they will delay implementing the restrictions for trucks on secondary roads another week. Spring weight restrictions were originally to start on Monday. They will now be put in place March 17.

Movement To End Violence Hits Lunenburg County

A pair of local events hope to help bring an end to violence against women and girls. Second Story Women's Centre, Harbour House and Be the Peace are promoting 'One Billion Rising'. The initiative acts as a global day of awareness for people to demand change, dance and rise to help end violence. Coordinator Helen Lanthier says the issue hits close to home.

Lunenburg will host the first event Thursday at 10am at the Farmers' Market. Another event is in Bridgewater Friday at 12:30pm at centre court of the mall. The events are a lead up to International Women's Day on Saturday.

NS, PEI Start Preparing For 10-Digit-Dialling

It's time to get ready for 10-digit-dialling in Nova Scotia and PEI. Starting in November, all local calls will require 10 digits - the area code followed by the seven-digit phone number. Canadian Numbering Administrator spokesperson Glen Brown says people can begin using the new dialling system immediately to prepare for the upcoming changes.

Brown says most people will also need to update the contact lists on their cell phone to make sure "902" is in front of the number they are trying to call. Also in November, the new 782 area code will be introduced in Nova Scotia and PEI

Old Ship May Soon Depart Bridgewater

Some residents of Bridgewater view it as an eyesore while others say its interesting. However, the large grey vessel docked across from shipyards landing could be sold. The former Canadian navy diving-support vessel, HMCS Cormorant, ended up in Bridgewater by accident more than 10 years ago in the midst of a legal battle over ownership. Port of Bridgewater President Rick Welsford says there is a potential buyer lined up for the HMCS Cormorant. He says despite its appearance, the vessel is sound.

Welsford is helping the vessel's American owners with the sale.

Welsford believes the ship will be sold soon and moved out of Bridgewater this summer or leave under its own power.

Mustangs, McDonalds Meet In Crucial Game Five

A crucial game five between the Charlies Pizza South Shore Mustangs and the Halifax McDonalds. The playoff series is tied at two games a piece ahead of Wednesday night's contest in Halifax. The Mustangs have yet to trail in the series and are expected to start goaltender Colby Muise. The winner of tonight's game would be one victory away from the league final. Puck drop is at 7pm at the Halifax Forum.