Tuesday, March 11, 2014

South Shore Soccer Coach Calling It Quits After 50 Years

A soccer guru on the South Shore is calling it a day after 50 years. Bob Sayer has decided to retire from coaching. The Mahone Bay native has enjoyed the ups and downs of the South Shore United Football Club including guiding 10 teams to the nationals. Sayer also founded the Lunenburg District Youth Soccer Association and the first Atlantic Canadian to be elected vice-president of the Canadian Soccer Association. He says the time has come to pass the torch.

Sayer began coaching in England before bringing his knowledge to the South Shore. He was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 1992 as the first inductee for the sport of soccer. He says he will continue refereeing the game and working with the South Shore United Football Club.

Coast Guard Investigating Cause Of Sinking Ship

The Canadian Coast Guard says the cause behind a ship taking on water in Bridgewater remains unknown. The vessel, known as the Cape Rouge, is continuing to leak fluids. However, the Coast Guard has setup additional booms with absorbent pads that soak up fuel and not water. The ship began sinking Monday at the Port of Bridgewater. Canadian Coast Guard senior response officer, Keith Laidlaw, says they're working to stabilize the vessel and remove all pollutants.

Laidlaw has been told estimates of between 3,700 and 7,500 litres of fuel is on board the ship. He says the Coast Guard will be on top of the situation until the vessel is no longer an environmental threat.

No Trace Of Stolen Greenfield Flight Equipment

An investigation is continuing. However, nearly three months after they were stolen, there is no sign of equipment taken from a hanger at the Greenfield airport. A Cesna-172 aircraft (seen in photo) was damaged and 2 GPS systems, a headset, antennae and welding equipment were stolen over Christmas. Barry Mercer of the Bluenose Flying Club says not a trace of the gear has been found but his fellow members are watching.

The total price tag for what was taken is around $4,000. Meanwhile, the flight club is installing better security including cameras and stronger hanger doors. Members are also watching the Internet in case the stolen gear shows up there for sale.

Mooseheads Add Bailey For Remainder Of Season

The Halifax Mooseheads have added a familiar face for their playoff run. The herd called up CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks captain Brennan Bailey. The Lunenburg native is back in moose country after playing 48 games with the Lumberjacks this season. He notched three goals and 11 assists. Bailey was part of the Mooseheads Memorial Cup winning season last year.

LaHave Resident Pleased With MasterChef Experience

A LaHave resident says competing in MasterChef Canada was a great experience. Trevor Jessome made it into the top 50 of the television show before losing out. He cooked grilled tenderloins of lamb with a potato gnocchi, a kale pesto and ribbons of zucchini and red onion. Jessome says it was a risky dish but he wanted to make an impression.

He needed two votes from the three judges to move on, but only received one. Jessome recently returned home. He is a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force and was deployed overseas just before the show started. Jessome says he will continue cooking with his wife and catering locally.

SiRT: No Charges In Liverpool RCMP Cell Death

The province's Serious Incident Response Team says no charges will be laid after their investigation into an incident in Liverpool. SiRT says two RCMP members in Queens along with a civilian guard were working in the detachment when a 40 year-old-man died in a jail cell on July 9, 2013. The man was found lying on the River Head Road in Queens County and was arrested for being intoxicated in public. SiRT says the man stopped breathing at the detachment. EHS administrated CPR before he was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The investigation revealed the man had a self-inflicted overdose of morphine and alcohol. SiRT says the two police officers may have breached RCMP policy by not seeking further medical attention by placing the man in the cell while unconscious. However, there won't be any criminal charges laid. SiRT is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia.