Thursday, May 1, 2014

Liverpool Driver Clocked Going 189km/h

A Liverpool driver faces stunting charges after he was caught going almost double the posted speed limit. Queens RCMP say the 19-year-old man was pulled over Wednesday night after he was clocked doing 189km/h in a 100 zone on Highway 103. The driver's silver Honda Civic was seized for seven days. If convicted, he faces a fine of over $2,400. Three other people in the vehicle also face charges under the Liquor Control Act.

Strong Emotions Emerge Over Bluenose II Project

There are strong emotions emerging in relation to the Bluenose II restoration project. The Lunenburg Shipyard Alliance is telling media outlet they will not be surprised if the iconic vessel isn't ready for public sailing tours this summer. President of Covey Island Boatworks, Al Hutchinson says the alliance is taking the brunt of public criticism over costly delays in the $16.7 million project - but it's not their fault.

However, the province feels once they get the steering situation resolved, the Bluenose will be ready for sea trials. Heritage Minister Tony Ince says they need to find out what's going on with the project.

The biggest issue with the Bluenose is steering problems which have raised safety concerns.

PC's Seek Economic Stimulus Now Rather Than Later

The province's economy is going no where and fast according to the Official Opposition in the Legislature. Jamie Baillie of the PC's says while the economies of other provinces are showing improvements, Nova Scotia's economy has flat-lined and we're in a recession. He says the McNeil government is doing absolutely nothing to get the ball rolling on economic stimulation.

Baillie says the province is in troubled territory with higher-paying manufacturing output down 2 percent and 14 of 19 major companies in decline.

NDP Confronts Premier Over Health Reform Costs

The province's New Democrats continue mining for information on the costs associated with health reform. Leader Maureen MacDonald has tabled Freedom of Information documents that show the costs much higher than first thought. In the Legislature, MacDonald accused Premier Stephen McNeil of breaking promises on how to achieve cheaper health care.

McNeil says reform is already underway to cut the number of health authorities to 2 from the present 9 to achieve better front line care.

Bridgewater: Teen Arrested For Trespassing

A 16 yeard old is facing charges after an incident in Bridgewater last night. The teenager was arrested around 11pm in a residential area near Pinehurst Avenue. Police say the teen is from Caledonia. He was arrested for trespassing and is facing three charges. The youth is due in court next month.

Gasoline Prices Expected To Remain Unchanged For Coming Week

Don't expect much of a change, if any, overnight tonight in South Shore gas prices. Prices in New Brunswick are down by less than half a cent this morning. The same for diesel. Gas prices there and in our area are at record highs right now.