Tuesday, May 6, 2014

South Shore In Motion Cancels 2014 Event

South Shore in Motion has been cancelled for this year. Committee members with the festival decided not to host it for their 10th anniversary because they feel there is a lack of support from the town of Bridgewater. Councillors decided not to endorse a big rig hill climb on Monday night because their insurance wouldn't cover it. South Shore in Motion chairperson Darren Wentzell says they lost about 40 per cent of their show through the town's decision.

Wentzell says it was a difficult decision to make, but feels they've tried everything they could to make the event happen. He says the group will gather again in June to begin thinking about their long-term future.

Yarmouth: Serious Injuries After Truck Slams Into Home

An older Yarmouth County man has serious injuries after the truck he was driving slammed into a house in Tusket. It happened mid-morning at the intersection of Highway 308 and Frank Doucette Road. Police say the 63 year-old lost control of the truck and went off the road. It's not known what caused the man to go off the road. There was also significant damage to the house and the truck.

Bridgewater: Woman In Wheelchair Struck By Car

A woman in a wheelchair escaped with only minor injuries after she was hit by a car today in Bridgewater. Police, firefighters and EHS responded to the call around 11am at the intersection near TD Bank on Old Bridge Street. Constable Danny MacPhee says they're trying to determine who is at fault and if any charges are pending. The woman was taken to South Shore Regional Hospital for treatment.

Economic Action Plan Desperately Needed For South Shore: PC Leader

Lunenburg Progressive Conservatives meet tonight to discuss issues and look at what lies ahead. Opposition Leader Jamie Baillie will address the area's annual PC dinner. As he prepares to head to the event, Baillie tells us the South Shore is in dire need of economic stimulus. However, he says nothing is getting done because there's no government economic plan in place.

Tonight's PC dinner in New Germany is being held at the Legion starting at 6:30.

Events Lunenburg County Looking For Business Support

A new organization is looking to bring major conferences and attractions to the local area. Events Lunenburg County has secured some start-up funding. Now, they're looking for the business community to jump on board. Andrew Tanner presented the idea to the Municipality of Chester recently and says it's about promoting the area.

Tanner says the group wants to develop a website, hire a part-time person to start bidding on events and partner with similar groups in Queens County and Halifax. A meeting will be held May 12 at Bridgewater town hall at 8am for business groups and industry leaders to learn more about Events Lunenburg County.

Crematorium Land Compromise In Liverpool

Construction of a crematorium in Liverpool appears to be back on track. Chandlers Funeral Home withdrew its earlier application to the Region of Queens a couple of weeks ago. It involved building the facility adjacent to the funeral home in downtown Liverpool. Now, the Region and Chandlers have reached agreement on a new location, in the Liverpool Industrial Park. Chandlers General Manager Kevin Samuels says the new site is a compromise and an effort to appeaze any public opposition.

A purchase and sale agreement is expected to be finalized in a few days and construction on the crematorium will begin right away. Chandlers hope to have the facility in place by the fall.

South Shore School Misses Winning National Competition

The Waldorf School in Blockhouse didn't win the top prize in a national on-line contest. However, according to a parent, the just-completed contest has put the independent school on the education map. Anastatia Malay says being a part of the Majesta Trees of Knowledge competition has laid the ground work for future endeavours.

The Waldorf School, which finished 6th place in the on-line voting, did win a thousand dollars. A similar facility in Ontario placed first and won the 20-thousand dollar grand prize.

Lunenburg County: Softball Season Could Begin Friday

It's hoped the main ball fields in Lunenburg County will be ready for action in the near future. The men's and women's leagues were all set to kick off this week at the MARC in Dayspring, but the fields were still too wet to begin the season. However, Recreation Director Trudy Payne says field conditions have improved significantly over the past 24 hours. She says they just wanted to make sure the fields don't sustain permanent damage.

Payne says if the weather cooperates, the complex could be open tomorrow (Wednesday). The co-ed league is set to open Friday night.