September 2017

Municipality Of Barrington Now Has Civic Addressing By-law

Posted on Monday, September 25, 2017 12:52 PM

While a civic addressing system has been in place for a number of years, the Municipality of Barrington wants to make sure its residents get emergency services in a timely manner.

Council has passed a Civic Address By-law.

CAO Rob Frost says the council felt there was a need for an enforceable policy.

"It tells residents how they need to post their number and guidelines on how to do that."

Frost also says the by-law outlines requirements for posting private road names.

United Way Rolls Out Annual Bikes For Kids Campaign

Posted on Monday, September 25, 2017 11:32 AM

A local effort aims to keep kids spinning their wheels.

Lunenburg County United Way is once again collecting bicycles for their Bikes for Kids campaign.

Each year roughly 60 children who otherwise wouldn't have a bike get to pick one out.

Coordinator Michael Graves says the entire community works together to make it happen.

"We have a group of volunteers. The O'Regan's Subaru cycling team, last year we just engaged NSCC diesel students to help out, and for a couple of years Chester Area Middle School students have also been helping out."

Doctors Unhappy And Warn Of Dire Consequences

Posted on Monday, September 25, 2017 06:06 AM

Doctors Nova Scotia organised a town hall meeting in Halifax on the proposed federal tax changes. No one spoke out in favour and there were warnings about what might happen to health care systems if these tax changes proceed.

The President of the Medical Staff Organisation in the Saint John region, Dr. Patti Forgeron says the effect on women doctors hasn't been taken into account which she calls astonishing given the Trudeau Government prides itself on gender equality.

Man Dead After Crash in East Chester

Posted on Sunday, September 24, 2017 16:34 PM

A single car accident has claimed the life of a 75 year old man in East Chester.

Just before 10am this morning, a black car was discovered off the road near the intersection of Sophie's Lane and Chester Shore Rd.

The man was found unresponsive inside the vehicle and pronounced dead on scene.

Police are investigating.

 

Bridgewater Bus Launch Brings Joy to Community

Posted on Sunday, September 24, 2017 16:26 PM

Dozens of people came out to support the launch of Bridgewater Transit this afternoon.

Residents in the community are excited for this new initiative.

The bus starts running Monday and will be free for the first three weeks.

The schedule will be adjusted for the first week.

Mayor David Mitchell explains.

"We have a trainer from Kings transit coming down to train our drivers on the route, in real time with passengers. To have someone come all the way down from Kings for a 6am start and go until 9, we didn't need to do that to them," says Mitchell.

Queens County Exhibition Considered Success for 2017

Posted on Sunday, September 24, 2017 11:28 AM

The Queens County Ex has wrapped up for another year after a successful week at the fair grounds.

This was the 137th year for the ex and Peter VanDyke, President of the Queens County Fair Association says it was well attended.

In fact, planning has already begun for next year.

"We meet on a regular basis all year long. We start thinking of things we can do, and do them better," says VanDyke.

This year featured some new activities such as the mechinal bull.

VanDyke says he hopes the fair will be as busy next year, as it was this year.

Local Hockey Results

Posted on Sunday, September 24, 2017 07:06 AM

The South Shore Lumberjacks flexed their muscles, defeating Summerside 8-0 yesterday afternoon. Logan O'Neil led the way with a goal and three assists. MacKenzie Janes stopped 37 shots for the shutout.

Chase The Ace Winner Nets Over $635,000

Posted on Sunday, September 24, 2017 01:26 AM

A Yarmouth man knows to listen to his wife.

Blair Churchill didn't care which card was picked after his name was drawn in the River Hills Golf and Country Club Chase the Ace.

A proxy had to flip the card for Churchill because he wasn't there in person.

"The wife said top left, that's where it went to, and I said alright. That's the one she wanted so I guess I'll give her a little bit of credit."

The ace was turned over and Churchill walked away with over $635,000.