November 2017

More Lobster Sold To Processing Sector Than to Live Market

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 12:52 PM

The executive director of the Lobster Council of Canada says this region sells more lobster at this time of the season to the processing sector than to the live sector.

Geoff Irvine says the reason is because a signficant amount of the lobster being caught off southwestern Nova Scotia hasn't yet recovered from the molt.

"It's needs to go to a none-live market and that is the processing sector. They need that lobster this time of year to fill in their and they have workers standing by."

RCMP Looking For Person Involved In Assault On Driver

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 12:25 PM

RCMP is looking for help after driver was assaulted in Middle LaHave.

Between 8:45 and 9:15 Friday evening, two vehicles were travelling between the Northwest Road and Highway 332.

The occupants of a gold, older model sedan, were following another vehicle and began throwing objects at it, causing damage.

When the vehicles stopped, a woman got out of the gold sedan and assaulted the driver of the second vehicle.

RCMP are asking anyone who can identify the occupants of either vehicle to contact them or call crime stoppers.

Lunenburg Foundry Will Be Working After Dark

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 12:14 PM

The darkest days of the year are causing headaches for the Lunenburg Foundry.

The yard is trying to complete work on a couple of big jobs but are running out of daylight.

Town by-laws only allow noise until sundown.

Representatives from the foundry asked council Tuesday for a temporary exemption that would allow them to work until 10:00pm.

Mayor Rachel Bailey says the foundry approached council to avoid any issues with their neighbours on Pelham Street.

Woman Charged With Drunk Driving After Crashing Into Lake

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 12:06 PM

Driving her car into the lake has led to charges for a Bridgewater woman.

RCMP responded to a call around 12:30 Tuesday morning for a single vehicle collision in Spectacle Lakes.

The vehicle drove off the road and hit a utility pole before ending up in the water.

A passing motorist jumped in and pulled the female driver out through the passenger side.
After speaking with the female driver, officers determined her ability to operate a vehicle was impaired, and she was arrested.

She was held in custody until she became sober.

Crousetown Resident Receives Emerging Artist Recognition Award

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 11:24 AM

Ninety-five thousand dollars in awards were presented at the Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala earlier this month.

Lunenburg County resident, Jay Crocker, took home a piece of it.

Crocker received the new Emerging Artist Recognition Award for his installation piece.

Crocker says it also functions as an instrument.

"It's 16 amplified, motorized and modified music boxes that hang in a configuration of 16 cells in the ceiling or above the audience or gallery participants."

Crocker was nominated by the Anna Leonowens Art Gallery in Halifax.

Town Of Bridgewater Looking For Interest In Temporary Skate Park Equipment

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 10:46 AM

The Town of Bridgewater is looking for a new home for it's temporary skate park equipment.

Rather than have it recycled, they want it to be put to better use.

Communications Coordinator for the town Patrick Hirtle says they've seen the benefits to in their own community.

"We've got this equipment [and] we know that it's good. We know that our kid have been using it for the past several years," he says.

UPDATED Crew Member Airlifted From Fishing Vessel

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 09:02 AM

A 25 year old man aboard a fishing vessel was airlifted to the Yarmouth Regional Hospital earlier this morning.

Lt. Linda Coleman, a spokesperson for the Department of National Defence, says a Cormorant helicopter was dispatched in response to a mayday call from the vessel 'Princess Paisley'.

She says the vessel was off the coast of Cape Sable Island at the time.

Sean Arbour with the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Halifax says they are very busy, responding to several calls for assistance.

Nova Scotia Health Authority Looking For Resident's Input

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 08:56 AM

Nova Scotia's Health Authority want to know how to make communities healthier.

They're looking for input from South West Nova Scotia residents.

Residents of Shelburne, Digby and Yarmouth have already been consulted regarding the South West Nova Community Health Boards' Collaborative Community Health Plan.

Meetings were held earlier this month in Bridgewater and Chester.

Anyone who missed them, can still offer their input until Thursday in an online survey.

Bridgewater Elementary School Playground A Work In Progress

Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 12:54 PM

Plans for a new playground at Bridgewater Elementary School are slowly taking shape.

The old play structure had to be torn down this summer because it had become unsafe.

Playground Committee member Marcy Rogers says it's not going to be a quick fix.

"We've found that we have bedrock in underneath which adds an extra cost because then you're drilling in to the bedrock. It all costs money for equipment and installation and all that."

Rogers says the cost for the new playground could end end up between four and five hundred thousand dollars.

"A Broken Mind" Talk In Lockeport Focuses On Mental Health

Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 11:59 AM

A cup of coffee in the morning helps her fight off her depression.

Melda Roach Clark is in Lockeport Thursday to host A Broken Mind.

She will be discussing mental health, depression, childhood abuse and body image.

Clark says this is personal for her, because she was sexually abused as a child.

"My presentation is not disturbing in any way - I've had fairly young children sit through it," she says.

"There is humour [and] there are things to learn about different coping mechanism that I've come up with that help me."