December 2017

Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Drive Surpasses Expectations

Posted on Sunday, December 31, 2017 10:23 AM

The Salvation Army's Christmas Kettle drive surpassed expectations in Lunenburg County.

Major Wilson Sutton of the Bridgewater Salvation Army, says they received around $71,000 in donations, passing their $65,000 goal.

After letting the public know they were a little behind in their goal last week, Sutton says the people pitched in.

"We let them know we were down and the people came alongside and supported the ministry and made an extra effort to give not only through the kettles but their regular donations."

Shelburne County Historian To Receive Order Of Canada

Posted on Sunday, December 31, 2017 10:11 AM

Historian Elizabeth Cromwell is being honoured for her work in preserving Black Loyalist heritage in Nova Scotia.

Cromwell is among 125 Canadians who will receive the Order of Canada in 2018.

The Shelburne County woman has worked for years to have Black Loyalist history recognized.

"The most interesting thing about Black Loyalist history was that, a lot of people didn't understand or know because no one ever talked about the fact that Black Loyalists were settlers in Nova Scotia, we didn't learn that in school," says Cromwell.

Natural Resources Investigating Aggressive Coyote Incident In Bridgewater

Posted on Saturday, December 30, 2017 09:46 AM

Two aggressive coyotes in the Bridgewater area may have to be removed or euthanized.

Department of Natural Resources says a pair of coyotes that approached Bridgewater Police's K9 unit yesterday have likely lost their fear of humans.

 Bridgewater Police Service's K9 unit officer along with PSD Davis were training near the NSCC campus on High Street when the coyotes appeared and acted aggressively.

The two were eventually scared off by the officer.

Disturbance At Hospital Lands Bridgewater Man in Jail

Posted on Friday, December 29, 2017 11:01 AM

A man is in custody after a disturbance at South Shore Regional Hospital.

Bridgewater Police Service was called to the hospital's Emergency Department Thursday.

Thirty-three year-old Robert Sheldon Robar of Bridgewater was arrested at the scene.

He faces charges of Assault, Damage to Property, Uttering Threats and Failure to Comply with Court Orders.

Robar appeared in Bridgewater Provincial Court and has been remanded into custody until January 17th.

Power Outage Update - Dec 29

Posted on Friday, December 29, 2017 11:00 AM

Nova Scotia Power is reporting they've returned power to all but a handful of homes following Christmas Day's storm.

Those include a small number of customers in remote, hard to access locations such as Tancook Island, seasonal customers who agreed to low priority restoration status, and customers with damage to their electrical system which requires repairs.

Crews worked at close to 1,200 sites to reconnect Nova Scotians over the past four days.

As of this morning, under 300 customers were still without electricity.

RCMP Remind New Year's Eve Revelers To Be Safe. Don't Drive Impaired

Posted on Friday, December 29, 2017 10:35 AM

Nova Scotia RCMP are asking you to plan ahead before going out New Year's Eve.

Some people will bring in the new year at home, at friends or at dances.

Cpl. Jennifer Clarke says there will be an increased police presence on the roads.

"Absolutely. We will certainly be out on News Year's Eve and as we are a lot of times. Impaired driving is certainly a priority for the RCMP as we enforce impaired driving laws and we certainly hope to see people driving safely."

East Jordan Home Destroyed In Fire

Posted on Thursday, December 28, 2017 11:48 AM

A family home was destroyed in East Jordan yesterday after a generator being used outside the house caught fire.

The three adult occupants escaped unharmed but lost a family pet.

Fire departments from Jordan, Lockeport, and Shelburne all responded to the scene after receiving a call just before 3 p.m.

Dale Slack, chief of the Jordan Fire Department, says the weather conditions played a part in how quickly the blaze spread.

Broken Sprinkler At Bridgewater Junior High Results In Little Damage

Posted on Thursday, December 28, 2017 11:39 AM

Not every calamity over the holidays was due to the storm.

A sprinkler went off Boxing Day at Bridgewater Junior High.

Coordinator of Operations at South Shore Regional School Board, Andy Selig says the sprinkler head was in the Alumni room.

Selig says about an inch of water pooled on the floor but the damage was relatively minor.

"The biggest things that were damaged in that room... it's a Bridgewater High tradition that the grad class signs a ceiling tile. There's probably six to eight of those that were damaged and unsalvageable."

White Out Conditions Reported Across Tri-Counties And South Shore

Posted on Thursday, December 28, 2017 11:35 AM

There's no surprise that these strong northwest winds in the Tri-Counties and South Shore are making driving challenging in some areas.

While there's no significant snowfall, Don Houston with the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation in Yarmouth says there are whiteouts in some places and the cold isn't helping.

"We're unable to use salt right now. We're pretty much plowing back hills, intersections and such. We're putting down sand for that. All the operators have been reporting white out conditions."