Bridgewater's Employment Solutions Society gets back-to-work project funding

An agency in Bridgewater devoted to helping people with job-search and career planning is getting $280,000 in funding to carry out a preparing-for-production program. The province announced that the funding for the Employment Solutions Society is geared toward the "Bridgewater and Granton" regions. Government recently announced cash for 25 community-led programs, which are designed to aid people build skills and connect to the local workforce. The projects last up to a year-and-a-half and address specific community needs, such as literacy and essential skills training, work placements and specific on-the-job training, including for some trades.

No charges stemming from dirt bike accident

RCMP confirm no charges will be filed in connection to a recent dirt bike crash near Baker Settlement. A 23-year-old man sustained "serious but non-life threatening injuries" resulting from the bike striking a rock March 31 off the East Clifford Road, RCMP said in a news release. Cpl. Chris Marshall, a spokesman for the province's RCMP, told LighthouseNOW in an email "the investigation is now complete," and charges will not be forthcoming. RCMP, paramedics aboard at least two ambulances, and Tri-District and Wileville volunteer firefighters responded during the supper hour to a section of trail in East Clifford where the accident occurred. The bike's driver was taken to hospital by ambulance, but there were no further updates available about his condition or injuries. Most of the emergency crews cleared from the incident by 8 p.m.

New owners of Angus Walters house

Colin Whitcomb and Susan MacCallum-Whitcomb are the new owners of Angus Walters house in Lunenburg, but they are not yet ready to say what plans, if any, they have for the historic Tannery Road property. Susan told LighthouseNOW in a social media message it is "premature to comment at this point as we're so early into the process ..." Previously owned by the Town of Lunenburg, the 483-square-metre municipal heritage property, including the two-storey home built in 1915, was placed on the real estate market for $239,000. Online property records indicate the site sold in February for $265,500 after 40 days on the market. Lunenburg determined the property was surplus to its needs. The property once belonged to Captain Angus Walters who captained the famous Bluenose schooner in the 1920s and 1930s. Relatives of the Walters family were permitted by the town to keep requested household items from the property prior to the sale, such as photos, dishes, golf clubs and rugs. Additional exhibits, such as photos, plates, cuff links and signage were among Walters belongings bound for Lunenburg's Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic where they are public exhibits bolstering its provincial Bluenose collection.

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