Vehicle smashes into garage in Bridgewater

A local woman sustained injuries not believed to be serious after a Toyota Corolla smashed through the side of a residential garage in Bridgewater just before 7 p.m. on May 22. It's understood the driver intended to put the vehicle in reverse to back-up a driveway but it accelerated forward instead, darting over a curb and colliding into a neighbour's garage. "There was no actual fire on scene, however the car was through the side of the building about three feet," the chief of the town's volunteer fire department, Michael Nauss, told LighthouseNOW during a phone call. Paramedics, the Bridgewater Police Service and volunteer firefighters were dispatched to the emergency call at a Pinehurst Avenue address, on the town's east side. "There was extensive damage to the car and residence," Danny MacPhee, Bridgewater's deputy police chief, told LighthouseNOW in an email. "The value of the damage is unknown at this time. The cause of the collision is still under investigation pending follow up with the driver." The Corolla's sole occupant, an 85-year-old Bridgewater woman, was assessed by paramedics and transported by ambulance to South Shore Regional Hospital for further treatment. Information relayed to first responders by dispatch indicated the garage may have caught fire as a result of the vehicle crash, but Nauss said smoke from the car's alternator belt was the issue.

Electricity disruptions May 25 in Bridgewater area

Residents and commercial Nova Scotia Power (NSP) customers in the Bridgewater area found themselves re-setting digital clocks a few times or feverishly backing-up computer work May 25 over fear the next electricity outage was around the corner. Without prior communication from the independent power utility, the lights went out a handful of times. NSP later confirmed the matter had a link to a problem in the northern part of Lunenburg County. A disruption in New Germany "due to animal interference" damaged equipment, the company said in a social media message to a LighthouseNOW reporter. "The sporadic outages you referenced would have been emergency outages that were needed to isolate certain areas in order for crews to make repairs," reported the company.

Mahone Bay pool hopes to operate this summer

Operators of the Mahone Bay and Area Swimming Pool hope for a prosperous 2021 season after having to hang up their swimsuits last June due to pandemic-associated health restrictions. In recent weeks, the Clairmont Street community pool put a call out over social media seeking volunteers and lifeguards. "We are hoping to be able to open the pool this summer in some capacity," the facility said on Facebook. "However, at this time we are unsure what kind of programming we can offer." Pool officials are asking interested people to contact them on social media or send an email to: mahonepool@gmail.com. "Countless COVID-19 related changes in protocol, procedure and staffing" prompted an early end to programs and the facility's shuttering in 2020.

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