Local Briefs

Vehicle misses ambulance, goes into ditch

No one was hurt but a vehicle lost control, missed a parked ambulance, and went into a Hebbville ditch during heavy rainfall August 29.

Paramedics were already dealing with a patient in the area around 9 p.m. as volunteer firefighters were summoned to Highway 3 for a traffic accident involving a female driver who backed her vehicle into a ditch. While the ambulance was parked on the side of the road - with its emergency lights activated - another vehicle travelling nearby "lost control and went into the ditch near the ambulance," Cpl. Lisa Croteau, a spokeswoman for the province's RCMP, told LighthouseNOW.

There had been reports the vehicle actually collided with the ambulance, but RCMP say it didn't. The occurrences were reported to be in the vicinity of the McBunt Drive intersection.

"No damage to either vehicle or injuries were reported," Croteau explained.

New Ross Legion gets provincial cash

A Lunenburg County legion is getting money from the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage toward facility upgrades.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 79, in New Ross, received a $3,700 grant to replace some windows, department spokesman Brett Loney confirmed to LighthouseNOW.

The Forties Road location was among 16 Legions in Nova Scotia securing funding that was recently announced by the province.

Communities, Culture and Heritage provided $100,000 toward roof repairs, upgrades to bathrooms, on-site sewage system maintenance, heating system replacements, and other projects. The capital assistance program provides up to half of total eligible costs to a maximum of $10,000 for projects selected through an application process.

Fireworks culprit of early morning 'gun shots' calls

Some residents on Bridgewater's east side were awoken to multiple popping sounds thought to be gun shots August 28.

The Bridgewater Police Service received calls just before 5 a.m. from Elm Street, North Street, and the LaHave Heights trailer park complaining about the noises, feared to be weapon fire.

An investigation determined someone - or some people - were setting off fireworks in the area of a North Street clothing outlet.

At the request of police, the town's volunteer fire department was called to the store at 6:50 a.m. to give the fireworks debris a look and ensure there were no issues in the nearby woods.

Cookville-based community organization secures $92,000 from Ottawa

Canadian Heritage announced Lunenburg County's Association du Centre communautaire de la Rive-Sud is receiving $92,000 to continue preserving and promoting its official-language work.

The Association du Centre communautaire de la Rive-Sud, based off Petite Évangéline Way in Cookville, is dedicated to French-oriented educational, artistic, sports, and cultural activities on the South Shore.

Pickup truck burns in Cookville

Fire destroyed a pickup truck in a driveway in Cookville on September 2.

Emergency crews were summoned to a Highway 10 address just before 5 p.m. to a report of a truck on fire. Volunteer firefighters from Northfield district and Oakhill and district responded to the call, just north of the North King Street intersection.

First-arriving responders found a pickup truck fully involved in flames. No structures were at risk of catching fire.

There were no injuries, Darren Mulock, Northfield's fire chief, told LighthouseNOW. The cause of the fire has not been determined.

The incident caused temporary motor vehicle traffic restrictions in the area.

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