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Campaign 911 comes to Cumberland
AMHERST - The Bordertown Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers has some simple advice for motorists who think they have spotted an impaired driver.
"If you see someone on the road who you think may be impaired, pull over and call 911. You may be saving a life by doing so," chapter secretary Amanda McInnis said. "The public doesn't want to call 911 if they suspected someone was impaired because there was this feeling that they are bugging the police. That's not the case though."
McInnis said Campaign 911 is a way for citizens to be empowered to stop impaired driving by calling the emergency number when they see someone on the highway who may be impaired.
County approves sustainability plan
UPPER NAPPAN - Cumberland County finally has an Integrated Community Sustainability Plan to submit to the province.
The ICSP was unanimously passed during the municipal council meeting last Wednesday and will be used to fulfill the New Deal for Cities and Municipalities and its subsequent Municipal Funding Agreement for Nova Scotia.
Because of the plan, the municipality will have access to gas tax revenue from the federal government for infrastructure investments reducing environmental impact and contributing to efficiency.
The planning document outlines over 100 action items covering the eight priorities and covers more than just infrastructure, and it identifies 11 projects that could benefit from the gas tax revenue - from water main extensions and sidewalk installation to geothermal resource and green industrial park development with the Town of Springhill.
Family upset with local health care
ADVOCATE HARBOUR - An Advocate area woman is questioning the quality of service her 106-year-old grandmother received while a patient at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre in early February.
Sunda McCarty said her grandmother, Lena McAloney, was transported by ambulance to the hospital near Amherst on Feb. 6 from Bayview Memorial Health Care Centre after breaking her hip in a fall.
"When she got there the doctor who was on call said there was nothing he could do for her because of her age," said McCarty.
An orthopedic surgeon at Moncton City Hospital was contacted and Dr. Andrew Clarke agreed to see her. Clarke performed surgery and place a pin in her hip.