Digby Regional had two ties and a loss in the first week of high school soccer season.
The DRHS junior girls hosted Bridgetown to a 2-2 tie on Thursday night, Sept. 18. Meadow Carman and Aleigha Andrews scored for Digby.
Bridgetown scored first, Carman tied it up and Andrews put Digby in the lead until the very end of the second half.
The junior girls host Clare on Thursday, Sept. 25.
The senior girls took a 7-0 thumping in Bridgetown but coach Danielle LeBlanc said keeper Lydia Ross and defender Taylor Comeau both had great games.
The senior girls have two home games on Sept. 30 and Oct 1 against Annapolis and Middleton and are on the road again on Oct. 2 to Middleton.
The Digby senior boys tied Middleton 2-2 in Digby on Friday night, Sept. 19.
Nathan Janson chipped the first goal in over the Middleton keeper after a Middleton defender mishandled a long clearing ball from Adam Peck.
Alberto Gilardi was in the right place, in front of the Middleton net and behind the keeper to bank in a corner kick from Kam Neto.
Pascal Maester and Gerard McQuirk scored for Middleton.
The Digby senior boys host Annapolis next Friday, Sept. 26.
The junior boys season starts next week with an away game in Annapolis on Tuesday, Sept. 23 and hopefully a home game on Wednesday but that has not been confirmed.
People interested in the land, forest, wildlife, rivers, lakes or roads around New France or the historical significance of the site are invited to a public meeting in Weymouth in October.
(A collection of Digby Courier stories about New France: History and Conservation in the woods beyond Weymouth)
The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment Department are teaming up with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) to talk with the public about their plans and ideas for protecting the land around Long Tusket Lake, Little Tusket Lake, Langford Lake and the Silver River.
The three agencies are working on management plans for a New France provincial park, the Silver River Wilderness Area and a parcel of land belonging to NCC. Part of the process of creating the management plans is consulting with the public about their use of the properties and what they value about those properties.
“We want to hear from anyone who has an interest in these properties,” said Carrie Drake, a park planner with Natural Resources. “The area has really diverse natural features, recreational features and historic features and then, this property is nested within a continuous habit, it makes this a really interesting site.”
The New France meeting is piggybacking on a public meeting planned by the Municipality of the District of Digby about open spaces in the municipality.
“We’re going to be asking similar information on access and use and we just thought it was best to join forces…
“Today is a sad day,” said Judge Timothy Landry as he prepared to hand down sentence in the case of a married couple from Bear River who admit to stealing $100,000 from their boss over eight years starting in 2001. “Regardless of what I do today, it will not repair what has been done.”
Gary and Anne Fraser, who, at different times, both worked as office manager for the Bay View Animal Hospital in Digby, used their position of trust to defraud their employer, veterinarian Dr. Neil Pothier.
“It’s pretty clear this tragedy has been designed by greed,” continued Judge Landry. “The funds were stolen from Dr. Pothier to finance a lifestyle they thought Dr. Pothier should try to fund.”
The Frasers stole cash out of nearly every bank deposit over a three-year period, they wrote 19 unauthorized cheques in Gary Fraser’s name and 54 in Anne Fraser’s, they used the hospital’s debit cards and credit cards to pay for repairs to their vehicles; they wrote cheques from the hospital to pay their cellphone bills; they used debit and credit cards to buy gas for their own vehicles 170 times, they bought women’s clothing, meals at restaurants, heating oil for their house, and they paid for purchases at movies stores, pharmacies, liquor stores and grocery stores.
All that was admitted to in an agreed statement of facts but Dr. Pothier explained in his victim impact statement that the damage went far beyond the financial.
Because his company appeared to be…
This story has been updated with a longer version at Embezzlers from Digby animal hospital sentenced to house arrest. Fri, Sept. 19, 8 a.m.
Gary Fraser will spend the next two years at home.
Judge Timothy Landry sentenced the Bear River man to two years less a day of house arrests for his part in the $100,000 embezzlement from Bay View Animal Hospital.
Fraser and his wife Anne Fraser pleaded guilty in May to fraud over $5,000.
The Frasers used 14 different methods to defraud the Digby veterinarian practice belonging to Dr. Neil Pothier over eight years starting in 2001.
Anne Fraser’s sentence was the result of a joint recommendation from the Crown and Defence counsel that she receive a one-year conditional sentence with the first four months to be spent under house arrest and the next four months under curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
The judge also signed stand alone restitution orders for Anne to repay $15,000 and Gary $85,000.
Gary will have to complete 240 hours of community service in the next 18 months and Anne has a year to complete 50 hours of community service.
Pothier said after the sentencing that he was a little disappointed.
“Certainly my friends all think Gary got away with it,” he said. “But it’s the stiffest amount of house arrest you can get and he can’t go anywhere for two whole years.”
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King’s Theatre in Annapolis Royal has announced that the Shanneyganock concert scheduled for Sunday has been cancelled.
There has been an unfortunate personal situation occur that precludes the group from fulfilling their touring obligations, said King’s general manager Geoff Keymer.
At this moment, there are no plans to reschedule the performance. People with tickets to the concert are advised to contact King’s Theatre box office at (902) 532-7704 to arrange for a refund.