June 2016

Planning For 55+ 2017 Games Underway

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 14:53 PM

Planning and organization is underway for the Nova Scotia 55 plus games.

The group is looking for volunteers and they are in the process of finalizing venues.

Lunenburg County will host the 2017 provincials.

Co-chair Carroll Randall says he attended the 2015 games in Pictou to see what it was all about.

"You know, I was a pretty good athlete in high school and you know, coming to a major event was always a a really big thing, but to look in those folks and see the competitive spirirt is still there."

Government Cheques Will Still Get Out If The Mail Stops

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 14:09 PM

You may not be getting mail for a while.

A work stoppage at Canada Post seems likely to happen this weekend.

But Evelyne Labrie with Employment and Social Development Canada says despite any work stoppage, government cheques will still get out.

Jonny Oickle is a letter carrier who says workers may be asked to cross the picket line to make the deliveries.

``It makes me feel like they want to seperate us and put a wedge between the workers.``

Oickle says carriers don't want to cross the line but some may take the money.

International Storyteller To Visit South Shore

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 13:54 PM

An international storyteller will be in the South Shore spotlight this summer.

Anne Glover tells her stories with string... Yes, string.

Deputy Chief Librarian, Jeff Mercer, says he's excited to see Glover's talent in person.

"Maybe there's an evil villian with a moustache or you know, wearing a top hat," he says, "She can do all those things with this string and just weave it into this image so you get a better sense of what she's talking about."

She weaves animals, figures, and just about anything together to help engage her audience.

Canada Day On The South Shore

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:59 PM

Canada turns 149 this year and there's lots to do on the South Shore.

If it's fireworks you're after there's plenty to choose from.

Bridgewater,Caledonia, New Germany, Petite Riviere and Riverport are among those with displays planned.

Environment Canada is predicting sun with highs in the mid-twenties making it a perfect day to be patriotic outside.

Rescue Mission Finds Home In Bridgewater

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 11:00 AM

A rescue mission helping those living in poverty in Bridgewater has found their new home.

Souls Harbour is expanding from Halifax and is setting up a centre at 136 Pleasant Street.

Manager Vicky Sovie says it's a beautiful home that will help them serve the community.

"On our main floor we will have a drop-in centre. We'll be serving free, nutritious meals to people in need."

Sovie says they are looking for volunteers to help clean up the home on Monday July 4 between 10 a.m and 4 p.m.

Lunenburg's Hayden Commits To Newbridge Academy

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 10:28 AM

Lunenburg's Tait Hayden will suit up for Newbridge Academy's Varsity Female Hockey team this season.

The 13 year-old defenceman committed to the school after playing last year with the Western Riptide.

Head Coach Lainie Wintrup says Hayden brings a strong presence on the blue line and will be a big help in the team's inaugural season.

"Tait Hayden brings the whole package in terms of what we're looking for in a hockey player and a student athlete."

Wintrup says Hayden is respected by her peers, has excellent work ethic and has strong leadership qualities.

Busy Day In The NHL

Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 17:30 PM

Lots of movement in the National Hockey League today with the Montreal Canadiens trading defenceman P.K Subban to the Nashville Predators in exchange for defenceman Shea Webber.

Also, the New Jersey Devils have aquired forward Taylor Hall from the Edmonton Oilers for defenceman Adam Larsson.

TSN insider Bob MacKenzie tweeted that free agent Stephen Stamkos has decided to re-sign with the Tampa Bay Lightning.