January 2017

Lisa Brokop To Headline This Year's Hank Snow Tribute

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 17:15 PM

Winter is still in the air but the Hank Snow Tribute is already thinking about summer.

The annual Queens County festival is entering its 27th year and announced multiple Canadian Country Music Association awardwinner Lisa Brokop as its headliner.

She is expected to perform classics from the likes of Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn.

Hank Snow's only son, the Reverend Jimmie Rodgers Snow, is also returning along with more than 35 additional bands.

The Tribute will be held from August 17-20.

Students In Lunenburg County Are Making Local Business Their Business

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 13:25 PM

A group of high school students are giving local businesses a boost.

Members of Junior Achievement in Lunenburg County have come up with a loyalty card called Discounty.

It promotes local businesses while offering discounts to consumers.

The group is made up of 15 students from Bridgewater High School and Park View Education Centre.

Being a Good Neighbour: Three Groups Partner on Home Heating Fund

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 13:13 PM

Three groups are partnering to support those in need of home heating assistance.

The Nova Scotia government, Nova Scotia Power and the Salvation Army are working together on the good neighbour energy fund.

It includes an $800,000 investment by government and a $150,000 contribution from NSP to help people access emergency home heating.

Service Nova Scotia Minister Mark Furey says the fund is needed.

"Recognizing that heating costs are a concern for many people who are challenged financially to meet those expenditures."

NSTU, Universities At Odds Over Work-To-Rule

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 12:55 PM

A member of the teacher's union executive says an already difficult situation has become even more complex.

The Atlantic Association of Universities say work-to-rule is keeping student teachers out of the classroom, violating a section of the Education Act.

Wally Fiander, first vice-president of the NSTU, was reacting to the threat of legal action against the union by five universities.

Local Family Is Being Deported

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 12:38 PM

After making a life for themselves in Nova Scotia, a local family is being told to leave the country.

The Huwilers arrived in Canada on a tourist visa 4 years ago.

Daniel and his wife Judith are well known volunteers in the Bridgewater area with two children in school.

They've been trying to get resident status since 2013.

Now, they are being deported and have been told to apply from outside the country.

Daniel Huwiler is frustrated because they just want to be part of the community.

Region of Queens Establishes COW Meetings

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017 17:33 PM

The Region of Queens is adding another meeting to their list.

The municipality has approved a motion to establish a monthly committee of the whole meeting.

Mayor David Dagley says it will give councillors time to debate or discuss initiatives.

"And, eliminate some of the discussion that's normally held at council meetings on issues that come forward. I'm looking forward to it and I think our councillors are looking forward to it."

The municipality currently holds council meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month.

Lunenburg District RCMP Search For ATV Driver

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017 17:26 PM

The driver of an ATV involved in a crash Saturday night with a vehicle is being sought by police.

Lunenburg District RCMP say a collision occurred around 7:50 p.m. around Joudrey Drive in the Martin's Point area.

The ATV driver bailed from the machine and it struck a car, damaging its front bumper.

He left the scene, heading towards Western Shore, after the other motorist started calling the cops.

The ATV driver is described to be roughly 35 years old with brown and grey hair and a beard.

Universite Sainte-Anne, Other Universities Seeking Legal Action Against NSTU

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017 17:17 PM

Five Nova Scotia universities are suing the Nova Scotia Teachers Union over work-to-rule job action.

Universite Sainte-Anne in Church Point, along with Acadia, St. Francis Xavier, Cape Breton and Mount Saint Vincent universities say the fact that student teachers aren't being accepted into classrooms violates section 31 of the Education Act.

The release from the Association of Atlantic Universities says the section requires teachers to admit student teachers to school classrooms, and, supervise and evaluate their required Teacher Practicum.

Tensions Easing At Lunenburg Town Council

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017 12:24 PM

Tensions at Lunenburg Town Council seem to be simmering down.

After weeks of debate between councillor Brian Davis and the rest of town council around their use of in-camera meetings, an understanding has been reached.

Davis says he spoke with Mayor Rachel Bailey and she has agreed to have a representative from the Department of Municipal Affairs to come and speak with council. 

Davis says change isn't always easy.