March 2017

Fire Destroys Home On Stoney Island Road In Barrington

Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 15:34 PM

Fire destroyed a home in the Barrington area today.

The residence at 1290 Stoney Island Road was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived late this morning.

More Freezing Rain On The Way

Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 15:17 PM

Another dose of freezing rain is bound for the South Shore.

Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning.

The weather agency says a trough of low pressure will move across Nova Scotia tonight.

Freezing rain or ice pellets are expected to start overnight then change to snow by Wednesday morning.

Habs Alumni Tour Comes To Liverpool

Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 14:17 PM

The Montreal Canadiens Alumni Tour rolls into Liverpool Thursday night to play the Queens Manor Cougars.

Some of the former Habs suiting up in the game include Arron Asham, Chris Nilan, Oleg Petrov, Stephane Richer and Patrice Brisebois.

The game will support Queens Manor - Adult Day program, which offers service to seniors.

Brisebois says he looks forward to lacing up the skates.

"It's always for a great cause and you know that really touches me because that's the fun about it. I'm playing hockey, great cause and that means everybody is a winner."

PC Leader Says Government Is On A Spending Spree

Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 13:13 PM

The leader of the provincial opposition party says government is participating in the worst kind of old-time politics.

Government has issued a number of funding announcements over the past week, fueling speculation that an election could soon be called. 

Jamie Baillie says Nova Scotians have needs that must be met such as health care, more doctors and better better roads.

"You can't tell people for three years you can't have those things because there's no money and then go on a spending spree on the eve of an election. That is no way to run a province."

LAMP Hosts Discussion Of World Renowned Pianist

Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 12:19 PM

Lunenburg is ramping up for the musical event of the season.

This weekend, the Lunenburg Academy of Musical Performance will be hosting one of the most renowned pianists in the world.

LAMP is presenting Martha Argerich in one of only two North American performances she will make this year.

Tomorrow night, as part of LAMP's free "A Little Light Music" series, resident piano master Walter Delahunt will present a discussion around Argerich and her impact.

VIDEO: DesBrisay Museum Operations Being Scaled Back

Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 12:08 PM

Operation of the DesBrisay Museum in Bridgewater is being scaled back.

Town council voted 4-3 in favour of changing the museum's status from full-time to seasonal during Monday night's session.

The decision results in a cost-savings of $85,000 in 2018-19.

Mayor David Mitchell says the cost to operate the museum continues to rise and the number of visitors is low at 3,500 a year.

"We can't afford a $160,000 grant to the museum. It's not sustainable. We are moving to a seasonal operation to ensure the future of the museum is on solid ground."

Privateers Advance To NSJHL Final

Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 07:45 AM

The Liverpool Privateers will compete for the Nova Scotia Junior 'B' Hockey League crown.

The Privateers shutout the Valley Maple Leafs 5-0 last night in front of over 700 fans at Queens Place Emera Centre.

The win clinched the Fred Fox Division title for Liverpool in six games.

Kyle Hicks, Connor MacDougall, Derek Nelson, Connor Nauss and Alex Nauss all scored.

Logan MacEwen stopped 36 shots for the shutout.

Liverpool will face Pictou for the league championship.

Some South Shore Communities Getting An Internet Speed Bump

Posted on Monday, March 27, 2017 15:39 PM

Some rural internet users are about to get a boost.

Premier Stephen McNeil was in Northfield to announce $1.4 million dollars for 22 municipal and community high speed internet projects.

McNeil says efforts to get high speed internet have been driven from the grassroots level.

"We realized that one solution may not fit all. And communities were coming up with innovative ways...with how to deal with this. Today's announcement is a solution that was brought to us by municipal partners and communities."

Parents Group Still Supporting NS Teachers

Posted on Monday, March 27, 2017 12:49 PM

A group fighting for teachers during the recent contract dispute with government continues their efforts.

Nova Scotia Parents For Teachers started as a Facebook group for people to voice their concerns and talk about their experience with the province's education system.

They've since created a web page to continue their work.

One of the founders of the group, Larry Haiven says they plan to hold government to account.