April 2017

BREAKING: Provincial Election Called

Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2017 13:28 PM

Nova Scotians will be heading back to the polls May 30th.

Premiere Stephen McNeil has just left Province House where he asked for the legislature to be dissolved.

He's  heading to a rally in Halifax where he's expected to launch his campaign.

The announcement will come as no surprise to most after a media blunder Friday afternoon.

A video saying "on May 30th vote Liberal" was posted on the party website for a short time before being taken down.

By law the campaign must be 30 days long and land on a Tuesday.

More details as they become available.

Tart Shell And Pie Lid Recall Expanded

Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2017 07:38 AM

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is expanding a recall relating to pie and tart shells.

Mom's Pantry is recalling tart shells and pie lids because of possible E Coli contamination, that's an expansion of a recall issued last week.

Food contaminated with E Coli may not look or smell spoiled but it can still make you sick.

Symptoms range from nausea and vomiting to seizures, strokes and even death.

'Beam Me Up, Scotty': Canada Post Launches Seven New Star Trek Stamps

Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2017 13:01 PM

The latest set of stamps issued by Canada Post are honouring one of the most popular science fiction TV shows in the world.

Seven Star Trek themed stamps are now available for the public, featuring each of Starfleet's finest leaders, matched with their greatest adversaries.

Five of the stamps have characters on them, James T. Kirk, Jean-Luc Picard, Benjamin Sisko, Kathryn Janeway, and Jonathan Archer.

The remaining two stamps have a Borg Cube, and the shuttle Galileo depicted on them.

Suspicious Death In Bridgewater

Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2017 10:46 AM

Bridgewater police are investigating a suspicious death.

Crews were called to home on Marie Ave. on Friday to aid a 22-year-old woman in medical distress.

No details are being released except that the woman was taken to South Shore Regional Hospital where she later died.

Police are waiting on the results of an autopsy.

Chester Businesses Bag Bragging Rights

Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 14:52 PM

Almost 4,000 people cast a vote in the second annual Best of Chester Awards.

That's four times the number of people who participated last year.

Walking away with the most wins was Peasant's Pantry who took best food specialist, take out, and place for supper.

Vittles Cafe won twice for best breakfast and best coffee.

More than 200 businesses were nominated in 26 categories.

Warden Allen Webber says he was pleased with the turnout at the ceremony on Thursday.

He says it was good to see so many businesses celebrated.
 

Hospital Volunteers Are Quietly Making A Big Impact

Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2017 06:01 AM

An unsung group of people have been quietly making lives better for people around the South Shore.

The South Shore Regional Hospital Auxiliary is a body of volunteers who raise money through the Daisy, gift shop and art gallery at the hospital.

In the past eight years, the Auxiliary has contributed $1.8 million towards the enhancement of patient care.

But Auxiliary President, Sharon Ritcey says when Premier Stephen McNeil was at the hospital for the recent funding announcement, the Auxiliary was largely ignored.

Bridgewater Hosting Lions Club Provincial Convention

Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 12:15 PM

Lions Club members from across Nova Scotia are making their way to Lunenburg County.

The Bridgewater and Area Lions Club is hosting the provincial convention this weekend.

It will bring roughly 300 people to town.

District Governor Claire Brunelle says one part of the convention is to decide on policy.

"We get together and we have notices of motions that have to be done and this is where the Lions get to do their speaking, their voting and making their thoughts known."

Brunelle says they will also have Lions delegates from Minnesota as guest speakers.