April 2017

Bridgewater's Mayor 'Disappointed' By Pijinuiskaq Park Fire

Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017 16:09 PM

Bridgewater's mayor says it's frustrating someone felt the need to lash out by damaging the new boardwalk on King Street.

Mayor David Mitchell says hearing a trash can fire had damaged the brand new boardwalk left him with a mixed bag of emotion.

"I was, um, a whole bunch of things when I heard. Disappointed, frustrated, angry. It's heartbreaking that someone would think 'Oh, I have an idea, why don't I light the park on fire.'"

Mitchell says the point of the $5-million revitalization project was to help residents feel a pride in where they live.

NDP Leader Says Government Can't Cut Its Way To Prosperity

Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017 12:48 PM

The leader of Nova Scotia's NDP party says the balanced budget government is expected to announce is the wrong approach.

Gary Burrill was speaking prior to the opening of the Legislature on Tuesday.

He says the province can't cut its way to prosperity.

"The idea that you can solve our problems by cutting back and taking things away has been entirely discredited and it has no evidence from any jurisdiction in its favour."

NSCC Students Help Local Kids Go For A Ride

Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017 12:31 PM

Several kids in Lunenburg County will soon be feeling the freedom of life on two wheels.

The United Way's annual Bikes for Kids campaign is underway.

Each year, the organization collects bikes from the community to be reconditioned and returned to kids.

Students in the diesel repair program at NSCC Lunenburg Campus lent their skills to get some of the bikes back on the road.

Academic Chair for Trades and Technologies, Blair Lipsett says it was a great fit for the students.

Lunenburg Woman Calls "Fowl" on Town's Chicken By-Laws

Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017 12:17 PM

A Lunenburg woman is frustrated she is not permitted to raise chickens on her property.

Menna Riley hoped to teach her children about the value of raising animals and locally sourcing your food

She asked her councillor and was informed that to have the birds she would have to apply to change the town's bylaws.

Riley says the work involved is prohibitive.

"We don't have that kind of time to be approaching council and going over and over and collecting all these signatures of our neighbours."

Election Call Looming Over Spring Sitting Of N.S. Legislature

Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017 12:01 PM

When will Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil call an election?

That is dominating talk heading into the spring sitting of the Nova Scotia Legislature tomorrow.

The Premier won't tip his hand on when that might happen, but says he's looking forward to the session.

McNeil was in Shelburne yesterday for an announcement on construction of a new collaborative medical clinic.

When asked about opposition criticism to numerous spending announcements, McNeil says working together with communities is key.

Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta To Hit Shelburne, Digby, Lunenburg

Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017 11:38 AM

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10 ports in Nova Scotia will see the Tall Ships this summer.

The Rendez-Vous 2017 Regatta will be in the province between June 30 and August 16th as part of Canada 150 celebrations.

Tender Out Today For Construction Of Shelburne Collaborative Health Centre

Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017 07:53 AM

An announcement on the future of the Shelburne Collaborative Health Care Clinic yesterday.

Premier Stephen McNeil was in Shelburne with news that the tender for construction will go out today.

Work on the facility should begin in June in time for the opening in early fall 2018.

Repairs Coming To Liverpool's Perkins House

Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017 05:05 AM

A historic property in Liverpool that's been closed since May 2015 is getting help from the Nova Scotia government.

Perkins House shut its doors after 249 years due to its structural integrity and safety concerns.

56-Year Old Happy Days Actress Erin Moran Dies

Posted on Sunday, April 23, 2017 08:21 AM

Tributes are pouring in across social media in the wake of the death of Happy Days star Erin Moran.

Authorities in Indiana were called about an unresponsive female shortly after 4 Saturday afternoon.

The 56-year old woman was declared dead at the scene, and an autopsy is pending.

Moran's best known role was as Joanie Cunningham in both Happy Days, and the spin off Joanie Loves Chachi.

Former Happy Days co-stars Ron Howard, and Henry Winkler are several celebrities turning to Twitter to remember Moran.

Town Of Shelburne Passes $11 Million Capital Budget

Posted on Sunday, April 23, 2017 07:35 AM

The mayor of Shelburne says the town has an aggressive and vigorous plan for community development and infrastructure projects for this fiscal year.

Council passed its $11 million dollar capital budget last week.

Karen Mattatall says they have applied for funding under the Building Canada Fund for one particular project.

"Improvements for Hammond Street and across the causeway. A new sidewalk and a culvert will be installed. It's the road that goes down to the hospital."