May 2017

Canadian Pilots Sick Of Working Tired

Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 13:01 PM

Canadian airlines are allowed to keep pilots in the air for up to 17 hours straight without a nap.

Pilots are now speaking out because they believe that standard is unreasonable.

Captain Matt Hogan says the 'Safer Skies' Campaign is aimed at getting the federal government to change fatigue laws.

Hogan says they haven't been updated since 1996.

"We want this to be implemented sooner rather than later. They're talking about 48 months."

Hogan says they've created a petition in hopes of putting pressure on Ottawa to fast track new regulations.

RCMP Inform First Responders Of Fentanyl Dangers

Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 12:41 PM

A packed house in Chester Basin last week to hear a presentation by RCMP on fentanyl.

Other drugs were discussed, but the focus for the first responders in attendance was on the opioid.

Constable Philip Joudrey made the presentation and says fentanyl is a concern for first responders.

"And rightfully so. These drugs are showing up here and people want to know what they can do and what they should expect if they come across it."

According to EMT Sheila MacKenzie, as a medical treatment, fentanyl is a useful tool.

Barrington Residents Urged To Help Clean-Up Community

Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 12:10 PM

The warden of the Municipality of Barrington says some people have lost respect for their community.

Eddie Nickerson is referring to the amount of litter people toss out along roads and highways.

He says it's gotten to the point that council has decided to rally the community for the first Community Litter Clean-up on Saturday May 27.

Nickerson says littering costs all the taxpayers of the municipality.

Buy a Burger, Support Health Care

Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 12:06 PM

Just over a week remaining to eat a hamburger for health care.

The Ultimate Burger Giveback has been running this month at the Bridgewater Local Public House.

The fundraiser is helping collect money for the Health Services Foundation of the South Shore.

Four dollars from each hamburger sold will support hospitals in Bridgewater and Lunenburg.

The event ends next Wednesday.

UPDATED: RCMP Concludes Investigation Into Local And International Lobster Theft/Fraud

Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 11:41 AM

Three Shelburne County men are facing charges following an RCMP investigation into an alleged lobster theft and fraud case.

In a release police say the three individuals were charged following a 22-month investigation into allegations of lobster theft and fraud totaling approximately $3 million.

RCMP say the Barrington detachment received information in July of 2015 indicating that a Shag Harbour man had defrauded a Shelburne County lobster company of $175,000 during the 2013/14 lobster fishing season.

"The Name's Bond, James Bond" Sir Roger Moore, Bond Actor, Dies At 89

Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 10:50 AM

An actor who played an iconic role on the big screen has passed away.

Sir Roger Moore, one of seven actors who portrayed James Bond, has died in Switzerland after a short battle with cancer.

In a statement posted on Twitter, his family said the affection the 89-year old felt from the public kept him working until his last performance in 2016.

UPDATE: Death Toll Rises In Manchester After Deadly Explosion At Concert

Posted on Monday, May 22, 2017 21:40 PM

A 23 year old man has been arrested in connection with the explosion at the Manchester Arena last night.

The death toll has risen to 22, and there are 59 who were injured.  Officials now say that children are among the dead.

Chief Constable Ian Hopkins, of the Greater Manchester Police says This is the most horrific incident they have ever had to face in Greater Manchester, and one they had never hoped to ever see.

Grateful For The Long Weekend? You Can Thank Queen Victoria!

Posted on Sunday, May 21, 2017 09:43 AM

As many people enjoy the Victoria Day long weekend, it's worth pointing out the origins of the holiday.

The May 24 long weekend is named in honour of Queen Victoria, the ruler of the British Empire for more than 60 years until she died in 1901.

May 24th, Victoria's birthday, had been celebrated in Canada since at least 1845, but changes to the holiday came after her death.

Eventually, the government of Canada passed a law stating May 24th would be the official birthday of the ruling monarch of the Commonwealth, no matter what their actual birthdate was.