June 2017

Dayspring Couple Overjoyed After Grandson Drafted Into NHL

Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 14:58 PM

There are some proud grandparents in Dayspring following the NHL draft.

Cole Fraser was selected in the fifth round, 131st overall by the Detroit Red Wings last Saturday.

His grandparents, Betty and Carmen Fraser, admit they aren't diehard hockey fans.

But, they plan on paying close attention to hopefully one day see Cole in a red wings uniform.

"He was a good player but we were always uptight watching games to see how he was going to come out and we didn't want to see him get hurt."

Clear Cutting Proposal Has Shelburne County Woman Worried

Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 12:32 PM

A Shelburne County woman hopes others will join her in opposing proposed clear-cutting.

Shelly Hipson says the province is asking for public input.

Over 600 hectares could be clear-cut if approval is given.

The land parcels are behind Jordan Falls, between Beaverdam and Clyde River and near Allendale, which is close to Lockeport.

Shelly Hipson says it's important that residents provide feedback to the government.

Liverpool Woman Accused of Manslaughter Remanded Until Next Court Appearance

Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 11:51 AM

A 26 year-old Liverpool woman accused of manslaughter will return to court next month in Bridgewater.

Lawyers for Meghan Elizabeth Nowe are considering options and requested that Nowe be remanded into custody until her next appearance on July 26.

Nowe is accused of causing the death of her sister, Allison Ann Nowe, of Bridgewater.

She also faces charges of criminal negligence causing death, breach of probation and drug trafficking after allegedly providing Methadone to her younger sister.

Joudrey Named Big Giver by Health Services Foundation

Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 11:38 AM

A student from New Germany Rural High School has been named the Health Services Foundation's big giver.

Alex Joudrey is this year's recipient.

He received the award recently during the foundation's annual general meeting.

The 16 year-old is a long-time volunteer with the foundation's Radiothon and Hit it For Health golf tournament.

Joudrey was given the award by his sister, Emma, who won the award last year.

MP Says Province Doesn't Need To Worry About New Maritime Protected Areas

Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 10:44 AM

The province recently asked the federal government to not designate any new maritime protected areas in our waters.

MPAs restrict activities in the oceans such as fishing or oil exploration.

MP for South Shore-St. Margaret's Bernadette Jordan says the request is premature.

"I don't know that there's any more actually on the radar for Nova Scotia at the moment. I haven't seen that list that says, you know, we're going to do this, this or this."

Jordan says Parliament would not impose new maritime protected areas unilaterally on the province.

Acadia Broadcasting Donates Land to Nova Scotia Nature Trust

Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 08:12 AM

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust is protecting 18 acres of land in Lunenburg County.

The group received the parcel of land on Pleasant River from Acadia Broadcasting Limited, the parent company of CKBW/Country 100.7.

Executive Director, Bonnie Sutherland, says 70 per cent of land in Nova Scotia is privately owned.

She says those landowners play a critical role in determining our province's environmental stability.

Extended Emergency Department Closure For Roseway Hospital In Shelburne

Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 16:41 PM

The Emergency Department at Roseway Hospital will be closed beginning Wednesday.

It will close at 6:00 a.m.on July 28 and reopen at 8:00 p.m. that evening.

The department will shut down again Thursday, June 29, at 6:00 a.m. and won't reopen until Saturday, July 1, at 8:00 a.m.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority says it's due to physician availability.

They urge anyone with an emergency to contact 911 or visit the nearest emergency department.

For non-emergency health advice from a registered nurse, dial 811.

Lunenburg District RCMP Arrest Man on Canada Wide Warrant

Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 13:41 PM

A Halifax man wanted on a Canada wide warrant has been arrested in Lunenburg County.

RCMP received a complaint Monday morning around 2:30 about a possible impaired driver on Highway 103.

Police located and stopped the vehicle between Exits 11 and 12 in Oakhill.

The driver provided a false name and said he did not have any identification, but police determined he was 51 year-old Paul Michael Lucas.

He was wanted on a Canada wide warrant by Correctional Services Canada for a parole violation.

Economic Development Meeting Today In Truro; Members: From Western NS Attending

Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 12:36 PM

The CEO of the Western Regional Enterprise Network says cooperation among its members is strong.

Nova Scotia's five Regional Enterprise Networks are hunkered down in Truro for a strategic roundtable.

Angélique LeBlanc says today's meeting is the first time that all employees of the REN's across the province have come together to discuss common issues.