October 2017

Municipal Support For Radiation Therapy In Yarmouth Continues To Grow

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 06:32 AM

More municipal units in the region have added their support to those already calling on government to have radiation treatment in Yarmouth.

In Yarmouth County, the three municipal units are all supporting having radiation therapy at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital.

It was discussed at a joint council meeting recently with the town of Yarmouth and the municipalities of Argyle and Yarmouth.

The three join a growing list of municipal units across the region that support an initiative from the Western Nova Scotia Cancer Support Network.

Community Transportation VON Lunenburg launching Nov. 1

Posted on Saturday, October 28, 2017 06:01 AM
Lunenburg Country residents will be able to travel easier.
Community Transportation VON Lunenburg is launching on Nov 1st, and will combine a former Mahone Bay Centre Program, South Shore Helping Hands, with On the Move, the current transportation service of VON Lunenburg.
Communications Programs Coordinator Elisabeth Bailey says it's a vital program for people who live in rural areas.
"Like any rural area, getting around can be an issue and if you can't drive yourself you get stuck," she said.

Healthy lungs for the Holidays

Posted on Saturday, October 28, 2017 06:01 AM

The third annual Nova Scotia Lung Association Cold Turkey Challenge is back.

Spokesperson for the Nova Scotia Lung Association Michelle Donaldson says the province has the highest provincial smoking rate in Canada and they found a fun way to help you quit.

"We wanted to encourage peple to quit told turkey, and we thought it would be a fun way tto do it by offering them a turkey as a reward for quitting," she said.

The challenge lasts for 30 days and 500 residents are invited to participate.

Last year 113 people completed the challenge successfully.

Queens-Shelburne MLA Issues Stern Warning About Roseway ER Closures

Posted on Friday, October 27, 2017 13:53 PM

Queens-Shelburne MLA Kim Masland says the emergency room closures at Roseway have got to stop.

The emergency room was shut again from 6:00 Friday night until 8:00 Saturday morning.

Masland says each week she's been sitting in the legislature, she's raised the issue with the Health Minister.

She says on Thanksgiving, hospital staff had to call 9-1-1 for a three year-old boy brought in with seizures because there were no doctors there to treat him.

King Street business owner thanks local fire departments

Posted on Friday, October 27, 2017 13:24 PM

A King Street business owner is grateful fire departments were so quick to respond to the fire Monday morning.

Up Till Dawn party supply store owner Dawn Whynot was able to open early Monday, but it's not just about business for Whynot, she had a personal interest in the fire.

Her daughter was on scene with Oak Hill Fire Department.

"Oh my god my store, am I one that is involved in this or not," was her initial reaction when her daughter told her about the fire.

"I feel sorry for the ones that were involved."

Three car collision on LaHave Street

Posted on Friday, October 27, 2017 13:16 PM

Three cars were involved in a pile-up this afternoon outside the Bridgewater Mall.

Bridgewater Police, Fire Department and EHS Ambulance were on scene around noon.

Cst. Stephen Shipley said One person was taken to hospital for assessment.

"Just a routine traffic accident at this point," he said.

"Possible minor injuries but no indication of any major injury."

Air bags deployed in one of the vehicles.

Police are still investigating the cause of the collision.


Bridgewater Police Continue To Investigate King Street Fire

Posted on Friday, October 27, 2017 12:26 PM

Bridgewater Police have released an update on the fire that destroyed two buildings on King Street Sunday night.

They say the fire started in the centre of the structure, which housed Big Daddy Liquidation and Geeky Robar’s Computer Repair.

A person of interest has been identified leaving the building just before the fire broke out.

Lobster Tagging Study Underway

Posted on Friday, October 27, 2017 11:44 AM

Lobster fishermen are being asked to help with a scientific tagging program.

The goal is to tag 1200 lobsters.

The main component will take place in LFA 34 but some tagging will also be done in LFA 33.

The pilot project is a cooperative effort among the Coldwater Lobster Association and the provincial and federal governments.

Chief biologist Jennifer Daigley explains what they hope to learn.

"General movements, hopefully growth of lobsters. One of these tagged lobsters can be measured again.

Roseway Emergency Department Closed

Posted on Friday, October 27, 2017 06:10 AM

Another closure of the Emergency Department at Roseway Hospital in Shelburne.

It closed at 6am and will open again at 8 tomorrow morning.

Again, the Nova Scotia Health Authority cites physician availability as the reason for the closure.

In case of emergency call 911 or visit the nearest emergency department.

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