November 2017

Attempted Murder Case Returns To Court in Yarmouth Next Month

Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 08:37 AM

An attempted murder case has been adjourned until Monday December 11 at Provincial Court in Yarmouth.

32-year-old Nicholas Ashton Mullen of Pembroke is facing charges that include Attempted Murder with a Firearm.

He was in court yesterday but did not enter a plea.

A focus hearing will be held on December 11.

Mullen is also charged with Careless Use of a Firearm, Pointing a Firearm and Discharging a Firearm with Intent.

RCMP Search For Missing LaHave Woman

Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 04:45 AM

RCMP are asking for help to find a missing LaHave woman.
 
Seventy-year-old Shirley Elizabeth Steele was reported missing on November 16.

She was last seen around October 24 and told her family she intended to travel by train from Nova Scotia to Quebec.
 
Steele is described as Caucasian, approximately five-foot-six and 184 pounds.

She has chin-length hair that is dyed red and is normally styled in a bob.

She has brown eyes and does not normally wear eyewear.

BCAF Receives $90K in Federal Funding To Address Stormwater Issues

Posted on Monday, November 20, 2017 14:33 PM

Attempts to lessen the effects of stormwater runoff are getting some help.

MP for South Shore-St.Margaret's Bernadette Jordan was in Lunenburg to announce $90,000 for the Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation's Soaking Up Stormwater in Southwest Nova Scotia project.

Jordan says the funding is part of the federal government's Eco-Action Fund which supports local actions to combat climate change.

NS Woman Killed In NB Crash

Posted on Monday, November 20, 2017 12:54 PM

A Nova Scotia woman has been killed in an accident in Northeast New Brunswick.

RCMP say a vehicle left the Gaythorne Road near Tabusintac on Saturday, and landed in the ditch.   An 80 year old woman from Lunenburg County was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver and two passengers who are also in their 80's were taken to hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Speed and alcohol have been ruled out as factors in the crash.

Cold Weather Slows Bird Disease. You Can Put Out Your Feeders

Posted on Monday, November 20, 2017 12:43 PM

(Purple finch Affected Most By Parasite)

A bird disease that had moved rapidly through Eastern Canada now seems to have subsided.

It's spread by an avian parasite, trichomoniasis.

It causes an infection in the throats of birds, making them unable to swallow.

Dave Currie, president of the Nova Scotia Bird Society, says it's safe to put out bird feeders because the colder temperatures have killed the parasite or at least rendered in ineffective.

However he says the parasite will be back when the warmer weather returns in the summer.

Petite Riviere Wins National Funding For School Garden

Posted on Monday, November 20, 2017 12:23 PM

School children in the South Shore will be enjoying the fruits and vegetables of their own labour.

Petite Riviere Elementary School has received funding from the Farm to School organization to encourage students to grow and eat their own produce.

Teacher Kristy Boutilier says everything they produce is served in the school cafeteria and the process is a great educational opportunity for students.

Shelburne County Minor Hockey Hosts Fall Classic Tournament

Posted on Monday, November 20, 2017 10:08 AM

The second weekend of the Shelburne County Minor Hockey Association Fall Classic took place at the Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena and the Shelburne Arena.

Shelburne, Clare/Digby and Eastern Shore took part in the Peewee A division, while Shelburne had the lone local team in the Bantam B division.

Championship games were held on Sunday, with the Shelburne Peewee A Flames winning their division.

TASA Black won the Bantam B division.

It's Municipal Awareness Week Across The Province

Posted on Monday, November 20, 2017 05:01 AM

Municipal Government affects everyday life.

Municipal Awareness Week is being held to let residents know why it matters.

Chester Communications Officer Jennifer Webber says they're hoping to see more local turnout.

"Some see it as even boring," she says.

"So hopefully  we get a greater turnout then we can have some greater interest and some engagement on some of the issues that Council is dealing with."

Stamp Cancel Features Pijinuiskaq Park

Posted on Monday, November 20, 2017 05:01 AM

Limited Edition Pijinuiskaq Park Stamp Cancels are available.

The South Shore Stamp Club had 150 made.

Club Newletter Editor Jim McCorry says it is nice for collectors in Nova Scotia.

"We sold some at the Stamp Show that collectors around the province would like to have," he says.

McCorry also says they're just a nice addition to a local collection.

This also isn't the first time they're made a stamp Cancel for the town of Bridgewater.

They did one for the 100th anniversary of the town and for the Forestry Capital of Canada.

Celebrating "150 Years of Canadian Christmases"

Posted on Sunday, November 19, 2017 08:57 AM

Yarmouth's Christmas Parade of Lights is less than a week away.

It takes place on Saturday November 25, beginning at 6pm at the corner of Argyle and Main Streets.

This year's theme is ' "Celebrating 150 Years of Canadian Christmases".

Parade coordinator Barb Firth says they've added something different to this year's event.

There will be a "nice" list and a "naughty" list on Santa's float.