January 2018

Panthers Hockey Team Help Battle Cancer In Saturday Night's Game

Posted on Friday, January 19, 2018 11:31 AM

The Park View Panthers Hockey team is using sport to help.

The team is donating all their proceeds from the gate at the game this weekend to a member in the community.

The funds are going to help cover any costs of Shawn Crowe's battle with cancer.

Crowe's son plays on the Panthers team, so it hits close to home.

Team Manager Michael MacLellan says parents and coaching staff approached him to find a way to help.

He says the team was 100 per cent on board.

Bridgewater Police Arrest Pair In October Home Invasion Case

Posted on Friday, January 19, 2018 11:28 AM

Bridgewater Police Services arrested a 23 year old Bridgewater man and a 25 year old Halifax man in relation to an October home invasion.

Tyler Blaine Johnathan Veinotte, 23, and Kyle St. Clair Rhodenizer, 25, have both been charged with break and enter with intent to commit an indictable offence as well as robbery.

On October 22, Bridgewater Police responded to a 911 call of a home invasion at a residence on Empire Street.

A male suspect had broken into the home and confronted the owner to attempt to locate money and prescription medication.

MLA Says Shelburne Residents Still Dissatisfied With Queens-Shelburne Riding

Posted on Friday, January 19, 2018 09:38 AM

The MLA for Queens-Shelburne says she would support the restoration of Shelburne's historical boundaries if that is what is decided.

Kim Masland says she often hears from constituents who are still dissatisfied with a 2012 merger of about half of the Shelburne riding with 90 per cent of the Queens riding and around one per cent from Annapolis County.

"They don't really don't have anything in common, schools, their doctors, their day care, so I truly understand where they're coming from."

(UPDATED Jan 19 8:45am) Funeral Services For Victims Of Pubnico Head Fire Announced

Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2018 16:45 PM

Funeral services for three of the four children who died in a house fire in Pubnico Head on January 7th have been announced.

The service for Mya will take place Sunday afternoon from H.M. Huskilson's Memorial Chapel in Barrington.

In her obituary, Mya is described as loving music and dancing along to all her favorite singers, going to the beach at Seal Island with her Nanny and to the cottage in Welshtown each summer.

On Monday, a celebration of life for seven year old Mason Grant will be held at the Yarmouth Wesleyan Church.

Chickens At Petite Riviere Elementary Feeding Minds And Bellies

Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2018 16:36 PM

This fall we reported on a project by Petite Riviere Elementary School to raise chickens.

The eggs have hatched and the chickens are now mature and laying eggs of their own.

Teacher, Kristy Boutilier says from building the chicken coop and run, to looking in on them on weekends, the community's support for the project has been overwhelming.

Nova Scotia's Chief Electoral Officer Makes 29 Recommendations To Improve Electoral Process

Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2018 11:35 AM

Elections Nova Scotia is still trying to engage younger voters to participate in the electoral process.

The province's chief electoral officer released Volume 2 of a report into the May 30, 2017 provincial general election yesterday.

He reports that overall voter turnout in that election was down to 53.4% from 58.2% in 2013.

Andy LeBlanc, director of policy and communications for Elections Nova Scotia says they've seen a general low voter turnout pattern since 1960.

He says low turnout among voters, 18 to 24 years of age, is an issue throughout North America.

Volunteer Nominations Deadline Is Looming

Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2018 09:53 AM

The deadline to nominate an outstanding volunteer in your community is fast approaching.

The Town of Bridgewater is looking for a representative at the Provincial Volunteer Awards in April.

They're also seeking nominations for the Volunteer Family Award, and Corporate Volunteer Award.

The Town is also hosting an Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony during Provincial Volunteer Week to officially thank volunteers for making the community a better place to live, work and play. 

Deadline to submit is January 26.

Women's March Being Held In Lunenburg This Weekend

Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2018 09:47 AM

Millions of people across the world will be marching Saturday for the second annual Women's March.

It's in solidarity with other women's and human rights groups.

Executive Director of Second Story Women's Shelter Rhonda Lemir says the march was started to address misogynistic and hateful messages dominating the public.

"And express what issues that women are facing in the community and what supports and resources are there for them.

Lemir says it's a global issue but it's also one here at home.

Road Conditions Prompt School Closures, Cancelled Classes, Delayed Openings

Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2018 06:14 AM

​All schools in the Tri-County Regional School Board (Shelburne, Digby and Yarmouth Counties) will be closed today, Thursday, January 18, due to road conditions.

The CSAP has cancelled classes for its schools in Clare and Argyle.

NSCC Burridge, Digby and Shelburne will delay opening until 10 am today Jan. 18

The Dalhousie School of Nursing also has a delayed opening of 10am.