May 2018

RCMP Looking For Information On Break Ins

Posted on Friday, May 25, 2018 16:56 PM

The RCMP is looking for help in solving two convenience store break ins.

Lunenburg District RCMP and Queens District RCMP responded to two separate break and enters May 8.

The convenience stores are located in Barss Corner and Caledonia respectively.

In both cases the glass in the entry door was broken while the store was closed.

Several items were stolen from the stores as well as cash and cigarettes.

Police believe the two incidents are related.

Anyone with information on the crimes are asked to call either detachment or Crime Stoppers.

Island Traps Schooners Look To Take Next Step In 2018

Posted on Friday, May 25, 2018 13:07 PM

The Island Traps Schooners are about to start their fifth season in the Nova Scotia Intermediate Baseball League.

The team, based in Clark's Harbour are coming off a provincial AA title last year, won on home field.

But manager/player Keith Nickerson says they want to take it a step further this year.

"Every year we want to try and win the league playoffs. We want to then host or go to the AAA provincials and see how we do there as well."

Nickerson says they have a core group of nine or ten players back this year, with five new members on the roster.

Yarmouth Firefighters Launch Awareness Campaign On Dispatch Service

Posted on Friday, May 25, 2018 13:03 PM

Local firefighters have launched an awareness campaign to try and save four dispatch jobs at the Yarmouth department.

They are out in the community today handing out flyers and have established a social media presence.

The Town of Yarmouth is planning to issue a request for proposals to contract the service outside the community at a lower cost.

But firefighters say that will have a negative affect, and could lead to longer response times for first responders.

Construction Starts On Highway 103

Posted on Friday, May 25, 2018 12:54 PM

If you're traveling between Liverpool and Bridgewater this summer, expect delays.

Highway 103 is getting a tune up over the summer on both sides of the county line.

Christina Yeadon, project engineer for the province, says the work will include ditching, brush cutting, culvert replacement, and the introduction of wider ashphalt shoulders.

On the Queens County side, some bridges will see repairs.

Those repairs will require the installation of traffic lights.

Yeadon says the work  will improve highway conditions and sight lines.

Mississauga Restaurant Bombing Sends 15 To Hospital

Posted on Friday, May 25, 2018 11:39 AM

Fifteen people were taken to hospital after a bomb went off in a Mississauga restaurant last night.

The explosion took place in the area of Hurontario Street and Eglinton Avenue where community members had gathered to celebrate a birthday.

Twelve people have since been released.

Three people who had been listed in critical condition have been upgraded to stable.

Two men were seen entering the restaurant around 10:30pm with an improvised explosive device.

They fled on foot following the explosion.

Police are still looking for the suspects.

Major Contract for Royal Canadian Navy Means Jobs for Lunenburg's ABCO Industries

Posted on Friday, May 25, 2018 11:15 AM

A number of new Royal Canadian Navy Arctic and Patrol Ships are being built in Halifax and for one Lunenburg company, it spells good news.

In fact, 6 new Arctic and Patrol Ships are to be built.

Lunenburg based ABCO Industries will design and build landing craft for the ships, an $8.6 million dollar contract that will take an estimated two and a half years to complete.

A contract of this magnitude means more jobs in Lunenburg.

Mahone Bay Encourages 'Plogging' After Scouts Tidy Up Town

Posted on Friday, May 25, 2018 10:55 AM

The Town of Mahone Bay is encouraging citizens to think of every day as Earth Day.

The town is now offering 'plogging kits' to those who want to keep the community clean.

Plogging refers to the trend of picking up trash while exercising or jogging.

Mayor David Devenne says council was inspired by their local Cub Scout and Beaver troops.

"They're going around town and they're picking up garbage that they're finding ... as they're out on their Cub and Beaver activites."

Tourism Nova Scotia Expects Another Strong Year Despite High Gas Prices

Posted on Friday, May 25, 2018 10:04 AM

Although it'll be a little more expensive to drive, it's likely tourism won't be too hindered by the high gas prices.

Anna Moran, Director of Research and Policy with Tourism Nova Scotia, says there are other factors that play into tourism numbers besides gas prices.

"What we see is strong global economic health as well as a pre-disposition among the overall global travel public to travel, to travel internationally," says Moran.

A low Canadian dollar helps attract the US market too.

Local Boost For Lunenburg Dorey Racing Club

Posted on Friday, May 25, 2018 06:51 AM

Things are looking up for the Canadian Dorey Racing Club in Lunenburg.

Earlier this month, the group put the call out to the community for some financial help to stay afloat and after airing their story, a local community business is stepping up.

Club Member, Lisa Tanner, says Mahone Bay based brewery, The Salt Box, has offered to step up to the plate and lend them a hand.

Another Gas Price Hike Expected This Week

Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2018 13:26 PM

It looks like another increase in gas prices this week.

Prices are already the highest they've been in Nova Scotia in the last four years.

Senior petroleum analyst with Dan McTeague says there is more pain coming at the pumps.

"We're looking at another two cent a litre increase overnight, likely about two and a half cents."

The price of a litre of regular self-serve is over $1.33 in Yarmouth.

The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board will make their weekly price adjustment at midnight.