February 2019

Town Of Yarmouth Looks For Intervenor Status In Ferry Lawsuit

Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2019 16:20 PM

The mayor of Yarmouth says a lawsuit by the Progressive Conservatives and negative talk about the ferry service to Bar Harbour is very harmful.

Pam Mood says that's why the town is considering to seek intervenor status in the lawsuit, which is aimed at forcing the province to release confidential details about is contract with Bay Ferries.

"We want our voice to be heard. It absolutely has to be a council decision; legal will be brought in to see what it looks like, the impact we can have."

National Poverty Numbers Fall, NS Numbers Rise

Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2019 13:06 PM

Nova Scotia's Minister of Community Services believes a spike in child poverty rates is an anomaly.

However Kelley Regan agrees with her deputy minister's assessment that new numbers from Statistics Canada are "really troubling".

Regan says poverty rates for children and seniors had actually been trending downwards.

She says they've reached out to Statistics Canada for a better understanding of the numbers, which she says flies in the face of what the department knows.

Major Bantam Lumberjacks Face Bedford in Playoff Matchup

Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2019 11:59 AM

The South Shore Major Bantam Lumberjacks begin their quest to make the provincials this weekend.

The 'Jacks begin a best two-out-of-three series against the Bedford Barons Saturday evening at BMO Centre.

The Lumberjacks are the third seed while Bedford is ranked tenth.

Head Coach Shawn Woodworth says he's excited for home ice advantage.

"And that's what you strive for. The boys are excited going into the playoffs. For a lot of them it's their first time at this level playing in big playoff rounds."

'Curl for a Cause' Helps Purchase Equipment at Fishermen's Memorial Hospital

Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2019 11:56 AM

Fishermen's Memorial Hospital in Lunenburg is in need of three beds, a trauma stretcher and a trauma light.

It's the goal of this weekend's West Nova Fuels Curl for a Cause to raise enough money to purchase the equipment.

This is the 19th year for the annual bonspiel organized by the Health Services Foundation of the South Shore.

Development Officer, Alison Clements, says the event has long-standing support in the community.

Town of Yarmouth May Seek Intervenor Status In Ferry Lawsuit

Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2019 09:27 AM

The Town of Yarmouth will look into making a request for Intervenor Status in the Nova Scotia Conservative Party's lawsuit against the government concerning the release of sensitive contractual information with Bay Ferries, Ltd.

In a news release the Town says the growing concern about the negative publicity being generated around the International ferry service as a result of this lawsuit has caused loss of development and continues to impact the entire region's economic progress.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Looking For Mentors

Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2019 05:16 AM

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the South Shore is in need of more mentors.

Acting Executive Director, Jennifer Meister, says there are two types of programs where people can get involved.

There is the traditional big brother-big sister program or the in-school mentorship.

Meister says their waitlist continues to grow.

"Our official number is around 40 young people who are waiting for mentors," she said.

"But I know that there are probably dozens, if not, hundreds more young people that could use someone."

Nova Scotia Collects Two More Silver Medals at Winter Games

Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2019 05:07 AM

Nova Scotia now has six medals at the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alberta.

Judoka Sierra Tanner of Halifax and figure skater Scott Denyes of Beaver Bank both earned silver medals on Wednesday.

Bluenosers have a total of four silver and two bronze to sit eighth in the overall standings.

The six medals surpass Nova Scotia's 2015 Winter Games haul of four.

(Photo Courtesy: Communications Nova Scotia)

Privateer Forwards Recognized For Outstanding Regular Season

Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2019 05:04 AM

A pair of hockey players with the Liverpool Privateers have been recognized for their outstanding play this season.

Connor Barnhill has been named to the Fred Fox Division First All-Star Team at left wing.

Barnhill tallied 36 goals, tied for tops in the League, along with 43 assists.

The 79 total points left the second year assistant captain third in league scoring.

Also, forward Kayden Nickerson won the league’s rookie scoring title.

Municipality Answers Questions On New Administration Building

Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 15:59 PM

Residents of the Lunenburg Municipality got a good look at their new administration building.

MODL Councillors and staff were on hand to answer questions from the thirty or so people who showed up at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre Tuesday night.

Communications Manager Sarah Kucharski says some residents wanted to know why the Municipality needs to build new instead of renovating the current structure.

Doctor's Agreement With NS Expires End Of March

Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 12:52 PM

The province's physicians began contract talks with the province in November.

In an email to our newsroom, Doctors Nova Scotia says the Master Agreement expires on March 31 and all the contracts that compensate physicians funded by clinical and academic funding plans are also up for negotiations.

They say once an agreement with government has been reached they will speak in more detail.

Meanwhile, Doctors NS is closely following if the four Atlantic premiers will reach an agreement on the mobility of doctors.