May 2019

Fatal MVA In Hubbards

Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2019 21:07 PM

There was a two-vehicle collision on Highway 3 in Hubbards around 11:30 this morning.

Preliminary investigation by Chester RCMP determined one vehicle crossed the centre line and collided with the other vehicle.

A 70-year-old man from Blandford, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

A 56-year-old woman from Bedford, was transported to hospital with minor injuries.

There were no passengers in either vehicle.

A short section of Highway 3 was closed for several hours, re-opening to traffic around 2:30PM.

Canada, U.S. Will Lift Steel And Aluminium Tariffs

Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2019 10:28 AM

Canada and the United States have reached an agreement to lift steel and aluminium tariffs.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau described it as a "good day" for steel and aluminium workers across Canada.

Trudeau said it followed "a lot of steady talks" with their U.S. counterparts and President Donald Trump.

"An understanding, as well, that these tariffs were harming workers and consumers on both sides of the border," said Trudeau.

The U.S. imposed tariffs of between 10 and 25 per cent last June — and Canada quickly retaliated with its own.

Canadian Company Guilty Of Cyber Crimes

Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2019 10:18 AM

A Canadian company has pleaded guilty to cyber crimes.

Defiant Tech Inc. entered a guilty plea to trafficking in identity information and possession of property obtained by crime.

The charges were laid a year ago after an investigation that began three years ago.

That's when the RCMP learned that the website was being hosted by servers located in Quebec.

The site had a database of approximately three billion personal identity records and associated passwords that could be purchased for a small fee.

Region of Queens Denied Funding For Road In School Zone

Posted on Friday, May 17, 2019 17:03 PM

The Region of Queens has been left scratching their heads over why the province won't help fix a road in front of a local elementary school.

Old Port Mouton Road is a J-class road, which means it's eligible for provincial funding for up to half of the costs of repairs.

However, the Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (TIR) has denied the municipality's funding application two years in a row based on the road being isolated, rough, and not close to other projects.

Mayor David Dagley says those reasons don't make sense.

More Elevators Under Construction At South Shore Regional Hospital

Posted on Friday, May 17, 2019 10:08 AM

Visitors and patients at South Shore Regional Hospital are being directed to use the new elevator.

The two original elevators will upgraded beginning May 21.

Renovations are expected to take six months.

Once completed, those elevators will be reserved for hospital staff use in order to comply with what the Health Authority calls "an important Accreditation Canada standard".

The public will continue using the new elevator which was installed last fall.

Doctors Nova Scotia Appealing Court Decision

Posted on Friday, May 17, 2019 07:13 AM

Doctors Nova Scotia will appeal a Nova Scotia Supreme Court decision allowing government to negotiate directly with doctors.

Justice Robin C. Gogan recognized Doctors NS as the sole bargaining agent for physicians but raised concerns around the scope of their influence.

At issue are Alternative Payment Plans or APPs which allow doctors to work on a salaried or part-time basis.

CEO of Doctors Nova Scotia, Nancy MacCreadie-Williams says since APPs were introduced the relationship between doctors and the province has chilled.

MODL Mayor Applauds Bridgewater's Smart Cities Challenge Win

Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2019 11:56 AM

The mayor of the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg says Bridgewater's $5-million Smart Cities Challenge win is great news for the area.

The town was named the recipient Tuesday and will use the money to help people renovate their homes to make them more energy efficient while reducing energy poverty.

Carolyn Bolivar-Getson says the town deserves credit for competing and winning at the national level.

Queens Students Recognized With Lieutenant Governor’s Respectful Citizenship Award

Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2019 11:33 AM

A grade 12 student from Liverpool Regional High School has received the Lieutenant Governor’s Respectful Citizenship Award.

Karleigh Huskins was among students and teams to be recognized during a recent ceremony in Halifax.

The Brooklyn resident, who spends hours volunteering with Queens Manor, the Nova Scotia Autism Society and through minor hockey and aquatic programs, says she was surprised by the news.

"I actually happened to be in Ottawa when I got the call that I had won the award," says the 17 year-old Huskins.

By-Election Coming In June

Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 18:47 PM

Voters will go to the polls June 18 in the riding of Sackville-Cobequid.

A by-election has been called to replace former NDP MLA Dave Wilson who stepped down in November.

Wilson had represented the riding in the legislature since 2003.

Four candidates have thrown their hats in the ring.

The NDP will hope Lara Fawthrop can maintain their grip on the riding, Michel Hindlet has stepped forward for the Liberals, the Greens have chosen to run Anthony Edmonds, and current HRM Councillor Steve Craig is running for the PCs.