October 2016

UPDATE: Trial Begins For Man Accused In Deaths Of Two Boys Killed By Snake

Posted on Monday, October 31, 2016 14:07 PM

Twelve jurors have been chosen from a pool of hundreds in Campbellton in the trial for a Quebec man accused of criminal negligence in the deaths of two young brothers.

Thirty-nine-year-old Jean-Claude Savoie was charged after an African rock python escaped its enclosure at the Reptile Ocean pet store and killed six-year-old Connor Barthe and his four-year-old brother Noah in August 2013.

Savoie used to own the store and the boys were sleeping in an upstairs apartment where it was determined they were strangled by the python.

Chase The Ace Jackpot Winner Describes 'Overwhelming' Feeling, Plans For Winnings

Posted on Monday, October 31, 2016 13:03 PM

Jeanne Spinney had never played Chase the Ace.

But the Brooklyn, Yarmouth County native brought the months long event at the West Pubnico Legion to an end on Friday night.

Spinney says was at the fire hall in West Pubnico when she found out she had the winning ticket.

"I didn't want to draw any attention to myself. We just quietly got up, made our way to the door and verified our ticket with one of the volunteer in the yellow shirt. Then we made our way to the legion."

She says it was exciting just to know her ticket was selected.

Stay Safe-Have Fun Say RCMP

Posted on Monday, October 31, 2016 12:41 PM

RCMP say a few, simple basic rules can keep your trick or treaters safe tonight.

Police throughout the Tri-Counties will be out keeping a close watch for any pranksters.

Cpl. Dale Hutchinson says it's a good idea to sit down with youngsters before heading out.

"We want everyone to have fun but at the same time we want to make sure people are safe. We want parents to talk to their children about staying in their neighbourhoods, going to homes they're familiar with, not going to homes where the lights are out."

Queens RCMP Looking For Help With Break-Ins

Posted on Monday, October 31, 2016 12:04 PM

Queens District RCMP is asking for help finding the people responsible for a couple of break-ins.

Sometime overnight on Sunday October 23rd a storage van was broken into along School Street in Liverpool. 

A leaf blower and bush saw were removed from the vehicle.

As well, between September and October someone broke into a cottage along Long Cove Road in Port Medway. 

Batteries, solar panels and an inverter were taken from the residence.

Changes Announced To Provincial Student Loans Program

Posted on Monday, October 31, 2016 11:32 AM

The province has announced changes to the provincial student loans program. 

Beginning November first, students won't have to repay their loans until they are making more than $25,000.

That's an increase of $5000 over the previous threshhold.

Town of Shelburne Mulls ATV Use On Trails

Posted on Monday, October 31, 2016 10:07 AM

The Town of Shelburne is in the middle of a discussion about permitting off-highway vehicles on its trail system.

Currently ATV's have restricted access but council is considering changes to its policy.

Mayor Karen Mattatall says the community is spilt on whether to allow off highway vehicles.

"There is a move to create a trail that's linked the whole way through the province for multi-use vehicles. The discussion has started and it is very preliminary. We are at the point of gathering information to hear what people think."

Yarmouth's Mayor Says Motorized Bicycles Can Be A Nuisance But Are An RCMP Matter

Posted on Monday, October 31, 2016 09:27 AM

Some say they are noisy, the fumes stink and their owners are irresponsible.

Love 'em or hate 'em, motorized bicycles are likely here to stay.

There aren't many in the town or Yarmouth, probably less than a dozen.

Even the mayor says they can be an annoyance if people don't operate them in a prudent manner.

Mayor Pam Mood was a guest on Sunday's Weekender program and took calls from listeners and one man called about the bicycles.