November 2016

Tri-County Regional School Board Looking To Keep Things Running Smoothly As Teacher Job-Action Approaches

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 16:30 PM

Teachers in Nova Scotia are planning job action on Monday.

This comes after talks between the Nova Scotia Teachers Union and the province broke down again last week.

The work-to-rule job action means extracurricular activities like clubs, sports and field trips will not go ahead, teachers will arrive 20 minutes before their shift and leave 20 minutes after school ends, and teachers will not collect money from students or perform tasks related to data entry.

The Superintendent of the Tri-County Regional School Board says they have a contingency plan in place.

RCMP Warning Of New Phone Scam

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 13:29 PM

RCMP are warning people about a new telephone scam making the rounds.

Constable Jamall Gray says the latest has someone calling, claiming to be from Visa and asking for credit card information.

"These people are putting out some information there that makes it sounds like they are from Visa - as far as part of your card number. But that's not how Visa really works."

Gray says those numbers just identify which bank you deal with and are easily found.

He says you should never give personal details over the phone.

Par En Bas Jr Boys Volleyball Team Ends Season Undefeated

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 07:29 AM

The Par en Bas Jr Boys Volleyball team completed an undefeated season (14-0) by capturing the Regional Tier 1 banner.

The team went 4 and 0 in the regionals and defeated the host team Hebbville Patriots in the finals 25 -12 & 25-21.

In the round robin play, the Par en Bas Sharks defeated Pine Ridge Middle School and Bluenose Academy 2 sets to 0.

The team advanced to the semi-finals and defeated Middleton 2 sets to 1.

Yarmouth Curling Club Results

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 06:22 AM

Monday Night:

East Coast Sliders 6 Mile East Production 5

Ryan's Electrical 6 La Shoppe a Carl 0

Inturnists 4 Good But Not Great 3

Tuesday Night

Charles Bourque 6 Jack Cann 5

John Cameron 4 Evangeline Animal Hospital 1

Aaron Sweeney 9 Kevin Cann 3

Logan Sweeney 9 Fred Graham 3

The Yarmouth Curling Association's next Free Fun Night will be Friday December 16

Lobster Fishery in Full Swing

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 05:58 AM

Lobster fishermen were permitted to start hauling their traps at 12:01 this morning.

The fishery in LFA's 33 and 34 got underway yesterday morning after a one day delay due to weather.

Sub-Lt. Blair Gilmore of the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Halifax says there have been no calls to the rescue centre as of 5:50am.

He said a vessel broke down off Yarmouth but was towed to port by another fishing boat and no was was in any danger.

The largest fishing area, LFA 34 has 979 license holders and had a landed value last year of over $423 million.

Digby General Hospital Emergency Department Closed Today, Overnight

Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 15:59 PM

The emergency department at Digby General Hospital closed at 8 o'clock this morning.

It will re-open tomorrow morning at 8.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority says the closure is due to physician availability.

The authority advises anyone with an emergency to call 911 or visit the nearest emergency department.

This adds to the growing number of closures this year of the emergency department.

Major Improvements Planned For Yarmouth SPCA Shelter Thanks To The Generosity Of Eleanor Dyke

Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 13:25 PM

Changes are coming to the Nova Scotia SPCA Shelter in Yarmouth.

The provincial organization is overseeing how best to spend an $800,000 bequest from the late Eleanor Dyke.

The Dyke family jewelry store was a prominent fixture on Main Street in Yarmouth for over a hundred years.

Mrs. Dyke's love for animals was no secret.

A local committee has been formed and will work over the winter months in the planning stages.