December 2016

RCMP Warn About The Danger Of Driving The 'Morning After'

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016 16:19 PM

Everyone knows that driving while drunk is a bad idea and illegal, but many don't think about the morning after.

With only a few hours left in 2016 police are asking people to think about what they'll do once the party is over.

Corp. Jennifer Clarke with the RCMP says people often think they're okay to drive once they've had a few hours of sleep.

"If you've been celebrating the night before, take a good hard look at your self in the mirror and ask 'should I be on the road.' There isn't any definitive self-test. We're asking people to be responsible."

Clean Up Continues At Yarmouth Hospital

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016 13:57 PM

The clean up and remediation from damage caused by a flood two weeks ago is keeping the public out of Building B at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital.

While clean up work slowed a bit over the Christmas holidays, professional crews and staff are back at it and the remediation will continue
through the New Year's weekend.

Spokesman Fraser Mooney says several doctors and staff had to relocate.

DFO "Perplexed But Not Stumped" Over Fish Kill In Digby County

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016 13:47 PM

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans says it still has not been determined what killed herring, lobsters, scallops and other
marine life along the shores of St. Mary's Bay.

More questions remain than than answers following a news conference held by DFO this morning at the Bedford Institute
of Oceanography.

Tests to determine toxins, infectious disease and water quality have so far come back negative.

Yarmouth Polar Bear Dip Goes New Years Day At Lake Milo

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016 12:55 PM

A chilly New Year's Day tradition is entering its 11th year.

The Yarmouth Polar Bear Dip takes place at Lake Milo Sunday at noon.

Members of the local 'polar bear club' pick up a pledge form with all proceeds going to the Yarmouth Fire Department.

Firefighters also come down and take part.

The department's Stewart Deveau says they help make sure the event is safe for participants.

It's Lights Out. Edd Morton's Displays Brightened Christmases 13 Years.

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016 08:40 AM

After 13 Christmases, Edd's Place in Hebron is closed.

A display of over 35,000 lights that spread joy across the Tri-Counties and beyond has been taken down for the final time.

Edd Morton turned his property into the winter wonderland each year, and says it was time to retire due to health reasons.

His wife used to volunteer at the Salvation Army and would bring home broken sets of Christmas lights.

Strong Wind, Heavy Rain Cause Power Outages Across Tri Counties

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016 05:39 AM

High wind and heavy rain has caused a number of power outages in the Tri Counties.

Nova Scotia Power is reporting over 1600 customers lost service in Yarmouth, Shelburne and Digby Counties.

NSP estimates power will be restored between 10 and 11 this morning.

The largest outage was on Digby Neck affecting 1331 customers.

Service has now been restored.

Nova Scotia Power Ready For Bad Weather

Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2016 16:19 PM

A spokesperson from Nova Scotia Power is saying they're ready for the impending storm.

Beverly Ware says they've opened their emergency Operations Centre which will be the hub as crews across the province battle winds up to 100 kms/hour.

She says individuals should also be taking steps to prepare themselves

"Ensuring that you have an emergency kit on hand and that should include flashlights, a battery powered radio so you can get the most up to date information from your local radio station, [and] water."