December 2016

Town of Shelburne Continues Fight To Remove Farley Mowat Vessel

Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2016 12:32 PM

2016 will go down as a year when a motion was approved to create legislation to address abandoned and derelict vessels.

And while Town of Shelburne Mayor Karen Mattatall points to that as good news, the Farley Mowat vessel remains in the community.

It's sat at the Shelburne Marine Terminal since 2014 and sunk in June 2015 before it was raised by the Canadian Coast Guard.

Mattatall believes it could happen again.

Keeping Resolutions

Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2016 12:19 PM

If you struggle to maintain New Year's resolutions, you're not alone.

Psychologist Dr. Michael Vallis says that's because most people are going about it the wrong way.

Vallis says the reasons why people choose a certain goal is setting them up for failure.

"They primary driver to a New Year's resolution is someone feel bad about something. The motivation is get out of a bad situation and into a good one. We call that 'escape behavior."

Municipality of Clare Has Internet Access, Lighthouse and Fire Hall In Its Sights For 2017

Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2016 11:54 AM

The warden of the Municipality of Clare says they are hoping to showcase the Cape St. Mary's lighthouse in the near future.

The federal government has divested ownership to the municipality and it wants to turn the property into a municipal park.

Warden Ronnie LeBlanc says it's among the priorities for next year.

"Fisheries has given us $70,000 to do some remedial work on it and we are looking for other funding partners to develop it further. For those who haven't had a chance to go to the lighthouse in Cape St. Mary's, it's a beautiful area with a fantastic view."

Screen Legend Debbie Reynolds Dead at 84

Posted on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 22:08 PM

Actress Debbie Reynolds has passed away one day after the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher. 

Reports say Reynolds had been at the home of her son, Todd, when she suffered a stroke early this afternoon.  She passed away in hospital.

The two had, apparently, been planning Carrie Fisher's funeral. 

Reynolds appeared in 'Singin' in the Rain' when she was 20, and was nominated for an Oscar for 'the Unsinkable Molly Brown.'


Wind Warning In Effect For All Of Nova Scotia

Posted on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 15:44 PM

A wind warning is in effect for the entire province.

Environment Canada says strong winds that may cause damage are expected Thursday night into Friday.

Southeasterly wind gusts are expected to reach 90 km/h and spread across the province from west to east overnight.

Damage to buildings such as to roof shingles and windows may occur, and high winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.

Yarmouth Pharmacist Jim MacLeod To Retire This Saturday

Posted on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 13:09 PM

A long-time pharmacist in downtown Yarmouth is retiring this week.

Jim MacLeod began working in the field in July, 1958 at Central Pharmacy.

MacLeod has been with Spears and MacLeod Pharmasave since 1970 when it was called Trask Drugs.

He talks about what drew him to the profession.

"I wanted to be on Main Street and I wanted to be in the profession. My first and only job at Central Pharmacy working with my mentors Russell Judge and Richard Dick Judge allowed me to be a professional on Main Street. I loved to meet and greet and say hello to people."

Cause Of Dead Fish On Western Nova Scotia Shores Still A Mystery

Posted on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 12:57 PM

(Photo: Eric Bruce Hewey/Facebook)

The cause of a fish kill in Western Nova remains a mystery.

At first thousands of dead herring began washing up on beaches along St. Mary's Bay.

Earlier this week dead lobster, scallops, starfish and other marine life were found along the coast near Plympton, Digby County.

DFO, in a series of tweets, says no significant pathology was detected during microscopic examinations of tissue samples.

'Cape Islander' To Be Featured On New Coin

Posted on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 11:11 AM

The mayor of Clark's Harbour says he's proud that the famous Cape Islander fishing boat will be featured on a new coin.

The boat, along with Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse, will be part of the design on the reverse side of the 2017 Canada 150th anniversary
commemorative circulation loonie.

Mayor Leigh Stoddart says it's long overdue to have the Cape Islander recognized this way.