January 2017

Heart Month Launch In Yarmouth Wednesday

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 13:19 PM

A flag raising will take place tomorrow in Yarmouth to mark Heart Month.

The community is encouraged to attend the event at Town Hall at noon.

David Olie, Heart and Stroke Program Coordinator for Southwest Nova Scotia, says more than 2,500 volunteer canvassers
will be hitting the streets to collect donations in Nova Scotia to support Heart Month campaign.

He says money raised in communities like Yarmouth helps fund research and save lives.

He says volunteers are Heart and Stroke's ambassadors in the community.

Being a Good Neighbour: Three Groups Partner on Home Heating Fund

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 13:13 PM

Three groups are partnering to support those in need of home heating assistance.

The Nova Scotia government, Nova Scotia Power and the Salvation Army are working together on the good neighbour energy fund.

It includes an $800,000 investment by government and a $150,000 contribution from NSP to help people access emergency home heating.

Service Nova Scotia Minister Mark Furey says the fund is needed.

"Recognizing that heating costs are a concern for many people who are challenged financially to meet those expenditures."

Work Continues on Yarmouth County Trail.

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 12:56 PM

Volunteers are putting the final touches on a section of the Pubnico Point Trail.

They are placing Class 'A' gravel on the two-kilometre stretch past the wind farm.

Councillor Calvin d'Entremont says he never has a problem volunteers.

"Last night I put a shout out on Facebook and there's nine of us here this morning."

NSTU, Universities At Odds Over Work To Rule

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 12:48 PM

A member of the teacher's union executive says an already difficult situation has become even more complex.

Wally Fiander, the first vice-president of the NSTU was reacting to the threat of legal action against the union by five universities.

The Atlantic Association of Universities say work-to-rule is keeping student teachers out of the classroom, violating a section of the Education Act.

Fiander, a Yarmouth high school teacher, says he's disappointed.

Poll: Where Should A New Arts Centre Be Built In Yarmouth?

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 11:21 AM

We want to hear from you.

Should a new arts centre for the town of Yarmouth be built at the existing location of Th'YARC on Parade Street?

Or should it be constructed downtown?

There are two ways to vote, on the home-page of this website or on our Twitter page.

Universite Sainte-Anne, Other Universities Seeking Legal Action Against NSTU

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017 17:17 PM

Five Nova Scotia universities are suing the Nova Scotia Teachers Union over work-to-rule job action.

Universite Sainte-Anne in Church Point, along with Acadia, St. Francis Xavier, Cape Breton and Mount Saint Vincent universities say the fact that student teachers aren't being accepted into classrooms violates section 31 of the Education Act.

The release from the Association of Atlantic Universities says the section requires teachers to admit student teachers to school classrooms, and, supervise and evaluate their required Teacher Practicum.

February Is African Heritage Month.

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017 13:58 PM

The Municipality of Shelburne will present its proclamation for African Heritage Month at a very fitting location.

People with gather at the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre in Birchtown on February 10th.

The two-hour event will begin at 10am.

Vanessa Fells of the heritage centre says this year will honour both the past and present.