February 2017

Davis To Be Nominated By NDP in Queens-Shelburne

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 15:21 PM

The Nova Scotia NDP have found their representative in Queens-Shelburne for the next provincial election.

Leader Gary Burrill and current MLA Sterling Belliveau will be on hand when the party nominates John Davis as its candidate on March 8.

Davis has worn many hats as an educator, newspaper editor, and fisherman to name a few.

He's also been a fish plant owner and operator, diver and underwater documentary television producer.

Davis says communities face many challenges including high unemployment, youth outmigration, and a lack of family doctors.

Recent Storms Cause Havoc With Local Blood Collection

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 11:53 AM

Canadian Blood Services lost 790 planned units of blood after winter storms earlier this month cancelled 16 clinics.

Peter MacDonald of Canadian Blood Services says they are hoping to fill the gap at clinics this week in Western Nova Scotia.

"The weather created a significant challenge for us two weeks ago. We had 16 blood donor clinics across Atlantic Canada cancelled. That was 789 planned units of blood. that's more in one week than we lost all last winter due to snow storms."

Th'Yarc Board Looking For Land

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 11:46 AM

The president of the board of directors of the Yarmouth Arts Regional Council says they will not allow a delay to hamper plans for the construction of a new arts centre.

Mitch Bonnar says it's time to get moving on the project.

The board has sent out a Request For Proposals seeking a suitable piece of land.

"A parcel of land that may be around the area in the Yarmouth region, hopefully to build a theatre on, if necessary."

Investments Made in Clare

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 07:25 AM

The federal government will pump nearly $379,000 into community infrastructure in Clare.

$278,500 will go to a 750-metre extension of the wastewater system on John Thibodeau Road.

The extension will provide improved services to Riverside Lobster, as well as potential future businesses.

The municipality will contribute nearly $140,000, and Riverside Lobster will match that.

The federal government also announcing $100,000 for upgrades to the former schoolhouse in Comeauville.

The building houses a number of francophone organizations.

TCRSB Buses Won't Travel On Some Gravel Roads Until Further Notice

Posted on Monday, February 27, 2017 17:14 PM

Some buses won't be travelling on certain gravel roads starting tomorrow.

This is due to an early thaw leaving the roads in poor condition.

The Tri-County Regional School Board and Department of Transportation say this will be effective for a few days or longer.

The roads that will be closed are as follows:

Digby County-
Doucetteville Road- From French Road intersection to Gilberts Cove Road
Sissiboo Road- North Range Road End
Bloomfield Road
Maxwellton Road
d'Entremont Road
C Boudreau Road

Yarmouth Thunder Win Under 12 Provincial Basketball Championship

Posted on Monday, February 27, 2017 15:15 PM

The Yarmouth Thunder U12 Basketball team won the provincial championship over the weekend.

They defeated the Pictou Lightning 42-21 in the final game Sunday.

The Thunder went 2-0 in the round robin with wins over Pictou and the Halifax Steelers.

They defeated Cole Harbour 49-17 in the semifinal.

The tournament was held in Antigonish.

Museum Set To Honour 30 Remarkable Nova Scotians

Posted on Monday, February 27, 2017 15:01 PM

The 30 most remarkable Nova Scotians of the last 150 years are about to be honoured by the Nova Scotia Museum.

But the museum needs the public to vote on who those individuals are.

An exhibit will be created called, "Vanguard:150 Years of Remarkable Nova Scotians".

It will display photos and artifacts of the 30 Nova Scotians.

The public can select one person from each decade to be added to the list already compiled by the museum.

Town Keeping An Eye On Killam's Wharf

Posted on Monday, February 27, 2017 14:53 PM

Some improvements could be coming for Killam's Wharf.

The structure on Water Street is 25 years old, and like any wharf, it's exposed to harsh conditions that can cause deterioration.

Consultants have been telling the town of Yarmouth to consider options, including monitoring work as well as further assessments to determine the feasibility of repair or improvement options.

The Committee of the Whole accepted those recommendations last Thursday.

Yarmouth Mayor Pam Mood says they want to stay on top of things.