March 2017

Adopt-A-Highway Program In Yarmouth Needs A Boost

Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:25 PM

The Yarmouth area has the lowest number of kilometres adopted under Nova Scotia's Adopt-A-Highway program.

A number of groups have decided that has to change.

They will meet later this month at the Burridge Campus for an information session.

The director of the adopt-a-highway program will deliver a 15-minute presentation.

The program allows volunteer organizations to help clean litter along highways and interchanges.

The Women's Institute has been involved for years.

Support For Vehicle Lottery "Overwhleming"

Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:14 PM

The coordinator of the Handicapped Organization Promoting Equality says the success of its vehicle lottery shows how much the community supports the organization.

Tickets sold out on March 13, the Monday before the lottery.

Linda Vickery says they couldn't provide the programs and support services for their clients if it weren't for the public's support.

New Doctors For Digby Area

Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2017 11:55 AM

The province has announced that a collaborative family practice team will be based in Digby.

In a news release, the government says the Digby and Area Health Services Centre will soon be getting three new doctors and a new family practice nurse.

Clare-Digby MLA Gordon Wilson says it means that 10,000 people in Digby and surrounding communities, including those who have already registered with Nova Scotia Health Authority's Need a Family Practice registry, will have access to primary care.

Shelburne County Flames Now The South Conference Champions

Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2017 05:41 AM

(Contributed by Chrissy Rose)

The Flames are only one win away from the NS Bantam "A" provincial title after a convincing 5-1 victory over the Halifax Hawks Red Tuesday night at the Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena in Barrington.

A huge and boisterous crowd welcomed the hometown Flames to the ice as they continued their journey toward a provincial title.

The visiting Hawks trying to spoil the party, jumped out to an early lead after Ian Carver banked a puck in off an unsuspecting Flames defender only 47 seconds into the game.

Mariners Facing Elimination After 2-1 Game 4 Loss To Bearcats

Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 22:29 PM

The Yarmouth Junior A Mariners are facing elimination from the MHL playoffs.

For the third time in the series, the Truro Bearcats scored the go-ahead goal in the last half of the third and held on for the victory, this time 2-1 at Mariners Centre.

Kyle Tibbo scored the go ahead goal with just under six minutes left to give the Bearcats a 3-1 series lead heading back to Truro for Game 5 Saturday night.

The Mariners got on the board first, with Jalen Gillard scoring his first of the playoffs in the second period.

UPDATED: Four Dead, 40 Injured In London Attack

Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 14:13 PM

Four people are dead and 40 injured in a terror attack near the UK Parliament in London.

Among those who were killed are a police officer who was protecting Parliament, and a man shot by police who is thought to be the attacker.

The Metropolitan police's deputy commissioner and the national head of counter-terrorism Mark Rowley, delivered a briefing on the situation.

He says a car was driven over Westminister Bridge, hitting and injuring people, crashed near the UK Parliament and then a man with a knife continued the attack and tried to get to Parliament.

Transportation Safety Board Investigating "Mechanical Issue" Aboard Fishing Vessel.

Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 13:12 PM

The team was dispatched to Shelburne last week. Chris Krepsky of the TSB says the 'Atlantic Destiny' was off Halifax when some kind of mechanical issue developed earlier this month . None of the 31 crew aboard was hurt, there was no pollution and the vessel was towed to port in Shelburne. Krepsky says TSB regulations require operators of vessels, and other modes of transportation, to report certain incidents, like mechanical issues.

Yarmouth And Area Chamber Of Commerce Success Reflects Vibrant Business Community

Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:53 PM

(Chamber president Neil Rogers stops by our Y95 CJLS studios for an interview)

The Yarmouth and Area Chamber of Commerce will soon roll out its strategic plan.

The chamber has grown its membership substantially over the past few years and its approval rating with member businesses is strong.

President Neil Rogers says the strategic plan is developed with input from the organization's members.

d'Entremont Gets Nod For Liberals In Argyle-Barrington

Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 17:54 PM

Louis d'Entremont says he'll focus on high speed Internet, the Wedgeport school and transportation and infrastructure for the region.

d'Entremont, a partner at d'Entremont-Boudreau law firm, was nominated last week.

He says he believes he has a lot to offer.

"I've represented people all my life as a lawyer. I've represented fishermen for over 34 years. I've also represented hunters and anglers because I'm part of the Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters, an organization that advocates for anglers and hunters and trappers as well."