April 2017

BREAKING: Provincial Election Called

Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2017 13:28 PM

Nova Scotians will be heading back to the polls May 30th.

Premiere Stephen McNeil has just left Province House where he asked for the legislature to be dissolved.

He's  heading to a rally in Halifax where he's expected to launch his campaign.

The announcement will come as no surprise to most after a media blunder Friday afternoon.

A video saying "on May 30th vote Liberal" was posted on the party website for a short time before being taken down.

By law the campaign must be 30 days long and land on a Tuesday.

More details as they become available.

Tart Shell And Pie Lid Recall Expanded

Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2017 07:38 AM

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is expanding a recall relating to pie and tart shells.

Mom's Pantry is recalling tart shells and pie lids because of possible E Coli contamination, that's an expansion of a recall issued last week.

Food contaminated with E Coli may not look or smell spoiled but it can still make you sick.

Symptoms range from nausea and vomiting to seizures, strokes and even death.

'Beam Me Up, Scotty': Canada Post Launches Seven New Star Trek Stamps

Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2017 13:01 PM

The latest set of stamps issued by Canada Post are honouring one of the most popular science fiction TV shows in the world.

Seven Star Trek themed stamps are now available for the public, featuring each of Starfleet's finest leaders, matched with their greatest adversaries.

Five of the stamps have characters on them, James T. Kirk, Jean-Luc Picard, Benjamin Sisko, Kathryn Janeway, and Jonathan Archer.

The remaining two stamps have a Borg Cube, and the shuttle Galileo depicted on them.

Local MLA's React To Budget

Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 12:46 PM

(Photo: Argyle Barrington MLA Chris d'Entremont and Yarmouth MLA Zach Churchill in our studios for the Weekender on Sunday, April 23rd.)

Yarmouth's Liberal MLA says the latest provincial budget is one Nova Scotians can be proud of.

Zach Churchill says there has been a number of modest investments in many areas including health care, roads and tax cuts for low and middle income earners.

He says some have viewed it as a full spend budget right after labour negotiations with teachers just took place.

Meeting Held On Future Of New Arts Centre In Yarmouth

Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 12:41 PM

An announcement on the location for a new arts centre in Yarmouth is expected soon.

Town Council met with stakeholders at Mariners Centre last night to discuss three potential sites, all in the downtown.

The old Odion Theatre, Visitor Information Centre site and the Collins Street parking lot were the areas identified.

Mayor Pam Mood says in order for there to be funding, they need to be on the same page as the Yarmouth Regional Arts Council.

Opposition Leaders React To Provincial Budget

Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 11:18 AM

The leader of Nova Scotia's NDP calls government's latest budget a failure on multiple fronts.

Gary Burrill says the province has not addressed funding shortages in health care, long-term senior's care and education.

Council To Improve Classroom Conditions Releases Final Report

Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 11:15 AM

The Council to Improve Classroom Conditions has released its final report.

They recommend hiring 139 teachers at a cost of $7.3 million in order to reduce class sizes and give students extra support.

The council suggests capping the number of students in junior high at 28 and at 30 in high school.

Other recommendations include: providing grants to help schools who don't meet provincial standards in math and literacy, eliminating and streamlining school board and provincial assessments, as well as coming up with an attendance policy to make students more accountable.