June 2017

Yarmouth Hospital Foundation Supports Radiation Unit

Posted on Friday, June 30, 2017 21:09 PM

The chair of the board of directors of the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation says they fully support the establishment of regional radiation therapy
services at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital.

A grass-roots effort in support of that cause saw the creation of the online-based Yarmouth Cancer Support Network which now has over 7100 members from across Western Nova Scotia.

Currently only chemotherapy is offered at the Dr. Edwin Janke Cancer Centre.

Patients requiring radiation therapy must travel to Halifax or Cape Breton.

UPDATE: Interac Takes E-Transfer Service Offline Temporarily To Fix Technical Problems

Posted on Friday, June 30, 2017 15:15 PM

Significant technical issues have led Interac to temporarily take their E-Transfer service offline.

In a statement, Interac says it is an internal technical issue resulting in transaction delays, and the suspension of a number of transfers.

They are reassuring the public by saying the system and data remains secure.

While the system is offline, banks will not be able to process any transactions.

Interac says any transfers currently in transit will be processed once the system is restored.

New Hope Centre Officially Opened

Posted on Friday, June 30, 2017 08:08 AM

The Handicapped Organization Promoting Equality held an official opening for their new building on Bond Street last night.

Plans for a new centre were put into high gear in last winter when a broken pipe flooded their former headquarters on Main Street.

There was barely standing room only last night at the new centre.

Long-time advocate for persons with disabilities Bill Crawford joined the board of HOPE in its infancy.

He spoke fondly and with emotion, of the late Eleanor Cottreau, HOPE coordinator for 28 years and who passed away in 2014.

Digby Homicide Case Added To Rewards Program

Posted on Friday, June 30, 2017 06:35 AM

RCMP and the government are asking the public to share any information in the death of Lynda Anne Comeau of Weymouth North.

The Digby County woman was found dead in a residence on Fort Point Road on September 1, 2016.

Her death was ruled a homicide.

In a news release, Justice Minister Mark Furey says it is important that people tell police if they know anything about this crime.

HOPE To Showcase New Building Tonight

Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017 13:45 PM

It's a big night for Yarmouth's Handicapped Organization Promoting Equality.

It is the official opening of their new building at the corner of Argyle and Bond streets.

Although staff and clients have been using the new facility for a few weeks now, it will be the first time that many from the public will get a chance to see it.

HOPE was flooded out of their previous location at 84 Main Street last winter after a pipe burst.

"oordinator Linda Vickery says they are proud of their new place.

Two Opposition MLA's Say Liberal Government Has Again Failed People In Shelburne County On Basic Health Care

Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017 12:41 PM

The emergency room at Roseway Hospital is closed until 8am Saturday.

It was closed Wednesday for ten hours.

Shelburne-Queens MLA Kim Masland says the government must address the issue of physician availability, not just talk about it.

Unique Fishing Tournament Will help Yarmouth Fire Department

Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017 12:14 PM

If you'd like to help out the Yarmouth Fire Department and you like fishing, this might be for you.

A Match Fishing Tournament will run all summer and end in October with a first place prize of $2000.

The registration fee is $150 with proceeds going to the fire department.

Corey Burke, one of the organizers and a dispatcher with the Yarmouth Fire Department says groups of five boats will be put together, fishing for a three hour period with the top three boats moving on to each round.

RCMP Consider Charges In Chain Reaction Accident In Yarmouth County

Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017 11:43 AM

A chain reaction accident on Highway 103 in Yarmouth County Thursday morning involved a group of deer, but at least one person may face charges.

Staff/Sgt. Ben Parry of the Rural RCMP says the accident happened just before 8am when a herd of deer ran across the highway just before the Greenville overpass.

Clear Cutting Proposal Has Shelburne County Woman Worried

Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 12:32 PM

A Shelburne County woman hopes others will join her in opposing proposed clear-cutting.

Shelly Hipson says the province is asking for public input.

Over 600 hectares could be clear-cut if approval is given.

The land parcels are behind Jordan Falls, between Beaverdam and Clyde River and near Allendale, which is close to Lockeport.

Shelly Hipson says it's important that residents provide feedback to the government.