July 2017

Barrington RCMP Search For Service Station Robbery Suspect

Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2017 06:42 AM

A suspect is being sought after a service station in Barrington Passage was robbed on Saturday morning.

RCMP say a man wearing a mask entered the store on Highway 3 shortly after 6 a.m.

The suspect took a quantity of cash and cigarettes before exiting the store and leaving the area.

No weapon was seen and a male and female employee were not hurt.

The suspect is described as a white man in his late twenties, with brown hair, 6-foot tall, with a slender build.

Nanaimo-Ladysmith NDP MP Touts Abandoned Vessels Bill in South Shore

Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2017 06:39 AM

Local politicians and stakeholders got to hear another member of parliament speak about the issue of abandoned vessels.

Sheila Malcolmson represents Nanaimo-Ladysmith and recently visited the South Shore.

She is on a national tour to talk about her bill in the House of Commons, C-352, a comprehensive coast-wide strategy to tackle abandoned vessels.

South Shore - St.Margaret's MP, Bernadette Jordan, had her motion on abandoned vessels receive all-party support in October.

Barrington Man, Woman Face Drug Trafficking Charges

Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2017 06:05 AM

A man and woman from Barrington have each been charged with drug-related offences.

RCMP conducted a traffic stop on Highway 103 in Goose Lake, Shelburne County on Thursday.

They seized cocaine, scales, cash, cell phones, and marijuana from a vehicle.

Thirty-eight year-old Cody Douglas Worthen and 27 year-old Janine Leora Ruth Hamilton have each been charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

The two were released from custody and will appear in Shelburne Provincial Court on October 25.

Town Of Yarmouth Proposes Increase To Taxi Rates

Posted on Friday, July 28, 2017 11:59 AM

Taxi rates in the Town of Yarmouth could be going up.

A proposed rate increase of $1.31 plus HST was recommended at yesterday's Committee of the Whole meeting.

This would bump rates from 6am-midnight up to $8.00 and rates from midnight to 6am to $9.00.

Mayor Pam Mood says the proposed increase is more than fair.

"We have the transit service so that helps as well, but we have to make sure that people are getting a decent wage for the work that they are doing. The hard work that the drivers put in is certainly worthy of a raise like this."

First Pride Parade/Celebration Being Organized In Yarmouth

Posted on Friday, July 28, 2017 11:44 AM

(Photo: Cas LeBlanc, Joey Benoit and Megan Hatfield of the LGBTQ + Alliance - Yarmouth)

Plans are moving forward for the first ever Pride Parade and celebration in Yarmouth.

It will take place on Saturday, September 16th.

A new group called the LGBTQ + Alliance Yarmouth is planning the event, which will include a parade down Main Street from Argyle to Coronation Park.

Head Committee member Joey Benoit says its about acceptance and love.

Local Athletes At 2017 Canada Games In Winnipeg

Posted on Friday, July 28, 2017 06:24 AM

Some local athletes are in Winnipeg for the start of the 2017 Canada Games today.

Hudson Grimshaw-Surette of Yarmouth and Jacob Symonds of Woods Harbour will represent Team Nova Scotia in a number of track events.

Yarmouth's Ryan Shay will be competing in para-track events.

In Volleyball, watch out for Derek d'Eon of West Pubnico, Alec Jean Cottreau of Yarmouth and Renee Cleveland of Clare.

Shelburne's Megan Perry will be on Team Nova Scotia's women's softball team.

Mariners To Open Season At Home Against Truro September 15th

Posted on Friday, July 28, 2017 06:13 AM

The MHL has released the 2017-2018 schedule.

The Yarmouth Junior A Mariners open the season with a home game against Truro on Friday, September 15th.

It's the first of four straight at home to start the season.

The Mariners will play 50 games, including two shortened ones at the MHL Showcase in Summerside on October 10th-11th

Yarmouth's first preseason game is Friday, September 1st at South Shore.

No Major Injuries After Single Vehicle Rollover On Highway 103 In Argyle

Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2017 13:14 PM

A single vehicle accident closed a section of Highway 103 this afternoon.

RCMP were called to the Glenwood/Argyle area just before 12:30 after a vehicle rolled over into the ditch.

Police say there were no major injuries.

The fire department, EHS and a tow truck came to the scene.

The road was re-opened just after 1.

Yarmouth To Host UNSM Spring Workshop Next Year

Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:46 PM

Yarmouth County will host the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities this spring.

The UNSM will put on their annual Spring Workshop in May, 2018.

The Yarmouth and Acadian Shores Tourism Association, along with its municipal partners bid to host the event.

YASTA General Manager Neil MacKenzie says Mayors, Councillors and administrators from all over Nova Scotia will be here.

"It usually brings in about 200 delegates from all around the province. It's really great because it helps sell room nights, and during a time when it's the shoulder season for tourism."

SWITCH Open Street Returns To Yarmouth This Sunday

Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:38 PM

The first SWITCH Open Street event of 2017 takes place this Sunday.

A section of Main Street in downtown Yarmouth will be closed to vehicles, allowing pedestrians to enjoy activities and learn more about local organizations.

The section is between Parade and Cliff streets.

Yarmouth Recreation Director Frank Grant says there will be 38 businesses and non-profit organizations set-up on the street, not including existing businesses in the area.