August 2017

Emergency Department Closure Coming At Roseway Hospital In Shelburne

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 16:33 PM

The Nova Scotia Health Authority says another emergency department closure is coming for Roseway Hospital.

The department in Shelburne will be closed at 6pm tomorrow and will re-open Saturday morning at 8 o'clock.

As with other recent closures at Roseway and Digby Hospitals, the blame is put on physician availability.

If you have an emergency, you're urged to call 911 or to visit the nearest emergency department.

Gas Up Before Midnight says Analyst

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 13:43 PM

The fallout from what is now Tropical Depression Harvey in Texas will have an impact on gas prices here in Nova Scotia.

The Utility and Review Board will set prices tonight (Thursday Aug. 31) at midnight.

Senior petroleum analyst Dan McTeague with tells CJLS News that gasoline and diesel prices will definitely jump, if the interruptor clause isn't used.

Cape St. Mary's Lighthouse Being Refurbished-Park And Fishermen's Monument To Built

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 13:14 PM

The federal government is providing over $83,000 in funding for the Cape St. Mary Lighthouse.

The announcement was made yesterday in Mavilette by West Nova MP Colin Fraser.

The money will be used to maintain the building's facade and to construct a fishermen’s memorial.

Larry Peach, the Tourism Manager for the Municipality of Clare and the lighthouse Project Manager, says some of the work has been done already including repainting the tower, replacing the roof and replacing the vinyl siding on the lighthouse with cedar shingles.

Half A Million Dollars Up For Grabs In Clyde River Chase The Ace

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 12:45 PM

Now that the $2.5 million dollar pot is gone in Newfoundland's Chase the Ace, those dreaming of hitting it big are turning to Clyde River.

The River Hills Golf and Country Club game has an estimated $515,000 jackpot this weekend with only five cards left in the deck.

Chairperson Lisa O'Connell says they never would've dreamed their fundraiser would make this much.

"We were just hoping to make a couple thousand dollars to improve some of our facilities for our junior development."

She says a meeting will be held to decide how they will use the windfall.

Yarmouth County Fishermen Suddenly Become Firefighters

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 12:33 PM

Two quick thinking fishermen and help from residents prevented a fire aboard a fishing boat in Yarmouth County from spreading to other vessels.

Stephen Bennett and his deckhand, Devin Durling were just returning to port in John's Cove around 2 o'clock Thursday morning, something they normally don't do.

He said they could see smoke coming over the breakwater wall.

Yarmouth Diner Fire May Have Ben Intentionally Set: RCMP

Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 16:17 PM

RCMP say evidence collected at the scene of a fire yesterday at a Yarmouth restaurant suggests it may have been intentionally set.

Firefighters from three departments responded to a call of a fire at Chuck's Diner on the Hardscratch Road around 5:20 Tuesday morning.

RCMP media spokesperson Cpl. Jennifer Clarke says investigators from the Yarmouth Town RCMP and Fire Marshal's Office examined the scene.

"They did find evidence that suggests that the fire may have been intentionally set and we also interviewed witnesses"

Province Selects King's College President to Review Forest Practices

Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 15:10 PM

The president of King's College in Halifax will lead an independent review of forest practices in Nova Scotia.

Natural Resources Minister Margaret Miller says William Lahey will also evaluate market access for private forest owners.

Lahey will carry out a review of existing forest harvest practices including strengths and weaknesses and the overall role of Crown wood supply throughout Nova Scotia.

Celebrating Business. Yarmouth And Area Chamber of Commerce Biz Awards Nominations Open

Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 13:47 PM

It may be a few months away, but nominations are open for the Yarmouth and Area Chamber of Commerce 2017 Business Awards.

The 12th annual event will be held on Thursday, November 2nd, 6:30pm, at the Rodd Grand Hotel.

Chris Atwood, chair of the Chamber, says you don't have to be a member to make a nomination.

"We're trying to celebrate the success of businesses within our communities so whether you're a Chamber member or not we welcome your nomination."

Another Successful Year For The Coal Shed Music Festival

Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 07:35 AM

(The Ragged Island Roosters from Shelburne County perform at this year's Coal Shed Music Festival-CJLS photo)

The 11th annual Coal Shed Music Festival gives the spotlight to dozens of local artists in the month of August.

Another successful three-weekend festival wrapped up on Sunday on the Yarmouth Waterfront.

Over 100 artists took part.

Organizer Phil Demille says it was a great year once again.

Brazil Rock 33/34 Lobster Association Membership Growing

Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 07:12 AM

A lobster fishermen's organization has grown to over 100 members after just two weeks.

The Brazil Rock 33/34 Lobster Fishermen's Association, formed to give a united voice to fishermen, have already had meetings with officials of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

One of the directors of Brazil Rock, Shawn Muise, a lobster fisherman from Argyle, Yarmouth County, says the issues range from incidental by-catch monitoring, Marine Protected Areas, protecting the Atlantic Right Whale, an offshore wind mill proposal and more.