August 2017

Atlantic Lottery Recalls Seven Breakopen Games Due To Printer Process Error

Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2017 10:44 AM

A printer process error by a vendor has led Atlantic Lottery to recall seven Breakopen games.

ALC says discrepancies between the ticket face and barcode information means not all prizes are being claimed.

The error affects at most one percent of the Breakopen tickets, and unaffected product will remain on sale.

The seven games recalled are:

Hardware Failure Knocks Out Some Government Services

Posted on Friday, August 18, 2017 13:20 PM

Some government services were disrupted for several hours Wednesday because of a hardware glitch.

E-mails to and from government, Access Nova Scotia services and the novascotia.ca website were affected and some payments from Community Services and the Maintenance Enforcement Program were also delayed.

A government spokesperson says the disruption was caused when a port failed on the router that links those systems.

The internal systems still worked, but they couldn't connect to the Internet.

Yarmouth County Woman Ready To Embark On Cross-Country Bike Ride For Charity

Posted on Friday, August 18, 2017 12:47 PM

Jill Smith says she's very grateful to those who have supported her efforts so far to raise money to help kids with cancer and their families.

Smith, from Argyle Head, says she's just $500 shy of $15,000 raised so far.

She will be one of many cyclists from across Canada taking part in the cross-country Coast To Coast Ride that starts on September 6th.

Smith says she feels great.

"My physical state is pretty good. My muscles are strong. I feel strong. I practiced a little drafting another rider this week. I feel like I'll be able to keep up."

West Pubnico, Big Tancook Island To Receive Lieutenant Governor's Community Spirit Award

Posted on Friday, August 18, 2017 12:42 PM

A Yarmouth County village will receive the Lieutenant Governor's Community Spirit Award.

The honour is going to West Pubnico for its exemplary civic and community spirit.

The area was chosen by a selection committee based criteria like power, strength and diversity.

Charlene LeBlanc, Community Development Officer for the Municipality of Argyle nominated West Pubnico after the success of the Chase the Ace event last year.

LeBlanc says the award is well deserved.

Lobster Pot Lottery Committee Says A Big 'Thank You'

Posted on Friday, August 18, 2017 12:31 PM

The Shelburne County Lobster Pot Lottery is celebrating one year of supporting local charities.

Organizers say it was a successful inaugural year thanks to the support and generosity of Shelburne County residents.

This year the lottery supported the Roseway Hospital Auxiliary and the Hospital Foundation, , Shelburne Association Supporting Inclusion, Shelburne County Senior Services, and Sou'West Nova Transit.

Committee member Brenda Acker says money raised from the lottery stays in the community and benefits local residents.

Preliminary Discussions Still Ongoing Over Providing Radiation Services In Yarmouth

Posted on Friday, August 18, 2017 12:24 PM

The Nova Scotia Legislature resumes sitting next month and thousands of people from the South Shore, Tri-Counties and the Valley are hoping the government will listen to their pleas.

Nearly 19,000 cancer patients, care-givers family members and others have joined the Western Nova Scotia Cancer Support Network.

It's mandate is to convince the province to provide funding for radiation therapy at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital.

Right now, it is only offered in Halifax and Cape Breton.

Outdoor Ball Hockey Arena Almost Ready At Mariners Centre

Posted on Friday, August 18, 2017 11:43 AM

It's almost time to play ball!

Ball hockey, that is.

A new outdoor arena is nearly finished on the front lawn of Mariners Centre in Yarmouth near Jody Shelley Drive.

Arena boards are now up around an asphalt pad, hockey nets and other netting will be installed as well.

The boards are from the Play On! Street Hockey tournament hosted by Yarmouth in 2013.

Yarmouth Recreation Director Frank Grant says the public will be able to use it soon.

Yarmouth Man Receives New Van After Losing Everything In Vehicle Fire

Posted on Friday, August 18, 2017 10:46 AM

A Yarmouth man who lost everything in a vehicle fire last month is now back on his feet.

78 year old Red Newell, a retired cab driver was homeless and living in his van.

The vehicle stalled and caught fire on Highway 101 last month, with Newell escaping just in time.

After we shared Newell's story, members of the community came together on social media to raise money.

Eventually, Newell was given a place to live, food, new clothing and more.

Yesterday, he was presented with a Chrystler Town and Country Limited van at Yarmouth Mazda.

Mustangs Open Training Camp

Posted on Friday, August 18, 2017 10:00 AM

The hockey season is back for teenagers across the South Shore and Yarmouth.

The UPS Store South Shore Mustangs open up training camp Friday at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre.

Thirty-four players were invited to training camp including 12 defencemen, 19 forwards and 3 goaltenders.

Head Coach Paul Hunt says the camp will feature skill drills and small area games.

Gas Prices Down

Posted on Friday, August 18, 2017 05:36 AM

A little break at the pumps this morning.

Gas dropped by 1.4 cents.

A litre of regular self-serve is selling for $1.07.4 cents in parts of Yarmouth County.

The cost of diesel also fell and is at $0.99.8 cents a litre.