August 2017

Local Legion Official Pleased With New Veterans Affairs Appointment

Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 13:39 PM

(Seamus O'Regan is Canada's new Minister of Veterans Affairs-photo VA web site)

The Royal Canadian Legion Commander, who represents 14 Legion branches from Yarmouth to Chester says he's pleased with the appointment of a new Minister of Veterans Affairs that was announced in this week's cabinet shuffle by Prime Minister Trudeau.

Seamus O'Regan, a former TV host, takes over the portfolio from Kent Hehr.

Don McCumber, District E Commander, says it's good that O'Reagan is from Eastern Canada.

Yarmouth Diner Fire "Stubborn"-YDF Official

Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 13:08 PM

The building that housed Chuck's Diner, a popular eatery on the Hardscratch Road, remains standing but is gutted inside.

Lyn Seeley, Platoon Chief with the Yarmouth Fire Department, says the structure was fully involved when he first arrived on scene.

"Our main concern at that point was the tire shop to the north side, so we looked after that and attacked through the north side door (of the diner)> It seemed to be pretty stubborn. We did leave the building standing but it is gutted inside though."

(Updated 3pm) Four In Hospital After Two Vehicle Crash In Barrington

Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 12:55 PM

Four people were sent to hospital after a two-vehicle crash in Barrington this morning.

It happened near Exit 29 on Highway 103.

RCMP Media Relations Officer Corporal Jennifer Clarke says a small car and an SUV collided, each vehicle had two occupants.

Cpl. Clarke says RCMP do not know the extent of injuries, and have not released the gender or age of those hospitalized.

Traffic is flowing on the 103 but the road is closed between Exit 29 and the Old Post Road.

RCMP say they'll notify the public when the road re-opens.

Two-Vehicle Collision In Barrington

Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 09:14 AM

Emergency responders are on the scene of a two-vehicle collision in Barrington on Highway 103 near exit 29.

Barrington RCMP report there are injuries but couldn't confirm how many.

Exit 29 is closed and motorists are advised to use Highway 3 through Villagedale and Port Latour.

The Barrington-Port Latour Fire Department and EHS are also on scene.

Cause Of Diner Fire Not Yet Determined

Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 08:28 AM

A popular Yarmouth eating establishment has been gutted by fire.

At least four area fire departments battled flames at Chuck's Diner on the Hardscratch Road earlier this morning.

Yarmouth Fire Department Platoon Chief Peter Winship says the building is still standing, and an investigation to try and determine the cause will take place.

"At this point, to my understanding, the Fire Marshal has been notified and they will be arriving on scene shortly."

Along with Yarmouth...Wedgeport, Port Maitland and Lake Vaughn fire departments responded along with the RCMP.

Fire At Yarmouth Diner

Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 06:06 AM

Yarmouth, Port Maitland, Lake Vaughn and Wedgeport fire departments are on the scene of a structure fire at this hour.

It's at Chuck's Diner on the Hardscratch Road.

Flames had broken through the west and south sides of the building earlier.

Heavy smoke was also present.

RCMP are on scene directing traffic.

Y95-CJLS Weekender: Sunday, August 27, 2017

Posted on Monday, August 28, 2017 14:00 PM

The Weekender for Sunday, August 27th, 2017.

We speak with Premier Stephen McNeil and Jason MacLean, President of the NSGEU on Bill 148, which will impose a contract on Nova Scotia's public sector workers who presently do not have a contract.

We talk to Angela Collier, Coordinator of the Western Branch of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia about the growing popularity of Canada's most famous folk artist, Maud Lewis. The Gallery has been featuring her works and is planning a special weekend in September to celebrate the life of Maud Lewis.

Mariners Head Coach/GM Laurie Barron Impressed As Training Camp Continues

Posted on Monday, August 28, 2017 13:17 PM

The first phase of training camp is over for the Yarmouth Junior A Mariners.

On and off-ice workouts and a pair of intersquad games took place last week and over the weekend.

Now, the team is focusing on its first exhibition game Friday night in Bridgewater against the South Shore Lumberjacks.

Head Coach and General Manager Laurie Barron says he is very pleased so far.

"We've cut it down to around 26 players left, and we have a few more on the way. Things are really looking up, we have a great mix of veterans and younger players."

Lakeside Smallmouth Bass Club Tournament Results

Posted on Monday, August 28, 2017 12:40 PM

Lakeside Smallmouth Bass Club

Tournament Results

Lake Milo

August 26th , 2017

1st Place: Steven Watkins, George Watkins 7.47 lbs

2nd Place: Steven Corporon, Conrad Corporon 7.47 lbs

3rd Place: Trent Waybrett, Wade Nickerson 6.63 lbs

4th Place: Ken Harding, Steven Harris 6.39 lbs

5th Place: Mike Young, Chris Goreham 6.29 lbs

Largest Bass: Steven Watkins, George Watkins 2.16 lbs

The tie for 1st place was broken by the weight of the each teams Lunker.

Yarmouth Midget A Gateways Win Provincials

Posted on Monday, August 28, 2017 12:25 PM

The Yarmouth Midget A Gateways are provincial champions.

They won the title in New Waterford yesterday with a 12-9 win over the Prospect Mariners in the championship game.

The Gateways had to win three straight games yesterday to take home the banner.

The top hitter of the tournament was Brandon Carroll, Trevor Fehr was the top pitcher and the tournament MVP was Dylan d'Entremont.