September 2017

Yarmouth Transit Bus Still Out Of Service

Posted on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 11:30 AM

The 14 passenger Crestline Coach bus was taken out of service earlier this month.

Mayor Pam Mood says it's a mechanical issue.

"The bus went out of service on September 5th with engine problems, there was something wrong with the cam shaft. The repairs are under warranty however it's taken a little longer than expected to find the fix."

Mood says the town is hoping to have the bus back at the end of this week or the beginning of next week.

Another vehicle has temporarily replaced the bus however it is not accessible for mobility-restricted passengers.

Construction Has Begun On Shelburne's Collaborative Health Centre

Posted on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 11:29 AM

Rikjak Construction, a Nova Scotia company, was awarded the tender for the project in the spring.

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal is coordinating the construction portion of the project.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority and the Department of Health and Wellness are planning the clinical part.

Mayor Karen Mattatall says the project taken long enough to get started.

Seniors Expo This Saturday In Tusket

Posted on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 11:12 AM

Continuing care, healthy brains and dating over 50 are just three of the workshop topics for this year’s Seniors 50+ Expo.

It takes place this Saturday at Par-en-Bas school in Tusket.

The expo involves various organizations, including South West Health, VON Tri-County, RCMP, Western Regional Housing Authority, the senior safety program and the Argyle Recreation Department.

Derek Babin, of the Tri-County VON says they recieve wonderful feedback from the participants each year.

Montreal-Based Company Receives Payroll Rebate For Its Yarmouth Operations

Posted on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 08:13 AM

Nova Scotia Business Inc. has approved a payroll rebate for the Yarmouth operations of a Montreal-based business.

In a release, NSBI says by expanding its operations in Yarmouth, i3Vision Technologies Inc. has the potential to create up to a maximum of 80 jobs under the payroll rebate agreement.

NSBI says they estimate i3Vision Technologies could spend $12,600,000 in salaries.

The compnay specializes in communications.

It is estimated the new employees would contribute provincial tax revenues of $1,417,000 through their income and consumption taxes.

Municipality Of Barrington Now Has Civic Addressing By-law

Posted on Monday, September 25, 2017 12:52 PM

While a civic addressing system has been in place for a number of years, the Municipality of Barrington wants to make sure its residents get emergency services in a timely manner.

Council has passed a Civic Address By-law.

CAO Rob Frost says the council felt there was a need for an enforceable policy.

"It tells residents how they need to post their number and guidelines on how to do that."

Frost also says the by-law outlines requirements for posting private road names.

Emergency Services In Yarmouth Participating In Live Training Exercise This Weekend

Posted on Monday, September 25, 2017 12:38 PM

Fire departments, EHS, the RCMP and others will be conducting a live exercise near the West Nova Fuel depot on Water Street.

Yarmouth Fire Chief John Verrall says it's been a while since such an exercise has been undertaken.

"It's going to be ongoing from now on. We're going to be getting together every once and a while to do a large and exercise and also we're going to be doing small training exercises, agency with agency. We want to make sure that all the emergency services can all work together and use the same command system. and things"

ATV Association President Hopes Town Allows Water Street to Be 'Connector' To Trails

Posted on Monday, September 25, 2017 12:01 PM

The President of the Sou' West Nova ATV Association is disappointed that permission may not be granted for riders to connect to two trails in Yarmouth via Water Street.

Mayor Pam Mood told Acadia News last week that it likely won't happen because of safety and enforcement concerns.

Currently there is no way to connect to the trails at the north and south of town.

Kevin Lomard believes the town is being short-sighted.

He says the Cat ferry has the potential to bring thousands of ATV users to the area.

Icy Knights Program Ready To Start, Registration Wednesday Night At Mariners Centre

Posted on Monday, September 25, 2017 11:25 AM

Registration for the Icy Knights program takes place Wednesday night at Mariners Centre.

The program is hosted by the Yarmouth Junior A Mariners.

Head Coach and General Manager Laurie Barron says Icy Knights is near and dear to him.

"My daughter Natalie goes. It's for young adults with disabilities, and we spend Wednesday nights just hanging out and doing fun activities. For anyone who has ever seen it, it's a phenomenal night."

Barron says the players and participants have a ton of fun all season long.

The program is for ages 12 and up.

Yarmouth's Josh Cochrane To Receive Prince's Youth Service Award In Toronto This Week

Posted on Monday, September 25, 2017 11:16 AM

It's a big week for Yarmouth's Josh Cochrane.

The 11 year old will become the youngest person to receive the Prince's Youth Service Award, an initiative through WE.

Cochrane is well known in this community through his fundraising and awareness efforts for autism and other causes.

He is being honoured for spreading awareness on autism across the world, as he's traveled to three World Autism Festivals.

Cochrane will fly to Toronto for WE Day on Thursday, where he will accept his award onstage at the Air Canada Centre.