September 2017

50 Years Later: Shag Harbour UFO Incident Festival On This Weekend

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 11:31 AM

It's been half a century since residents of a Shelburne County community saw an unidentified flying object disappear into the ocean.

The Shag Harbour UFO Incident Festival is on today through Sunday, celebrating 50 years.

On October 4th, 1967, a large, unknown object went into the waters off Shag Harbour.

RCMP, the Canadian Coast Guard and more investigated, but the mystery of what the object was has never been solved.

Society President Brock Zinck says this weekend will be a celebration.

RCMP Still Not Saying Much About Shot Fired At Digby County Home

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 10:47 AM

Digby RCMP are still looking for the individual who fired a shot into the living room of a Westport home in the early morning hours yesterday.

Police say the shot came through the living room window.

A man, woman and small child were inside the house at the time but no one was injured.

Cpl Jen Clarke, an RCMP media spokesperson says they are not treating it as a random incident but she couldn't get into specifics.

Trail Association Undaunted By Ongoing Damage And Maintenance But Looking For New Members

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 10:47 AM

(photo Yarmouth County Trail Development Association-Facebook)

The head of an organization which acts as stewards of the 87 kilometres of multi-use trails in Yarmouth County says human-caused damage is an ongoing problem.

The Yarmouth County Trail Development Association members are all volunteers and number just over a dozen.

Work Finally Underway At Site Of New Yarmouth Elementary School

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 10:41 AM

Work has begun on the new Yarmouth Elementary School at the corner of Parade Street and Brunswick Streets.

Construction was delayed due to the Nova Scotia election call nearly four months ago, so the school won't be open until September 2019, a year later than scheduled.

Steve Stoddart, director of operations for the Tri-County Regional School Board says they're very pleased to see the project has started.

Gas Down. Diesel up

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 05:12 AM

Some price changes at the pumps this morning.

Gasoline users will be happy.

Not a drop like in the past couple of weeks but the province's Utility and Review Board lowered the price to $1.08.6 a litre for regular self-serve.

Less than a cent lower than before the adjustment at midnight.

The opposite for diesel.

The price went up over two cents to $1.07.9 cents a litre in most parts of Yarmouth County.

Digby ER Closed Friday

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 18:36 PM

The emergency department at Digby General Hospital is shutting down for 14 hours on Friday Sept. 29.

It will close at 6:00 a.m. and reopen at 8:00 Friday night.

The Health Authority says it's due to physician availability.

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

For non-emergency health advice from a registered nurse, call 811.

RCMP Investigating After Shot Fired Into Digby County Home

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 18:09 PM

RCMP are asking the public for information after someone fired a shot into a home on Brier Island, Digby County.

In a news release police say a man, woman and small child were at home at the time, but no one was hurt.

The incident happened just after 12 a.m. Thursday, September 28.

The shot was fired into the living room.

Police do not believe it was a random act.

The home is not in view of any neighbours.

Digby RCMP would like to speak with anyone who has information about this incident.

They can be contacted at 902-245-2579.

Atlantic Canadians Satisfied with Federal Government's Performance

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 15:59 PM

It seems Atlantic Canadians like what the Trudeau government is doing.

According to a poll released by Corporate Research Associates Inc, two thirds of Canadians are satisfied with the performance of the federal government.

This comes after Justin Trudeau's numbers had declined in the last two quarters.

In terms of leader preference, support for the Prime Minister is stable at 53 percent.

New Conservative leader Andrew Scheer has the same amount of support Rona Ambrose received at 16 percent.

Quartz Mine Near Shelburne Soon To Change Business Model

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 12:34 PM

Black Bull Resources Inc. of Shelburne has signed an agreement with a group of investment and business professionals to change the nature of business from a mining company to an investment company.

The company's web site says that the White Rock Mine holds one of the largest reserves of white quartz in North America, enough to meet long-term demand from many markets.

It started mining quartz at its White Rock Mine near Shelburne in late 2005, although the site has seen little activity for some time.