October 2017

NSCC Opening Its Doors To The Public

Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 13:52 PM

Have you wondered what it would be like to attend the Nova Scotia Community College?

The college's 13 campuses across the province are hosting an open house Thursday from 9 a.m to 7 p.m.

Principal of the NSCC campus in Bridgewater, Craig Collins, says people can see what the college has to offer.

"Family members or prospective students who are interested in learning more about some of the great programming we have at NSCC to tour the campus, tour the classrooms, labs and shops."

President Of Lobster Fishermen's Group Says They Feel Left Out As MP's Study Marine Protected Areas

Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 13:16 PM

Members of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans are in Nova Scotia hearing from fishermen and other stakeholders about marine protected areas.

MPA's are federally designated areas where human activity is restricted in order to protect sensitive ecosystems and at-risk species.

The committee was at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Dartmouth Monday and held consultations in Cheticamp yesterday and are in Sydney today.

Bernie Berry, president of the Coldwater Lobster Association says fishermen in this area feel left out of the process.

Salvation Army And Parents Place Partnering To Help Keep Kids Warm

Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 13:07 PM

The Salvation Army that serves the Yarmouth and surrounding area have been providing winter coats for children who need them.

But Captain Melissa Mailman says they found that the coats weren't getting to the kids until it was already cold.

She says Parents Place agreed to work with them to have the coats available sooner.

Mailman says sometimes the kids found that the coats didn't fit.

Karen Mattatall Calls ER Closures At Roseway Hospital "Borderline Criminal"

Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 12:44 PM

Premier Stephen McNeil, Health Minister Randy Delorey and Janet Knox, the CEO of the Nova Scotia Health Authority will soon receive a strongly worded letter from the Town of Shelburne.

The letter was penned by Mayor Karen Mattatall about the spate of closures of the emergency department at Roseway Hospital.

Mattatall begins the letter by reminding all three that they have a responsibility.

She says that responsibility is to ensure that people's right to access to health care, regardless of where they live, as guaranteed under the Canada Health Act, is upheld.

Recall Issued For Some Janes Frozen Breaded Chicken Products

Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 12:43 PM

A recall has been issued for some of Janes frozen breaded chicken products.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued the notification from Sofina Foods Inc due to concerns of possible salmonella contamination.

The 800 gram packages of Pub Style breaded chicken burgers and Pub Style popcorn chicken were sold at stores across the country.

If you find you have one of these products, you should throw it out or return it to the store where it was purchased.

MLA Saves Colleague's Life

Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 11:59 AM

When Kim Masland ran for MLA she wanted to do some good, but she never thought she was going to save someone's life.

That's exactly what happened when the PC MLA for Queens-Shelburne was in a caucus meeting last week.

Masland was seated beside Victoria-the Lakes MLA Keith Bain when she noticed his head drop.

She shouted his name and when he didn't respond, she put into action the CPR training she received.

She says everyone should be prepared to do what she did.

YCMHS Cross-Country Results

Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:38 AM

The Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School Cross country team competed at Regionals on Monday in Canning.

For Senior boys, Harmon Grimshaw-Surette placed second, Ethan Cunningham was third.

The Seniorr boys team consisting of Harmon, Ethan, Nathan Robicheau, Bryce Dauphinee, John Cameron, Tyrus Williams-Penney placed fourth.

For Senior girls, Keeley Cunningham placed 12th, Caileigh White 15th.

The Senior girls team of Keeley, Caileigh, Courtney Paulick, Rachel Cameron, Celeste and Seroin placed fourth.

BREAKING NEWS: Gord Downie has Died

Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 09:37 AM

A man who has been hailed a Canadian hero has died.

Gord Downie passed away quietly last night with his children and family by his side.

He was 53 years old.

A statement was released from the family,

"Last night Gord quietly passed away with his beloved children and family close by.

Gord knew this day was coming - his response was to spend this precious time as he always had - making music, making memories and expressing deep gratitude to his family and friends for a life well lived, often sealing it with a kiss… on the lips.

Several Fire Departments In Our Region To Receive Naloxone Kits

Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 06:09 AM

It's part of a pilot project through Emergency Health Services to help counter the effects of opioids to those who overdose as well as first responders.

Shelburne County is one of the first five areas to receive the kits, along with Queens County and Lunenburg.

Police and EHS already carry naloxone.

Shelburne Volunteer Fire Department Chief Darrell Locke says they have responded to two opioid overdose situations.

He says first responders are also at risk.