October 2017

Yarmouth Western Riptide Peewee A Girls Win Chicks With Sticks Tournament

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 10:32 AM

(Photo: MC Media Livestream)

The 10th annual Chicks With Sticks female minor hockey tournament took place at Mariners Centre over the weekend.

The Yarmouth Scotiabank Western Riptide White Peewee A girls won gold in their division, defeating Metro West Force Red 2-0.

Renee Melanson and Ocean Sears each had a goal and an assist, Marissa Fevens had two assists.

The Riptide White team played three round robin games:

The first game was played Friday against Western Riptide Green, they won the game 7-4.

The Best In Yarmouth Business Will Be Recognized This Week

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 07:08 AM

The Yarmouth and Area Chamber of Commerce will hand out their annual Business Awards on Thursday night, 6:30 at the Rodd Grand Hotel.

Organizer Chris Atwood says it will be a similiar format to the last two years.

"Instead of having a sit-down meal It's really going to be hors d'oeuvres and a reception kind of a format."

Award categories include Large Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Boss of the Year, Employee of the Year and more.

A new category includes Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Municipal Support For Radiation Therapy In Yarmouth Continues To Grow

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 06:32 AM

More municipal units in the region have added their support to those already calling on government to have radiation treatment in Yarmouth.

In Yarmouth County, the three municipal units are all supporting having radiation therapy at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital.

It was discussed at a joint council meeting recently with the town of Yarmouth and the municipalities of Argyle and Yarmouth.

The three join a growing list of municipal units across the region that support an initiative from the Western Nova Scotia Cancer Support Network.

Residents Of The Municipality Of Argyle Got To See What Their New Administrative Building Might Look Like

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 06:11 AM

The Municipality of Argyle invited residents to see what their new administrative building might look like.

Wild Salt Architecture unveiled their design for the building on Thursday night at Par-en-bas school.

CAO Alain Muise says the architects explained how they came up with the design but he says it's still a work in progress and it could change.

Weekend Local Sports Results

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 05:07 AM

The Yarmouth Scotiabank Western Riptide White Peewee A girls won the local Chicks with Sticks tournament over the weekend.

They played three round robin games. The first game was played Friday against Western Riptide Green, they won the game 7-4.
Carly Kini had four goals, France Boudreau two goals, and Ocean Sears had one goal. Madison Cushing had two assists and Isabel Doucette had one assist.

Mariners Sweep NB Road Trip, Move Into A Tie For First Place In MHL

Posted on Sunday, October 29, 2017 07:40 AM

The Yarmouth Junior A Mariners won their fifth straight game last night, 5-3 in St. Stephen over the Aces.

Matt Smith led the way with a pair of goals, Campbell Balk had a goal and an assist, Andrew Martell and Logan Timmons also scored.

Leif Hertz, appearing in back-to-back games on the road made 19 saves.

Tempers flared late in the third as both Smith and Aaron Maillet were tossed for fighting.

On Friday, the Mariners got a late goal from Brent Broaders to defeat Woodstock 2-1.

Municipal Councils In Yarmouth County Like Bike Lanes Concept

Posted on Saturday, October 28, 2017 09:03 AM

The three municipal councils in Yarmouth County all support the concept of bike lanes.

The issue was discussed at a recent joint council meeting.

All three councils have Active Transportation policies in place to encourage a healthy lifestyle for residents.

Yarmouth Municipal Councillor Trevor Cunningham says a study showed that many people are using bicycles.

"Active transportation study conducted by the units in the area found that there should certainly be bike lanes or another active transportation corridor, it could be set off fr/om the road."

Parents And Staff At Yarmouth Central School Concerned About Parking

Posted on Saturday, October 28, 2017 08:54 AM

As construction of the new Yarmouth Elementary School continues, parents and staff at Yarmouth Central School across the street are concerned about parking.

The School Advisory Council has written a letter to Yarmouth town council.

The letter points out that as construction expands, parking available across the street will be lost to the site.

The SAC says alternatives are few, but one option would be the lower part of the school's property that runs along School Street to be converted into a parking lot.

60 Years Later: J. Calvin Kent And St. Bernard's Maritime Junior Basketball Championship To Be Recognized In Moncton

Posted on Friday, October 27, 2017 14:33 PM

(Photo: J. Calvin Kent holds up a photo of him receiving a trophy for basketball in the early 60's)

A Yarmouth man is off to Moncton, New Brunswick tomorrow to take part in a big anniversary.

It's been 60 years since J. Calvin Kent and the St. Bernard's basketball team in Moncton won the Maritime Junior Championship.

Kent says they defeated St. Dunstan's from Charlottetown in the final series.