November 2017

PEB Junior Girls Win Volleyball Districts On Home Court

Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 10:19 AM

The Par-en-Bas Junior Girls Volleyball team are the District Tier 1 champions.

They earned the title yesterday during the District tournament played at Par-en-Bas by defeating Drumlin Heights 25-6, 27-25 and 15-13,

They also defeated Maple Grove Education Centre 25-11 and 25-8.

The team is moving on to Regionals Tuesday.

The girls are coached by Ricky Muise and Shawn Muise.

Municipality Of Argyle Uses Videos To Promote Municipal Awareness Week

Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 17:15 PM

It's Municipal Awareness Week.

A new series of videos from the Municipality of Argyle have been released as part of the initiative.

Argyle Deputy Clerk Chris Frotten visits Ecole Belleville and talks to some Grade 1 and 2 students.

In the videos, he asks the students to identify people in photos, such as Yarmouth Mayor Pam Mood, Argyle Warden Richard Donaldson, and even U.S. President Donald Trump.

He also helps them to understand how a municipal budget works.

Frotten says it's a fun look at municipal politics in general.

Commission On Inclusive Education In Yarmouth Tonight

Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 12:49 PM

The chair of the Commission on Inclusive Education says they want to get peoples ideas and learn from their experiences.

They will be holding a public workshop from 6:30 to 9pm this evening at YCMHS.

Dr. Sarah Shea says the commission wants to hear what changes parents, teachers and others think need to be made to Nova Scotia's
current policies on inclusive education.

Winter Tires Make For Safer Driving Says Mechanic

Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 11:57 AM

Last week, 88 percent of respondents to our web poll told us they would be putting winter tires on their vehicle.

That doesn't surprise a Yarmouth mechanic.

In fact, if you haven't got them on your vehicle, you're in the minority.

George Emin has been installing winter tires for more years than he cares to remember and says he's seen a big increase in the number of motorists getting winter tires.

"Absolutely. I would say they've increased over double over what they used to be. They are three times better than any all-season tire."

Three Shelburne County Municipal Councils To Hold Joint Meeting

Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 11:42 AM

Councils for the Towns of Shelburne and Lockeport and the Municipality of Shelburne will hold a joint meeting tomorrow night.

The three municipal units began getting together last year to seek out areas where they could co-operate and work together.

Shelburne Mayor Karen Mattatall says tomorrow night they'll discuss shared services.

Maple Grove Hosting Author Visits Through 'WITS' Program

Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 10:35 AM

Students at Maple Grove Education Centre in Hebron have been enjoying visits from local authors.

It's through a program from the Writers Federation of Nova Scotia called 'WITS,' short for 'writers in the schools.'

The program helps alleviate the cost of bringing authors into schools to help promote literature and literacy for students of all ages.

Yesterday, Martine Jacquot of the Annapolis Valley spoke to Grade 7 and 8 Core French Immersion classes.

Attempted Murder Case Returns To Court in Yarmouth Next Month

Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 08:37 AM

An attempted murder case has been adjourned until Monday December 11 at Provincial Court in Yarmouth.

32-year-old Nicholas Ashton Mullen of Pembroke is facing charges that include Attempted Murder with a Firearm.

He was in court yesterday but did not enter a plea.

A focus hearing will be held on December 11.

Mullen is also charged with Careless Use of a Firearm, Pointing a Firearm and Discharging a Firearm with Intent.

Cold Weather Slows Bird Disease. You Can Put Out Your Feeders

Posted on Monday, November 20, 2017 12:43 PM

(Purple finch Affected Most By Parasite)

A bird disease that had moved rapidly through Eastern Canada now seems to have subsided.

It's spread by an avian parasite, trichomoniasis.

It causes an infection in the throats of birds, making them unable to swallow.

Dave Currie, president of the Nova Scotia Bird Society, says it's safe to put out bird feeders because the colder temperatures have killed the parasite or at least rendered in ineffective.

However he says the parasite will be back when the warmer weather returns in the summer.

UPDATE: RCMP Pull Half-Ton Truck From Yarmouth County Lake

Posted on Monday, November 20, 2017 12:35 PM

RCMP have confirmed a half-ton truck was submerged in a Yarmouth County lake.

Media spokesperson Corporal Dal Hutchinson says the Yarmouth Rural detachment received a report yesterday afternoon around 2 and responded to a lake on the Shunacadie Road in East Quinan.

Cpl. Hutchinson says the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team pulled the vehicle from the lake today, seven to eight metres from shore in about seven metres of water.