November 2017

Out Shopping? Keep Those Christmas Gifts Hidden Say RCMP

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 11:53 AM

For most of us this is a busy time of year, shopping for those perfect Christmas gifts.

But the RCMP are reminding shoppers that there are grinches out there, waiting for crimes of opportunity.

Police are investigating the theft of Christmas gifts from a parked car at a hotel near the airport in Halifax.

RCMP media spokesperson Cpl. Jennifer Clarke says just because we live in the Tri-Counties and South Shore doesn't mean that we're immune.

Lobster Industry In Southwestern Nova Scotia Worth Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 11:46 AM

The executive director of the Lobster Council of Canada says this region sells more lobster at this time of the season to the processing sector than to the live sector.

Geoff Irvine says the reason is because a signficant amount of the lobster being caught off southwestern Nova Scotia hasn't yet recovered from the molt.

"It needs to go to a non-live market and that is the processing sector," he says.

"They need that lobster this time of year to fill in their year, and they've got their workers standing by waiting for this product to come."

Weekly Gas Prices In NS Will be Set Tonight

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 11:37 AM

An increase is expected for drivers in Nova Scotia this week according to a senior petroleum analyst.

Dan McTeague with Gasbuddy.com says gasoline could rise by about 2 to 3 cents per litre when the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board makes a price change at midnight.

"With diesel we're looking at likely at about a penney increase."

McTeague says it's sometimes difficult to make an accurate prediction because the NSURB seems to set prices based rule of thumb rather by rule of market.

Wednesday December 6th Marks National Day Of Remembrance And Action On Violence Against Women

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 11:31 AM

Wednesday December 6th is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

It's a day to remember the 14 women murdered at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal in 1989.

In Yarmouth, as in the past, The Tri-County Women's Centre, Juniper House, the NSGEU and other labour groups are hosting a special event to mark the solemn occasion.

Bernadette MacDonald with the Tri-County Women's Centre says violence against women continues to be a very serious issue around the world.

Yarmouth County Mother Tells Tragic Story Of Her Daughter And Sex Trade

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 11:27 AM

A Yarmouth County woman says she'll continue to tell the story of what led to her young daughter's tragic death.

Jennifer Holleman wants parents and children, especially young girls to know how easy it is to fall victim to the sex trade.

Holleman's daughter Maddison was a typical young teen who fell into a life of prostitution and was a victim of brutal violence and brain-washing.

She says it began a couple of years before Maddison's death in 2015 when she went missing for three weeks during Christmas.

Mariners Down Bearcats 4-1 For Fourth Straight Win

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 10:13 AM

The Yarmouth Junior A Mariners have won four straight games and sit just two points back of South Shore for first in the MHL.

Their latest victory came in Truro last night 4-1 over the Bearcats.

Duncan McKie scored and was named first star, Chris Goreham, Aaron Maillet and Logan Timmons also found the back of the net.

Leif Hertz got the win in goal, making 28 saves.

Gavin Hart scored for the Bearcats and Kevin Resop turned aside 24 Mariner shots.

A fight broke out in the third period when the Mariners Ben Chipman took on Karter Renouf.

JRCC Responds To A Number Of Calls For Assistance From Fishing Vessels

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 15:37 PM

The second day of the lobster fishing season in Southwestern Nova Scotia saw a number of calls for assistance come in to the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Halifax.

Lt. Linda Coleman, a spokesperson for the Department of National Defence, says a Cormorant helicopter was dispatched in response to a mayday call from the vessel 'Princess Paisley' off Cape Sable Island this morning.

A 25 year old man was airlifted to Yarmouth Regional Hospital.

More Lobster Sold To Processing Sector Than to Live Market

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 12:52 PM

The executive director of the Lobster Council of Canada says this region sells more lobster at this time of the season to the processing sector than to the live sector.

Geoff Irvine says the reason is because a signficant amount of the lobster being caught off southwestern Nova Scotia hasn't yet recovered from the molt.

"It's needs to go to a none-live market and that is the processing sector. They need that lobster this time of year to fill in their and they have workers standing by."

UPDATED Crew Member Airlifted From Fishing Vessel

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 09:02 AM

A 25 year old man aboard a fishing vessel was airlifted to the Yarmouth Regional Hospital earlier this morning.

Lt. Linda Coleman, a spokesperson for the Department of National Defence, says a Cormorant helicopter was dispatched in response to a mayday call from the vessel 'Princess Paisley'.

She says the vessel was off the coast of Cape Sable Island at the time.

Sean Arbour with the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Halifax says they are very busy, responding to several calls for assistance.