November 2017

Winter Parking Restrictions To Begin Friday In Town Of Yarmouth

Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 15:06 PM

The Town of Yarmouth will soon set their winter parking regulations.

Beginning Friday, December 1st until the end of March, several restrictions will be in place.

This includes no street parking between 1am and 7am, or for a period from one hour after a snowstarm starts until two hours after it ends.

Mayor Pam Mood says it's all about safety.

Maritime Branch Of Monarchist League Of Canada Makes Predictions For Next Royal Wedding

Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 13:08 PM

The Royal engagement announced this week between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, came as no surprise to many.

Spokesperson for the Maritime branch of the Monarchist League of Canada Barry MacKenzie says the couple have received a lot of media attention recently, but the big question is, "Will the wedding itself be as big a deal as when and Will and Kate got married?"

Municipality Of Yarmouth Wants To See More Improvements To John's Cove/Cape Forchu

Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 12:27 PM

The Municipality of Yarmouth is looking to continue improvements in the John's Cove area.

It has invested a lot of money over the years into the Cape Forchu Lighstation and surrounding lands with many improvements made this year.

District 6 councillor Loren Cushing really wants to enhance the experience of the many tourists and residents who enjoy John's Cove Beach.

He's hoping the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal will help.

More Municipal Christmas Tree Lightings To Enjoy

Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 11:51 AM

(the Town of Yarmouth held their tree lighting last Friday night)

There are a couple of municipal Christmas Tree lightings coming up.

The Municipality of Yarmouth hosts their ceremony Friday evening.

It takes place outside the municipal administration building in Hebron with activities beginning at 6pm.

There will also be hot chocolate, cookie decorating and hayrides.

The Municipality of Argyle holds its tree lighting Sunday night at 6pm at the Tusket Courthouse and Archives.

Liverpool Salvation Army Needs Volunteers To Meet Their Goals

Posted on Monday, November 27, 2017 13:01 PM

Christmas bells are quiet in Queens County.

That's because the Liverpool Salvation Army desperately needs volunteers to help with their Christmas Kettle Campaign.

Organizer Barb Redmond says due to some unfortunate circumstances, their donations dropped below $10,000 last year.

"That means that a lot of people, with a lot of great needs, are going to be turned away. So therefore, you will have people being cold and hungry, and that is the reality of the situation."

Prime Minister Trudeau Sends Letter To Yarmouth Central School Class On Gord Downie Tribute

Posted on Monday, November 27, 2017 11:15 AM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has written to a class at Yarmouth Central School.

The letter showed up on teacher Glenn Bourque's desk on Friday afternoon.

Bourque's Grade 3/4 class covered the Tragically Hip song 'Ahead By A Century' after the death of Gord Downie.

The track found its way to the Prime Minister.

EHS Paramedics Holding Food Drive Saturday In Yarmouth

Posted on Monday, November 27, 2017 11:03 AM

You're being asked to 'stuff it' Saturday December 2nd.

Stuff an ambulance full of groceries, that is.

Emergency Health Services will be holding its annual 'Stuff An Ambulance Food Drive".

It will take place at the Yarmouth Superstore from 11am to 3pm.

Marlo Nickerson-Hicks, a paramedic from Pubnico, has been organizing the EHS drive in Yarmouth for 11 years now.

She says people have been very generous.

Meteghan RCMP Say Crash Victim Lucky Injuries Weren't Worse

Posted on Monday, November 27, 2017 10:34 AM

(photo contributed)

Meteghan RCMP say no one was hurt after a vehicle left the road, rolled over and caught fire this morning.

Emergency services received the call just before 8am on Highway 101, near Marker 46.

Cst. Mario Gougeon says the roads were slippery at the time.

"The person lost control over weather conditions and went over the guardrail. The car was found on its top and firefighters extinguished the fire."

Cst. Gougeon says the driver and sole occupant was lucky she wasn't hurt worse, walking away with a few scratches.