January 2018

Mothers, Families Protest Lack Of Midwifery Services

Posted on Monday, January 22, 2018 17:15 PM

Concern for the South Shore's midwifery services drew around 100 people to protest outside of MLA Mark Furey's office this morning.

Families including children, babies, and pregnant women, stood outside in below freezing temperatures Monday to get the government's attention on the current lack of midwives in the area.

But after protesting nearly an hour, Furey had still not addressed the crowds, prompting people to gather inside the office and ask him to speak.

Two Men Suffer Minor Injuries After ATV Collision In Kemptville Saturday

Posted on Monday, January 22, 2018 15:02 PM

An all-terrain vehicle accident in Yarmouth County Saturday left two men with minor injuries.

RCMP were called to the scene on a dirt path off of North Kempt in Kemptville at around 7:40pm.

Two ATVs allegedly collided.

At least one of the men was taken to Yarmouth Regional Hospital with injury.

Yarmouth Rural RCMP say alcohol is not believed to be a factor.

Yarmouth County Minor Hockey Association Results: Jan 20-21

Posted on Monday, January 22, 2018 13:26 PM

The following results from the Yarmouth County Minor Hockey Association were sent to our newsroom over the weekend:


The West Pubnico Pharmasave Bantam A Mariners lost 3-1 to undefeated West Hants in Windsor on Saturday.

JJ MacPhee had the lone goal with an assist to Jaden Kerr, and Emma Swansburg was in net.

Yarmouth defeated Western Valley yesterday 4-1 on the road.

Yarmouth Varsity Boys Basketball Team Win Grant Potter Memorial Tournament

Posted on Monday, January 22, 2018 13:14 PM

The Yarmouth Varsity Boys Basketball team won the Grant Potter Memorial Tournament over the weekend.

In the championship game Saturday, the Vikings took down Annapolis West 95-80, with tournament MVP Skylar Baxter dropping 40 points, Matt MacPherson scoring 13 and Dylan Smith netting 12. Conner Trask was named MVP of the game.

Earlier in the day, Yarmouth defeated Forest Heights 91-74, with Baxter scoring 25 and Smith with 12. Game MVP was Skylar Baxter.

Valley High School Hockey League Results: Jan 19-21

Posted on Monday, January 22, 2018 13:09 PM

The Valley High School Hockey League All-Star game was held in Berwick on Sunday.

Team South, made up of players from Yarmouth, Par-en-Bas, Clare, Barrington, Avon View and Park View defeated Team North 2-0.

Josh Boudreau of Par-en-Bas scored with an assist from Yarmouth's Drake Johnson, and Barrington's Jacob Symonds had the other goal.

Team MVPs were Graham Cromwell for Digby, Jacob Symonds for Barrington, Nathan Comeau for Clare, Aiden D'Arcy for Par-en-Bas and Brock Emin for Yarmouth.

Live Well Challenge Raising Thousands For Local Charities

Posted on Monday, January 22, 2018 12:17 PM

Many lobster fishermen are taking a dip in the freezing ocean for a good cause.

The Live Well Challenge has gone viral, featuring fishermen jumping into their live wells or directly into their harbours.

Each participant challenges another captain and crew to take the plunge and donate money to a worthy cause.

Cape Sable Island fisherman Todd Newell says he came up with the idea on earlier this month to help raise money for the families of the Pubnico house fire victims.

He says it started with a challenge to a few good friends.

UPDATED: Shelburne Mayor Says NS Health Authority Executive Salaries Are Too High. Health Authority Responds

Posted on Monday, January 22, 2018 12:17 PM

The mayor of Shelburne says salaries paid to executives and staff at the Nova Scotia Health Authority total more than $73 million.

She says that's totally unacceptable given the state of health care in this province, particularly in rural communities.

Karen Mattatall shared a Facebook post she says is from a report from the province's Auditor General for the health authority for the fiscal year ending March of 2017.

She says it's very concerning.

More Money For School Breakfast Programs

Posted on Monday, January 22, 2018 11:47 AM

The Nova Scotia government has more than doubled its funding to the School Healthy Eating Program.

The announcement was made this morning in Halifax.

The total commitment from the Department of Health and Wellness is now nearly $2 million a year.

Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Zach Churchill says there are many reasons students might not eat a healthy breakfast.

Mariners Fall To Amherst 4-3

Posted on Monday, January 22, 2018 10:29 AM

The Yarmouth Mariners lost 4-3 yesterday afternoon to the Ramblers in Amherst, one night after defeating the league leading Blizzard.

After the Mariners had an early goal disallowed, the Ramblers struck with the first two goals of the game.

Yarmouth fought back to tie it on two goals by Luc Poirier.

But Amherst would score twice early in the third to go up by two again.

Logan Timmons scored with just over eight minutes left, but Yarmouth couldn't find the equalizer.

Leif Hertz made 38 saves in the loss.