August 2018

Organized Labour Planning Labour Day Picnic In Yarmouth

Posted on Monday, August 20, 2018 12:48 PM

The 7th Annual Yarmouth Labour Day Event will take place at Frost Park.

It's on Monday September 3th this year.

Greg Williams of the South West Labour Group says while it's a fun, family-oriented day, the message is serious, especially when it comes to workers pay.

"Especially with the two zeros we took in 2015 and 2016. It really hits when the cost of living goes up."

Williams also says they continue to lobby for equal pay for equal work, pregnancy and parental leave, weekends and paid vacations and universal health care for everyone.

Justin Trudeau To Run Again In 2019

Posted on Monday, August 20, 2018 12:30 PM

A federal election is expected to be held in October 2019.....if not before....but Justin Trudeau has officially announced that he will run again.

He says on Twitter, that they've accomplished a lot since 2015, but there is still more work to do.

He accepted the nomination Sunday as the 2019 Liberal party candidate for Papineau, Quebec.

Trudeau is currently serving his first term as Prime Minister.

You Don't Need To Struggle Alone. Someone Is Listening

Posted on Monday, August 20, 2018 11:32 AM

A young man is cycling his way across Canada, raising awareness about mental health.

23-year-old Ryan Martin, from Guelph, Ontario began his trip in Tofino, B.C. on May 14th.

He left Meteghan this morning, travelled through Yarmouth then to Pubnico.

Ryan has been living with anxiety and depression for years, and most recently, was diagnosed with Type 2 bipolar disorder.

He tells Acadia News, he got sick and tired of keeping his mental health struggles to himself.

Yarmouth Mariners Looking For Billet Families

Posted on Monday, August 20, 2018 09:51 AM

The defenders of the Fishtank are back this week.

The Yarmouth Junior A Mariners return to the ice at Mariners Centre on Thursday for training camp.

After falling in six games last year in the MHL final, members of the team will be hungrier than ever for a championship this season.

The head coach and general manager, Laurie Barron, says there will be a lot of players at training camp.

He says that means there's a desperate need for billet families.

"We're looking for a few billets, not just for training camp, but a couple of beds for the whole year."

Lakeside Smallmouth Bass Club Tournament Results

Posted on Monday, August 20, 2018 09:09 AM

Lakeside Smallmouth Bass Club

Saturday August 18 Tournament Results from Kempt Back Lake

Sponsored by Metal Pro Machine Works Ltd.

1st Place: Rod Goodwin, Ian Ross-8.18 lbs

2nd Place: David Dyer-7.68 lbs

3rd Place: Dean Penny, Dwayne Atwood-7.50 lbs

4th Place: Ken Harding, Steven Harris-6.96 lbs

5th Place: Laurie Foster, Tylan Foster-6.64 lbs

Largest Bass: Ken Harding, Steven Harris-3.66 lbs

20 teams competed in this, the 7th of 11 tournaments on the 2018 LSBC regular season Tournament Trail.

Four of Six Recent Fatalities on Highways Were Motorcycles: RCMP

Posted on Monday, August 20, 2018 08:14 AM

As RCMP try to grapple with the large number of fatal and serious collisions on provincial roads and highways throughout Nova Scotia this summer, another statistic is also raising alarm bells.

In just the past week or so, six people have died in collisions; four of those involved motorcycles.

RCMP Corporal, Dal Hutchinson, says there's not one main factor that contributed to those fatal collisions.

"In some situations motorists are distracted, they pull out in front of a motorcycle, they pull out to pass a motorcycle and come far too close to them," says Hutchinson.

NS RCMP Want Off-Road Vehicle Riders To Stay Safe

Posted on Sunday, August 19, 2018 07:01 AM

RCMP are offering safety tips for users of off-highway vehicles.

Corporal Dal Hutchinson says they've seen first-hand the painful effects of collisions on victims and their families and they don't want it to happen to anyone else.

They're offering six tips to stay safe.

Get safety training, stay off roads and highways, always wear a helmet, never drink and drive, ensure your vehicle is registered and insured, and make sure kids are safe.

Artisans And Community Work To Keep Lighthouse Alive

Posted on Sunday, August 19, 2018 06:01 AM

A local community is rallying to support its lighthouse.

The week marks the eighth year residents have held an art and craft to support the Medway Head lighthouse.

Organizer Susan Letson says they've been working to preserve the structure since the federal government transferred responsibility for the lighthouses in 2014.

"These lighthouses were built around the 1920s, 1930s. They're out there on the point of land getting all the weather and the storms. You know what that does to the outside of your house."