September 2018

3.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Clare, Digby County

Posted on Sunday, September 30, 2018 11:08 AM

Many people felt it.

Earthquakes Canada reported a 3.1 magnitude quake struck 32 kilometres north north west of Yarmouth, just off Mavilette, at 10:32 Saturday morning.

The earthquake hit at a depth of 10 kilometres.

Many folks reported hearing a bang and feeling a rumble.

Earthquakes Canada is reporting no damage, adding none would be expected from a quake like this.

West Nova MP Not Reoffering

Posted on Saturday, September 29, 2018 16:16 PM

West Nova Liberal MP Colin Fraser has announced he won’t be reoffering for the next federal election.

He was elected in 2015.

Fraser issued a statement Friday September 28 saying he wanted to return to his career in law.

The following is his statement.

Millions Affected By Facebook Breach

Posted on Saturday, September 29, 2018 15:53 PM

A cybersecurity expert is calling the latest Facebook security breach "among the worst kinds out there".

On Friday, Facebook announced it had discovered a security issue affecting almost 50 million accounts.

It said hackers exploited a vulnerability affecting its "View As" feature, which lets you see what your profile looks like to someone else.

David Shipley, CEO of Beauceron Security in Fredericton, said the attackers stole "access tokens" — digital keys which keep people logged into Facebook.

NDP Concerned With Proposed Harvests Near Nature Reserve

Posted on Saturday, September 29, 2018 15:33 PM

The New Democrat's Lands and Forestry Critic is sounding the alarm on proposed wood harvests near a designated nature reserve.

Dunraven Bog in Queens County is near the Shelburne County border and consists of over 3,000 hectares of protected bog and surrounding forest.

WestFor Management Inc. has proposed harvesting on around 92 hectares next to the bog and around 62 next to an adjoining lake, using a uniform shelterwood technique.

MLA Lisa Roberts says the cuts aren't in keeping with recommendations from Dr. William Lahey's independent forestry review.

Yarmouth Central School Needs Your Help

Posted on Friday, September 28, 2018 11:47 AM

Actually, they'd like your vote.

They're competing for a $100,000 grant to help build an all-natural play area for the new Yarmouth Elementary School.

They've applied through the AVIVA Community Fund.

Former Central principal
Jared Purdy tells CJLS News these all natural playground are different from traditional ones.

It really ties into how when we were as kids. Nowadays you're seeing the mud kitchens and the slides built into a natural hill. It's just brining our children back into that connection with nature and having those natural elements."

RCMP Called To Community College Campus

Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2018 12:21 PM

Yarmouth Town RCMP were called to the Burridge Campus of the NSCC yesterday afternoon.

Corporal John Stoddart tells Acadia News it was in connection to what he referred to "a domestic issue".

He says a young male was escorted off the premises before RCMP got there.

The suspect was later arrested and appeared in Yarmouth court this morning.

His name was not released.

The Burridge Campus closed early yesterday.

It's open for its regular hours today.

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UPDATE: Motor Vehicle Accident On Highway 103 Claims Life

Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2018 12:17 PM

RCMP say a single-vehicle collision claimed the life of a 64-year-old woman from Pubnico.

Police say the accident occurred around 7:34 a.m. on Highway 103 and the woman, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, died at the scene.

Police are on scene at this time and have called an RCMP Collision Analyst to assist with the investigation.

Hwy. 103 is closed between Exits 27 and 28 at this time and is expected to re-open by mid-afternoon.

Provincial Program Not The Only Option For Victims Of Sexual Assault

Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2018 09:39 AM

The Lunenburg Sexual Health Centre wants to let the community know, despite the province being unable to roll out their new Sexual Assualt Nurse Examiner (SANE) program in the region, a community based program continues to run here and provide support to victims of sexual assault.

Julie Veinot says the Sexual Assault Services Lunenburg Queens (SASLQ), a partnership of community organizations, government, and policing agencies, started in 2015.

Yarmouth Woman Banned From Owning Animals For Life

Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2018 06:24 AM

A Yarmouth woman has pleaded guilty to an animal cruelty charge.

In a release, the Nova Scotia SPCA says 42-year-old Nicole Jacquard pled guilty in Yarmouth provincial court on Monday.

She was charged under a section of the Criminal Code and a section of the Animal Protection Act of Nova Scotia.

The provincial charge was dropped with Jacquard's guilty plea under Criminal Code charge.

The SPCA says its officers initially responded in September 2017, when a complaint was lodged regarding Jacquard's abuse to her dog and its puppies.