December 2018

Rodds To Fully Renovate The Colony Harbour Inn

Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 17:33 PM

Rodd Hotels & Resorts has announced a multi-million dollar renovation to Yarmouth's Rodd Colony Harbour Inn.

The renovation will begin next month and is expected to be completed by the summer, possibly employing up to fifty people.

The company says the new design of the 65-room hotel "will follow a modern coastal look and feel."

The former restaurant space is also being reviewed.

President and CEO Mark Rodd says the full renovation is due to the return of the Bay Ferries service to the town and another positive tourism season.

Municipality Of Barrington Supports An Open Offshore Inquiry

Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 13:36 PM

Support is growing for a public inquiry into offshore exploration off the coast of Nova Scotia.

The Clean Ocean Action Committee (COAC) has been making presentations to municipal councils.

It's urging local governments to support a moratorium on further exploration pending a full federal/provincial public inquiry into the risks of offshore petroleum development.

Most recently the Municipality of Barrington has thrown its support behind COAC.

Warden Eddie Nickerson says it was really a no-brainer for council.

Province Looking For Reliable High Speed Internet Providers For Rural NS

Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 13:24 PM

The Nova Scotia government has begun the first phase of the process to find qualified service providers to expand reliable, high-speed Internet across the province.

It's part of the Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative.

Business Minister Geoff MacLellan says the infrastructure required to have broad band in all rural areas is complex.

He tells Acadia News it's not just about building that infrastructure, but managing and maintaining high-speed Internet networks as well.

Teen Attacked By Bullies Reclaims Video

Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 13:17 PM

A Forest Heights student hopes a video she produced will help people stand up to bullies.

MacKenzie Zinck was attacked recently by a group of girls outside her school.

She says the incident that took place outside her high school in Chester Grant earlier this month inspired her to create a video.

In it, MacKenzie offers messages of support to those being bullied.

She wants people to know they're not alone in these situations.

Report On Nova Scotia Seniors Released

Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 13:05 PM

Nova Scotia's Minister of Seniors says a program aimed at improving the lives of older Nova Scotians is doing just that.

The government recently released an 18-month progress report on SHIFT: Nova Scotia's Action Plan for an Aging Population.

Leo Glavine tells Acadia News it's focused of three principals including supports for seniors who want to stay in the work force longer.

"That's certainly emerging. To age in place and live independently by building age friendly communities and a third to live longer and healthier by engaging in active living."

NSLC Hopes Cannabis Supply Improves With Additional Producer

Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 06:56 AM

There may be some relief for Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation cannabis stores who are running low on supply.

A Nova Scotia cannabis grower has received a sales licence from Health Canada.

Biome, the Canadian company that owns Highland Grow of Antigonish County, tweeted Monday that the license will allow the company to sell cannabis products to end consumers through appropriate medical and recreational cannabis channels.

CJHL Top 20 Rankings

Posted on Monday, December 17, 2018 16:10 PM

The new CJHL Top 20 is out and the Yarmouth Jr. A Mariners have dropped a couple of spots.

They now sit at #6 in the country, while Summerside remains at #5 and Amherst is now an "honourable mention".

The Brooks Bandits are the #1 Junior A hockey team in Canada again this week.

Here's the full list:

Yarmouth Bantam AA Hockey

Posted on Monday, December 17, 2018 10:38 AM

The Wade’s Wire Traps Bantam AA Yarmouth Mariners won 2 road games against the Antigonish Bulldogs on the weekend.

They won Saturday's game 5-4. Orren Hatfield led the attack with a hat trick while Spencer Surette and Cameron Kerr added singles. Assists went to Owen Penney with 3, Owen Fitzgerald with 2 and Spencer Surette. Jacob Atwood was in net.

Cannabis Supply Dwindles As Local Producers Await Health Canada Approval

Posted on Monday, December 17, 2018 09:23 AM

The NSLC's marijuana supply is dwindling as local growers await the green light from Health Canada.

Cannabis producers must be approved before selling their product.

Finance Minister Karen Casey says she's written to Health Canada twice, and all ministers have expressed the same concern to Minister Morneau.

The province currently has less than 40 per cent of the supply needed to keep shops open.

Casey is worried disappointed buyers may turn to other sources.