May 2017

Lunenburg Riding Elects Suzanne Lohnes-Croft

Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 02:19 AM

The Liberal wave continues to make a splash in the Lunenburg riding.

Suzanne Lohnes-Croft held her seat with 3,110 votes, a margin of 685 votes over PC Brian Pickings.

Lohnes-Croft was first elected to the legislature in 2013.

She says she's worked hard to keep her seat.

"I've been out at events, I've listened to people, I've tried to be present and open for my constituents."

The Liberals haven't won back-to-back provincial elections in the Lunenburg riding since 1953.

Kenora OPP Issue Canada-Wide Warrant

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 22:13 PM

Kenora OPP is requesting the public's assistance in locating a male wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant as a result of Failing to Comply with a Recognizance.

Daniel SANCHE is described as a heavy-set white male, 35 years of age, 5'11" (180 cm), 224 lbs (101kg). He has long, straight dark brown hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, black sweatpants with red stripe and a grey muscle shirt. He has numerous tattoos including a Tazmanian Devil on this left forearm, and an eagle surrounded by flames on his right forearm.

Nova Scotia Votes 2017: Election Results

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 16:55 PM

This page will be updated several times tonight once polls close in Nova Scotia.

There are more than 200 candidates vying for 51 seats in the Nova Scotia Legislature.

This is the 40th Nova Scotia general election.

When the legislature dissolved on April 30, the Liberal Party held a majority with 34 seats followed by the Progressive Conservatives at 10.

The NDP held five seats. One seat was independent while the other was vacant.

Argyle - Barrington

Four People Safe After Lunenburg Vessel Sinks Off Halifax Coast

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 14:27 PM

Captain Rick Welsford says training paid off after his schooner sank early Sunday morning.

The Lunenburg-based vessel, Sorca, was on its way to Bermuda but Welsford decided to turn around and head back to land.

He was notified by crew that the schooner was taking on water about 278 kilometres southeast of Halifax.

Welsford sent out an S.O.S to the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre and Canadian Coast Guard.

MODL Hoping To Host Meeting With Pentz, Petite Riviere Communities

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 13:09 PM

The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg is opening its ears on school closures.

Council has agreed to meet with the Pentz and Petite Riviere communities with their schools pegged to close in July 2018.

The South Shore Regional School Board and Greater Petite Area Community Association have a judicial review scheduled for September 7.

Communications Officer, Sarah Kucharski, says communities suffer when rural schools close.

Firefighters Battle Fire at Mahone Bay Visitor Information Centre

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 12:38 PM

Firefighters are on scene of a fire at the Visitor Information Centre in Mahone Bay.

They were called from Mahone Bay, Martin's River and Blockhouse to 165 Edgewater Street around 12:05 p.m this afternoon.

Heavy smoke could be seen coming out of the roof at one point.

It's too early to say what caused the fire to start or how much damage is done.

There are no injuries.

We'll have more details as they become available.

(Photo Contributed by Evan Dahl)

It's Everything Lobster In Shelburne County This Week !

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 12:31 PM

As the lobster season ends in Western Nova Scotia, a celebration begins.

It's a celebration of our fishing heritage and of our world-famous lobster.

The Shelburne County Lobster Festival gets underway this week.

This is the 31st year.

The Municipality of Barrington's recreation director, Anna Kenney says activities are spread throughout the area.

"One of the big attractions in the Great Lobsterman Challenge. Competitions include banding lobsters, splicing and coiling rope and baiting traps and a lobster-shelling contest."

Bio Filter Could Help Lunenburgers Breathe Easier

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 11:45 AM

This may be the last summer residents of Lunenburg will have to hold their noses.

The town is asking for tenders on a bio-filter for the wastewater treatment plant.

It has been proposed as the solution to the ongoing odour problem.

Mayor Rachel Bailey says doing the water infrastructure work on Pelham and Lincoln Streets simultaneously has freed up some funding.