July 2017

Barrington To Host Great Canadian Lumberjack Celebration Next Weekend

Posted on Sunday, July 23, 2017 08:37 AM

Lumberjack culture will highlight events in Barrington next weekend.

The Great Canadian Lumberjack Celebration is a Canada 150 event being hosted by the Municipality.

Years ago, Shelburne County was a hub of the Nova Scotia logging industry.

This led to the creation of the Beaverdam Sports Meet.

One of the organizers, Suzy Atwood says that sports meet will be re-created during the festival.

Province Defends Its Plan To Reduce Carbon Emissions

Posted on Sunday, July 23, 2017 06:01 AM

The Nova Scotia government is trying to save the environment without having residents foot the bill.

The Ecology Action Centre just released its findings from a series of discussions about the province's proposed cap and trade agreement.

One of the main concerns raised during those meetings was the lack of money being raised to support a green economy.

Spokesperson for the Environment Department Jason Hollett says government's goal was to make industry responsible for developing green practices.

Clare Golf Club Member Austin Connelly In Contention At Open Championship

Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017 17:07 PM

A golfer who started playing the game at Clare Golf and Country Club is making some noise at The Open Championship in England.

Austin Connelly sits in a tie for sixth after 36 holes at Royal Birkdale and will play the weekend.

He is tied with Rory McIlroy and sits five shots back of the lead.

Board member at Clare, Claude Comeau, says it's incredible to see Connelly competing with the world's best.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Lands At Yarmouth Airport, Visits Shelburne & Port Joli

Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017 16:23 PM

It's a chance many may never get again, to see the Prime Minister up close.

Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie and his children arrived in Nova Scotia today, landing at the Yarmouth International Airport just after 11am.

Many people in town noticed a ten plus car motorcade, and clued in that the PM would be arriving in Yarmouth.

Trudeau came over to the fenced off area, posing for pictures with a few excited citizens.

Child Care Worker Questions Government's Pre-Primary Plan

Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017 15:16 PM

A local child care worker wants to know why the McNeil government is opening the new pre-primary program when Early Childhood Educators are already struggling.

Nicole Roach is an ECE in Lunenburg.

She says the province's plan doesn't make use of resources that already exist.

"I feel like daycares really could use some more funding before we put extra child care facilities out there into the schools."

Roach questions where the workers for the pre-primary programs will come from and where space will be found for the children in schools.

Early Morning Fire Causes Extensive Damage To Martins Point Home

Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017 13:34 PM

A home undergoing renovations in Martins Point has suffered extensive damage after a morning fire.

The contractor arrived at the home this morning before 7 a.m and noticed smoke.

Western Shore Deputy Chief, Jared Swinemar, says firefighters were able to contain the fire to the downstairs mechanical room and the upstairs kitchen.

No one was home at the time and the home is still standing.

Six departments were on scene including Martin's River, Blockhouse, Chester, Chester Basin and Mahone Bay.

Crews were on scene for roughly five hours.

Golf Tournament Raises Thousands For Big Brothers Big Sisters of the South Shore

Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017 13:05 PM

The scores were low but fundraising was high for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the South Shore.

The organization held their 16th Annual Golf for Kids Sake tournament Thursday at Osprey Ridge.

More than 100 golfers teed it up for 18 holes with the winning score of 22 under-par.

Executive Director Vanessa Mossop says people helped make the event a success.

"So, thisis helping to continue to keep our doors open and it just helps continue to do what we do and that's provide mentors and friendships to kids in Lunenburg and Queens counties."

Trudeau To Visit Shelburne, Port Joli Friday

Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2017 16:09 PM

The Prime Minister's visit to Nova Scotia includes two stops on the South Shore.

The PMO confirms Justin Trudeau will stop in Shelburne and Port Joli on Friday afternoon.

Trudeau will visit with children at the Out and About day camp at the Islands Provincial Park in Shelburne at 12:30.

He will highlight the Canada Child Benefit during his stop.

Trudeau will then make his way up Highway 103 to Kejimkujik Seaside National and Historic Park in Port Joli around 2:15.

Trudeau will also walk in Halifax's Pride Parade on Saturday.

Search Suspended For Missing Queens County Man

Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2017 15:29 PM

The RCMP has suspended the search for a missing Queens County man.

The Mounties say they stopped looking for 28 year-old Thomas McAllister Burke Wednesday night.

He was last seen July 17 around midnight at his home in Liverpool.

He is described as six feet tall with an average build, black hair, a black goatee, and brown eyes.

Burke was wearing a black t-shirt with a ghostbusters image on it and brown cargo shorts.

MODL Gathers Suggestions For Involvement In Rural School Closures

Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:43 PM

The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg needs to take leadership and support communities.

That was one message from a group of about 50 people who attended the municipality's consultation on rural school closures.

Other suggestions included firing the school board, halt the review process for Petite Riviere and Pentz schools or raise the issue with the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities.

Mayor Carolyn Bolivar-Getson says they are trying to determine their role.