September 2017

Lunenburg Mayor Concerned About Next Generation of Municipal Administrators

Posted on Saturday, September 30, 2017 09:41 AM

Lunenburg's mayor wants to know where the next generation of municipal administrators will come from.

Earlier this week, a CBC report indicated 1 in 4 provincial civil servants will be retiring by 2020.

Rachel Bailey says municipal offices are facing the same struggle.

"We have so many that are of retirement age. It's a huge turnover for all of us. It's hard to get that volume with any amount of experience to work in the field. It's a challenge," says Bailey.

Dayspring Teen Receives Gloria Barron Award

Posted on Saturday, September 30, 2017 09:30 AM

A local teen's work to clean up the LaHave is being recognized outside of our borders.

Because of Stella Bowles efforts, all levels of government have come on board to stop straight pipes from dumping sewage into the LaHave river.

She has just received the Gloria Barron award which celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds across North America. 

Bowles is overwhelmed.

"I have no words for it. It's awesome. I'm so happy," says Bowles.

Each year, 25 people from across North America receive the $5,000 prize.

SHAID Expands After Five Years of Saving

Posted on Saturday, September 30, 2017 09:02 AM

Five years of saving has led to some much-needed renovations at Bridgewater's animal shelter.

SHAID held it's grand re-opening last weekend to show the public what their donations helped fund.

Danny Lohnes, president of the board of directors for SHAID says the upgrades have not only affected staff, but the animals as well.

"We have a brand new kitten room. There's a big window, and you can look in. It socializes them more. Instead of being put in small cages and the mother seperate from the kittens, now they're all in one big room," says Lohnes.

Lunenburg Lit Fest Gets Underway

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 15:56 PM

Lunenburg has been transformed into a readers wonderland for the weekend.

The second annual Lit Fest is underway.

Jeff Mercer with South Shore Public Libraries is excited about the guest speakers in town for the event.

"We have a panel of non fiction authors featuring Stephen Kimber, Pauline Dakin and Janet Maybe. They're going to be talking about their new books and experiences," says Mercer.

Romeo Dellaire and Terry Fallis are two of the most highly anticipated authors to take part in the festival.

Tickets are 20 dollars per event. 

50 Years Later: Shag Harbour UFO Incident Festival On This Weekend

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 11:31 AM

It's been half a century since residents of a Shelburne County community saw an unidentified flying object disappear into the ocean.

The Shag Harbour UFO Incident Festival is on today through Sunday, celebrating 50 years.

On October 4th, 1967, a large, unknown object went into the waters off Shag Harbour.

RCMP, the Canadian Coast Guard and more investigated, but the mystery of what the object was has never been solved.

Society President Brock Zinck says this weekend will be a celebration.

Health Authority Looking for Volunteers to Sit on Cancer Patient Advisory Council

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 11:19 AM

The Nova Scotia Health Authority needs your help.

They're looking for at least 13 people from across the province to be part of a new panel that will advise on cancer care.

Erika Nicholson, the Senior Director of Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program says the council will provide valuable feedback.

"Patient voice grounds our work in the cancer care program. We're looking to this council to provide advice on our overall direction," says Nicholson.

Anyone who has had experience with cancer is encouraged to apply for the panel.

Verdict In RCMP Labour Code Trial Expected Today

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 06:29 AM

A decision is expected to be handed down in Moncton court today, in connection with the tragic incidents of June 4, 2014.

Three RCMP officers were killed, and two others injured.

Four labour code charges were laid against the RCMP, alleging that they failed to provide officers with the appropriate equipment and training.

The RCMP have pleaded not guilty.

The trial began in April, and 30 witnesses took the stand.

Each charges carries a fine of up to a million dollars, or a prison term, or both.

 

Atlantic Canadians Satisfied with Federal Government's Performance

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 15:59 PM

It seems Atlantic Canadians like what the Trudeau government is doing.

According to a poll released by Corporate Research Associates Inc, two thirds of Canadians are satisfied with the performance of the federal government.

This comes after Justin Trudeau's numbers had declined in the last two quarters.

In terms of leader preference, support for the Prime Minister is stable at 53 percent.

New Conservative leader Andrew Scheer has the same amount of support Rona Ambrose received at 16 percent.