September 2017

Souls Harbour Bridgewater Now More Accessible

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 14:25 PM

A new addition to Souls Harbour in Bridgewater has guests feeling grateful.

Just last week the building on Pleasant Street received a new wheelchair ramp.

Vicky Sovie, the manager at Souls Harbour says the initiative was made possible by a fundraiser held in the winter.

"We were able to construct the wheelchair ramp because of the kindness of many people across the South Shore and beyond who participated in the Coldest Night of the Year Walk," says Sovie.

Sovie says as part of the upgrades they've also installed a new wheelchair accessible bathroom.

Afterglow Art Fest Set to Kick Off Friday

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 14:18 PM

The town of Bridgewater will be celebrating it's arts community this weekend.

Afterglow 2017 is set to kick off tomorrow evening.

The annual event brings together artists of all kinds.

Ashton Rodenhizer, founder and organizer of the festival says it all came about when she noticed a lack of diversity and culture in the community.

"Mahone Bay and Lunenburg have a lot of creativity and they've really embraced that, but Bridgewater hasn't. I wanted to try and change that story," says Rodenhizer.

A South Shore Nerf War Is Coming

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 12:37 PM

Fun and games won the day at the Awesome Foundation last night.

Brothers Nolan and Jacob Lohnes won the thousand dollar prize for their idea to host a Nerf Gun battle.

Awesome Foundation trustee Andrew Button says the idea really spoke to the trustee's inner child.

"It was something that several of the trustees had some knowledge of, or exposure to. I've got two kids that are totally into Nerf guns. I know how much fun we have down in our basement, just the three or four of us."

The Lohnes brothers are hoping to have 50 to a hundred people join in the battle.

Quartz Mine Near Shelburne Soon To Change Business Model

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 12:34 PM

Black Bull Resources Inc. of Shelburne has signed an agreement with a group of investment and business professionals to change the nature of business from a mining company to an investment company.

The company's web site says that the White Rock Mine holds one of the largest reserves of white quartz in North America, enough to meet long-term demand from many markets.

It started mining quartz at its White Rock Mine near Shelburne in late 2005, although the site has seen little activity for some time.

Lunenburg Deputy CAO Retiring After 35 Years

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 08:14 AM

The Town of Lunenburg is saying good bye to a long time employee.

After 35 years, Deputy CAO Peter Haughn will be retiring this Friday.

Haughn says he's proud of the work that's been done.

"I'm pleased with the group I've worked with over the years. Working on things like the UNESCO designation - that was a big success. As well as the funding the town has been able to receive over the years for various projects we've worked on together."

Haughn says over the last three and a half decades at town hall he's seen a lot of change.

Opposition Leaders Wondering Where's The Money For Health Care

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 07:38 AM

The province released it's budget this week, and what's not included has MLAs talking.

The leaders of the two opposition parties say by announcing just eight new doctors across the province, government is ignoring the health care crisis.

PC leader Jamie Baillie says the message was clear during the spring campaign.

"During the election, every day I met a Nova Scotian family who was frustrated because they couldn't get a family doctor. And right up there with it, was care for our seniors in nursing homes and the food budgets that the Liberals had cut."

50 Pre-Primary Programs To Open In Nova Scotia This Week

Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 12:46 PM

The province's Education and Early Childhood Development Minister is pleased with the new pre-primary program.

Zach Churchill says 50 pre-primary classrooms will be open by the end of this week, with an additional two opening next month.

The program is a free, play-based learing curriculum for four year olds.

Churchill says all staff have been hired.

"It's a very exciting day for a lot of families and students. We've got 818 four year olds that will be accessing the program this year, and we know it's going to be really helpful for them in a lot of ways."

Head Of Western NS Cancer Support Network Thrilled Over Funding For Oral Cancer Drugs

Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 12:25 PM

The Western Nova Scotia Cancer Support Network is calling it a 'huge win.'

In yesterday's provincial budget, the province revealed they will establish a program to reduce costs for oral cancer drugs.

The Liberals say the take-home therapies cancer program will help pay for high deductibles and co-payments for cancer patients needing to take the medication at home.

The province set aside $846,000 in the budget.

The head of the network is thrilled with the news.

Derek Lesser says it's not total coverage, but a huge step forward.

Clyde River Man Charged With Uttering Threats Toward Indigenous Fishers Online

Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 11:54 AM

RCMP have arrested a 36 year old man in relation to online threats toward Indigenous fishers off southwestern Nova Scotia.

The man was arrested without incident last Friday near a residence in Clyde River, Shelburne County.

He was released from custody later that day, and is facing two charges of uttering threats.

The man will be in Shelburne Provincial Court on December 6th.

In a release, police say they are looking for a second man for the same offece.

Grad Students To See South Shore Success Stories First Hand

Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 07:35 AM

Several South Shore enterprises will be getting their first look at the next crop of business graduates.

The Sobey School Of Business at Saint Mary's University will be bringing 22 students to see the possibilities that exist when they travel outside of Halifax.

Lynn Coveyduck from Saint Mary's says it's a great opportunity for business owners and students alike.