March 2018

No Joke - Fishing Season Starts Today

Posted on Sunday, April 1, 2018 06:01 AM

While many are enjoying chocolate eggs this morning others were up bright and early angling for another treat.

Today marks the start of sport fishing season in Nova Scotia.

Over 67,000 recreational fishing licenses were bought in 2017.

Several changes to regulations took effect this year.

Most notably, young people aged 16 and 17 no longer have to pay for a for a general fishing licence.

And the definition of a disabled person eligible for a no-charge licence is now in line with the new Accessibility Act.

Structural Repairs To Start On Perkins House This Fall

Posted on Friday, March 30, 2018 13:02 PM

It looks like major repairs will come to Perkins House this year.

The museum has been closed since 2015 after it was deemed unsafe and repairs have been slow coming, starting first with a new drainage system around the house last year.

The museum missed both its 250th birthday and its 60th anniversary as a museum.

Patrick Shapiro, building manager for the western region with Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, says that's because a lot of care has to be taken to get the job done right.

Lunenburg Couple Gets Their Dream Off The Ground With Awesome Win

Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2018 17:01 PM

A Lunenburg couple's dream could soon take flight thanks to the Awesome Foundation of the South Shore.

Terilyn and J.P. Lemaire are this month's winners of a thousand dollars for their idea to operate tethered hot-air balloon rides over Lunenburg.

They already run a hot-air ballooning company in the valley and felt the views of Lunenburg harbour were a natural fit for the experience.

The couple still need to approach the town about running the operation.

They already have a site picked out and the thousand dollars will buy them the tethers they need.

South Shore Regional School Board Meets For Final Time

Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2018 16:52 PM

Last night marked the last time the South Shore Regional School Board will meet.

Board members took the time to thank staff, and the parents and students from the schools they serve.

Artwork by students from those schools were given to the board members in recognition of their work over the years.

Board Chair Theresa Griffin also expressed her gratitude but cautioned with the loss of the school boards, local voices may not be heard.

Emergency Department At Roseway Hospital Closed Part Of Easter Weekend

Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2018 12:26 PM

The emergency department at Shelburne's hospital will close tomorrow morning at 6 and reopen Saturday at 8:00 a.m.

It closes again Saturday at 6:00 p.m. and reopens Sunday morning at 8.

Then another closure at 6:00 p.m. Sunday and reopening Monday at 8:00 a.m.

In a release, the Nova Scotia Health Authority says the closures at Roseway are due to physician availability.

In the event of an emergency you're asked to call 911 or visit the nearest emergency department.

For non-emergency health advice from a registered nurse, call 811.

Regional Enterprise Network "Not Dead" According To Lunenburg Mayor

Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 16:23 PM

At least one mayor isn't willing to quit on efforts for regional economic cooperation.

Town of Lunenburg Mayor Rachel Bailey says it's premature to say the South Shore Regional Enterprise Network is at an end.

Early this week, councils in Chester and Queens both announced their intention to withdraw from the network.

This follows similar moves by other councils earlier this year.

Bailey says a year's notice of intent must be provided to leave the REN.

Burg Classic Benefit Hockey Tournament Back On The Ice

Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 16:08 PM

Hockey players will be taking to the ice for a good cause once again this weekend.

The 6th annual Burg Classic tournament will be played at the Lunenburg Arena.

Money raised from the event goes to people in the area who could use a hand.

One of the organizers, Kristi Strowbridge says the tournament really draws the community together.

"Just seeing the rink packed is really exciting. Seeing how excited everyone is to come together and celebrate and raise some money for some really great people."

More Repairs Coming For Liverpool's Water Treatment Plant

Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 12:40 PM

Water woes in Liverpool had residents scratching their heads this week.

But Region of Queens mayor David Dagley says the municipality has it sorted out.

Dagley says a large plastic intake pipe broke at the water treatment facility.

That caused water across town to be cut for most of Monday afternoon.

There's still some discolouration in the water.

"It's in our lines, some of which are 120 years old and although we flush on a regular basis twice a year, these types of changes to the water system do cause some discolouration."

RCMP Charge Hebb's Cross Man With Stunting, Driving While Suspended

Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 11:16 AM

A Hebb's Cross man has been charged with stunting after he was clocked doing 176 kilometres an hour in a 100 zone.

A member of RCMP's Southeast Traffic Services observed the vehicle speeding and pass a vehicle on a double solid line on Highway 103 near Martin's River.

The 44-year-old man was stopped and charged for both stunting and driving while suspended.

His vehicle was seized.

The fine for stunting is $2,422.50

Nova Scotia RCMP are reminding the public that speed is one of the major causes of serious injury and fatal collisions.

Schedule Released For Mariners/Lumberjacks Series

Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 11:09 AM

The Yarmouth Junior A Mariners and the South Shore Lumberjacks will meet in the MHL playoffs for the first time ever.

The winner of the best of seven Eastlink South Division final will go on to face either Edmundston or Summerside in the league final.

Both teams needed seven games to get by their first round opponents.

The Lumberjacks won five of the six regular season meetings, including two games at the Fishtank.

The Mariners will have home ice advantage in the series, which starts Saturday night at 7:30 at Mariners Centre.