March 2018

Chester Setting The Course For Their Next 25 Years

Posted on Saturday, March 24, 2018 10:59 AM

Residents of Chester are about to get a final look at how their community will be developed for the next 25 years.

Municipal staff have been holding meetings over the past three years to get public feedback on updates to the Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-laws.

Those documents help council set priorities for things like parking and land development.

Garth Sturtevant, planner for the municipality says people want different things for their community.

Three Men Charged After Yarmouth County Man Threatened With A Gun

Posted on Saturday, March 24, 2018 09:06 AM

Threats against a Yarmouth County man have led to the arrest of three men.

Yarmouth Rural RCMP responded to a firearms complaint on Hwy. 308 just before 8:00pm on March 18.

Four males, one of whom fired a rifle, were threatening another man at a residence.

Two vehicles were set on fire before the four men fled the scene.

The victim suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital.

Two men and a male youth have been arrested.

The fourth man was arrested on another matter.

$100,000 Lotto Ticket From Bridgewater Still Unclaimed

Posted on Saturday, March 24, 2018 08:17 AM

Someone in Bridgewater is running out of time to claim their lotto win.

A TAG ticket purchased last year in Bridgewater worth $100,000 has not yet been claimed.

The draw date was March 31, 2017, and the one-year deadline to claim the prize is fast approaching.

The winning number for this TAG draw is 629560.

According to Atlantic Lottery Corporation, prizes on draw games must be claimed within 12 months of the draw date.

Energy Minister Confident In Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board

Posted on Friday, March 23, 2018 17:09 PM

Nova Scotia's Energy Minister says the safety of the province's fishing industry is paramount when it comes to offshore drilling.

Recently environmentalists and fishermen have raised the alarm on the federal government's approval of seven BP exploratory drill sites off the southeast coast.

They fear a well blowout could compromise the shoreline as well as fish and whale habitats.

But Geoff MacLellan says he has confidence in the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board regulations.

Bridgewater Gets Federal Funding For Upgrades To Wastewater Treatment Plant

Posted on Friday, March 23, 2018 17:00 PM

The Town of Bridgewater got a boost from the federal government yesterday to get a much needed upgrade for their wastewater treatment plant.

The Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Wastewater Fund is contributing $750,000 to replace Bridgewater's aging anaerobic digester gas storage cover.

That piece of equipment is key to keeping methane from escaping and is used for heating the treatment plant.

Education Minister Says African Nova Scotian Community Is At The Table In Education Reform Transition

Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2018 13:11 PM

The minister of education has promised the concerns expressed by African Nova Scotians over the new education system are not falling on deaf ears.

The Black Educators Association of Nova Scotia held a meeting this week to talk about being left out of the process and having basic rights taken away with the elimination of elected school boards.

Zach Churchill says his focus as minister is to achieve positive outcomes for students.

NSGEU President Says Premier Not Taking Health Care Workers Seriously

Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2018 13:05 PM

The president of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU) says he's tired of the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) 'playing' when it comes to negotiations.

Jason MacLean says some 6,500 health care employees in the province have been without a contract for four years.

"(Premier) McNeil created the Nova Scotia Health Authority and his creation is not taking workers seriously and we're already in crisis in the health care system."

Patients, Families, Community Members Asked To Participate In Cancer Services Survey

Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2018 13:01 PM

A survey is being conducted as part of an ongoing review of cancer services at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital.

The review also seeks to determine if radiation services would be feasible.

Nova Scotia Health Authority spokesperson Kristen Lipscombe says the survey is an important part of the review.

"We're always looking to improve, that's why we want to hear about people's experiences."

Agitated Man In Wileville Prompts Calls To Police

Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2018 08:44 AM

An agitated man in the Wileville area led to RCMP being called late last night.

Lunenburg District RCMP released a statement today saying they received two separate complaints from concerned citizens on Highway 325 in Wileville last night.

An unknown man came to the back door of a residence around midnight demanding to use the telephone.

The man claimed he had been run over by a car. 

When the resident offered to make a call for the man, he became agitated, yelling at them before leaving.