June 2018

Free Day Camps Help Girls Talk About Issues

Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2018 12:41 PM

While some camps teach you how to tackle the wilderness, one is teaching girls how to navigate another type of territory. 

For over ten years Second Story Women's Centre has held Girl Talk day camps in communities across the South Shore for girls aged 9 to 12.

Emma Sutherland, lead facilitator with the camp, says they do fun activities but also talk about a variety of issues with the girls from puberty to body image issues.

Long-Term Care Facilities Must Report All Pressure Wounds To Province

Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2018 12:24 PM

The Department of Health Wellness is now requiring long-term care facilities to report all pressure wounds to the department.

The move comes after some high profile cases, including one where a 40-year-old long term care patient died after a bedsore became infected.

MJ MacDonald, executive director for the continuing care branch of the department, believes those incidents factored into the decision to initiate mandatory reporting.

Both Canadians, Americans Prefer Trudeau To Trump On Trade Tiff

Posted on Saturday, June 16, 2018 13:07 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is enjoying support from both Canadians and Americans for his stance on the brewing trade war with the United States according to a poll for Global News by Ipsos Reid.

72 per cent of Canadians approve of Trudeau's handling of the situation even while 55 per cent reported concerns he could push US President Donald Trump too far.

14 per cent of Canadians approve of Trump's methods here, compared to 57 per cent of Americans who prefer Trudeau's behaviour.

Long Standing Liverpool Preschool Closes Doors

Posted on Saturday, June 16, 2018 12:09 PM

A long time Liverpool preschool is closing its doors at the end of the year after a drop in enrollment numbers.

Juanita's Children's Centre has been in operation for 19 years but Juanita Wolfe has been working with children much longer.

In her 35 years as an early childhood educator, Wolfe helped found the Queens Day Care Association and the Queens Resource Centre.

"I've always loved children, I had two passions in my life, art and children," says Wolfe. 

Wolfe recently made the difficult decision to not renew her licence and close her preschool.

Two Arrested In Connection With Corner Store Robbery

Posted on Saturday, June 16, 2018 11:54 AM

Bridgewater Police have arrested two people in connection to Tuesday'ss robbery at Pendleton Corner Store at King and Jubilee streets.

Police executed a search warrant Thursday at a Bridgewater home and another on a vehicle, resulting in two people being taken into custody.

Two males left the scene around 8:30 Tuesday night after allegedly stealing cash and cigarettes, and then fled in a small car.

Police say they have identified the car as a small red Mazda that waited on South Street and was last seen heading toward Jubilee on Meadow Lane.

Yarmouth Ferry Terminal Upgrades On Council's Radar

Posted on Friday, June 15, 2018 13:36 PM

The Town of Yarmouth wants to make improvements to the Yarmouth International Ferry Terminal.

Last night, council voted to apply for $9 million in funding for upgrades to the building.

Under the proposal, the town would pay 40 percent of the local share of the project, which is $1.2 million.

Two thirds of the funding would have to come from higher levels of government.

Mayor Pam Mood says this would be a 'Phase 1' project, and priorities for upgrades will be examined.

New Home Awaits for Lunenburg Library

Posted on Friday, June 15, 2018 11:23 AM

By the end of next month (July), the Lunenburg Branch of the South Shore Regional Library will have a brand new home.

The Pelham Street location will be moving the first floor of the Historic Lunenburg Academy, the iconic wood framed 19th Century atop the hill overlooking Old Town Lunenburg.

Deputy Chief Librarian, Jeff Mercer, notes the move itself is quite a big deal, giving them much more space to work with.

Fuel Costs Increase Cat Ferry Subsidy By $1.5 million

Posted on Friday, June 15, 2018 05:36 AM

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The Nova Scotia government is giving more money to 'the CAT' this year.

Bay Ferries will receive an additional $1.5 million for the Yarmouth to Portland, Maine service, for a total subsidy of $10.9 million.

Transportation Minister Lloyd Hines says an increase in fuel prices is the reason.

Hines says this link is very important to Nova Scotia.

"The impact of 40 thousand-plus visitors coming into the province from that area, they just don't stay in the Yarmouth area, they travel across the province.'

Lunenburg County Woman Charged With Stunting

Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2018 14:16 PM

A  Lunenburg County woman has had her vehicle seized and driver's licence suspended after being clocked going 176 kilometres an hour in a 100 zone.

The 24 year old woman as caught at approximately 9 am yesterday (Wed) as she passing other drivers on the divided section of Highway 103 near Chester.

Prior to pulling the woman over, RCMP in Tantallon had received a complaint of the same vehicle traveling at high speeds in the area.

As well as having her vehicle seized and licence suspended, the woman was charged with stunting.

New Legislation Enshrines Rights Of Service Dog Users

Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2018 13:59 PM
As of June 27, the rights of service dog users to live, commute, and access the same services and places as other Nova Scotians will be protected under legislation.

Justice Minister Mark Furey says the new legislation will ensure people are not denied service.

"They'll be issued a government ID for both the owner and the dog and they will be able to access restaurants and accomodations where in the past they have sometimes been denied."