March 2019

Union Wants To See Both Teachers And ECEs In Pre-Primary, Says NSTU President

Posted on Saturday, March 30, 2019 12:31 PM

Nova Scotia Teachers Union president Paul Wozney, says they aren't looking to oust Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) from their positions.

Wozney was reacting to a recent email sent to ECEs yesterday, that informed them of a NSTU grievance filed on the staffing of the province's pre-primary program.

He says when the grievance was filed in 2017, the pre-primary program was just rolling out and they were concerned with the staffing model.

NSTU Files Grievance Over Pre-Primary Staffing

Posted on Friday, March 29, 2019 19:17 PM

UPDATED: March 30, 2019 at 6:50 a.m.

The Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU) is fighting the province over the new pre-primary program.

 

NSTU is arguing the classes should be staffed with teachers and not Early Childhood Educators (ECEs).

 

ECEs received an email today from the Department of Justice, notifying them of upcoming grievance arbitration that could affect their employment.

 

Charges Laid In Connection To Yarmouth Shooting

Posted on Friday, March 29, 2019 10:11 AM

RCMP in Yarmouth County have laid charges, including Attempted Murder With A Firearm, against a 37-year-old man in relation to Tuesday's shooting in Hebron.

Ian Matthew Huskins is also charged with Discharging a Firearm With Intent, Careless Use of a Firearm and Possession of a Weapon Dangerous to the Public.

He was in court Thursday and was remanded to custody and will returns to court April 9.

Huskins was arrested around 9 a.m. on March 27, transported to the Yarmouth Rural detachment, held in custody overnight and charged the next day.

Lunenburg Mayor Says Perception Of Town As A Difficult Place To Do Business Is Wrong

Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2019 16:03 PM

Lunenburg's mayor says they're open for business.

The town has been criticized in the past as being difficult for business owners to deal with.

The issue came to the front again last week when a local business took to social media to complain of excessive delays getting their building permits.

Mayor Rachel Bailey says any time a concern is raised the town will work to resolve it.

Best of Chester To Be Recognized

Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2019 11:59 AM

Businesses in Chester will be recognized again this year.

The municipality is organizing the 'Best of Chester' awards for the fourth year.

Last year, a total of 238 businesses were nominated for awards.

Warden Allen Webber feels businesses don't get the recognition they deserve.

"We simply want to let them know that the people in the Municipality of Chester do support them, do care," says Webber.

"We want to recognize the contributions they make to our communities."

PC MLAs Leave Province House Following Assault Allegation

Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2019 06:36 AM

Progressive Conservative MLAs walked out of Province House Wednesday after their leader accused the MLA for Yarmouth of assault.

Tim Houston said the alleged incident with Zach Churchill happened Tuesday while in a phone booth in the House.

"The minister of education and early childhood development forced himself into the same booth and physically grabbed me by the shoulders while attempting to desuade me from continuing any line of questions regarding the Nova Scotia to Maine ferry service."

Lumberjacks Win in Double OT; Advance to Division Finals

Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2019 06:06 AM

The South Shore Junior 'A' Lumberjacks are heading to the Eastlink South Division finals.

Mitchell Arseneau scored with 1:12 left on the clock in double overtime as the 'Jacks defeated the Amherst Ramblers 5-4.

The Lumberjacks took the series, four games to three.

Goaltender Ty Grant stopped 54 shots.

Christian Tsukamoto had a goal and three assists, Cody Grant added a goal and an assist.

Other goal scorers were Nicolas Tardif and Logan O'Neil.

The Lumberjacks will meet the Yarmouth Mariners in the division finals.

McConnery Rink Misses Playoffs at Senior Women's Curling Championship

Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2019 06:04 AM

Nova Scotia finished with a 6-4 record at the Canadian Senior Women's Curling Championship in Chilliwack, B.C.

The team, skipped by Bridgewater's Nancy McConnery, defeated Saskatchewan 8-2 yesterday in their early game but lost 6-5 to Northern Ontario in the late draw to miss the playoffs.

Reported by: Nick Yorston
 
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Lumberjacks, Ramblers Face Off in Game 7

Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 10:51 AM

It all comes down to one game between the South Shore Junior 'A' Lumberjacks and Amherst Ramblers.

The two teams are knotted up at three games apiece in their best-of-seven Eastlink South Division semi-final series, with game 7 tonight in Amherst.

Head Coach and General Manager, Kyle McAllister, says the team that scores first has been successful.

"It's their home game and they're the favorites," says McAllister.

"For us, we just have to go out and play and we want to get out to a good, fast start. Just play with a lot of confidence and enjoy the moment."