March 2019

Oak Island Treasure Hunter Dan Blankenship Dead at 95

Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 06:20 AM

A true Oak Island legend passed away Sunday at age 95.

The Friends of Oak Island announced the death of Dan Blankenship on its Facebook page.

In the post, the Society says "Dan was a respected and admired man."

“His perseverance, ingenuity and passion inspired all.”

Blankenship has been involved with the Oak Island fabled treasure hunt since 1965 and moved here from the United States in 1970.

In an interview with CKBW/Country 100.7 from 2010, Blankenship said searching for the treasure was "intriguing but difficult and painstaking."

MODL: Closing Damaged MARC Ballfield To Apply Pesticides

Posted on Monday, March 18, 2019 12:07 PM

The MARC ballfields in the Municipality of Lunenburg have gone to the birds.

Crows have caused significant damage to one field and minor damage to the two others by digging up grass to eat grubs.

The issue started two summers ago and the municipality has tried using aeration and scare crows but they weren't effective.

Recreation Director, Trudy Payne, says research shows the issue started due to a lack of snow and dry summers.

South Shore Players Hoping To Use Former Bridgewater Arena as Performing Arts Centre

Posted on Monday, March 18, 2019 11:31 AM

South Shore Players are hoping to turn the former Bridgewater Arena into a performance centre.

The group presented the idea recently to town council.

A proposed long-term plan would see South Shore Players use two-thirds of the main floor to include a large stage, seating area, dressing rooms and a lobby.

The remaining third of the arena would be sectioned off for use by the Bridgewater Farmer's Market.

Mayor David Mitchell says they have been requested to pay $6,000 for a feasibility study

Lockeport Mayor Hoping To Add More Positive Signs Around Town

Posted on Monday, March 18, 2019 11:16 AM

The mayor of Lockeport is hoping to add more positive messaging around town.

George Harding requested to council to remove “No Overnight Parking” and “No Overnight Camping” signs.

"They really do send a negative message to people who are visiting our community for the first time," says Harding.

"There is no real need for it."

Harding says once or twice during the summer, RVs might come into town and park late at night.

He says he would like to see new signs installed that say “We value our Children, Please Drive Carefully."

Nova Scotia Unbeaten at Canadian Firefighters Curling Championship

Posted on Monday, March 18, 2019 06:20 AM

Nova Scotia sits at 2-0 at the Canadian Firefighters Curling Championship in Kelowna, B.C.

The team from Chester including Chad Stevens, Dennis Stevens, Dave Richardson and Daniel Jessome scored back-to-back 10-3 victories over New Brunswick and Southern Ontario.

The Bluenosers are back in action today with games against the Northwest Territories and Manitoba.

Reported by: Nick Yorston
Twitter: @NickYorston
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Major Bantam Lumberjacks Win Bronze at Provincials

Posted on Monday, March 18, 2019 06:17 AM

Luke Woodworth scored twice and added two assists as the South Shore Major Bantam Lumberjacks captured bronze at provincials with a 5-2 win over the Joneljim Cougars.

Will Cook also scored twice and had an assist and Nathan Lambourne notched the other goal.

Defencemen Ryan Hopkins chipped in with three assists while goaltender Ian Porter made 21 saves.

(Contributed Photo)

Reported by: Nick Yorston
Twitter: @NickYorston
E-mail: [email protected]

'Jacks Win Second Double OT Game Over Ramblers; Lead Series 2-0

Posted on Monday, March 18, 2019 06:10 AM

Logan O'Neil scored in double overtime to lift the South Shore Junior 'A' Lumberjacks to a 6-5 win over the Amherst Ramblers.

O'Neil and McKullen Astill each had two goals and an assist while Cody Grant had the other two 'Jacks goals.

The Lumberjacks lead the best-of-seven series, two games to none.

Game three is scheduled for Tuesday night in Amherst.

Reported by: Nick Yorston
Twitter: @NickYorston
E-mail: [email protected]

Theriau Finishes Fifth in Men's 200 Metre Run at Special Olympics World Games

Posted on Monday, March 18, 2019 06:05 AM

Liverpool's Ben Theriau finished fifth overall in the men's 200 metre run at the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi.

The 19 year-old finished with a time of 33.46 seconds, beating his previous personal best time.

Theriau will run the 100 metre event Tuesday and the 4 x 400 metre relay on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, 31 year-old Krista Stockman of Wileville is scheduled to play her final round of golf this afternoon.

(Contributed Photo)

*Update. Court Appearance Set In West Pubico Incident

Posted on Sunday, March 17, 2019 11:15 AM

A man is in custody after shots were fired in Lower West Pubnico yesterday.

Constable Nastasha Dantiste, spokesperson for the RCMP, says police responded to the call near the De La Tour Co-op at around 5 p.m.

A 35-year-old male from Lower West Pubnico is facing charges for several fire arms offences, uttering threats, and two counts of failure to comply.

The man is set to appear in Yarmouth Provincial Court Monday.

The investigation is ongoing.