December 2016

RCMP Warn About The Danger Of Driving The 'Morning After'

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016 16:19 PM

Everyone knows that driving while drunk is a bad idea and illegal, but many don't think about the morning after.

With only a few hours left in 2016 police are asking people to think about what they'll do once the party is over.

Corp. Jennifer Clarke with the RCMP says people often think they're okay to drive once they've had a few hours of sleep.

"If you've been celebrating the night before, take a good hard look at your self in the mirror and ask 'should I be on the road.' There isn't any definitive self-test. We're asking people to be responsible."

Mustangs, Mooseheads In Action

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016 12:32 PM

The Charlie's Pizza South Shore Mustangs lost 8-3 to the Steele Subaru Major Midgets last night in Dartmouth. Aaron Brown, Connor Goodick and Ryan O'Toole scored for the Mustangs while Morgan Kini stopped 31 shots.The Mustangs try and halt a seven game losing skid tonight against Halifax. Puck drop is at 7:30 in Tantallon.

The Halifax Mooseheads and Cape Breton Screaming Eagles square off in the opening game of the Hurley Cup. The Battle of Nova Scotia starts at 7 p.m. in Cape Breton. The two teams will meet again Saturday in Halifax.

Queens Mayor Reflects On August Wildfires

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016 12:30 PM

A tireless summer for firefighters from Lunenburg, Queens and Shelburne counties who helped battle large forest fires.

The month of August saw fires break out in Seven Mile Lake, Maitland Bridge, Greenfield, Ten Mile Lake and Clyde River.

Dozens of local firefighters as well as some from out of province worked for over two weeks before all fires were extinguished.

Overall, more than 420 hectares of forest was burned.

Region of Queens Mayor David Dagley wasn't mayor at the time but still believes firefighters deserve recognition.

UPDATE: Scattered Power Outages Remain In South Shore

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016 11:15 AM

There are still some people affected by power outages in the South Shore.

High wind knocked out power overnight and this morning in Lunenburg, Queens and Shelburne counties.

High Wind, Rain Cause Power Outages Across South Shore

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016 05:17 AM

High wind and heavy rain has caused a number of power outages in the South Shore.

Nova Scotia Power is reporting hundreds of people in the dark in Vogler's Cove, Cherry Hill and East Port Medway.

There are also minor outages in the New Germany, New Ross and Fox Point areas.

The power utility lists a few scattered outages in Shelburne County in West Green Harbour, Birchtown and Lower Woods Harbour.

NSP estimates power will be restored between 10 and 11 this morning.

As of 5:10 a.m, there were 10,437 people in Nova Scotia affected by power outages.

Nova Scotia Power Ready For Bad Weather

Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2016 16:19 PM

A spokesperson from Nova Scotia Power is saying they're ready for the impending storm.

Beverly Ware says they've opened their emergency Operations Centre which will be the hub as crews across the province battle winds up to 100 kms/hour.

She says individuals should also be taking steps to prepare themselves

"Ensuring that you have an emergency kit on hand and that should include flashlights, a battery powered radio so you can get the most up to date information from your local radio station, [and] water."

Lunenburg Stabbing: Show Cause Hearing Rescheduled

Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2016 15:04 PM

A 57-year-old man accused of stabbing another man in Lunenburg earlier this week will remain in custody until at least January 4.

Thomas Alvin Selig was charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault after police responded to a report of a man seriously injured lying on the sidewalk Tuesday afternoon.

The judge was expected to hear arguments about whether Selig should be released pending a trial or should remain in custody.

However the defense asked the bail hearing be moved to the new year.

Selig will remain at a facility in Dartmouth until then.

Town of Shelburne Continues Fight To Remove Farley Mowat Vessel

Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2016 12:32 PM

2016 will go down as a year when a motion was approved to create legislation to address abandoned and derelict vessels.

And while Town of Shelburne Mayor Karen Mattatall points to that as good news, the Farley Mowat vessel remains in the community.

It's sat at the Shelburne Marine Terminal since 2014 and sunk in June 2015 before it was raised by the Canadian Coast Guard.

Mattatall believes it could happen again.

Chester Collects More Food Donations Than MODL, TOB

Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2016 12:25 PM

The Municipality of Chester has bragging rights for the next year after collecting the most food bank donations.

A challenge was started in late November between Chester, the Municipality of Lunenburg and the Town of Bridgewater.

The results are in and Chester collected 778 food items or cash donations followed by MODL with 676 and Bridgewater at 667.

Lunenburg County Salvation Army Exceeds Christmas Kettle Goal

Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2016 12:22 PM

An officer with The Salvation Army in Lunenburg County says it's been another successful year for their Christmas Kettle campaign.

Major Wilson Sutton says the charitable organization collected $70,160.

Sutton says the generosity and support of people helped them surpass their goal by just over $5,000.

"I was a little concerned around the 17 of December with the numbers, we were down a bit. But, I'm very pleased with how things happened."

Over 140 volunteers helped collect money at Salvation Army kettles around the Bridgewater-area ahead of Christmas.