March 2017

Weapons Charges Laid in Walmart Arrest

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 14:49 PM

A Digby County man is facing weapons charges after an incident at the Cookville Walmart just outside of Bridgewater.

The 18-year-old from Brier Island was spotted with what appeared to be a gun around 11:30 Thursday morning.

The man was searched by police who found two replica hand guns and two knives. He has been released from custody.

The man is expected to appear at Bridgewater Provincial Court on May 3 to face a charge of possessing a weapon dangerous to the public.

Bridgewater Students Talk About Upcoming Move To Park View

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 13:23 PM

Students are preparing to transition from Bridgewater Junior-Senior High School to Park View Education Centre.

For current grade nine student Kaelyn Risser, it's a new opportunity in a bigger school.

"I have a lot of friends from different schools that I'm excited to be in classes with and get to talk to more regularly."

The 14 year-old says she was originally disappointed by the school board's decision but feels the change could be good.

The same can't be said for 15 year-old Kait Benjamin.

Province Increasing Funding For Efficiency Upgrades

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 12:49 PM

The province has announced an increase in government support for home efficiency improvements.

Premier Stephen McNeil announced an additional $4 million dollars for the current HomeWarming program and two million dollars to create a new program for affordable rental units and non-profit housing.

McNeil says it will reduce the energy bills of those who need it most and lower greenhouse gas emissions and create jobs.

RCMP Search For Suspects Involved In Stealing Truck, Snow Plow

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 09:29 AM

The RCMP is investigating after a truck and snow plow were stolen earlier this week in Hebbville.

Police in Lunenburg County say the two were stolen around midnight Tuesday from the Mosher Motors Ford Dealership on Highway 3.

The RCMP say two suspects entered the property and stole a white 2016 Ford F-250 pickup truck with a Fischer snow plow attached along with a licence plate from another vehicle.

RCMP is asking anyone who has information about this incident to call Lunenburg County District RCMP at 902-527-5555.

Province Investing In Aging Population

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 09:19 AM

Premier Stephen McNeil has committed $13.6 million dollars over the next three years for aging Nova Scotians.

The government has launched SHIFT: Nova Scotia's Action Plan for an Aging Population.

The goals include keeping older Nova Scotians involved in their communities and the workforce, as well as promoting active living.

Consultations on the plan were held with individuals and community organizations across the province.

Chester's Stevens Vying For Second Straight National Firefighter Curling Championship

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 08:33 AM

CHESTER - Chester’s Chad Stevens is just two wins away from a second straight Canadian Firefighters Curling title.

The Nova Scotia champs scored two in the tenth end to edge Alberta 6-5 yesterday and set up a rematch against Aaron Bartling of Edmonton in the 1-2 Page playoff game.

Both rinks finished round robin action with 7-2 records.

Today's winner will advance through to the championship game while the loser will drop into the semi final.

BC, Southern Ontario, and Saskatchewan are the other teams still alive.

Queens RCMP Look Into Online Harassment of Liverpool Teacher

Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2017 16:07 PM

LIVERPOOL - A complaint of online harassment against two students in Queens County has resulted in a police investigation.

The incident, which occurred in February, was brought forward to the RCMP by a guidance counsellor at a school in Liverpool.

Constable Rob James says the students used the mobile application, Snapchat, to post derogatory comments about the female teacher.

"For reasons as minor as her being a demanding teacher and expecting a lot out of them and that sort of thing, nothing personal," says James.

Paramedics Set To Become A College In Nova Scotia

Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2017 12:56 PM

Beginning April 1, paramedics will become a self-regulating profession in Nova Scotia.

The College of Paramedics will oversee 1,400 plus paramedics in the province.

It will establish standards as well take responsibilty for its members.

The council will deal with complaints from the public and handle discipline.

The Legislature passed the Paramedics Act in 2015 to create the College of Paramedics.

The College received a one-time $350,000 subsidy from the province to establish itself.

After that, it will be financed through its members.