July 2017

Liverpool Woman Accused of Manslaughter Released on Bail

Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2017 14:34 PM

A Liverpool woman accused of criminal negligence in the death of her sister has been released on bail.

Twenty-six year-old Meghan Elizabeth Nowe appeared in Bridgewater provincial court on Wednesday.

A $10,000 surety was agreed upon by lawyers and she will be placed under house arrest.

Nowe spent nearly seven weeks in custody after charges were laid against her on June 9.

Those charges include manslaughter, breach of probation and drug trafficking after allegedly providing methadone to her younger sister, Allison Ann Nowe, of Bridgewater.

Chair Of Yarmouth International Airport Thrilled Over Justin Trudeau Visit

Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:29 PM

Many in Yarmouth are still buzzing over a surprise visit from the Prime Minister last week.

Not many knew Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie and their children would be landing at the Yarmouth International Airport to begin their two day trip to Nova Scotia.

Calls to our newsroom began coming in that morning about a motorcade lining up in the area.

The plane landed at the airport just after 11am, and Trudeau came over to the fenced off area to shake hands and pose for pictures.

Province Awards $2.8 Million Tender For Construction Of Shelburne Medical Clinic

Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:11 PM

Construction of a new medical clinic for Shelburne will begin soon.

The province awarded the tender to Rikjak Construction Limited of Lunenburg at a cost of over $2.8 million.

It will be built near Roseway Hospital, and planning of the site work should start next month.

The Warden of the Municipality of Shelburne is thrilled.

Penny Smith says it's been a long time coming.

"But it's going to be a great facility, and it will be wonderful for our community. We'll soon have a clinic that will really take care of our health care needs."

Preliminary Inquiry Scheduled For Suspended Police Chief

Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2017 11:56 AM

A preliminary inquiry has been scheduled for suspended Bridgewater Police Chief John Collyer.

The 53 year-old has chosen to have the inquiry by Supreme Court judge alone.

A day and a half has been set aside on April 9 and 10, 2018 in Bridgewater Provincial Court.

Collyer has been charged with sexual assault and two charges of sexual exploitation in relation to a 17 year-old girl, whose identity is under a publication ban.

The alleged offences are believed to have occurred between April 1 and July 31 last year.

Region of Queens Supports Major Event

Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2017 08:50 AM

Another major event is coming to Queens County.

We just don't know what it is yet.

The Region of Queens has approved a pre-budget expense of $50,000 in the 2018-19 budget.

A funding request was made to the municipality by a local non-profit organization that has been successful in its effort to be host.

Mayor David Dagley says he is not at liberty to release details at this time, but council is confident the event will be met with great enthusiasm by the public.

An announcement will be made at noon on Wednesday August 2 at Queens Place Emera Centre.

Chandler Makes Cut At Canadian Women's Amateur

Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2017 05:34 AM

A golfer from Chester has made the cut at the Canadian Women's Amateur Championship.

Allison Chandler, who plays out of Osprey Ridge Golf Course near Bridgewater, sits in a tie for 39th after two rounds.

She fired an opening round three over par, 73 and followed that up yesterday with a five over par, 75.

The 19 year-old Nova Scotia Amateur champion is the lone Maritimer to advance to the final two rounds.

Round three goes today from Cutten Fields in Guelph, Ontario.

Returning To Normal: Staff Moving Back Into Building B Of Yarmouth Hospital

Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 13:44 PM

Repairs to Building B at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital are finished.

Damage was done after pipes burst last December during a cold snap.

Starting this week, staff, physicians, offices and services that were displaced due to the water damage are moving back in.

The move began this morning and will take until the end of the day Friday.

Nova Scotia Health Authority spokesperson Fraser Mooney says staff are looking forward to getting back in their regular locations.

Federal Government Commits $1-Million To Lunenburg Academy

Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 13:36 PM

Lunenburg Academy will be sporting a shiny new look.

South Shore-St. Margarets MP Bernadette Jordan was in Lunenburg today to announce Parks Canada has pledged up to $1-million for upkeep on the exterior of the historic building.