July 2017

Now Lunenburg County Trailer Reaches B.C.

Posted on Monday, July 31, 2017 16:16 PM

Officials with Now Lunenburg County are touting the area as they make their way across the country.

Tina Hennigar is the population growth coordinator for Now Lunenburg County.

She's on a journey to recruit people to the county started more than a week ago in Alberta.

She has met many people and spoke to them about employment opportunities and the lifestyle of living in Lunenburg County.

Hennigar says the research and recruitment tour is helping her understand what can be offered locally.

Barrington RCMP Ask For Help Identifying Mask Worn During Robbery

Posted on Monday, July 31, 2017 15:48 PM

Barrington RCMP are asking the public to help identify a mask worn during a robbery on Saturday morning.

A tall man wearing a mask entered a service station on Highway 3 at around 6:15 and demanded money and cigarettes.

Acadia News has learned it was at the Irving gas station.

The male and female employees turned over a quantity of cash and cigarettes and were not hurt.

No weapon was seen.

The mask was found torn along Highway 3 in Doctors Cove on Sunday.

Nature Conservancy Of Canada Issues Warning On Japanese Knotweed

Posted on Monday, July 31, 2017 12:13 PM

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is warning people to be on the look out for Japanese Knotweed.

Andrew Holland says the weed is very aggressive and can impact native species, the economy, and infrastructure.

Holland says it's fearless and hurts the economy by causing damage governments have to replace, as it is able to grow through 8 cm of concrete and asphalt.

Japanese Knotweed can grow up to three inches per day and over three feet in a matter of a few weeks.

Sentencing Of Six Bridgewater Teens In Intimate Images Case Delayed

Posted on Monday, July 31, 2017 11:32 AM

Sentencing of six Bridgewater youth who pleaded guilty to distributing intimate images of girls between the ages of 13-17 without consent has been put off until September.

The crown was ready to proceed today, but defence attorneys needed more time to go over the pre-sentencing reports and results of the restorative programming undergone by the defendants.

Lead prosecutor Peter Dostal emphasizes that sentencing in youth cases is much different than in adult court.

Education Minister Keeping Eye on Petite, Pentz Situation

Posted on Monday, July 31, 2017 09:54 AM

Nova Scotia's Education Minister says he won't be getting involved in school board politics.

Zach Churchill says he understands parents are frustrated by the decision to close Petite Riviere and Pentz Elementary Schools.

But says he has to respect that it's up to South Shore Regional School Board to decide which schools are needed.

"I know these aren't easy decisions for boards to make and I do not envy them. They are tough, particularly when school closure decisions impact communities and impact how parents are feeling."

Queens RCMP: Cottages Targeted For Break-Ins

Posted on Monday, July 31, 2017 09:19 AM

RCMP are looking to the public for help to find those responsible for a couple of break-ins.

They say sometime over the past couple of months a cottage on Pine Point Road was broken into.

Several items were stolen including two long guns.

A chain saw, gasoline and tires were also taken.

RCMP say between July 17 and July 19 a cottage on Charlotte Lane in North Greenfield was also broken into, but nothing was stolen.

Anyone with information about either of these incidents should contact the Queens District RCMP at (902) 354-5721 or Crime Stoppers.

Barrington RCMP Search For Service Station Robbery Suspect

Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2017 06:42 AM

A suspect is being sought after a service station in Barrington Passage was robbed on Saturday morning.

RCMP say a man wearing a mask entered the store on Highway 3 shortly after 6 a.m.

The suspect took a quantity of cash and cigarettes before exiting the store and leaving the area.

No weapon was seen and a male and female employee were not hurt.

The suspect is described as a white man in his late twenties, with brown hair, 6-foot tall, with a slender build.

Nanaimo-Ladysmith NDP MP Touts Abandoned Vessels Bill in South Shore

Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2017 06:39 AM

Local politicians and stakeholders got to hear another member of parliament speak about the issue of abandoned vessels.

Sheila Malcolmson represents Nanaimo-Ladysmith and recently visited the South Shore.

She is on a national tour to talk about her bill in the House of Commons, C-352, a comprehensive coast-wide strategy to tackle abandoned vessels.

South Shore - St.Margaret's MP, Bernadette Jordan, had her motion on abandoned vessels receive all-party support in October.

Barrington Man, Woman Face Drug Trafficking Charges

Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2017 06:05 AM

A man and woman from Barrington have each been charged with drug-related offences.

RCMP conducted a traffic stop on Highway 103 in Goose Lake, Shelburne County on Thursday.

They seized cocaine, scales, cash, cell phones, and marijuana from a vehicle.

Thirty-eight year-old Cody Douglas Worthen and 27 year-old Janine Leora Ruth Hamilton have each been charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

The two were released from custody and will appear in Shelburne Provincial Court on October 25.