August 2017

Emergency Department Closure Coming At Roseway Hospital In Shelburne

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 16:33 PM

The Nova Scotia Health Authority says another emergency department closure is coming for Roseway Hospital.

The department in Shelburne will be closed at 6pm tomorrow and will re-open Saturday morning at 8 o'clock.

As with other recent closures at Roseway and Digby Hospitals, the blame is put on physician availability.

If you have an emergency, you're urged to call 911 or to visit the nearest emergency department.

Time for the Wharf Rat Rally

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 16:17 PM

It's the end of summer and that means it's time for  13th annual Wharf Rat Rally.

Spokesperson John Bartlett says there will be some different events than last year, with one being an exciting new attraction.

"It's this big metal globe. There's a person who's standing in the middle and there's 2 or 3 motorcyclists zooming in and out as they do loops in this globe," says Bartlett.

Bartlett says there will be different vendors and rides from the previous year as well as new artists.

Gas Up Before Midnight says Analyst

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 13:43 PM

The fallout from what is now Tropical Depression Harvey in Texas will have an impact on gas prices here in Nova Scotia.

The Utility and Review Board will set prices tonight (Thursday Aug. 31) at midnight.

Senior petroleum analyst Dan McTeague with tells CJLS News that gasoline and diesel prices will definitely jump, if the interruptor clause isn't used.

Half A Million Dollars Up For Grabs In Clyde River Chase The Ace

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 12:45 PM

Now that the $2.5 million dollar pot is gone in Newfoundland's Chase the Ace, those dreaming of hitting it big are turning to Clyde River.

The River Hills Golf and Country Club game has an estimated $515,000 jackpot this weekend with only five cards left in the deck.

Chairperson Lisa O'Connell says they never would've dreamed their fundraiser would make this much.

"We were just hoping to make a couple thousand dollars to improve some of our facilities for our junior development."

She says a meeting will be held to decide how they will use the windfall.

Bubble Machine Brings Big Bucks

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 12:35 PM

One man managed to stack the deck in his favour at the Awesome Foundation meeting last night.

Allan Carver pitched three of the four ideas being considered for the thousand dollar award.

Awesome Foundation trustee Andrew Button says this has never happened before.

"We only send the trustees the name of the project, the description and what they would do with the thousand dollars. So unless they've indicated who they are in the description, the trustees have no idea who is pitching this idea."

$13-Million Renovations Nearly Complete at Park View

Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 18:07 PM

Students will notice several changes when they return to Park View Education Centre on September 7.

South Shore Regional School Board, Director of Operations, Brian Smith, says renovations are nearly complete at the high school in Bridgewater.

Smith says one of the latest updates is a completely finished gymnasium with new lines.

He says minor work is left.

"Some upgrades to the cafeteria and kitchen area and that is in the last stages as well. We're looking forward to this project being completed before students are at school."

Province Selects King's College President to Review Forest Practices

Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 15:10 PM

The president of King's College in Halifax will lead an independent review of forest practices in Nova Scotia.

Natural Resources Minister Margaret Miller says William Lahey will also evaluate market access for private forest owners.

Lahey will carry out a review of existing forest harvest practices including strengths and weaknesses and the overall role of Crown wood supply throughout Nova Scotia.

Bridgewater Requesting Additional Skatepark Funding From MODL

Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 13:15 PM

Bridgewater is seeking more money from the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg for the skatepark project.

The town recently awarded a contract to Propour Concrete Services Inc. for just over $517,000.

An additional $59,000 is needed for clearing and grubbing to prepare the site for concrete.

Both the contract and the work have caused the project to go over budget.

Mayor David Mitchell says they need more help from their municipal neighbours.