November 2017

Liverpool Gets Festive With Christmas On The Mersey

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 11:56 AM

The start of December means the start of Christmas on the Mersey.

The weekend-long festival in Liverpool kicks off Friday evening and goes until Sunday.

Chair Mark Reynolds says the events are all about reinforcing the true spirit of the holidays.

"Come down to share the most unique sense of I would say spiritualism, a sense of belonging and a sense of home," he says.

"And truly the essence of what Christmas used to be and still really should be about."

And part of the holiday season is feasts.

That's where volunteer Cathie Pincombe comes in.

White Lights Not Always The Right Lights According To Lunenburg County Woman

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 11:53 AM

The discussion around LED lighting in Lunenburg continues.

The town has until 2022 to convert all streetlights to LEDs.

Resident, Anke Holm says not enough thought has been put into how the colour of the new lighting will impact the town.

Some streetlights have already been replaced with LED lighting that casts a white light similar to fluorescent office lighting.

At the recent Town of Lunenburg concil meeting, Holm presented information to show the new white LED light isn't actually safer than what currently exists.

Out Shopping? Keep Those Christmas Gifts Hidden Say RCMP

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 11:53 AM

For most of us this is a busy time of year, shopping for those perfect Christmas gifts.

But the RCMP are reminding shoppers that there are grinches out there, waiting for crimes of opportunity.

Police are investigating the theft of Christmas gifts from a parked car at a hotel near the airport in Halifax.

RCMP media spokesperson Cpl. Jennifer Clarke says just because we live in the Tri-Counties and South Shore doesn't mean that we're immune.

Lobster Industry In Southwestern Nova Scotia Worth Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 11:46 AM

The executive director of the Lobster Council of Canada says this region sells more lobster at this time of the season to the processing sector than to the live sector.

Geoff Irvine says the reason is because a signficant amount of the lobster being caught off southwestern Nova Scotia hasn't yet recovered from the molt.

"It needs to go to a non-live market and that is the processing sector," he says.

"They need that lobster this time of year to fill in their year, and they've got their workers standing by waiting for this product to come."

Weekly Gas Prices In NS Will be Set Tonight

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 11:37 AM

An increase is expected for drivers in Nova Scotia this week according to a senior petroleum analyst.

Dan McTeague with Gasbuddy.com says gasoline could rise by about 2 to 3 cents per litre when the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board makes a price change at midnight.

"With diesel we're looking at likely at about a penney increase."

McTeague says it's sometimes difficult to make an accurate prediction because the NSURB seems to set prices based rule of thumb rather by rule of market.

Wednesday December 6th Marks National Day Of Remembrance And Action On Violence Against Women

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 11:31 AM

Wednesday December 6th is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

It's a day to remember the 14 women murdered at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal in 1989.

In Yarmouth, as in the past, The Tri-County Women's Centre, Juniper House, the NSGEU and other labour groups are hosting a special event to mark the solemn occasion.

Bernadette MacDonald with the Tri-County Women's Centre says violence against women continues to be a very serious issue around the world.

Yarmouth County Mother Tells Tragic Story Of Her Daughter And Sex Trade

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 11:27 AM

A Yarmouth County woman says she'll continue to tell the story of what led to her young daughter's tragic death.

Jennifer Holleman wants parents and children, especially young girls to know how easy it is to fall victim to the sex trade.

Holleman's daughter Maddison was a typical young teen who fell into a life of prostitution and was a victim of brutal violence and brain-washing.

She says it began a couple of years before Maddison's death in 2015 when she went missing for three weeks during Christmas.

It's HIV/AIDS Awareness Week Across Canada

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 10:09 AM

It's HIV and AIDS Awareness Week across Canada.

AIDS is a global pandemic and this week raises awareness of what can be done and what treatments are available.

Michelle Proctor-Simms with the Nova Scotia Advisory Commission on AIDS says it's about shining a light on the issue.

"Until we have no more new infections, no more deaths, and we don't have a stigma anymore that prevents people from accessing services, we have more work to do."

She also says with modern advancements people are able to live normal lives.

RCMP Looking For People Involved In Car Break-Ins Over The Weekend

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 09:29 AM

A series of break and enters into cars over the weekend has the RCMP asking for help.

Three vehicles were reportedly broken into at the Bridgewater Best Western on Highway 10 Saturday night.

RCMP officers couldn't find the suspects but did find some of the stolen items along Highway 103 near Exit 12.

A second call came later Saturday evening about thefts from vehicles parked at the Atlantica Oak Island Hotel.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact them (1-902-634-8674) or call crime stoppers (1-800-222-8477).

JRCC Responds To A Number Of Calls For Assistance From Fishing Vessels

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 15:37 PM

The second day of the lobster fishing season in Southwestern Nova Scotia saw a number of calls for assistance come in to the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Halifax.

Lt. Linda Coleman, a spokesperson for the Department of National Defence, says a Cormorant helicopter was dispatched in response to a mayday call from the vessel 'Princess Paisley' off Cape Sable Island this morning.

A 25 year old man was airlifted to Yarmouth Regional Hospital.