December 2017

Liverpool International Theatre Festival Moves To Fall

Posted on Sunday, December 17, 2017 11:24 AM

The Liverpool International Theatre Festival is putting out calls for submissions after moving the event to the fall.

The biennial festival normally takes place every two years on the May long weekend.

However, Jean Robinson-Dexter, chair of LITF says the move to October may help broaden their volunteer and audience base.

"There are a number of families that have told us that 'we'd love to be involved, we'd love to go, but we have other commitments on that long week,'" she says.

Halifax Woman Facing Drug Charges After Traffic Stop In Shelburne

Posted on Sunday, December 17, 2017 11:04 AM

A 40-year-old Halifax woman is facing drug charges after policed conducted a traffic stop on Highway 103 in Shelburne on December 15.

Following an investigation by Yarmouth and Clare's Street Crime Enforcement Unit, Danielle Therese Goodwin was stopped.

A search of her vehicle led to the seizure of cocaine, pills believed to be methamphetamine, cash, packaging material, and a stun gun.

Goodwin was also believed to be impaired by a drug at the time of her arrest and was taken to hospital to be checked out.

Crews Ready As Snow Starts To Fly

Posted on Saturday, December 16, 2017 09:44 AM

The snow is starting to fly and plow crews are ready.

Glen Strang, Area Manager for the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal says they've been preparing since fall.

He says when a storm is forecast they'll head out in advance and spray a brine solution to keep snow from bonding with the pavement.

Strang says TIR does their best to make roads safe but ultimately, it's up to drivers.

Milton Man Facing Drug Charges

Posted on Saturday, December 16, 2017 07:18 AM

A 27 year old man is facing drug charges.

Around noon Thursday, Queens District RCMP conducted a targeted vehicle stop at Exit 19 along Highway 103 in Milton.

A quantity of Dilaudid and a metal pipe was seized from inside the vehicle.

The stop is the result of a three week investigation.

Michael Albert Anthony of Milton has been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking and Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose.

Anthony was released on conditions later that day.

Bayview Student Wins Bus Safety Video Contest

Posted on Friday, December 15, 2017 14:06 PM

A six-year-old Bayview student's upbeat video on bus safety has won him $500.

Rowan Zwicker created the video with the help of his mother and submitted it to Safety Services Nova Scotia's school bus safety awareness contest.

The video had to demonstrate the importance of motorists stopping for red bus lights.

Rowan's grandmother is a bus driver and his mother Natasha says that inspired him.

"He got to go right on the bus and video tape that way and ... he did all the reading and all the acting."

RCMP And MLA Aim To Stuff A Cruiser In Queens

Posted on Friday, December 15, 2017 13:46 PM

Queens District RCMP is hoping locals once again come out in force for their annual Stuff A Cruiser event.

 RCMP, in conjunction with Queens-Shelburne MLA Kim Masland's office, will collect food for the Queens County Food Bank outside the Liverpool Superstore.

Rob James, community policing officer for Queens, says last year they beat their own record.

"Last year we set a record for the Queens County Food bank, I drive a police van, we completely filled that and then we had to bring ... a pick up truck and filled that again," says James.

NS Justice Minister Says 19 Is The Most Appropriate Age To Purchase Legal Marijuana In 2018

Posted on Friday, December 15, 2017 12:55 PM

Nova Scotia's Minister of Justice says he's comfortable with the age of 19 to legally purchase marijuana at NSLC select stores when it becomes legal next July.

Mark Furey says it was done after careful consideration and analysis.

He says also considered was the fact Nova Scotia has the highest consumption of illegal marijuana among youth 18 to 35 in the country.

Furey says there is a large population under the age of 19 using marijuana.

He says they also heard from the Canadian Medical Association who suggested that 25 should be the legal age.

Cape Breton Mayor Drops By South Shore To Explore PC Leadership

Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2017 16:33 PM

A potential candidate for leader of the provincial PC party paid a visit to the South Shore.

The Mayor of Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Cecil Clarke is one of the likely candidates to replace outgoing leader Jamie Baillie.

He's in the area to meet with municipal leaders and party faithful.

Clarke says he wants to hear what issues are top of mind for all Nova Scotians.

Grade 5 And 6 Students Moving Up To Bridgewater Junior High

Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2017 14:21 PM

It's official, Grade 5 and 6 students from Bridgewater Elementary School will move up to Bridgewater Junior High this September.

The issue was voted on at the South Shore Regional School Board's December 13 meeting.

Superintendent Scott Milner says the move will leave room for a possible pre-primary class when the time comes but it will also address overcrowding.

"The other aspect of this move is that it balances utilization between the facilities which eases pressure at the elementary school to provide better programming for students," says Milner.

School Stop And Start Times Change In South Queens

Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2017 12:16 PM

A change over to a one run bus system means middle and high school students in South Queens will get a little more shut-eye.

Starting in September, South Queens students will all be riding the bus together and starting classes closer to the same time.

The South Shore Regional School Board voted on the move at their December 13 regular meeting.

Brian Smith, director of operations for the board, says the schools' advisory councils proposed the move several years ago, citing health benefits.