February 2018

A Change In Ownership But Not In Tradition At Greek's Meats

Posted on Saturday, February 17, 2018 13:44 PM

Greek's Meats has been a staple in Bridgewater since 1975, though its founders' famous Lunenburg puddings and sausages have been around much longer.

Victor Greek, developed his own recipes starting in Lunenburg in 1930 when he started work at the age of 11.

Later he worked in a Deli in Halifax where he created traditional Lunenburg pudding and sausages that became well-known across the province.

And after running Greek's Meats for 23 years, he passed those secrets down to his son Richard, who took over the deli in the 90s.

Mahone Bay To Hold By-Election To Fill Council Seat

Posted on Friday, February 16, 2018 16:43 PM

Mahone Bay's mayor is hoping young people in his community step up to the plate in an upcoming by-election.

First time councillor Simone Chia-Kangata tendered her resignation in late December, leaving her seat open.

Mayor David Devenne calls his council an 'excellent' group but says Mahone Bay is changing.

"Mahone Bay's profile is changing and we have to embrace that profile and we can do that by having some younger people in the town stand for council."

'Leave A Light On' For Those Lost To Sea This Weekend

Posted on Friday, February 16, 2018 16:29 PM

It's a sombre anniversary in Southwestern Nova Scotia.

Five years ago, on February 17th, 2013, five fishermen were lost at sea as the 'Miss Ally' ran into trouble off Woods Harbour.

The overturned vessel and some debris were found days later, however the young captain, Katlin Nickerson, and his crewmembers Billy Jack Hatfield, Tyson Townsend, Joel Hopkins and Cole Nickerson were never found.

To remember these young men and all those lost to the sea, the Municipality of Barrington is reminding people to 'leave a light on' today and tomorrow.

Untreated Wastewater Flowing Into Lahave Due To Pipe Failure

Posted on Friday, February 16, 2018 15:30 PM

Problems at a Bridgewater wastewater pump station means wastewater is now pouring into the Lahave.

The town was notified early Thursday that the main discharge pipe at Pump Station 4 had failed.

The station is located just south of the intersection of King and Dufferin streets.

Staff investigated immediately but found repairs to the aging pipe could not be made in house.

Contractors Black and McDonald were brought in but work likely won't be completed until the middle of next week.

Roseway Emergency Department Closed

Posted on Friday, February 16, 2018 12:08 PM

A day after a public meeting in Shelburne to discuss the crisis in rural health care, comes word of a closure at Roseway Hospital.

The emergency department at Roseway will close tomorrow at 6 a.m.

It will reopen Sunday morning at 8.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority says it's due to physician availability.

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

The emergency department at Digby General is closed today until 8pm.

Enjoy Lower Gas Prices. They Won't Last Says Petroleum Analyst

Posted on Friday, February 16, 2018 11:56 AM

Many of us expected an increase in gas prices leading into a long weekend in Nova Scotia.

That wasn't the case as the price of a litre of both gasoline and diesel dropped significantly.

Senior petroleum analyst Dan McTeague with Gasbuddy.com says the drop in prices actually started almost two weeks ago when the stock market began to show signs of a major correction.

He says that sent oil down about six-and-a-half dollars a barrel.

New Program Helps PhD And Master's Graduates Find Work

Posted on Friday, February 16, 2018 10:17 AM

Masters and PhD students can enter the workforce faster.

The provincial government launched the Innovate to Opportunity Program yesterday in Halifax.

Labour and Advanced Education Minister Labi Kousoulis says It will help recent graduates with advanced degrees find work in the province.

He says it's geared toward Masters and PhD students, and the incentive for businesses is a subsidy toward the new graduate's salary.

"The program [that came out yesterday], there is different levels in it - depending on how much of it is research based," he says.

Park View Panthers Rally For Coach's Brother With ALS

Posted on Friday, February 16, 2018 10:08 AM

It's a fight they'll allow in hockey.

The Park View Panthers Hockey team is donating all proceeds from the gate this Saturday night to a good cause.

They're helping Owen Thomas with his fight against ALS.

It's a cause close to their heart because it's the brother of their coach Ethan Thomas.

Ethan says it means a lot knowing he has this support system.

"There's the two coaches and a manager, 20 hockey players on the team and their families, the schools and the community that will support you," he says.

Federal Government's Deadline To Legalize Recreational Cannabis Now Up In Smoke

Posted on Friday, February 16, 2018 09:32 AM

The federal government had planned to have its legal cannibas legislation passed by July.

But now Health Minister Ginette Petipas Taylor says Bill C-45 won't go to a final vote in the Senate until June 7.

She says the provinces and territories will need eight to 12 weeks after that to get their retail sales networks up and running.

"If you do the math you can see that it certainly won't be July 2018."

Late last month the Nova Scotia government announced that nine NSLC outlets would sell cannabis.

Education Minister Gives School Administrators One Year To Decide: Leave NSTU Or Go Back To Classroom

Posted on Friday, February 16, 2018 07:15 AM

Education Minister Zach Churchill says he's been talking with principals, teachers, parents and others about upcoming changes to education administration.

In a statement yesterday, Churchill says he also met this week with superintendents and senior teams and representatives of School Advisory Councils.

Churchill says he wanted to listen to those impacted by the changes.

He said there has been good discussion around removing principals and vice-principals from the NSTU.