March 2018

Education Minister Says African Nova Scotian Community Is At The Table In Education Reform Transition

Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2018 13:11 PM

The minister of education has promised the concerns expressed by African Nova Scotians over the new education system are not falling on deaf ears.

The Black Educators Association of Nova Scotia held a meeting this week to talk about being left out of the process and having basic rights taken away with the elimination of elected school boards.

Zach Churchill says his focus as minister is to achieve positive outcomes for students.

NSGEU President Says Premier Not Taking Health Care Workers Seriously

Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2018 13:05 PM

The president of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU) says he's tired of the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) 'playing' when it comes to negotiations.

Jason MacLean says some 6,500 health care employees in the province have been without a contract for four years.

"(Premier) McNeil created the Nova Scotia Health Authority and his creation is not taking workers seriously and we're already in crisis in the health care system."

Patients, Families, Community Members Asked To Participate In Cancer Services Survey

Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2018 13:01 PM

A survey is being conducted as part of an ongoing review of cancer services at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital.

The review also seeks to determine if radiation services would be feasible.

Nova Scotia Health Authority spokesperson Kristen Lipscombe says the survey is an important part of the review.

"We're always looking to improve, that's why we want to hear about people's experiences."

Agitated Man In Wileville Prompts Calls To Police

Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2018 08:44 AM

An agitated man in the Wileville area led to RCMP being called late last night.

Lunenburg District RCMP released a statement today saying they received two separate complaints from concerned citizens on Highway 325 in Wileville last night.

An unknown man came to the back door of a residence around midnight demanding to use the telephone.

The man claimed he had been run over by a car. 

When the resident offered to make a call for the man, he became agitated, yelling at them before leaving.

Parents Getting Educated On How To Talk Tech To Kids

Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 18:57 PM

A talk being held next week aims to help parents address some of their fears about kids and technology.

"Raising Youth in the Digital Age" is a discussion being presented by the Be the Peace Institute, Second Story Womens Centre, South Shore Regional School Board and the Town of Bridgewater.

One of the organizers, Stacey Godsoe with Be the Peace Institute explains why they decided to hold the talk.

Nova Scotia Health Care Workers Set To Take Strike Vote

Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 17:13 PM

The Health Care Council of Unions will hold Nova Scotia's first ever province-wide Health Care Bargaining Unit strike vote.

According to a statement from the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU) to their members, the move is in response to issues multiple unions representing health care employees say they've encountered while bargaining with their employers - the IWK and the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA).

Fundraiser Helps Cause For New Zamboni At Shelburne County Arena

Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 13:25 PM

The Shelburne County Arena is closer to getting a new Zamboni.

A fundraiser was held last Saturday featuring a game between local hockey legends at the arena.

Organizer Jennie Huskilson says just under $30,000 was raised.

"Thanks to all the people that stepped up and donated, the players that took part and everyone that came out to the arena. It's amazing that we could do all of this in one night."

Huskilson says she wants the arena to be around for years to come so that her son can enjoy it.

Advocates Host Meetings To Inform Public Of Offshore Drilling Dangers

Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 12:50 PM

The Council of Canadians is taking government to task on what they feel could be another Deepwater Horizon Disaster.

The South Shore branch of the council has organized a speaking tour, including a meeting tonight in Shelburne, to highlight their issues with offshore drilling.

The federal government recently approved exploratory drilling by BP off the Southeast coast of Nova Scotia.

Marilyn Keddy is with the local branch.

Her group is worried about the impact a blowout of a well could have on the area.

CAA Atlantic's Worst Road Campaign Kicks Off Next Month

Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 11:56 AM

How bad do you think your road is ?

The Canadian Automobile Association wants you to start thinking ahead to its annual Worst Roads Campaign.

Gary Howard with CAA Atlantic says it will be launched in our region next month.

He says the intent of the campaign is to raise awareness by engaging politicans and the public.

"It's about understanding why our roads are so important. For tourism for transportation, for business and of course for the safety of our motorists."