April 2018

LaHave Straight Pipe Project Underway

Posted on Monday, April 30, 2018 14:30 PM

It's a project that's been in the works for at least the past three years and it's finally come to fruition.

Ground was broken Monday (April 30th) at the first of many homes along the LaHave River as part of the much needed LaHave Straight Pipe Replacement Program.

the project will see upwards of 600 straight pipes replaced with proper septic systems and according to Lunenburg MLA, Suzanne Lohnes-Croft, it's been a long haul to get to this point.

RCMP: Avoid Hydroplaning, Slow Down in Heavy Rain

Posted on Monday, April 30, 2018 08:12 AM

There's been some significant rainfall throughout much of Nova Scotia and the South Shore region the past little while and with that comes a safety reminder for drivers.

RCMP are sending out a caution to motorists concerning hydro-planing, especially when driving on 100 series Highways.

Mounties are asking motorists to reduce speed during heavy rainfalls.

This will help to reduce the risk of hydro-planing, a phenomenon that occurs when water builds up between your wheels and the road surface, reducing traction.

Deadline Looming To File Income Tax Return

Posted on Monday, April 30, 2018 07:49 AM

Today is the day, the deadline to submit your 2017 Income Tax Returns to the Canada Revenue Agency.

You have until midnight tonight, Monday April 30th, 2018 at 12:00am to file or submit your returns.

Self-employed individuals, however, have a little more time on their hands to get their taxes done.

The deadline for self-employed individuals is June 15th, 2018.

For more information, you visit the Canada Revenue Agency online or call 1-800-267-6999 for more tax information.

 

Above Photo: Calculator on desk. Photo by Craig Power, © 2018.

Top Doc Says Ticks Shouldn't Keep Nova Scotians From Enjoying Outdoors

Posted on Sunday, April 29, 2018 06:01 AM

As the weather improves and people make their way outside, a familiar pest is waiting.

Tick populations are on the rise in several regions across the province.

Nova Scotia's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Robert Strang says that's no reason not to enjoy the outdoors.

"We don't want to discourage people from being active and outdoors. We actually want to encourage that. But, remind folks that there's a few fairly simple preventative steps that can be taken to help prevent any tick bites."

Those include wearing light clothing and enclosed shoes.

New Owner Gets Keys As Habitat For Humanity Prepares To Shut Its Doors

Posted on Friday, April 27, 2018 16:54 PM

Bridgewater's most recent home owner had a large welcome today.

Government officials, neighbours and friends turned out to see Heather-Ann Slade and her three kids receive the key to their new Habitat For Humanity home.

Slade describes the moment Habitat for Humanity representatives told her she had been selected for a house.

"My knees buckled. I just started to cry. We were so happy. This, for any low-income family, it compares to winning the lottery."

Slade says she is grateful for the amount of work everyone put in to the home.

Union Wants Better Safety Standards Following Attack On Pregnant Nurse

Posted on Friday, April 27, 2018 11:39 AM

The province's largest union is sounding the alarm about health care worker's safety after a nurse at the province's Forensic Hospital was attacked by a patient earlier this week.

NSGEU President Jason MacLean says the woman who is 33 weeks pregnant, tried to sound her personal alarm but the unit failed because it had been taped together.

Another patient and staff eventually came to the nurse's aid.

MacLean says issues with the units were brought to the attention of the Health Authority three weeks ago.

Praise For South Shore at 2018 ESSO Cup

Posted on Friday, April 27, 2018 11:04 AM

As the ESSO Cup Canadian Midget Women's Hockey Championship winds down, the feedback from the visiting hockey teams has been nothing but positive.

Dan Auchenburg, Head Coach of the reigning champion St. Albert Slash, says they've been enjoying the South Shore in their downtime; whether a campfire by the ocean, a lobster boil or ride on the LaHave Cable Ferry.

All In Favour: Mahone Bay Students Get First Hand Look at Council

Posted on Friday, April 27, 2018 09:53 AM

A group of students at Bayview Community School in Mahone Bay had a first hand look at Municipal Politics yesterday (Thursday, April 26th, 2018).

Roughly 15 to 20 students, many a part of the local Student Council, sat quietly in the library as Mahone Bay Mayor David Devenne and fellow Councillors brought their meeting to order.

The idea of bringing Mahone Bay Council to the school was the brainchild of teacher Jessica Fancy-Landry, and current Acting CAO for Mahone Bay, Maureen Hughes.

Royal Baby Gets His Name

Posted on Friday, April 27, 2018 07:15 AM

It's official — Will and Kate have named their new baby boy.

In a release from Kensington Palace, it says they named him Louis Arthur Charles.

He will be known as Prince Louis of Cambridge.

There had been a lot of bets his first name would be Arthur, but The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had a different idea.