July 2017

South Shore Vet See Value in New Dog Park

Posted on Monday, July 24, 2017 07:14 AM
A co-owner of South Shore Veterinary Services in Wileville says she's blown away by the new dog park in Bridgewater.
Melanie Colwell says it was well worth the wait for the park to open.
The South Shore Vet Dog Zone opened on July 6 but was first identified in the town's master plan for Generations Active Park in 2011.
Colwell says it made sense for them to get involved.

Swim, Nickerson Make Headlines At NS Mid-Amateur

Posted on Monday, July 24, 2017 07:02 AM
A Shelburne County golfer finished second in Nova Scotia's Mid-Amateur championship.
Jody Swim completed the three-day tournament at the Links at Penn Hills in Shubenacadie at six-under par, five shots back of champion Trevor Chow.
Swim, who plays out of River Hills Golf Club in Clyde River, declined an invitation to compete at the nationals.
However, clubmate Aaron Nickerson won in a playoff and will represent Nova Scotia at the Canadian Men's Mid-Amateur in Regina, Saskatchewan from August 22-25.

47th Nova Scotia Marathon Held In Barrington Sunday

Posted on Monday, July 24, 2017 06:31 AM

The 2017 Nova Scotia Marathon was held through Barrington yesterday.

Stephen Walsh of Cambridge, Massachusetts had the fastest time at just over three hours and two minutes in the 42 kilometre route.

Neal Cody of Timberlea was second at three hours, nine minutes and 44 seconds.

The top female was Colleen Ryan of Intervale, New Hampshire, who placed fourth overall.

The best local finisher was Donavon Nickerson of Cape Sable Island, who placed 15th.

Barrington To Host Great Canadian Lumberjack Celebration Next Weekend

Posted on Sunday, July 23, 2017 08:37 AM

Lumberjack culture will highlight events in Barrington next weekend.

The Great Canadian Lumberjack Celebration is a Canada 150 event being hosted by the Municipality.

Years ago, Shelburne County was a hub of the Nova Scotia logging industry.

This led to the creation of the Beaverdam Sports Meet.

One of the organizers, Suzy Atwood says that sports meet will be re-created during the festival.

Province Defends Its Plan To Reduce Carbon Emissions

Posted on Sunday, July 23, 2017 06:01 AM

The Nova Scotia government is trying to save the environment without having residents foot the bill.

The Ecology Action Centre just released its findings from a series of discussions about the province's proposed cap and trade agreement.

One of the main concerns raised during those meetings was the lack of money being raised to support a green economy.

Spokesperson for the Environment Department Jason Hollett says government's goal was to make industry responsible for developing green practices.

Clare Golf Club Member Austin Connelly In Contention At Open Championship

Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017 17:07 PM

A golfer who started playing the game at Clare Golf and Country Club is making some noise at The Open Championship in England.

Austin Connelly sits in a tie for sixth after 36 holes at Royal Birkdale and will play the weekend.

He is tied with Rory McIlroy and sits five shots back of the lead.

Board member at Clare, Claude Comeau, says it's incredible to see Connelly competing with the world's best.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Lands At Yarmouth Airport, Visits Shelburne & Port Joli

Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017 16:23 PM

It's a chance many may never get again, to see the Prime Minister up close.

Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie and his children arrived in Nova Scotia today, landing at the Yarmouth International Airport just after 11am.

Many people in town noticed a ten plus car motorcade, and clued in that the PM would be arriving in Yarmouth.

Trudeau came over to the fenced off area, posing for pictures with a few excited citizens.

Child Care Worker Questions Government's Pre-Primary Plan

Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017 15:16 PM

A local child care worker wants to know why the McNeil government is opening the new pre-primary program when Early Childhood Educators are already struggling.

Nicole Roach is an ECE in Lunenburg.

She says the province's plan doesn't make use of resources that already exist.

"I feel like daycares really could use some more funding before we put extra child care facilities out there into the schools."

Roach questions where the workers for the pre-primary programs will come from and where space will be found for the children in schools.

Early Morning Fire Causes Extensive Damage To Martins Point Home

Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017 13:34 PM

A home undergoing renovations in Martins Point has suffered extensive damage after a morning fire.

The contractor arrived at the home this morning before 7 a.m and noticed smoke.

Western Shore Deputy Chief, Jared Swinemar, says firefighters were able to contain the fire to the downstairs mechanical room and the upstairs kitchen.

No one was home at the time and the home is still standing.

Six departments were on scene including Martin's River, Blockhouse, Chester, Chester Basin and Mahone Bay.

Crews were on scene for roughly five hours.