July 2017

Barrington RCMP Ask For Help Identifying Mask Worn During Robbery

Posted on Monday, July 31, 2017 15:48 PM

Barrington RCMP are asking the public to help identify a mask worn during a robbery on Saturday morning.

A tall man wearing a mask entered a service station on Highway 3 at around 6:15 and demanded money and cigarettes.

Acadia News has learned it was at the Irving gas station.

The male and female employees turned over a quantity of cash and cigarettes and were not hurt.

No weapon was seen.

The mask was found torn along Highway 3 in Doctors Cove on Sunday.

J-Strong Softball Tournament Raises $13,000

Posted on Monday, July 31, 2017 12:18 PM

Photo: C Division winners Scotia Garden (J-Strong Facebook Page, Jason Annis)

The J-Strong Foundation raised another $13,000 over the weekend.

The organization, which helps kids access sports in Yarmouth County held the second annual J-Strong Softball Tournament at the Hebron Recreation Complex.

20 teams took part, and helped surpass last season's total of $6,500.

Foundation member Steve Berry says it wasn't just the baseball community that supported them this weekend.

Yarmouth Man Truly Homeless After Fire Destroys His Van

Posted on Monday, July 31, 2017 12:15 PM

Fire destroyed a vehicle this morning on Highway 101 near the Hebron exit.

But was the van was more than a form of transportation. It was Red Newell's home.

The retired cab driver had been living in the vehicle for the past 7 months, parking at night wherever he felt safe.

Newell said he wasn't hurt...at least physically.

"The only I hurt about is that everything was in my van. Everything. I've been trying to figure out how the poor people live and I'm telling you it's not very nice."

Nature Conservancy Of Canada Issues Warning On Japanese Knotweed

Posted on Monday, July 31, 2017 12:13 PM

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is warning people to be on the look out for Japanese Knotweed.

Andrew Holland says the weed is very aggressive and can impact native species, the economy, and infrastructure.

Holland says it's fearless and hurts the economy by causing damage governments have to replace, as it is able to grow through 8 cm of concrete and asphalt.

Japanese Knotweed can grow up to three inches per day and over three feet in a matter of a few weeks.

Local Athletes To Take Part In 'Big Swim' For Brigadoon Village

Posted on Monday, July 31, 2017 11:57 AM

(Photo: Bryan Hipson at the Johnny Miles Marathon earlier this year)

Two Yarmouth athletes will be taking part in the 'Big Swim' this Sunday.

Bryan Hipson and Bobby-Lou Reardon will swim from New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island along the Confederation Bridge.

It's a fundraiser for Brigadoon Village, a camp for kids with disabilities.

Hipson says that's reason enough to do this event.

He says this will also help improve his swimming ahead of an Ironman race later this month.

Sentencing Of Six Bridgewater Teens In Intimate Images Case Delayed

Posted on Monday, July 31, 2017 11:32 AM

Sentencing of six Bridgewater youth who pleaded guilty to distributing intimate images of girls between the ages of 13-17 without consent has been put off until September.

The crown was ready to proceed today, but defence attorneys needed more time to go over the pre-sentencing reports and results of the restorative programming undergone by the defendants.

Lead prosecutor Peter Dostal emphasizes that sentencing in youth cases is much different than in adult court.

Communities In Bloom Judges In Yarmouth Today Through Tuesday

Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2017 07:31 AM

Here come the judges!

Yarmouth will be examined by judges for the 2017 Communities in Bloom National competition.

They are expected to arrive today, and will tour the area tomorrow.

Mayor Pam Mood says the judges will be examining Yarmouth as a community.

"So I would certainly encourage everyone to make sure their lawns are looking great and their garbage is picked up. It makes a big difference. This competition can put us on the world map and it makes a difference when everyone comes together and does their part."

SEA Change Clothing Founder Hosting Beach Cleanup In Yarmouth

Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2017 07:23 AM

A Yarmouth man living in Alberta has successfully launched his own line of clothing.

Brennan FitzGerald says his love of the sea and his hometown inspired to start SEA Change clothing.

For every item sold, three pounds of trash will be cleaned from the ocean.

Now, FitzGerald has returned home, and will host the first beach clean-up for SEA Change.

He says it will take place on Friday, August 11th in Yarmouth.

Tall Ship 'Lord Nelson' Scheduled To Sail To Yarmouth August 13th

Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2017 07:11 AM

(Photo: Classic Sailing)

Yarmouth could be getting a visit from one of the Tall Ships.

The 'Lord Nelson' is scheduled to sail into Yarmouth Harbour on Sunday, August 13th.

However, this is not an official event with the 2017 Rendez-Vous Tall Ships Regatta.

Port of Yarmouth acting General Manager Greg Shay says it's also the captain's call and is dependent on weather.