September 2017

Digby Collaborative Health Care Practice Adds Doctors, Nurses

Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:42 PM

The Nova Scotia Health Authority says a collaborative family practice team is coming together at the Digby and Area Health Service Centre.

Dr. Genna Bourget and Dr. Jennifer Chang began seeing patients last week, and Dr. David LaPierre will also support the team on an interim basis.

The plan is for the Drs. Bourget and Chang, to take on existing patients of the collaborative practice and Dr. LaPierre will see the unattached patients of the health centre.

Dr. Chang was practicing in Saint John, New Brunswick before moving to Digby.

4th Annual Amazing Race Coming Up This Weekend In Yarmouth

Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:36 PM

The event is a fundraiser for SHYFT Youth Services which provides transitional housing to homeless young people.

It takes place this Saturday.

Participants must have a vehicle and will have to check in at 8 "pit stops" around Yarmouth where they're given a challenge to be completed and then given their next clue.

Shannon Watkins, fundraising coordinator and youth support worker for SHYFT, says the race usually takes a couple of hours.

Senior Commander Says Reservists In Yarmouth Integral Part of Canada's Army In Atlantic Canada

Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 11:42 AM

(Brigadier-General Derek Macaulay signs guest book at town hall-Y95 CJLS photo)

The commander of Canada's Army in Atlantic Canada was in Yarmouth Tuesday.

Brigadier-General Derek Macaulay, Chief of Staff Army Strategy, met with municipal and business leaders at town hall.

It was his first visit to Yarmouth.

Macaulay spoke about this country's part-time army.

Former Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School On Parade Street Back On The Market

Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 09:44 AM

A realtor's for sale sign is now on the south side of the building after the town and Somerled Properties terminated an agreement.

The purchase and sale agreement was signed last fall, and would have seen the property sold to the development firm.

Mayor Pam Mood says both sides mutually agreed to walking away, and says Somerled didn't see the property lining up with their vision.

Mood says there are still many possibilities for that building.

Yarmouth Food Bank Location Centre Of Yarmouth Planning Advisory Committee Meeting Tuesday Night

Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 06:26 AM

(Stephanie Eldridge, who lives near the food bank location, speaks to council-Y95-CJLS photo)

The Committee made a recommendation to council that the Municipal Planning Strategy and land-use by-law be amended to allow the food bank to set up at 2 and 6 Herbert Street.

The food bank had been operating on Glebe Street for 30 years, and Reverend Bill Newell of the society says the new location has more parking and a loading dock.

Premier Preparing For Fall Sitting

Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 12:23 PM

Premier Stephen McNeil has been busy ahead of the opening of the legislature this week.

He recently returned from trip to China where he worked to expand Nova Scotia's presence in that market.

"I believe, and I think your listeners would agree that the best quality lobster is from Nova Scotia. We wanted to make sure that people understood that our quality is high. We want to keep it that way and we want to make sure that they know the destination that that lobster is coming from."

Yarmouth Students Use Their Artistic Talents To Help Promote Mental Health Awareness

Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 12:15 PM

A calendar celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Mental Health Association will feature thought-provoking drawings by some students from Meadowfields Community School in Yarmouth.

The Grade 5 students are enrolled in the English and French Immersion programs.

Connie-Loran Penney says she was contacted by a teacher at NSCC to see if it was something she'd be interested in pursuing with her students.

She thought it was a great idea.

Sandford Drawbridge Not Working

Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 11:56 AM

(NS Tourism photo)

A Yarmouth Municipal councillor is hoping that all three levels of government will come together to help get the Sandford drawbridge
working again.

It's been out of commission for almost a year.

Patti Durkee, the councillor for District 4, which includes Sandford, says the Sandford Harbour Authority will be working with Small Craft Harbours on a funding proposal.

She says the bridge is a tourist attraction and important to the community.

YASTA Not Sweating CAT Passenger Numbers

Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 11:30 AM

Engine problems with Bay Ferries vessel 'the CAT' led to fewer trips between Yarmouth and Portland this season.

Last week, Nova Scotia Transportation Minister Lloyd Hines said the CAT wouldn't meet the 60,000 passenger expectation.

To this point in the year, the ferry has moved 32,000 passengers.

The General Manager of the Yarmouth and Acadian Shores Tourism Association isn't sweating over the numbers.

Neil MacKenzie says our region is achieving year-over-year growth.

Graves Sees 18 Minutes Of Ice Time In Rangers Preseason Win Over Islanders

Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 10:37 AM

The New York Rangers defeated the New York Islanders 1-0 in overtime last night in preseason action at Madison Square Garden.

Yarmouth's Ryan Graves had two shots, four hits, two shotblocks and two takeaways in 18:10 of ice time for the Rangers.

The defenseman was on the third pairing with Steven Kampfer.

The Rangers play again on Wednesday night against the New Jersey Devils.

Rangers Head Coach Alain Vigneault told the media on Sunday that he plans to keep two teams together through the Rangers six preseason games in eight days before any cuts are made.