Monday, December 6, 2010

Outage Update

Strong winds and driving rain is causing numerous power outages across the province.

Here on the South Shore Nova Scotia Power hundreds of customers in Liverpool are still without electricity.

Residents in Port Mouton, Broad River, Along Hwy #103 To Carter's Beach, Stewart's Lake, Port Joli, Robinsons's Lake, Granite Village and surrounding areas are without power this hour.

As of 1pm this afternoon, more than 68 hundred Nova Scotians have lost electricity.

Small Lobster, Big Trouble

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is charging a Riverport man with possession of undersized lobster.

Fisheries officials say they discovered the prohibited catch during routine patrols.

Bill Wolfe, Conservation and Protection officer for Liverpool DFO, says the investigation continues.

Wolfe says the 41 year old accused will appear in Bridgewater court early next year.

Outage Update

Strong winds, driving snow and heavy rain are causing power outages across the South Shore.

Nova Scotia Power customers in Chester from Hwy 3 from Simms Settlement to East Chester Recreation centre and Hwy 329 from East River to Blandford Fire Hall are experienceing outages this morning.

In Liverpool customers in Port Mouton, Broad River, Port Joli, Robinsons's Lake, Granite Village and surrounding areas have lost power.

Yarmouth Industrial Park is also expercing outages at this hour.

As of 11 o'clock this morning more than 24000 Nova Scotia Power customers are wthout power.

Shoveling for Seniors

The local 3rd Bridgewater Scout Group is set to dig out local seniors this winter with a program called operation S.O.S.
The "Shovel Out Seniors" service is for people who do not have the means to clear their walks or driveways during the winter months.

Peter Biddle is the Commissioner for Scouting on the South Shore.

"There's alot of seniors out there today that don't have the resources that, when there is a snow storm they get storm stayed...but it also gives opportunity for the youth to get involved with the seniors but yet do some community service to help them and show their support for the seniors in our area," says Biddle.

Biddle says seniors can access the service by contacting Beth George, Seniors Safety Coordinator for the Bridgewater Police Service.

Please contact Beth George at 543-3567 or  at


The power has been restored to residents and businesses in Queens County and Shelburne county where the power was out for several hours this morning.

The outage was caused by high winds bringing down limbs across power lines.
The power is still out in parts of Yarmouth.
Several thousand homes and businesses also without power in the Spryfield area of Halifax and in Dartmouth and in an area between metro Halifax and Truro.
At one point this morning, some 13 thousand Nova Scotians in total were without electricity during the breakfast period.


The Lunenburg campus of the Nova Scotia Community College will hold a ceremony this morning to remember the 14 women who were slain at L'ecole Polytechnique in Montreal on this date in 1989.
The ceremony will take place in the atrium of NSCC's Lunenburg Campus in Bridgewater 10:30 a.m.
The ceremony is being organized to raise awareness about violence against women and children in this province.
It will include re-presentation from the Women Unlimited Program, Second Story Women's Centre and Harbour House as well as NSCC staff and students.
All participants have been requested to wear a purple ribbon as a sign of remembrance.