Friday, April 20, 2012

VIDEO: South Shore Residents Protest Education Cuts

Members of the general public were out Friday afternoon to protest education cuts on the South Shore and across the province. NSTU President Alexis Allen urged parents, teachers and students to protest in front of NDP constituency offices to try and evoke change. These people began their protest on King Street in Bridgewater towards NDP member Gary Ramey's office.

Sold Out: Mooseheads Kick Off Semi Final Series

A sold out Metro Centre will greet the Halifax Mooseheads tonight against Rimouski. Over 10,000 moose maniacs are anticipated for game one of the 'Q' semi-final series. Halifax won the season series two games to one while outscoring the Oceanic 10-8. Puck drops at 7pm.

UPDATE: Hebbville Armed Robbery

A 50 year-old Hebbville man is facing numerous charges after an armed robbery a few months ago at a gas station. The alleged incident took place in February at an Irving gas station in Hebbville when a masked man, armed with a gun, walked into the store and demanded money. Michael Maxwell Drennan was arrested earlier this week after Mounties carried out a search warrant at a home in the area. Police say Drennan is accused of stealing approximately $1,000 from the store.  He appeared in Bridgewater court yesterday and will remain in custody until his next court date on Wednesday. Two women were also arrested in connection with the alleged crime but they were released the same day and are not facing charges.

Barrington Man Accused of Injuring Infant

Several charges have been laid against a 24 year old Barrington man. They're in relation to injuries suffered by an infant 5 months ago. Last November, Shelburne RCMP were called to Roseway Hospital to investigate a case of serious injuries to a 23-day-old baby boy. Yesterday, a suspect was arrested without incident at a home in Barrington. Adam Harold Hogg has been charged with Aggravated Assault, Failing to Provide the Necessities of Life, and Criminal Negligence Causing Bodily Harm. He will appear in Shelburne Provincial Court on May 9th.

Inflation and South Shore Gasoline Prices Drop

Canada's annual rate of inflation fell to 1.9 per cent in March, from 2.6 per cent the previous month. Statistics Canada credits large declines in gasoline and food prices compared to the same time last year. However, unless we have long memories, we won't much notice the difference. In fact, it feels like the cost of these and other items are continuing to rise. That's because we paid 0.4 per cent more for most items in March than in February. On a year-over-year basis, however, which is how the inflation rate is measured, Statistics Canada says the growth rate in prices is slowing. Evidence of the decline in gasoline prices is evident today on the South Shore. The price of a litre of regular self service dropped two cents overnight at area pumps. Its selling today for $1.40.9. Thats a 2-cent drop from yesterday.