Tuesday, October 23, 2012

VIDEO: Lumberjacks Fall To Mariners

Defenseman Brandon Leonardo scored the lone goal for the CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks in a 4-1 loss to the Yarmouth Mariners. The loss is the fourth in a row for the Lumberjacks, who sit in 5th place in the Eastlink Division. Jordan Lee stopped 28 shots in the loss. Head Coach Terry Rhindress was happy with his team's effort.

The Lumberjacks look to break their current losing skid Friday night when they host the Metro Shipbuilders. Watch below as Brandon Leonardo scores the lone goal for the Lumberjacks.

Campbell Named To Canada East Selection Camp

Colin Campbell
A forward with the Yarmouth Mariners and a goalie with the Metro Shipbuilders highlight four MHL players chosen to be a part of Canada East's selection camp for the 2012 World Junior 'A' Hockey Challenge. Colin Campbell and Anderson Snair will try and crack the roster when the camp opens up October 28 in Toronto. The 19-year-old Campbell has 23 points in 13 games this season for Yarmouth while the 18-year-old Snair is 0-7 with the Shipbuilders, posting a 5.41 goals-against-average. Other MHL players invited include Justin McDonald of the Dieppe Commandos and Brandon Pye of the Truro Bearcats. The camp wraps up November 1 before the team travels to Digby for an exhibition game against Russia November 3. The Challenge gets underway November 5 in Yarmouth. For more details, visit http://www.hockeycanada.ca/index.php?ci_id=170547&la_id=1 .

Province Searches For Yarmouth Ferry Operator

It's another step toward starting a new ferry service in Yarmouth. The province is working to attract a qualified ferry operator through a transparent and competitive process. A draft request for proposals was issued today to be used in discussions with potential ferry operators. Information gathered will be used for revisions to a formal request for proposals. The new ferry operator will need to meet the requirements set out in the province's aid package and show they will be able to turn the ferry run to Maine into a profitable service. The Nova Scotia government is prepared to commit as much as $21 million over seven years to attract a new long-term cruise ferry operation in Yarmouth.

Greenfield Students Sent Home After Power Outage

Students at Greenfield Elementary were sent home early today after a power outage in the community. Nova Scotia Power reported a car accident caused the outage to roughly 830 residents in the area, as well as Middlefield, LaBelle, and Buckfield. The outage was reported around 12:30pm this afternoon and restored just before 2pm.

Bayview Students Stand-Up To Cyberbullying

A group of students at Bayview Community School are working with the province to help combat cyberbullying. Evan Hennigar, Grace Adams, Maggie Baxter and Connor Zinck have been selected to promote their message through a public awareness campaign. The group of four from Mahone Bay created a video encouraging other students to look past a person's online identity and get to know them. Bayview Principal Craig Pottie says he's proud of the students.

The students will work with a marketing group to develop their campaign later this fall.

Leblanc Case Delayed Until November 14

Nova Scotia Legal Aid will not represent a 47 year-old man charged with kidnapping, sexual assault and forcible confinement. David James Leblanc's court appearance in Bridgewater was brief and quickly set over this morning in order to give him more time to seek private counsel. He is accused of confining and sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy last month in Upper Chelsea. Legal aid lawyer Barry Whynot says a conflict of interest handcuffs their ability to represent Leblanc. However, Whynot says their office will help the accused find private representation.

Leblanc is facing seven charges in total and will remain in custody until his next court appearance.  He appeared today in Bridgewater provincial court, three weeks after he was arrested in northern Ontario. He appeared to be in better health but still wore bandages on his frostbitten feet. The matter has been adjourned until November 14th.