Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Wind Warning Issued for Parts of South Shore

Wind warnings have been issued for parts of the South Shore and Newfoundland as a nor'easter is churning its way toward the Atlantic region. Environment Canada says residents in Shelburne and Yarmouth counties can expect northeast winds gusting at 90 kilometres per hour tonight. Wind gusts will get up to 70 kilometres per hour for Lunenburg and Queens counties.

School Board Looks To Improve PVEC Traffic Flow

A new traffic system at Park View Education Centre in Bridgewater will be rolled out next week. The biggest change will see the entrance and exit lanes essentially flipped with buses traveling around the back of the school to free up the front area of the building. The board's communications manager, Trish Smith says it's hoped the changes will improve safety and reduce traffic congestion.

Meanwhile, vehicles parked around the side of the school will now be able to exit through a new road connecting to Panther Way. The new traffic system will be implemented on Tuesday, November 13th.

The 4th Annual Food Bank Challenge Is Back

The food bank challenge is back for another year in Bridgewater. It's an event in support of the Bridgewater Interchurch Food Bank and features local paramedics, town police and members of the RCMP. The goal is to try and raise as much non-perishable food as possible heading into the holiday season. Paramedic Nicole Monahan says the idea for the event was thought up four years ago.

Donations can be dropped off at the RCMP station on Cooks Lane, EHS Base on North Street or police service detachment on Exhibition Drive. The friendly challenge culminates with a winner declared at the Atlantic Superstore on December 1st.

Analyst Gives Thumbs Up To L.A.C Meetings In Shelburne

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Its been decades since the province's Law Amendments Committee went on the road to get opinion on an issue. Now though, it will be in Shelburne next Thursday and Friday to hear concerns from residents about proposed electoral boundary changes and their impact. Political analyst Agar Adamson tells CKBW and HANK-FM News the Electoral Boundaries Commission's failure to visit the area last summer was a major mistake.

The Dexter government decided last week to send the committee to Shelburne after Fisheries Minister Sterling Belliveau said he wouldn't support the changes because the Electoral Boundaries Commission did not consult with his constituents first. The Law Amendments Committee has turned down Liberal requests to hold similar meetings in Digby and Havre Boucher. Those areas also say they weren't consulted either about riding changes. The bill that proposes to re-draw the province's electoral map has already passed second reading in the legislature.

Canada Looks For Spot In Semi-Finals At Hockey Challenge

The United States is the first team to qualify for the semi-finals at the 2012 World Junior 'A' Hockey Challenge. Nick Yorston has more from Yarmouth on Tuesday's action.

US Airline Cuts Portland-Yarmouth Flights

A US-based airline is cutting its flights to Yarmouth. Twin Cities Air Service will discontinue its flights between Portland and Yarmouth on December 31st. The company indicates the main reason behind the move is because of low passenger traffic on the flights. The airline offered five flights per week in the summer and three flights per week during the winter months. Company owner Nate Humphrey says the summer flights were extremely popular but passenger traffic dipped significantly during the winter months. Twin Cities began its Portland-Yarmouth service more than two and a half years ago.