Friday, November 9, 2012

Party On: NS Music Week Arrives In Liverpool

The party gets underway in Queens County as Nova Scotia Music Week kicks into high gear this evening. The opening reception for the gala event will take place tonight at White Point Beach Resort. The Mersey Band from Liverpool, and Acadia First Nation will be presenting a traditional drum performance by Eastern Eagle at the kick-off event. An all-star line-up of Nova Scotia musicians are in Liverpool for Music Week. Performances are scattered throughout the county including shows at the Astor Theatre and Lane's Privateers. Meanwhile, the gala awards show will be held at Queens Place on Sunday night. The East Coast Show on CKBW, hosted by Jonathan Crouse, is nominated for Radio Program of the Year. Also, Riverfest has been nominated for Event of the Year. For a complete list of events check out

Lumberjacks Hope Last Night's Win The First Of Many

The CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks hope to do something tonight that hasn't been done yet this season. That is ..... give Truro a regulation loss. The first-place Bearcats have yet to lose in regulation time and are the number two ranked Junior A team in Canada. The Lumberjacks are coming off a big road win last night in New Glasgow, beating the Weeks Crushers 4-2. The win snapped a 7 game losing streak. Coach Terry Rhinedress hopes the team makes it back to back victories.

Tonight's MHL contest is a 7 o'clock start at the Bridgewater Arena.

Cdn Teams In Semi-Final Matchup At Jr. A. Challenge

Canada-West will meet Canada-East in a semi-final showdown today at the 2012 World Junior 'A' Hockey Challenge in Yarmouth. Nick Yorston reports.

South Shore Senior Fined For Having Illegal Smokes

A South Shore senior has received a stiff fine for selling illegal cigarettes. In Bridgewater court yesterday, the Crown said police seized 130-thousand contraband smokes from Anthony Phillip Grange's car in a Cookville parking lot on September 2, 2011. They had been tailing him from the Cobequid Pass north of Truro. The 71 year old Liverpool resident also lost his vehicle in the seizure. At the end of trial yesterday, Grange was given the minimum fine for such an offence which rings in at $108,528. The judge has given him a year to pay it. Judge Greg Lenehan told Grange his attempts to sell cheap cigarettes, on which taxes had not been paid, cheated Nova Scotia taxpayers.

Gasoline Prices Up ... and Down!

A change in the price of gasoline today. Regular self-serve is selling at South Shore pumps for $1.26.8 per litre. Thats an increase of just short of a cent from yesterday but less than the 5 cent hike a week ago. High test is also up in price today by about the same amount. Meanwhile, diesel is down in price by 2 cents. Its selling for $1.33.4 a litre.