Thursday, October 31, 2013

Town Hires Ekistics For Preliminary Work

The town of Bridgewater has awarded more work to Ekistics Planning and Design from Halifax. The group, which also created the master plan for Generations Active Park, has been selected to complete phase one of the preliminary and detailed design for the Downtown and Waterfront Master Plan. The consulting firm received the top score by the committee. They are also slightly under budget at a cost of $249,426. The budget was $250,000. Mayor David Walker says the group has a proven track record.

Walker says they're not putting shovels in the ground, but getting cost analysis for the four projects on the table right now including wider sidewalks and resting places on King Street, re-development of the south parkade, and parking options on King Street.

Bridgewater Recognized As Senior Friendly

A member of the Alberta Council on Aging has recognized Bridgewater as senior friendly. Donna Durand presented the town with a plaque earlier this week honouring them for their work in improving access and safety for seniors. The Alberta Council on Aging owns the Senior Friendly program, which has been used in the town since 2009. Durand says it's a milestone achievement.

She says the program helps recognize contributions from seniors, addresses myths around aging and teaches people about healthy aging and quality of life.

Bridgewater: New Patient Intakes Announced

Health officials are asking for patience when Bridgewater's newest doctor and nurse practitioner accept more new patients next week. Dr. Shelia Dwyer and Cheryl Soroka will each hold telephone intakes on November 6th. Those looking for a family doctor or nurse practitioner should expect to wait a few hours to navigate through the caller cue. When the intake has reached capacity, callers will hear a busy signal. If you get through you will get a message asking you to hold on the line. However, Vice President of Health Services Janet Simm says some changes will help callers this time around. The number to phone is 527-4814 on Wednesday evening. You should have your health card ready.

People who do not currently have a Family Physician or Nurse Practitioner or who are travelling outside the District for care are eligible. People who wish to be considered as a patient are asked to:

-   Call 527-4814 beginning at 5:30 pm November 6.  
-   Please have your health care number, date-of-birth, address and a valid current telephone number ready
-   Callers may only register immediate family members from the same household (ie spouses, children).

Callers who are successful in getting through the line, will hear a message telling them to stay on the line. These callers will then be entered into a queue and processed in order. This takes time. Please be prepared to wait on the line for several hours.

Bridgewater RCMP Probe Cow Incidents

What's the beef? Bridgewater RCMP are asking the same thing after a cow was shot in Voglers Cove. Police say two young cows were removed from a barn near Dolliver Lake sometime between the hours of 6:30pm Monday evening and 9:30am Tuesday morning. Constable David Cullen says both animals were found on a road not far from where they were taken.

In another incident, a cow was shot and killed in Italy Cross between Sunday evening and Monday morning. The suspects tried to remove the animal from the property but were unsuccessful. Cullen says they don't have any motives at this point, but it appears people are looking for winter meat. RCMP say its unclear if the two incidents are related.

Soccer: New Germany Junior Boys Moving On

The New Germany Rural High School junior boys soccer team captured the regional banner yesterday by defeating Digby in their semi-final game then went on to take down West Hants in over-time to win the championship.

Gas Prices Drop In NB

Gas prices in New Brunswick have dropped just a touch. The price for self serve regular has decreased by 1.3 cents a litre and diesel is down by 1.4 cents. That could mean a small drop in pump prices in Nova Scotia when it's set later tonight.

Messenger Named To Team Canada East

The town of Yarmouth will have something extra to cheer about during next week's World Junior 'A' Hockey Challenge. Barrington's Morgan Messenger has been named to team Canada East following a three-day tryout in Oakville, Ontario. Messenger plays for the Yarmouth Mariners in the Maritime Hockey League. The 17-year-old has five goals and seven assists in 13 games this season. He'll dawn the red and white Canadian colours Saturday night when Canada East plays an exhibition game against the Czech Republic in Barrington at 7pm.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Queens: RCMP Increasing Patrols For Halloween

RCMP in Queens will increase patrols to make sure things remain safe on Halloween night. Corporal Victor Whalen says the detachment will treat the night like any other, but will have more bodies patrolling the area. He says their community policing officer has visited schools across the county to help spread Halloween safety tips. Whalen says the officer also handed out glow sticks.

Whalen says drivers should watch for people walking and crossing the street. He says kids should always walk with an adult or a group of friends while trick-or-treating.

Chester Will Keep Gold River School

Chester council will utilize space at the former Gold River-Western Shore elementary school. Council decided to relocate their recreational and community development departments, along with the local food bank to the building along Highway 3. Warden Allen Webber says they're estimating roughly $366,000 worth of renovations need to be done to the school before they can move in including fixing the roof, and interior work to suit the building to their needs. He expects work to start soon.

Roughly 15 staff members will be relocated to the former school. Webber feels they made the best decision for the community. Meanwhile, council has also directed staff to issue a request for proposals for the sale of the annex building, near the municipality's headquarters. The annex building currently houses the two municipal departments and the food bank.

Fall Storm Could Hit South Shore

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement regarding some nasty weather that could be on its way. The weather agency indicates a low-pressure system will move over the Great Lakes tomorrow and then intensify into a "large fall storm". Rain is expected to begin over western Nova Scotia late Halloween night and spread to the rest of the province overnight. A very windy, wet and mild day is expected on Friday. Environment Canada predicts potential for gusts of up to 90 kilometres per hour. The statement covers Lunenburg, Shelburne, Queens and Yarmouth counties. The winds could potentially cause damage to some tree limbs and cause power disruptions. Special weather warnings might be issued as the system approaches.

Fall Back: More Sleep, Time Change This Weekend

We will gain an extra hour of sleep this weekend when daylight savings time ends. People are reminded to set their clocks back one hour before they go to bed on Saturday night. Clocks are not the only items that need adjusting. Microwave ovens, car clocks, watches and other household devices may need to be turned back. More good news, if you have a smart phone, normally the device will automatically change the time for you. It's also a good opportunity to clean dryer vents to prevent fires, and change batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Smoke detectors should be tested monthly and replaced every 10 years.

Shelburne: Deadline Nears To Present At Water Hearing

Today is the deadline to register to be part of a water rate hearing in Shelburne. Those wishing to present evidence or cross examine witnesses need to notify the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board by the end of the day. The Town of Shelburne's water has applied for a water rate increase of 70 percent. CAO Dylan Heide says they are dealing with debt related to the costs of a large line connection project.

Heidi says the utility is facing a $200,000 shortfall. However, the results of a recent water rate study show the utility could be almost a million dollars in debt within two years. The hearing on the proposed water rate increase has been set for December 18 in Shelburne.

Chester: Future Of School Property To Be Decided

The future use of the former Gold River-Western Shore Elementary school is expected to be decided Wednesday. Council members in Chester have been debating the options for the last couple months. Now, it appears they're close to making a decision. Some of the ideas being discussed include selling the property, keeping it in the municipality's possession or demolishing the building. Council will meet this morning to try and come to a solution.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

BREAKING: Mustangs Secure Charlie's Pizza As Title Sponsor

A huge boost for the South Shore Mustangs hockey club. Charlie's Pizza in Bridgewater has agreed to sign-on as a title sponsor for the next three years. Financial details weren't released, but President Lionel Haughn says the sponsorship will take a burden off of families. He says a lot of money goes into running a hockey club.

Haughn says the club has been without a title sponsor for the last two years and he's excited about the new partnership. The team is now known as the Charlie's Pizza South Shore Mustangs.

Councillor Wants Urban Tree Farm In Bridgewater

A new idea has sprouted up to try and grow more trees in Bridgewater. Councillor Michael Graves is behind the plan. He would like to start planting tree saplings and then re-plant them five, 10 or 15 years down the road in different areas of Bridgewater or sell them to other municipalities. He says the trees would be planted in a controlled environment.

Graves feels there would be little costs and he would like to see the program implemented as early as next year. However, town staff will issue a report back to council on the capabilities of the project.

Food Bank Fundraiser, "Sounds Good"

A weekend fundraiser for a pair of Lunenburg County food banks will help the organization prepare for the busy Christmas season. The Bridgewater Fire Department Band held a concert Sunday night in support of the Lunenburg and Bridgewater Food Banks. The local band was joined by the 14 Wing Greenwood Brass Band at the Central United Church in Lunenburg. They were able to help raise just over $1,100 in cash donations. A large amount of food was also donated at the door as part of the fundraiser. Food banks across the province are heading into their busiest time of year - the highest demand for food usually falls in the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Bridgewater: McInnis Re-Elected Deputy Mayor

Bill McInnis will serve another year as Bridgewater's deputy mayor. He was re-elected to the position following a secret ballot vote during Monday night's council meeting. McInnis says he's humbled and appreciative to be given another term. He says the first year wasn't what he expected.

The town selects a deputy mayor every year while some municipalities choose one every second year or once a term.

Lumberjacks Relieve Watkins Of Coaching Duties

The CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks continue to make headlines. The team has relieved head coach Ron Watkins of his duties after 16 games. Watkins brought a wealth of coaching experience to the position including over 10 years as an assistant in the Junior 'A' ranks, as well as head coaching stints with the Canada Games men's and women's squads, and team Atlantic at the under-17 world championship. The move comes just as the team traded top scorer Shawn Boudreau to Yarmouth and just over a week after captain Mitch Henneberry was shipped to Summerside. Owner Ken Petrie says they have brought-in Matt Church as an associate coach. However, he adds the club is still actively looking for a new head coach.

Legion's Poppy Campaign Underway

The Royal Canadian Legion's annual poppy campaign leading up to Remembrance Day is underway. Poppies will be sold by war veterans on street corners, gas stations and at grocery stores. More than 18-million poppies have been distributed to the legion’s branches. The money raised goes towards helping veterans and their families. In 2012, the campaign raised around $14-million. Since 1921, the poppy has been a symbol of remembrance to honour soldiers and military personnel who have lost their lives during war and other combat operations.

Park View Students Medal At NSSAF Cross-Country Provincials

A pair of Park View athletes have earned medals at the NSSAF provincial cross-country championships. Tobias Wolter of Conquerall Mills won gold in the senior boys seven-kilometre run. He posted a time of 23 minutes, 10 seconds and won by over a minute. Also, Sarah Taylor took silver in the senior girls five-kilometre run. She finished in a time of 20 minutes, 58 seconds; 45 seconds behind the eventual winner from Riverview. The event was held Monday in New Minas.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Bridgewater Mayor: New Mall Tenants "Significant Boost" For Town

Bridgewater's mayor is applauding the owners of the town's mall for bringing in a variety of new tenants. Four new outlets will occupy space in the former Zellers building on LaHave Street including Leon's, Sport Chek, and Winners. Mark's Work Warehouse will move from Cookville to the Bridgewater Mall, while Dollarama will expand its store. David Walker doesn't know how many jobs will be created, but feels its a significant boost for the town.

Walker says the new stores will bring competition to the area, and give the customers variety. A multi-million dollar renovation is underway at the mall, with many of the tenants expected to move in by next spring.

Visitor Restriction Ban Lifted At Bridgewater Hospital

A visitor restriction at South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater has been lifted. A ban was put in place last week because a gastrointestinal illness was detected in multiple units of the hospital. Visitation was limited to immediate family and caregivers. South Shore Health will continue to monitor the situation, but no longer feels visitation restrictions are necessary. There have been no new cases reported since October 25.

Lumberjacks Owner Stands Behind Team

With one win in 16 games, the owner of the CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks admits its been a tough year so far. However, Ken Petrie remains optimistic things will turn around for the Junior 'A' club. He says he wants a winning team, the town wants a successful team and he's trying to deliver.

In the last month, the Jacks have traded their captain, Mitch Hennebury, and most recently, assistant captain Shawn Boudreau in return for prospects, draft picks and future considerations. The Lumberjacks are in last place in their division, 10 points behind the fifth place Amherst Ramblers.

Lumberjacks Trade Boudreau To Yarmouth

One of the Lumberjacks top scorers has been shipped to their South Shore rivals. Nineteen-year-old Shawn Boudreau is off to Yarmouth for Austin Dunlevy, Matt Wright, a second round pick in 2014, a fifth round pick in 2015 and future considerations. Boudreau notched seven goals and three assists in 16 games with the Bridgewater club this season. He has 92 career points in the MHL. The Lumberjacks originally acquired Boudreau from Yarmouth in 2011 as part of the Andrew Wigg deal. He heads back to a Mariners team that is ranked ninth in the Canadian Junior Hockey League. Meanwhile, the Lumberjacks also traded Brett Arthur to Yarmouth for Devon Earle and future considerations. The Jacks have just one win in 16 games this season.

'Jeans and Gems' Raises Over $19,000 Towards New X-Ray Unit

A fundraiser has raised over $19,000 towards a new piece of equipment at South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater. The Health Services Foundation of the South Shore held its 14th annual 'Jeans and Gems' event at the Michelin Social Club on Saturday. Money raised is going towards a new mobile x-ray unit. Development Officer Bernadette Jordan says the current unit is outdated.

The new mobile x-ray unit costs roughly $225,000. Jordan says they have more fundraisers planned including the radiothon in February, to help raise enough money to purchase the new equipment.

Bridgewater: Mall Upgrade Means Dozens Of New Jobs

Dozens of new retail jobs will be coming to the South Shore as a host of new stores are set to open in the new year. Michael Levy of the Bridgewater Mall has confirmed a multi-million dollar makeover at the building is underway. They have also secured several new tenants which are set to move into the mall in the new year - they include Winners, Sport Chek, Mark's and Leon's. Co-owner of Leon's in Coldbrook, Colin Lewis says they are excited about expanding to the South Shore.

Lewis says they hope to be open by March. The bid to attract new tenants to the mall began when Zellers and a few other stores closed earlier this year. An exact total on the number of new employment opportunities is not known at the point.

Wet Roads Potential Cause Of Crash Near Chester

Heavy water on the road might be the primary factor behind a crash near Exit 6 on Sunday afternoon. Chester RCMP responded to a collision involving two cars around 1 o'clock. Police had the highway shut down for a period of time while the scene was cleared up. A 63-year-old woman was transported to South Shore Regional Hospital with minor injuries. Mounties say the roads were extremely wet and it was raining heavily at the time of the crash. However, the cause of the crash is under investigation.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

"Second Tourist Season" Underway On South Shore

We're in the middle of whats become known as the "Second Tourist Season". For many older people, the kids have left the nest, the regular and busier tourist season is over and the fall is a perfect time to travel.
The Manager of the Bridgewater and Area Chamber of Commerce, Dan Hennessey, says the South Shore is seeing more seniors than ever visiting the area this time of year.

Hennessey says the travellers spend a considerable amount of money when they're here, giving the local economy an added boost. He says the new tourist bureau at Exit 11 off the 103 is expected to show increased visitation through the summer and fall. Its open for another week or so.

Premier Says 103 Improvements Still A Priority

Nova Scotia's new premier says he fully intends to move forward with a pre-election promise to make highway 103 safer! In a CKBW and HANK-FM News interview, Stephen McNeil says the highway corridor from Yarmouth to Halifax has become a serious threat to the lives of motorists. He says he will seek out ways to finance twinning the 103 from Tantallon to Bridgewater and at least add passing lanes from there to Yarmouth.

The 103 is considered the most dangerous highway in all of Canada. McNeil says the safety of motorists, many who drive the 103 every day, has been neglected far too long!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Advice: Watch Your Halloween Spending!

Next Thursday will be Halloween and many South Shore parents are outfitting their kids with costumes, shopping for candy and decorating. However, it can get expensive. A parent to 9 and 7 year old boys, Gord Brost, who happens to be Southwest Nova Scotia District Vice-President of Scotiabank, says its easy to pour out the cash for one night of fun!

Most Canadian parents will spend about 70 dollars on Halloween this year. Here in our region though, its a bit less .... around 51 dollars.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Bridgewater Church Looks For More Parking Space

A local church is looking to access land to help create more parking spaces. The Bridgewater Open Bible Church has requested to lease or purchase property from the town located on the corner of Jubilee and Exhibition. It's under an acre of land. Mayor David Walker says they have to determine if there is a future for the land.

The chairman of the church's Trustees Board says they have a congregation of approximately 170 people and parking needs to be expanded. Council referred the matter to Planning and Recreation departments to figure out if there are any plans for the land.

Yarmouth: Junior Hockey Event Receives Federal Dollars

A seven-day event showcasing junior hockey players in Yarmouth has received federal funding. Ottawa has given $75,000 to the World Junior 'A' Hockey Challenge. The money is pegged to attract and retain national and international visitors, including accommodations, advertising and promotions. Visitors including players, fans and more than 150 NHL scouts will have access to guides highlighting areas along the South Shore that are "must do" and "must see" destinations. The event also has activities spanning from Digby to Queens County. The province is also investing $150,000 in the event. Additional support includes a combined $67,500 from the Municipalities of Yarmouth and Argyle and the town of Yarmouth and a $30,000 contribution from Hockey Canada. The event will showcase the world's top Junior 'A' players from the United States, Russia, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Canada from November 4-10.

Regional Hospital: Visitation Ban Remains In Effect

A visitation ban will remain in effect at the South Shore Regional Hospital. Infection Control Practitioner Elizabeth Watson says they are still dealing with a stomach virus that's been making the rounds in multiple units at the hospital. She says the restriction will remain in place throughout the weekend. There have been more confirmed cases in the past few days. Normally, a 48 hour period must pass without any new cases before a restriction is lifted. Family members of critically ill patients can still visit their loved ones while the ban is place. All outpatient services at the hospital are available as usual.

Furey Signs-On As Lunenburg West MLA

The MLA for Lunenburg West has been sworn-in at the provincial Legislature. Liberal Mark Furey took his oath inside the red chamber. He is a first-time MLA following the October 8th election, where he won the riding over NDP incumbent Gary Ramey and PC candidate David Mitchell. Furey will be the Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations and the Minister responsible for the Residential Tenancies Act. (Photo Courtesy: Communications Nova Scotia)

Lunenburg: Lohnes-Croft Officially Becomes MLA

The newly-minted MLA for Lunenburg has been sworn-in at the provincial Legislature. Liberal member Suzanne Lohnes-Croft took her oath inside the red chamber. This is her first time as a member of the legislative assembly following the October 8th election, where she won the riding over NDP incumbent Pam Birdsall and PC member Brian Pickings. (Photo Courtesy: Communications Nova Scotia)

Peterson-Rafuse Sworn-In At Legislature

The MLA for Chester - St. Margaret's has been sworn-in at the provincial Legislature. NDP member Denise Peterson-Rafuse took her oath inside the red chamber. She was returned to office following the October 8th election, where she won the riding over PC candidate Janet Irwin and Liberal candidate Tim Harris. She will be the NDP's critic for Education and Early Childhood Development, Economic and Rural Development and Tourism, and Seniors. (Photo Courtesy: Communications Nova Scotia)

New Queens-Shelburne MLA Takes Oath

The new MLA for Queens-Shelburne has been sworn-in at the provincial Legislature. NDP member Sterling Belliveau took his oath inside the red chamber. He was returned to office following the October 8th election, where he won the riding over PC candidate Bruce Inglis and Liberal member Benson Frail. He will be the NDP's critic for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, and Natural Resources. (Photo Courtesy: Communications Nova Scotia)

Lower Gas Prices At South Shore Pumps

Gas prices at South Shore pumps are lower today. Regular self serve is selling for $1.26.8 a litre, down 2.5 cents from Thursday. High test is down by a similar amount to $1.35.8. Diesel is also down a couple of cents to $1.35.4 a litre.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Soccer: Barrington Clubs Have Big Weekend Match-Ups

The Barrington Senior High Girls Soccer team is travelling to Brookfield this weekend for the Northumberland Region Division 3 Qualifier Championship game. The winner of this game advances to the Provincial Championships, hosted by New Germany on November 1st and 2nd. Game time is 1 o'clock on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Barrington Senior Boys Soccer team is hosting the Western Region Division 3 qualifier this weekend. Barrington will play Bridgetown on Saturday. Game time is that match up is also 1 o'clock. The winner advances to the Provincial Championships, hosted by Dalbrae Academy, Cape Breton.

CKBW Gears Up For 11th Annual Craft Show In Bridgewater

Final preparations are underway for CKBW's 11th Annual Christmas Craft Show. The popular event will kick off November 1st at the Michelin Social Club in Bridgewater. Up to 40 crafter's and tables will be set up featuring all hand-made items available for sale. CKBW's Program Director John Wiles says it's a special event - in supports a great cause.

Admission is free, but you are encouraged to make a donation to support the hospital foundation. The craft show begins next Friday and runs all weekend.

South Shore Farmers Prepare For Valley Auction

The Annapolis County farming community is getting set for its final cattle auction of the season. It'll be held this Saturday at the exhibition grounds in Lawrencetown. Its also a popular attraction for farmers on the South Shore. Many of them travel the 80 kilometers or so through the spring and fall to attend the auctions and buy and sell their animals. Valley veterinarian Dave MacHattie is there to keep an eye on a variety of farm animals.

Its a family event and between the morning and afternoon auctions is lunch, featuring home-cooked meals.
This Saturday's auction is the final of the fall and it begins at 8:30am.

Little Change Expected In South Shore Gas Prices

Gas prices on the South Shore will likely remain unchanged or drop slightly when the utility and review board sets prices tonight. In New Brunswick today (Thursday), gas there is down 7/10's of a cent. Regular self serve is selling for $1.26.9 a litre. Diesel is down 0.8 cents per litre with furnace oil falling by half-a-cent.
The price for propane has jumped by 2.5 cents per litre.

Lohnes Competes At Junior World Judo Championships

Bridgewater's Whitney Lohnes prepares to take on the world at the Junior World Judo Championships in Slovenia. Lohnes opens up competition Thursday. It runs until Sunday. This will be her third trip to the event. She qualified for the competition following her senior national title and a bronze at the U-21 championship earlier this year.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Staff Sickness Closes Emergency Department At Lunenburg Hospital

The Emergency Department at Fishermen's Memorial Hospital in Lunenburg has closed its doors until Thursday morning. The department closed at 6pm Wednesday evening because of staff sickness and will re-open at 7:30am Thursday. South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater is open or patients may call 811 or 911 as needed.

Virus Limits Visitation At Regional Hospital

There's a visitation ban in place at South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater. Officials say a serious stomach virus is going around in multiple sections of the hospital. The restrictions are in place to try and prevent the further spread of the virus. It means visitation is limited to immediate family and those assisting in patient care. There are exceptions for family members of critically ill patients - they can still visit their loved ones. All outpatient hospital services are available. Visitation restrictions will remain in place until further notice.

Lunenburg: Food Bank Fundraiser Set For Sunday

A pair of Lunenburg County food banks will be the focus of a fundraiser this weekend. The Bridgewater Fire Department Band and 14 Wing Greenwood Band will team up to raise money for the organizations in Lunenburg and Bridgewater. Both bands will perform in a concert set for Sunday in Lunenburg. The event is being held to help local food banks prepare for their busiest time of the year in the weeks leading up to and following Christmas. It gets underway at 7:00pm at the Central United Church. You can either provide a cash donation at the door and bring along a non-perishable food item.

More Charges In Auto Theft Investigation

 Bridgewater Police have laid 15 more charges against three adults in connection with a recent car theft. Twenty-three year old Natasha Lee Rhyno of Bridgewater is the latest adult to be charged with theft of a motor vehicle. She's also charged with three theft-related offences and a charge of damage to property over $5000.   Rhyno is alleged to have stolen a Toyota Corolla in Bridgewater late last month. The vehicle was found extensively damaged near the old town dump off St Phillips Street. Rhyno is back in court December 4 for plea. Five charges have also been laid against Tyler Frederick Briffett and Sonja Ann Allen in relation to the same case.

Berwick: RCMP Investigate Suspicious Fire

The RCMP say the death of a man in the Annapolis Valley town of Berwick early this morning is considered suspicious. The fire on Commercial Street in the town broke out around 2:00am. The body of a 62 year old man was found after fire crews arrived. The RCMP has not confirmed reports the first actually broke out in a bus shelter. The major crimes unit has been called in to assist with the investigation. More information could be released this afternoon.

McNeil Says Furey & Churchill Are Logical Appointments

New Lunenburg West MLA Mark Furey has been appointed to cabinet by Premier Stephen McNeil. In a CKBW and HANK-FM News interview, the new premier says he trusts Furey to move forward with repairing provincial-municipal relations.

McNeil has also appointed Yarmouth MLA Zach Churchill as the Natural Resources Minister. He tells us .. Churchill will breathe new life into the department.

McNeil is also hailing his new cabinet as the most diverse in the province's history. He says it represents a good cross-section of the province's population.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Macaroni Salad Recall Extended

A recall of a macaroni salad has been issued because it might be contaminated with Listeria has been extended by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Reser’s Fine Foods brand Cheesy Macaroni salad is sold at Walmart stores in New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Labrador, Nova Scotia, P-E-I, Ontario and Quebec. The first recall on October 5th was for both 454-gram and 1.25 kilogram packages with a best-before date of October 20th. The updated recall now includes 1.25 kilo packages with a best-before date of November 2nd.