Sunday, May 12, 2013

Woman Suffers Minor Injuries After Highway 103 Crash

RCMP say a 71-year-old woman was taken to Halifax hospital following a single vehicle crash on Highway 103. Corporal Scott MacRae says the incident happened around 10:30 Sunday morning between Exits 5 and 6 heading towards Chester. MacRae says its believed the woman lost control of the vehicle after it hydroplaned and went into the ditch. Police say the woman suffered minor injuries.

Tri-County Youth Outreach Program Seeks More Federal Help

A youth outreach program in the Tri-County area has applied to the federal government for continued funding. Its last grant expires at the end of June. Officials at the SHYFT Youth Services Society in Yarmouth hopes its federal funding will be renewed before then so there's no lapse in service to homeless and unemployed youth in Shelburne, Yarmouth and Digby  Counties. The chair, Bernadette MacDonald, says they couldn't function without government support.

The provincial government has refused to provide any funding for the project. The latest application to Ottawa, if approved, will assure another 130-thousand dollars for operations until the end of March 2014.

Caps Win, Bearcats Lose At RBC Cup

It was a tale of two different starts for both MHL teams at the RBC Cup in Summerside. The host Western Capitals got off on the right foot, scoring a 5-1 win over the Minnesota Wilderness. In the tournament opener Saturday afternoon, the Truro Bearcats were thumped 7-1 by the Brooks Bandits. The Bearcats are back on the ice this afternoon against the Surrey Eagles. Summerside has an off-day and will play their next game on Monday.