Saturday, May 25, 2013

Arrests, Charges After Wild Incident In Chester Basin

Two men are facing charges following a break-in at a gas station in Chester Basin. The incident was reported early Friday morning at the Petro Canada. Authorities say when they arrived, they noticed the window to the garage door was smashed. Officers later found a 30 year old man inside the store who was being held by the person who reported the burglary. The alleged thief was seriously injured and was transported to hospital in Halifax. In a media release, Mounties say the suspect remains in serious condition. The Western Shore man is facing charges of break and enter, mischief and impaired driving. Meanwhile, a 51 year old man of Chester Basin has been charged with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon. Police say he was the man who called in the attempted robbery. He's been released and is due in court on July 3rd.

Tourism Strategy Focus' To Attract New Visitors

The province is working with tourism operators to attract more first time visitors to Nova Scotia. Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Graham Steele says the new five-year strategy helps to encourage tourists to make Nova Scotia their first choice and stop. The Nova Scotia Tourism Agency has already started to implement many aspects of the long-term strategy, such as a new tourism brand and marketing campaign.

The long-term tourism strategy focuses on five areas:

-- leadership and collaboration between government and industry

-- inspirational, strategic marketing that creates a unique and compelling brand

-- evidence-based decisions after consulting with visitors and potential visitors

-- higher-quality product and experiences that inspire visitors to travel throughout the province.

-- better access to Nova Scotia, and throughout the province