Saturday, September 7, 2013

BREAKING: Election Set For October 8th

Nova Scotians will head to the polls in a provincial election October 8th. Premier Darrell Dexter made the announcement during a stop today in Port Hawkesbury. It puts to rest weeks of speculation. Dexter visited Lieutenant Govenor JJ Grant to dissolve the legislature sending Nova Scotians into a provincial election for the first time since 2009. The NDP, Liberals and PC's have been in campaign mode for weeks leading up to today's election call. At dissolution, the NDP hold 31 seats, the Liberals have 12 and PC's seven.

Annual Fishermen's Service Held In Lunenburg

A ceremony honouring fishermen who have lost their lives at sea goes Sunday in Lunenburg. The annual Lunenburg Fishermen's Thanksgiving Service begins at 2pm on the town's waterfront. It will be held near the Fishermen's Memorial and Tribute. The Roll of Honour will be read by Mayor Rachel Bailey. It's expected to include names of fishermen lost in the years ending in three covering the last century. The Bridgewater Fire Department Band will provide music. After the service, people will be asked to proceed to the eastern finger wharf of the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. Wreaths will be placed on a fishing boat and taken out to sea.

Mustangs Drop Opener In Cape Breton

The South Shore Mustangs dropped their opening game at the early bird tournament in Cape Breton. The Mustangs fell 2-1 last night to the Cape Breton Tradesmen. The major midget club gets back on the ice at 10am against Dartmouth.