Wednesday, December 4, 2013

RCMP Investigate Suspicious Death in Yarmouth

A 43-year-old man has been arrested after a suspicious death in Yarmouth. Police were conducting a well-being check at a home on Grove Road when a body was discovered. Seventy-six year-old Stanley Ernest Adams of Yarmouth has been identified as the victim. Sgt. Al LeBlanc says they're looking for the public's help with the case.

Timothy Stanley Adams has been charged with neglecting to perform duties with reference to burial and offering indignities to human remains. He will appear in Yarmouth court this afternoon.

Lunenburg County Christmas Trees Brighten HRM Community Organizations

Lunenburg County-produced Christmas trees have been donated to help brighten the Christmas season at four Halifax-area community organizations. During a ceremony this morning at Province House, four trees were provided, one each for Lieutenant-Governor J.J. Grant, Premier Stephen McNeil, Natural Resources Minister Zach Churchill and Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell. The Lieutenant-Governor in turn donated his Balsam Fir tree to Camp Hill Veterans Hospital. The Premier gave his Christmas tree to the Home of the Guardian Angel-Chebucto Family Centre. Minister Churchill handed over his tree to the Metro Turning Point Centre for homeless men and Minister Colwell donated his tree to Margaret's House in Dartmouth, which provides meals to underprivileged adults. Natural Resources Minister Zach Churchill says he's a strong supporter of Lunenburg County Christmas tree growers and the industry.

The Lunenburg County Christmas Tree industry generates about 30-million dollars for the province's economy each year.

New Germany Students Participate In New RCMP Program

New Germany Rural High School is among the first in the country to participate in the RCMP's new way of interacting with young people. Its called "RCMP Talks", and is a series of live, interactive video-conferences taking place in several Canadian schools in the coming months. Each RCMPTalk conversation will allow students from up to six different Canadian classrooms per session to hold a discussion via social media, and pose questions to designated guests. This afternoon as part of National Safe Driving Week, students at New Germany Rural High will talk with the President of MADD Canada and a 28 year old man who was injured in a car accident while texting and driving. Through these sessions, the RCMP hopes to enhance its approaches to educating, engaging and empowering youth on tough issues such as bullying, violence and impaired and distracted driving.

Strong Winds Lead To Power Outages

There have been numerous "pockets" of power outages along the South Shore and elsewhere this morning in the province. As of 11am, more than 3000 NS Power customers are without electricity. Most are in the Bedford-Sackville-Dartmouth area of HRM. There are also about 150 without power in the Chester area. Earlier this morning, close to 4000 residents of St. Margarets Bay lost their power. Thousands were without power in Pictou County and in Antigonish. The outages have been caused by strong wind gusts breaking tree limbs and in turn snapping power lines.