Thursday, December 5, 2013

CKBW: Change In Funeral/Memorial Times

Please be advised, beginning Saturday, December 14, funeral and memorial announcements will air following 12:00pm (noon) & 5:00pm weather - seven days a week.

February Holiday Coming In 2015

A February holiday is on the horizon for Nova Scotia. The Liberal government introduced legislation today to create a statutory holiday on the third Monday in February, beginning in 2015. The idea has been floated around for almost a decade. Current Finance Minister Diana Whalen pushed the need for a February holiday while in Opposition. She submitted private member's bills calling for the holiday eight times. The February holiday will give Nova Scotians six statutory holidays per year. A name for the holiday hasn't been decided. The province will ask young Nova Scotians to help decide what it should be called.

Liverpool: Emergency Responders Ready For First Holiday Food Drive

Emergency responders in Queens are gearing up for their first ever holiday food drive. RCMP, EHS, and the Liverpool Volunteer Fire Department have teamed up to try and gather as many non-perishable food donations as they can. It's all in support of the Queens County Food Bank. RCMP Constable Joe Beaton says there is a need to fill.

The goal is to fill an RCMP community policing van. Cash donations will also be accepted. The event will be held at the Liverpool Sobeys Friday from 10-3pm.

Lunenburg: URB Approves Power Rate Increase

Power rates are going up in the town of Lunenburg. The province's Utility and Review Board agreed to the town's first increase since 2005. The decision means residential rates will rise by almost 10 per cent as of January 1. The electrial utility recently completed major capital work including improvements to its sub-station. Those improvements cost over $2-million and is one of the main reasons for the cost increase. Lunenburg Mayor Rachel Bailey has said the increase is needed because the electrical utility has recorded losses in six of the past nine years.

Liverpool: Driver Fined After Woman Struck at Crosswalk

A woman was taken to hospital in Liverpool after she was struck by a vehicle at a crosswalk. The incident happened around 9:30 this morning at the crosswalk intersecting Main Street and Market Street. The woman suffered minor injuries and was taken to Queens General Hospital for treatment. Constable Andrew Winsor with Queens RCMP says people should take their time and make sure crosswalks are clear when approaching them.

Winsor says the driver faces a fine of $685.21 for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

Lunenburg County Tree To Kick-Off Christmas Season In Boston

Today is Nova Scotia Day in Boston and the province's annual Christmas gift to the city will be officially commemorated tonight. Beforehand, a large Nova Scotia delegation, is hitting the streets of the city to meet and greet, entertain and thank Bostonians for their help after the Halifax Explosion of December 6, 1917. The contingent in Boston today is also handing out special Nova Scotia toques. Bostonians will also be given a chance to win a trip to the province on the new ferry between Portland and Yarmouth, which will begin operating in the spring. Members of the RCMP in red serge and a percussion band are also there. Communications Nova Scotia Minister Andrew Younger is in Boston for today's festivities. He says the reception is outstanding.

The Christmas Tree itself was cut from MaryLou Milligan's Lunenburg County farm in Mill Cove last month and trucked to Boston. Its been decked out in tens of thousands of lights and the Mayor of Boston will flick the switch at 8pm to light it up for the holiday season.

Here We Go Again! Gas Prices Headed Upwards!

Gas prices may rise again tonight at South Shore pumps and elsewhere across the province. In New Brunswick this morning, prices there are up about a cent-and-a-half a litre for regular self-serve. The price this morning is about $1.26.5. Diesel is also expected to rise tomorrow morning here. In New Brunswick, diesel has risen almost 2 cents overnight.