Sunday, December 15, 2013

Police Advise Residents To Stay Home

The first major winter storm has arrived on the South Shore. A winter storm advisory remains in effect as the region gets pounded with snow, ice pellets and rain. The latest forecast issued by Environment Canada is calling for 25 centimetres of snow today, followed by 10 to 20 millimetres of rain later this evening. Winds will be whipping up to 50 to 80 kilometres per hour throughout the day. Meanwhile, Bridgewater Police are asking residents to stay home. Roads in and around the town are snow covered with drifts on a number of the side and main streets. White-out conditions have been reported in Shelburne, Yarmouth, Queens and Lunenburg counties. However, no major collisions have been reported. There are a few power outages as a result of the storm but mostly in Cape Breton - about 4,000 people without electricity in total. None to report along the South Shore. The Department of Transportation is advising that the Tancook Ferry service is suspended until further notice because of the storm. You can also find what's on and what's isn't at CKBW just click on the community events page.

Southwest Nova Tourism Task Force Providing Contracts To Developers

Southwestern Nova Scotia will benefit from the work of a special task force, set up last summer, aimed at improving the tourism industry in the region. The Chair, Yarmouth Mayor Pam Mood, says her group of business leaders and tourism operators is about to offer contracts of financial support to those who have promoted their ideas for new attractions.

The task force, set up by the province, has a budget of a million dollars to help individuals and companies to make their business dreams come true. Another portion of the budget is for marketting the area in the northeastern United States. The group's mandate expires next August.