Thursday, February 20, 2014

Shelburne: RCMP Search Home, Issue Charges

A Shelburne man is facing more charges after he was caught with marijuana in addition to breaking conditions related to his house arrest. Police say they searched a home Monday night on George Street. The house was empty but some grass and drug related property was seized. Police tracked down the person they were looking for about two blocks away. They seized roughly 30 grams of pot in total. Vincent William Buchanan is facing new charges and was taken into custody. The 34 year old is due in Shelburne court in April.

Land Clearing Halfway Done For South Canoe Wind Project

Over half the land needed for the South Canoe Wind Project has been cleared. Representatives with Nova Scotia Power and Minas Basin Pulp and Power met with Chester council Thursday to give an update on the project. Land clearing began towards the end of January for the 34 wind turbine project in the New Ross area. Community relations manager for Minas Energy, Mary-Frances Lynch, says they have lots of work coming up.

Looke CanCut of Barss Corner was hired to complete the land clearing. Lynch says they're working on developing a local route to deliver the turbines near the Lake Lawson Road and the New Russell Road. However, it still needs final approval from the province. A project office for South Canoe has also been set up on the Forties Road in New Ross at Cottage at the Cross if people are looking for more information.

South Shore School Board Chair Welcomes Study

Former Nova Scotia Lieutenant Governor Myra Freeman will be heading up a study of the province's education system. Freeman and 5 panelists will be seeking public input on what's working with the system and what needs improvement. Here on the South Shore, School Board chair Jennifer Naugler welcomes the study.

Education Minister Karen Casey says the education system hasn't been reviewed thoroughly in a quarter century. An action plan will be developed to reflect the input of Nova Scotians during the consultation process.

Skills Canada Showcases Trades For Local Students

Local students are getting a hands on introduction to skilled trades and technology. Skills Canada is hosting a workshop today at the NSCC in Bridgewater for high school students along the South Shore. They will take part in a program called TechShop. It's a one day event offering students the opportunity to explore skilled trade and technology career options. The workshop also gives students an opportunity to learn information on training, potential salary for certain position. Some of the programs being featured range from natural resources environmental technology to diesel engine repair.

Gas Prices Will Likely Rise Again Tonight

Don't be surprised if South Shore gas prices take yet another jump overnight tonight. It could increase by as much as 3 cents a litre. New Brunswick prices are up this morning (Thursday). Regular self serve is selling for 2.5 cents more a litre there while diesel is up by half a cent.