Friday, May 16, 2014

Police: Don't Leave Pets In Vehicles In Warm Weather

Tis the season to not leave your pets unattended in vehicles. RCMP are asking motorists to leave their pets at home or at a neighbours house if they're travelling on a hot day. Sgt. Al LeBlanc says it doesn't take long before tragedy can strike.

Police encourage people to call them with a license plate number and vehicle description if they see a pet unattended in a vehicle.

Yamouth Ferry Completes Maiden Voyage

The NovaStar ferry has docked in Yarmouth following a successful maiden voyage from the United States. Passengers on the NovaStar were greeted in the town with music along with residents and town officials. The NovaStar left Portland last night and arrived at 8am this morning in Yarmouth. Mayor Pam Mood says it is something she will never forget. She called it a significant moment for the province. The new 161 metre ferry is expected to make daily round trips until November 22.

Lunenburg Fisheries Museum Of The Atlantic Re-Opens

A heritage hotspot in Lunenburg is set to re-open just in time for the long weekend. The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic will open its doors Saturday after it was closed for several months while workers replaced the building's foundation with new concrete. The province's Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage made the announcement. Minister Tony Ince says it's an essential piece of Lunenburg's proud maritime heritage. The majority of exhibit space will be open as well as the restaurant and gift shop. The In-Shore Fisheries section will be closed while workers put the interior back together. However, there is expected to be minimal disruption for visitors. Over the next few weeks, some of the larger exhibits and boats will be put back into the museum. The museum will have about 6,000 square feet of additional exhibit space when work is completed later this summer.

New Stamps Celebrate UNESCO Heritage Sites

Canada Post is revealing five stamps celebrating our country's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. They will feature two Nova Scotia sites - including Old Town Lunenburg, the Grand Pre landscape. Others sites to be recognized in a new stamp include Rideau Canal in Ontario, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump in Alberta and SGang Gway in BC. The stamps will be available in books of six. There are 17 World Heritage Sites in Canada. The site are considered by the World Heritage Committee to be of outstanding cultural or natural important.

Cole Harbour: Teen Stabbed Near High School

An 18 year old man is recovering after a stabbing at a high school in Cole Harbour. Police say it happened during an altercation at Auburn Drive High School yesterday afternoon. The teenager was stabbed in the leg and has minor injuries. A 17 year-old left the area before polce arrived. Police say they haven't been able to locate the man believed to be from East Preston. However, they say the two teenagers know each other.

Baseball: Bulldogs Gear Up For Selects Tournament

Some of the top under-15 baseball players are coming to Bridgewater next weekend. They're in town for Baseball Nova Scotia's selects tournament. Six teams will compete including the host Bridgewater Bulldogs, Halifax Braves, Tri-County Rangers, Dartmouth Arrows, Woodlawn Wildcats and Hammonds Plains A's. Games begin next Friday night, with the championship game held at 3pm on May 25th.

New Business Network Picks Up Support

Another South Shore municipal unit will join a new group striving to support small and local businesses. The Municipality of Shulburne will join the Regional Enterprise Network 2. The network also consists of the Region of Queens. The province is hoping to see six REN's formed in Nova Scotia. It's in response to the dissolution of Regional Development Authorities. The REN will consist of a business person from each municipal unit along with an elected official. All members will provide equal annual funding to support the network.

Weekend: 7 Provincial Parks Set To Open

It's the unofficial kick off to the camping season - and seven provincial parks are set to open for visitors. Some of the parks that will open beginning today, include Graves Island and Rissers Beach in Lunenburg County. Upgrades at Graves Island will give campers more water and electricity serviced sites and a new main office. Thomas Raddal in Queens County, Porters Lake in Halifax and Ellenwood Lake in Yarmouth County are each set to open as well. The remaining parks will welcome guests in June. Campers should remember dogs need to be on a leash and alcohol is not allowed in any park before June 2.