Saturday, May 17, 2014

Shelburne: ER Closures At Roseway Hospital

Some local residents could be forced to go to a different hospital over the Victoria Day long weekend. The emergency department at Roseway Hospital in Shelburne will be closed beginning at 7pm on Saturday. Emergency services will be available beginning at 8am Sunday morning. Meanwhile, a doctor will be available on Monday. The closure was caused by unexpected unavailability of a physician. Shelburne area residents requiring emergency services should visit the nearest open emergency department or collaborative health centre. The public is reminded to dial 911 in the case of a health emergency or 811 to speak to a registered nurse.

Kentville: Woman In Serious Condition After Violent Assault

A 50 year old man has been arrested following a pair of violent assaults in the Annapolis Valley. Police say a 41 year old woman has serious injuries after she was badly beat inside her home in Kentville. She needed to be transferred to hospital in Halifax for treatment. A 41 year old man - also at the home - suffered injuries but they were less serious. The incident happened around 10pm on Friday night. Mounties say charges will be laid in the near future.

N.B. Woman Killed In Water Mishap

A 66 year-old New Brunswick woman is dead after an incident on the water last night. The woman was using an inflatable dinghy in Marshville, Nova Scotia. Police say she got caught in the current and changing tides which began carrying her out into the Northumberland Strait. Fire crews, paramedics and the Canadian Coast Guard were each called in to help but by the time they located the woman she was unconscious. The woman - believed to be from Moncton - was later pronounced dead at a hospital in New Glasgow. Police in Pictou County are not releasing her name or any other details. They are trying to make sure the family has been notified.

Canadian Mint Remembers First Royal Visit

The Canadian Mint is out with three collector coins celebrating the first Royal visit to Canada in 1939. That's when King George VI and Queen Elizabeth began a 29 day visit across Canada. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the reigning monarchs first steps on Canadian soil. Mint spokesperson Alex Reeves says the stars aligned for the mint when they rolled out the coins just before another Royal visit.

The Princes and Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have stops planned in Nova Scotia, PEI and Manitoba over the next few days. They arrive in Halifax on Sunday evening.