Shooting At Cunard/Maynard Investigated

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-27 17:16:12

Halifax police are investigating a report of a shooting this morning in Halifax. At 7:30 police got a report of shots fired at the intersection of Cunard and Maynard Streets. A witness reported seeing someone in a vehicle fire a number of shots at a pedestrian walking on Maynard Street.

The car is described as a black four-door sedan with the rear window tinted. The pedestrian is described as a black man wearing a reflective traffic vest. Call police or Crime Stoppers with any information.

No Appeal In Manslaughter Case

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-27 17:15:36

The Supreme Court of Canada won't hear the appeal of Ashiqur Rahman, a Nova Scotia man convicted of manslaughter two years ago in the death of his seven-month-old daughter, according to CBC. Doctors found fractured ribs, arms and legs, and brain damage. Rahman is serving six years.

NS Economy Expected To Grow Next Year

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-27 17:15:19

The Conference Board of Canada released its fall outlook on provincial economies today, and Nova Scotia is anticipated to have 2.3% growth next year. Increased natural gas production, construction and manufacturing were factors in the improvement.

However, another poll released by the Canadian Federation of Small Business says only 37% of business owners felt they were in good shape, one of the lowest figures in Canada.

Landry Lies On Tape During Murder Trial

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-27 17:14:36

Despite saying in an interview with the RCMP that he was driving the boat that rammed Philip Boudreau's, Joseph James Landry has admitted under oath that he lied to protect his son-in-law Dwayne Samson and Craig Landry, who are also charged in the case, as is Landry's daughter Carla. Joseph James Landry is charged with second-degree murder in the disappearance of Philip Boudreau in Petit-de-Grat Harbour last June, and is the first to stand trial.

Lobster Season Delayed By Stormy Weather

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-27 16:37:41

With persistent high winds producing rough seas, lobster fishermen in Southwestern Nova Scotia have been told remain on shore a little while longer. Fisheries and Oceans Canada area director Frank Quinn says the opening will be delayed until Saturday at 6:00AM for area 34. For area 33, a decision as to whether they’ll be able to start as planned Friday will be made later this afternoon.

Fishing safety is in the spotlight as the season gets underway as government officials and other safety specialists, who have formed an alliance called Safe At Sea, remind fishermen to take every precaution to avoid accidents and tragedy at sea.

Cape Split Fatality Identified as Son Of Local MLA

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-27 16:37:33

The Chronicle Herald has identified the victim of a fall at Cape Split overnight as Caleb Lohr, son of Kings North MLA John Lohr. The younger Lohr, who was involved in a incident last month where he was accused of breaking into two Halifax homes, stealing a sword, and tried to get away in a canoe in the Northwest Arm, was due to appear at the Nova Scotia mental health Court in Dartmouth Thursday. He had no previous record of trouble with the law.

John Lohr issued a statement saying the family was heartbroken, but thanked all members of the search team who tried to find his son overnight, who, according to an RCMP release, was reported missing Tuesday afternoon after setting out into a wooded area without saying exactly where he was headed.

North Kentville Woman Breaks Down While Describing Hammer Attack

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-27 16:37:26

A woman who suffered five skull fractures, a severe concussion, and ongoing headaches as the result of a vicious hammer attack at the hands of her estranged partner, broke down while explaining the after-effects of the crime during her victim impact statement in Kentville provincial court Wednesday. The attack took place in mid-May in a North Kentville residence while she told her former partner, Sherlock “Peter” Cedrick Bowen, the relationship was over. Bowen also attacked her current partner by holding a knife to his throat, actually cutting the victim’s ear.

Bowen pled guilty to charges of attempted murder and aggravated assault, and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, and a total of over $12,000 in restitution.

AVCC Welcomes Greg Kerr To Quarterly Luncheon Friday

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-27 16:36:45

The Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a quarterly luncheon Friday, with West Nova MP Greg Kerr as the guest speaker. Kerr is the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, and will have some comments on this very hot topic. He’ll also discuss upcoming opportunities in connection with Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations in 2017.

The event will be held at noon Friday at the Berwick Firehall, and visit the AVCC website for details.

Cape Breton Golf Course Wins National Tourism Title

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-27 16:05:30

Canada’s first and only authentic links golf course, Cabot Links in Inverness, Cape Breton, continues to garner national and international recognition as the layout was just named as the most exceptional tourism experience by its peers Wednesday night at the Canadian Tourism Awards. The course, which just opened in 2012, received VISA Canada Traveller Experience of the Year recognition for its “exceptional tourism product, service or experience centered on the fundamental principles of hospitality and customer service”.

Cabot Links ranked 42nd in Golf Digest’s World 100 Greatest Courses rankings earlier this year, and plans to open a second 18-hole course, called Cabot Cliffs, next summer.

Villages Meet To Protest Dissolution Recommendation

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-27 14:01:53

A well-attended meeting Tuesday night in Kingston is a good indication that Kings County villages are throwing down the gauntlet in their fight against recommendations for their dissolution, as proposed in a recently released provincial-municipal fiscal review. Martha Armstrong, Kingston’s village Chairwoman, suggested a campaign of emails to express opposition, noting dissolution would mean the end to local control for village programs such as sidewalk construction, maintenance, sewage, snowplowing, parks and recreation, and beautification.

She added that while many towns are struggling financially, villages are fairly solid from a fiscal standpoint.

Kings County Students Set To Enjoy Sports Day

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-27 14:01:48

Thanks to a $25,000 RBC Learn to Play Community Grant recently awarded to the Kings County Recreation Group, Primary to Grade 5 students throughout Kings County will be enjoying a Learn to Play Day Friday. The funding goes towards the training and mentoring of qualified leaders in 16 elementary schools and 7 recreation departments, with additional funding coming from other government and sport agencies.

The Berwick Town Hall, Kentville Soccer Dome and Louis Millett Centre in New Minas will be hosting free games and activities between 1:30 and 3:30, and the Kingston Credit Union Centre will have a skating and speed skating session between 2:00 and 4:00.

Switch To LED Lights Makes Your Holidays Brighter

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-27 13:55:19

Efficiency Nova Scotia is announcing the 10th year of its LED Holiday Light Exchange program, with the goal of encouraging Nova Scotians to swap their old holiday lights for more energy efficient LED lights at any of the over 100 community tree-lighting ceremonies across the province. They say that while the old style lights would typically generate a power bill of $50, LED lights would reduce that to only 50 cents, so that extra jingle you hear might be in your jeans.

Visit www.efficiencyns.caholidaylights to find a light exchange near you.

Wolfville Kicks Off Christmas Season Friday

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-27 10:29:22

Wolfville gets into a Christmas groove Friday night with its Night of Lights festival, starting with the Christmas tree light up at 6:30 on the Post Office lawn. A parade signals Santa Claus’ arrival, amidst hot chocolate, Christmas caroling, and an LED light exchange.

A bright addition will be a holiday fireworks show at Raymond Field at 8:00, with the evening capped off by a free skate at the McCain Arena.

Valley Wines Recognized Again With Prestigious Awards

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-27 10:29:16

The Taste of Nova Scotia Prestige Awards were handed out earlier this week during the annual Tourism Association of Nova Scotia Summit, and the Valley once again has reason to brag. Tideview Cider, with their Olde Port of Halifax label, took home the Innovative Product of the Year prize.

Grand Pre Wines won the Producer of the Year title, Avon Sky Winery’s Bliss from Newport Landing won the Consumer Choice Product of the Year, and the Gary MacDonald Culinary Ambassador of the Year award went to Wolfville’s Devour! The Food Film Fest team of Lia Rinaldo and Michael Howell.

Conference Board Bullish on NS Economy

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-27 10:11:13

The Conference Board of Canada released its fall outlook on provincial economies Thursday, and it showed reason for optimism for Nova Scotia, with an anticipated rate of growth of 2.3% for next year, comparable to this year’s growth. It cited increased natural gas production and “robust” gains in construction and manufacturing as factors in the improvement.

However, another poll released by the Canadian Federation of Small Business indicates business owners aren’t quite so sure as only 37% felt they were in good shape, amongst the lowest figure of any province.

Mixed Bag Expected At Pumps Tomorrow

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-27 09:48:56

Not much movement should be expected at the pumps tomorrow as New Brunswick prices were a mixed bag today. Regular unleaded and propane slid by about a cent and a half, but diesel and home heating oil inched higher by a fraction of a penny.

Nova Scotia prices will be adjusted tonight at midnight.

Thompson Leads Axemen to Win Over Dal

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-27 09:40:50

Brett Thompson notched a hat trick to lead the hockey Axemen to a 5-1 win over Dalhousie last night in Wolfville. Acadia visits Saint Mary’s in their last game before the Christmas break Friday night.

Both the men’s and women’s Basketball teams will be in action tonight as Saint Mary’s comes to Wolfville. The women are up first at 6:00, with the men following at 8:00.

Wildcats Shake Up Lineup With Trade to Cape Breton

The Valley Junior A Wildcats have shaken up their lineup as they have, at least temporarily, traded Kingston native Grant Janes, the team’s leading scorer, to the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, although it’s the Acadie-Bathurst Titans who actually hold his Q League rights. Janes was in the lineup last night for the Eagles’ game against Sherbrooke.

Coach Nick Greenough confirmed he needed to shore up his injury-depleted lineup in calling up Eli Hughes and Drake Batherson from the Major Midgets, and goalie Blade Mann-Dixon, reassigned from Saint John, rejoins the team, and is expected to start Saturday night when the ‘Cats host the Pictou County Weeks Crushers at 7:00 at the AppleDome.

Halifax Shopping Center Fire

By Rick Fleming via Erica Munn. Last updated: 2014-11-27 09:03:22

There has been a fire at the Halifax Shopping Center on Mumford.

Emergency crews are on the scene.

No one will be allowed into the mall until at least 10:30 this morning after an air quality assessment is done.

It's believed the blaze started in a compactor.

AVRSB bus advisory

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-27 05:43:39

The Annapolis Valley Regional School Board has told its drivers to use their discretion in Hants county areas because of localized flooding.

Operation Christmas Underway in Annapolis Royal

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-27 04:16:43

Annapolis Royal RCMP have kicked off Operation Christmas, an effort to reduce impaired driving during the holidays.

Police will join members of MADD at various checkstops to remind you to arrange a ride home if you've been drinking.

Kentville cops collar drug suspects

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-27 04:16:02

Kentville police went to what was called a violent armed robbery downtown last night, they determined that violence wasn't involved; but drugs were.

The victim had agreed to buy $200 worth, but the culprits took the cash and split without giving them up.

A man and a woman were arrested yesterday morning, charged with theft under $5,000, and will be in court in January.

The body of the son of the Kings North MLA has been found

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-27 04:14:46

The body of a 21 year old hiker found in the Cape Split area yesterday morning has been indentified as Caleb Lohr, the son of Kings North MLA John Lohr.

The younger Lohr, who was involved in a incident last month in the Northwest Arm Area of Halifax; was due to appear at the Nova Scotia mental health Court in Dartmouth yesterday.

Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture meeting in Truro

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-27 04:13:31

The Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture holds its Annual General Meeting and Trade Show today and Friday at the Best Western Glengarry in Truro.

Keynote speakers include pollster Don Mills on Nova Scotia's future.

The Environmental Farm Stewardship Award will also be handed out.

Details are available on the NSFA website.

Sports scores

By Rick Fleming. Last updated: 2014-11-27 04:12:31

In the Q League, Cape Breton beat Sherebrooke 4 to 3 in a shootout.

NHL action had the Penguins over the Leafs 4 to 3 in overtime, it was the Jets beating the Sabres 2 to 1, and the Flames blanked San Jose 2 to zip.

In basketball, it was the Raptors over Atlanta 126 to 115.

News stories from 2014-11-26.