Centerville Snowmobiler Claims Bragging Rights From PEI Race, Weekend sports

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-01-31 07:59:40

The hockey Axemen played the UNB Varsity Reds in Fredericton Friday night, the Axemen lost 2-1. They head to Moncton Saturday night.

The Valley Summit Hyundai Junior Wildcats are back in action this weekend as they head to Amherst to take on the Ramblers Saturday night.

The Valley Maple Leafs hosted the Brookfield Elks in Windsor Friday night, the Leafs won 8-2.

The playoff hunt begins for the Valley CIBC Wood Gundy Wildcats as they visit Halifax for 2 games against the McDonalds Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. It’s a weekend homestand for the struggling Kings Mutual Bantam Wildcats, who host the Landmark Gulls Saturday at 7:00, and the Accel Hawks Sunday at 2:15.

And with a sure sign that spring isn't too far away, the Hantsport Junior Shamrocks will be conducting indoor baseball training at the Louis Millet Center in New Minas Sunday morning at 11, with a $5 per session cost.

Universite Sainte-Anne Students To Participate in Day of Action

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-01-31 07:56:59

Students across the province will be taking part in a Provincial Student Day of Action this coming Wednesday in support of restored government funding to post secondary education, reduced tuition fees, and more needs-based student grants. Student leaders note tuitions have increased 12% since a 4-year freeze was dropped, and a further 3% increase has been set for next academic year, making Nova Scotia one of the least accessible places to pursue post-secondary education within the country.

Universite Sainte-Anne students are invited to meet outside the Gustave-Blanche building at 1:00PM, and more information is available at feb4.ca.

Gaelic Studies Bursary Available

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-01-31 07:56:37

Nova Scotians have a bursary from the Scottish Government to further their study of Gaelic language and culture in Scotland. Funded by the Scots and administered by Gaelic Affairs, recipients must be at least 18 and been accepted into a two-week course either in Scotland or via distance learning. Contact Gaelic Affairs for more, and slainte mhath!

NS Women Work Full-Time More Than Any Province

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-01-31 07:56:20

A study released this week by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives shows Nova Scotia has the most women working full time in relation to men in Canada. But, only Alberta has a higher gender wage gap.

The main reason is men and women still tend to work in different industries.

Agreement Leads To Community Management Of NS Forest

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-01-31 07:56:05

The signing of an agreement between the province and the Kempt-based Medway Community Forest Co-operative Friday signaled the beginning of community management of a forest, the first of its kind in Eastern Canada. The three-year project covers 15,000 hectares of provincial Crown land, and you can learn more at medwaycommunityforest.com.

Northern Pulp Mill To Reduce Emissions

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-01-31 07:55:49

The Northern Pulp Mill in Pictou County has a new industrial permit, where reductions in emissions and effluent are going to be phased in over five years. The mill has been blasted for years for its pollution.

News stories from 2015-01-30.