A charge has been laid regarding the Campbellton snake incident

By Rick Fleming - with files from the Tribune. Last updated: 2015-03-31 05:16:39

Following the deaths of two Campbellton boys in August of 2013, a charge has been laid.

The Tribune reports that Jean-Claude Savoie, formerly of Campbellton; is facing one charge so far of criminal negligence causing death.

Autopsies found that Noah and Connor Barthe, 4 and 6 years old respectively, died during a sleepover by being asphyxiated by a 45-kilogram African rock python in an apartment above Savoie’s exotic pet store, Reptile Ocean.

It's believed that the snake managed to escape from its enclosure, and fell through the ceiling near where the boys were sleeping on the floor.

A Sydney business gets a 300K boost

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-03-31 05:13:31

"Protocase" of Sydney, which serves over 8000 customers worldwide; is getting $300,000 in funding from ACOA.

The grant will help the company do equipment and infrastructure enhancements.

Bridgetown's final council meeting is this evening

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-03-31 05:11:06

Bridgetown's last-ever council meeting is tonight (Tuesday) at 7:00 at the Legion.

Tomorrow (Wednesday), the former town will officially dissolve into Annapolis County.

Former Mayor Horace Hurlburt will be sworn-in as a county councilor in Annapolis Royal, followed by an open house.

A Meteghan firm will build the new Digby Neck ferry

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-03-31 05:10:18

A.F. Theriault and Sons of Meteghan has been contracted to build the new Digby Neck ferry.

It'll replace the aging Joe Casey, which will be used as a spare.

The new ferry will be 35 metres long, 13 metres wide and capable of accommodating 18 cars, and is expected to be ready by late next year.

Acadia vaccination schedule

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-03-31 05:08:36

The second phase of the meningitis vaccinations has begun at Acadia.

The clinics began last month after two student cases of the virus' "B" strain, including one fatal.

The clinics are at the Fountain Commons today and tomorrow before resuming after the Easter break.

In addition, Hollywood journalist Liz Crokin is launching her book "Malice" at Acadia this afternoon.

It chronicles her battle with life-threatening viral meningitis and its effects.

The event is at the Student Union building at 5:00.

Kentville person to be released with conditions after serving his time

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-03-31 05:08:03

A Kentville man is about to be released from prison after serving a two year sentence for trying to lure a child over the internet.

The Parole Board is imposing several conditions on Andrew Christopher Barrett who must live in a halfway house to start and stay away from places where children may be. He's not allowed access to the internet.

Barrett was charged in 2013 after the Internet Child Exploitation Unit investigated a complaint that originated in Lower Sackville.

A Greenhill blaze destroys a mobile home

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-03-31 05:07:12

A Hants County man in his 60s wasn't hurt but his mobile home was gutted in a weekend fire. The man is now staying with relatives after his home was destroyed in the blaze in Greenhill west of Mt. Uniacke. The Red cross is helping with emergency supplies.

The NKEC Titans take the Division 2 NSSAF Provincial Championship crown

By Rick Fleming. Last updated: 2015-03-31 05:04:23

The North Kings Educational Centre(NKEC Titans) Senior Boys Hockey team won the division 2 NSSAF Provincial Championship this past Sunday.

They won 4 consecutive games, including the championship game against the Eastern Shore schooners 4 to 1.

Charlottetown beat Sherbrooke 5 to 2.

Tampa Bay got past the Habs 5 to 3.

It was the Raptors over Houston 99 to 96.

The Celtics topped Charlotte 116 to 104.

News stories from 2015-03-30.