Wharf Rat rally a big success

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-09-01 05:21:39

The tenth annual Wharf Rat Rally has been deemed a big success. Thousands of motorcycles descended on Digby for the weekend.

Organizer Glen Dunn estuimates they had more than 25,000 thanks to the good weather, at least for the beginning of the weekend. Dunn, who is chairman of the event, said they had bikers from all over the U-S and Canada and even from Dubai. The Wharf Rat Rally is worth $9 to $11 million to the local economy.

Valley sports

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-09-01 05:20:29

Baseball is returning to Acadia University this fall after being gone for over a decade.

Acadia will join the Atlantic conference which includes UNB, St. F.X., Saint Mary's and Dalhousie. Tryouts are taking place today at 1:00 at Memorial Park in Kentville. Any Acadia students interested in trying out can contact Mike Reid at reidmd@gov.ns.ca. Acadia will play their first game on September 7 in Cape Breton with the first home game taking place September 13 against Holland College.

Labour Day traffic safety crackdown in Nova Scotia

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-09-01 05:10:53

Police are taking advantage of the Labour Day Long Weekend to remind you about the "Move Over" Law.

This means you must move into the lane the furthest away from emergency vehicles with flashing lights, obey the speed limit, or slow down to 60kmh; whichever is slower, to minimize risks to emergency responders.

Police in the Halifax area alone have handed out almost 100 ticket this year to drivers for failing to obey the move over law.

Pizza delivery person was shot in the backside while on the job in Dartmouth

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-09-01 05:10:14

A pizza delivery man is recovering in hospital after being shot in the rear end while on the job in Halifax.

Police got reports of a shooting on Jamieson Street in Dartmouth early yesterday morning.

The victim was delivering pizza at the time.

Robbery was the apparent motive as the man appeared to be missing money.

He was taken to hospital for surgery.

No arrests have been made yet.

NS emergency crews are getting new equipment

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-09-01 05:09:10

Municipal Affairs Minister Mark Furey recently announced in Lunenburg County that a over a half million dollars will be shared among 47 emergency services providers across the province.

This is designed to help local agencies respond to victims in emergency situations, and provides up to 50% of the cost of items such as personal protection equipment, self contained breathing apparatus, water supply, suppression, communications rescue and thermal imaging equipment, and HAZMAT suits.

An Onslow man is dead following an ATV accident

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-09-01 05:08:21

The RCMP are reporting a fatal all-terrain vehicle crash.

The Mounties say a 40-year-old man is dead after a single-vehicle ATV collision in Bible Hill, just north of Truro, early Saturday morning.

The man, who is from Onslow, was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation is underway.

Fatal motorbike incident in Wilmot

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-09-01 05:07:43

The RCMP are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash.

The Mounties say a 62-year-old man from Halifax is dead after his motorcycle left the road and drove into a power pole Sunday afternoon.

The crash happened in Wilmot in The Valley.

No other vehicles were involved.

News stories from 2014-08-31.