NEWS FOR JULY 25/14
A former civilian employee faces a fraud charge in connection with over 400-thousand dollars reported missing at 14 Wing Greenwood.
Military investigators say 55 year old Karen Lorraine Byers faces one count of fraud over five thousand dollars and she will appear in court September, 29th.
Byers is a former employee of the military family resource centre at 14 Wing.
The investigation followed a complaint that money had been misappropriated from the resource centre.
Two local communities will benefit from almost 800 thousand dollars the province is spending on infrastructure projects.
Port Williams is getting over 127 thousand dollars for replacement of its wasterwater disinfection system.
Windsor is getting over 187 thousand for Stannus Street water and sewer and road upgrades.
The province is also spending over 167 thousand on 9 transit projects with Kings Transit getting funding for a transit strategy study.
The provincial government is spending 1.7 billion dollars on front line health care this fiscal year.
The government has approved the business plans for the 9 district health authorities and the IWK.
The Valley is getting 117 million dollars, only Capital Health, Cape Breton and the IWK are getting more.
This is the last year for this model of funding because as of April 1st there will only be one district health authority for the province and a seperate board for the IWK.
It was a good year in the gambling business in Atlantic Canada.
Atlantic Lottery had 1.06 billion dollars in revenue in the fiscal year that ended March 31st, which included increases in both sales and profit.
But people who buy tickets had a good year too with over 384 million dollars in prizes handed out, that was the most by far in recent years.
Meanwhile, the Nova Scotia Provincial Lotteries and Casino Corporation says over 123 million dollars in gambling revenue was turned over to the government.
A provincial court judge is expected to decide next Friday whether two people accused in the death of Loretta Saunders will go to trial.
The two accused, 26-year-old Blake Leggette and his 28-year-old girlfriend Victoria Henneberry, are charged with first-degree murder in Saunders's death.
A preliminary hearing is expected to wrap up today
Halifax police say they won't lay charges after a woman was killed in a crosswalk in May.
The 57-year-old woman was hit in the neighbourhood of Dartmouth while riding a motorized scooter in a marked crosswalk.
The police investigation concluded that the ``do not walk'' signal was being displayed at the time.
The company whose charter bus was involved in a collision in Nova Scotia that killed one person says it's reaching out to the other injured passengers.
Pennsylvania-based Executive Coach says all 10 people injured in the crash have returned home.
The company says it will contact each passenger and arrange in-person meetings to discuss their personal needs and offer assistance.
The bus was carrying 21 people, including the driver, when it went off the road on the Cabot Trail highway on July 13th and landed on its side.
There isn't a huge change at the pumps this week.
The price of gas is down a half cent per litre.
It's not a big drop, but it's still 3.5 cents less than what we were paying this time last year.