NEWS FOR APRIL 21/2015
A Kings County high school is in a hold and secure mode this morning.
RCMP are investigating a possible external threat made on social media against a student at Central Kings.
The Valley Regional School Board says students and staff are safe and are continuing normal activities, but the entrances are being controlled.
Because the town of Kentville has received numerous inquiries about the relocation of the library they provided an update yesterday.
The library will need a new home next spring because of the relocation of the Cornwallis River bridge.
The town issued a Request for Proposals and is currently considering 4 potential downtown locations.
Their preference is to see the library move into a currently vacant space.
The town is now paying about 35 thousand dollars a year for building related expenses.
The search for a new location has neen ongoing for about 10 years.
Four members of the British navy who are charged with sexual assault are out on bail.
Simon Radford, Joshua Finbow, Craig Stoner and Darren Smalley were released from custody on conditions yesterday in Halifax.
The Crown alleges the men participated in a group sexual assault in a barracks at CFB Shearwater on April 10th.
Crown attorney Scott Morrison says the men were participating in a hockey tournament with local Armed Forces personnel when they were arrested.
Canadian Blood Services says this winter was taxing on the blood supply in the Maritimes.
The agency's director of donor relations says 60 blood donor clinics in the region were cancelled over the winter, the most in its history.
Peter MacDonald says the agency has a blood reserve so patients have not been affected, but it needs to restock supplies.
The service has imported blood from the national reserve, but MacDonald says that doesn't address the shortfall of 2,300 units it expected to collect during the winter.
He says it is the first time the agency has had to use the national inventory in the Maritimes.
The province's opposition parties say legislation aimed at allowing the government to collect a lobster marketing levy is short on specifics.
Fisheries Minister, Keith Colwell, says a change to the Fisheries and Coastal Resources Act would enable the province to collect a financial contribution through regulations once the industry decides what form it will take.
Lobster fishermen in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island have agreed to the collection of a marketing levy, which was first proposed in 2013.
Jury selection resumed today in the case of two people charged in the death of Loretta Saunders.
The trial of Blake Leggette and Victoria Henneberry, each charged with first-degree murder, began yesterday in Supreme Court.
Leggette and Henneberry were arrested in Ontario and brought to the province to face the charges last year.
The 26-year-old woman's body was found in a wooded area off the Trans-Canada Highway in New Brunswick.