NEWS FOR AUGUST 20/14
Another delay in the court case of the top administrator in West Hants.
Cheryl Chislett is charged with assault with a weapon after her husband was allegedly attacked with a hammer in the family home in June.
She was expected to enter a plea yesterday, but wasn't in court. Her lawyer got the matter put over to September 16th.
Chislett remains on sick leave from her position as Chief Administrative Officer.
The provincial government is removing a tracking system for video lottery terminal players after concluding it's not meeting objectives.
The My-Play system became mandatory for all VLTs in the province in April 2012.
Under the system, people inserted cards into the machines that allowed them to set spending and time limits as well as to stop play immediately.
When the program was announced, some critics said it was weak because there weren't mandatory restrictions imposed on gamblers.
Andrew Younger, the minister responsible for Part I of the Gaming Control Act, says the system was a reasonable attempt to improve responsible gambling features on VLTs but they didn't reduce play by problem gamblers.
Halifax police have charged a 35 year old man after reports of someone dressed in fatigues and carrying at least one long gun on a city trail.
A man was arrested after multiple police units were called Tuesday to the Clayton Park and Fairview areas.
Police say the situation created fear in the community and tied up considerable resources.
Officers say they seized weapons that looked like assault rifles but were actually airsoft guns.
Jason Keith Gillespie of Halifax faces charges of possession of weapons dangerous to the public peace and mischief.
A brand of coleslaw sold across the Maritimes is being recalled due to concerns about possible listeriosis.
Roy Pope and Sons of Belleisle Creek, New Brunswick is recalling Belleisle Farms brand coleslaw. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says it should be thrown out or returned to the store if you have already purchased it.
It comes in 227 gram packages with a best-before date of Aug. 19.
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. So far, there are no reported illnesses from this coleslaw.
A report by Nova Scotia Power blames inaccurate forecasting and too many roadside trees for hindering its response following post-tropical storm Arthur.
The report, filed by the power company to the province's Utility and Review Board yesterday, says Arthur hit the province with ``far more severity'' than forecasts predicted. Nova Scotia Power says it successfully restored service on a timeline consistent with other utilities in North America.
They also say their past trimming efforts in The Valley were light because of narrower rights of way and a lack of support from property owners and municipal governments who want to preserve ornamental trees. Nova Scotia Power says this caused greater damage from falling trees when the storm hit.
More federal gas tax money is going to Annapolis County.
The feds are contributing over 280 thousand dollars for a new Kings Transit bus.
The new, smaller bus replaces an older vehicle in the western end of the county.
To date, almost 5 and a half million dollars in gas tax money has been made available to Annapolis County.
A 43 year old Middleton woman is in a Halifax hospital after a crash in Lunenburg County on Monday.
RCMP say the woman was driving on Highway 10 in Cherryfield when she slammed into a motor home that was being backed onto the highway.
She was taken to Bridgewater hospital and then transferred to Halifax where she remains in critical condition.
The driver of the motor home wasn't hurt.
The Art Gallery of Ontario is holding an exhibition to honour the vast body of work completed by Wolfvilleartist Alex Colville.
The master painter died last summer at age 92, leaving an artistic legacy that includes famous paintings such as ``Horse and Train'' and ``Target Pistol and Man.''
The Toronto exhibition of over 100 works includes some paintings that have never been shown publicly.
The exhibition opens Saturday, and links Colville's work with contemporary films, music and even a comic book.