NEWS FOR DECEMBER 19/14
Windsor RCMP have charged a man with theft after someone stole a donation box of money from a store in Garland's Crossing.
The money was intended for 2 year old Gavin Rolfe who's battling cancer.
The Mounties have not released the man's name, but say he's a 50 year old from Windsor.
He'll be in court January 20th.
The community came together after the theft and with the help of K-Rock and Central Home Improvement raised over 31 hundred dollars for Gavin.
Arrests have been made in Alberta in connection with the death of a Wolfville native.
The body of 25 year old Patrick Whidden was found in a field outside of Edson on Sunday, a week after he'd been reported missing.
Police have now charged 2 twenty year old Alberta men with first degree murder and indignity to human remains.
Whidden still has relatives in the Wolfville area, but had been working in Alberta for about the last 6 years.
Another nice break at the pumps this week has sent the price of gas below a dollar a litre.
It fell 4.1 cents a litre and has now fallen almost 17 cents in the last three weeks.
It's now over 31 cents a litre cheaper than it was a year ago.
The Liberal government is reconsidering its opposition to gasoline price regulation.
Premier Stephen McNeil said yesterday it's an issue that isn't really concerning consumers right now.
The Liberals opposed regulation since the system was introduced in 2006 to stabilize price fluctuations and to help save struggling rural retailers.
But McNeil said the market has changed since then.
He says the government doesn't want to undermine a business model that has already dealt with some of the issues in rural communities.
Kings North M.L.A. John Lohr has come up with another suggestion to make a section of Highway 101 safer.
He'd like to see a no-passing zone established from St. Croix to Falmouth.
He says there's no need for passing zones when there's divided highway on each end.
He had earlier asked for jersey barriers to be installed, but the Transportation Minister says there's not enough room.
Two people have been killed on the highway near Falmouth in the last year and a half including a 24 year old woman earlier this month.
Hundreds of people marched in silence to the office of Dalhousie University's president to demand the expulsion of dentistry students accused of posting misogynistic messages online.
The group of about 200 gathered in front of the university's dentistry school today to read speeches panning the university's response to messages posted on Facebook about female students in the faculty.
Jordan Roberts, who helped organize the protest, says Dalhousie University should have expelled the male students rather than opt for a restorative justice process.
University president Richard Florizone says some of the women have chosen restorative justice, which is an informal and confidential resolution procedure that includes the parties involved.
The latest scam in the province is targetting Nova Scotia Power customers.
It's a telephone scam in which the caller says the customers account is in arrears and the balance owing must be paid with a pre-paid credit card or the power will be cut off.
Nova Scotia Power says they're not making the calls and they do not ask for payment with a pre-paid credit card.
The provincial government is spending up to $6.5 million over seven years in payroll rebates for Lockheed Martin Canada.
The government says the company will be required to maintain 200 positions at its Halifax offices and is being encouraged to create 70 more jobs.
Earlier this year, Lockheed Martin signed a four-year, $180 million contract with the New Zealand government to update two of its frigates.
Nova Scotia Business Inc. says all of the software and engineering work required for that contract will be done at Lockheed Martin Canada's Halifax offices.
The town of Kentville is the only community in Atlantic Canada to benefit this year from Weston Bakeries "Seeding Stronger Communities" program.
Kentville is getting 12 thousand dollars to support after school programs.
Some of the money will go to some very unique equipment for "Bubble Soccer" where players are wrapped in protective bubbles and then play soccer.