Government may be looking for a new ferry operator

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-10-21 06:40:19

The Economic Development Minister isn't saying if the McNeil Government is looking for another company to operate the Yarmouth ferry.

Michel Samson says he hasn't seen any concrete proposals from groups who may be interested in running the operation which has cost the government up to $26 million dollars this year. Samson refuses to say if the government has asked for proposals. He says they're focused on working with Nova Star to improve the economic outlook for the next sailing season.

Samson has said in the past that with the expiry of the original subsidy agreement, the province would be able to look for another operator. He isn't saying if that's what it's doing. He also says he hasn't received any word from Nova Star on whether it's lined up any work for the winter for the big cruise ferry.

Alleged bike gang member charged

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-10-21 06:39:46

A man and a woman face drug charges after a search warrant was executed yesterday in Sherwood Park between Dunbrack and the Bedford Highway.

Police searched a residence on Chelmsford Place and found a large quantity of cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. 39 year old Tammy May Bishop and 32 year old David James Bishop each face drug charges. Police say David Bishop is a member of the Bacchus Motorcycle Club. He was remanded in custody until December 4th. She was released on bail.

Historic anchor found

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-10-21 06:39:19

They found an historic anchor during excavations at the Dockyard...an anchor from Canada's first warship.

The anchor, believed to be from HMCS Niobe, was found by an excavation crew. After the huge anchor was uncovered, experts were brought in to determine its age and history....and they believe it's from the Niobe which was Canada's first navy ship...bought from Britain in 1910. It survived the Halifax Explosion while anchored not from the the blast site.

Pier 21 closes for expansion construction

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-10-21 06:39:00

Historic Pier 21 is closing its doors temporarily as it undergoes a major renovation. They are going to double the size of the Canadian Museum of Immigration over the winter and add some new exhibits. It'll reopen in May.

Pier 21 was the gateway to Canada for one million immigrants between 1928 and 1971.<

Vital tests at Abercrombie mill

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-10-21 06:38:37

More testing is underway at the Northern Pulp Mill in Pictou County. The Environment Department expects the latest emissions test will indicate whether a fix to a problem with the mill's boiler last month worked as planned and reduced emissions.

Independant consulting firm Stantec Consulting is carrying out the tests this week which are required under a compliance order issued to the mill in August. The paper mill has until May 30 to get its air quality emissions under control or the McNeil Government will close it down.

This has been a problem for many years and many area residents are nagry the pill is stil spewing out emissions. They want it closed down now. The mill's owners have indicated if it's closed now it may never reopen.,

Another tampered-with potato found

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-10-21 06:38:01

Another sewing needle has turned up in a PEI potato...this time in Labrador City. That makes seven needles found so far.

RCMP say this latest needle was also in potatoes from Linkletter Farms in Summerside and was bought before the first needle was found in Newfoundland.

Nobody has been hurt by any of the needles. RCMP are asking consumers to continue checking their potatoes for any evidence of tampering and call them if they find anything.

Health Minister on Ebola

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-10-21 06:37:36

The Harper Government won't be sending any more nurses or doctors to West Africa to help contain the deadly Ebola virus without a solid evacuation plan in place first. Health Minister Rona Ambrose also told the Commons yesterday Canada's response has been swift in getting protective medical equipment shipped to the countries at the centre of the outbreak.

SPORTS

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-10-21 06:37:08

The Oilers have finally won their first game of the season, after starting with five losses, beating Tampa Bay 3-2 in the only NHL game on the schedule.

In the Monday Night Football game...Ben Roethlisberger passed for two touchdowns as the Steelers rallied to beat Houston Texans 30-23.

The World Series gets underway tonight in Kansas City as the Royals take on the San Francisco Giants with both teams making it to the big series from the wildcard spot.

News stories from 2014-10-20.