By MNN. Last updated: 2013-05-21 16:49:47
A man has died in an industrial accident in Bayers Lake.
Police say emergency crews were called to 201 Chain Lake Drive around 1:30 this afternoon after a man working in the building was electrocuted.
The man's name isn't being released at this time.
Police and the Labour Department are investigating.
By MNN. Last updated: 2013-05-21 16:49:09
Digby RCMP is investigating a sudden death.
Police say officers and other emergency officials responded to a report of a man with a gunshot wound a little before 2 p.m. yesterday, but the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
The man's name isn't being released until his family is notified.
Police say an autopsy will be conducted in Halifax.
By MNN. Last updated: 2013-05-21 16:47:54
A six-year-old homicide case has been added to Nova Scotia's Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes program.
The Justice Department is offering a $150,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the death of Glenn Bourgeois.
Bourgeois was shot several times on July 21, 2007, in the area of Maynard and Woodill streets.
Halifax Regional Police Chief Jean-Michel Blais says investigators believe there are people with useful information who haven't come forward.
He says he's hopeful the new financial incentive will encourage them to speak up.
By MNN. Last updated: 2013-05-21 16:46:08
A former Annapolis Valley high school student, who started an anti-bullying campaign that has since gone global, is seeking the provincial Progressive Conservative nomination in the riding of Fairview-Clayton Park.
Travis Price gained international attention when he encouraged fellow students to wear pink as a way of combating bullying aimed at a student who had worn a pink polo shirt.
The gesture caught on around the world and is now recognized as a national anti-bullying day every February.
Price feels proud of the contributions he has made to help stop bullying, and is confident he can help make "real and substantive" changes for the people of Clayton Park-Fairview.
Also in the running are Liberal candidate Patricia Arab and New Democrat Abad Khan.
No date has been set for the next provincial election but the NDP is expected to call one this year.
By MNN. Last updated: 2013-05-21 16:45:30
An as yet unnamed Annapolis Valley apple orchard has been placed under quarantine by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
The orchard, referred to only as being near Kentville, has been stricken with a pest known as apple proliferation phytoplasma, and this is the first time it has been detected in North America.
In a press release dated May 17, the CFIA said it was consulting with the provinces and other stakeholders regarding possible regulatory actions.
The pest results in smaller less sweet fruit and symptoms include shoots around axillary buds, leaf rosetting, and enlarged stipules.
The trees affected are Pacific Gala, imported from the US, and while the actual source is unknown, the US Department of Agriculture is testing the nurseries which supplied the affected trees.
By MNN. Last updated: 2013-05-21 16:43:25
Prime Minister Stephen Harper met with his Conservative caucus this morning and brought a message for the assembled MPs and Senators
Harper told those in attendance that he's very upset about how some parliamentarians, and his own office, have conducted themselves.
Conservative Senators Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin were forced from the party caucus late last week over the Senate expense scandal and the prime minister's chief of staff Nigel Wright resigned on Sunday amid allegations he cut Duffy a $90,000 cheque to pay back improperly claimed housing expenses.
Harper warned that any members looking to line their pockets at public expense should leave the room.
He says the Conservatives were elected on a promise to bring greater transparency and accountability to Ottawa and that must be upheld.
By MNN. Last updated: 2013-05-21 07:55:35
A Porters Lake woman was killed in a crash on the Forest Hills extension of the 107 yesterday afternoon. Her car collided head-on with a pickup after she lost controL, hit the shoulder and then veered into the path of the pickup.
The 51 year old woman's name has not been released yet. The 72 year old man driving the pickup broke his ankle and suffered some other minor injuries.
By MNN. Last updated: 2013-05-21 07:55:02
RCMP continue to investigate an accident on the South Shore in which an 80 year old man died on the weekend.
Two men were fishing on Wentzell's Lake near Bridgewater when their small boat capsized. The two men were taken to shore by other boaters. Then Harris Arthur Turner of West Northfield died in hospital later that night. The other man who was 63 was treated and released.
By MNN. Last updated: 2013-05-21 07:54:27
A military helicopter was sent to a lake near Lake Echo yesterday after a small boat capsized.
RCMP say a man contacted them around 8:00 in the morning after the boat, carrying him and his friend, capsized on Trout Lake. His friend has a medical condition that prevented him from walking out to safety, so he called RCMP for help.
A Cormorant helicopter picked up the 51 year old man and flew him to hospital in Halifax where he was treated for exposure.
By MNN. Last updated: 2013-05-21 07:54:02
A 61 year old North Preston man is due in court today after an altercation there Saturday evening.
RCMP got a complaint about a man with a knife, threatening to kill another man in a yard on Walter Amos Drive. When the Mounties got there, the man ran into a nearby house then came back out and three a bucket at the officers and spit at them. Nobody was hurt.
But the 61 year old man is in custody facing a number of charges, including assault with a weapon and assaulting a police officer.
By MNN. Last updated: 2013-05-21 07:53:32
RCMP have arrested three teens in connection with an assault on a Yarmouth cab driver Sunday.
The Cabbie apparently picked up the three teens in Salmon River and drove them into Yarmouth where he was hit in the head. The cabbie was treated by paramedics for minor injuries.
The three suspects took off without paying their fare...but RCMP arrested three teens a short time later. Two 17 year olds from Yarmouth and an 18 year old from Lake Doucette, Digby County, are facing a number of charges including assault with a weapon.
By MNN. Last updated: 2013-05-21 07:51:38
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is expected to talk about the senate expense scandal when he addresses his caucus this morning before heading off on a trade mission to South America.
Harper will be battered by questions about the role played by his former chief of staff Nigel Wright, who quit his job late last week. Wright write a $90,000 cheque to cover Senator Mike Duffy's housing repayment.
The NDP's ethics critic, Charlie Angus, wants the RCMP to investigate Wright's actions.
By MNN. Last updated: 2013-05-21 07:51:11
The search for survivors continues in the southern suburbs of Oklahoma City after a massive tornado hit yesterday flattening the town of Moore, Oklahoma.
The death toll stands at 51 and officials expect that to rise to 90 or more as they dig through the debris. 20 of the dead are children...dozens more were injured when the twister demolished an elementary school.
Witnesses estimate the twister was a mile wide. Weather experts say it had winds of more than 320 kph.
By MNN. Last updated: 2013-05-21 07:50:15
In the NHL Playoffs...the Red Wings have moved ahead in their Western Conference semi-final series against the Blackhawks with a 3-1 win, which gives them a two game to one lead.
The Avalanche will have a new head coach next season...and Hall of Fame goalie Patrick Roy is reportedly the man. Roy played in Colorado for eight seasons and won two Stanleu Cups with them before retiring in 2003.
At the Memorial Cup...Portland Winterhawks beat the London Knights 6-3. The Mooseheads will play the Knights tonight. The herd is 1+1 so far...same as the other three teams.
In baseball...the Blue Jays managed a 7-5 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. The Red Sox lost 6-4 to the White Sox.