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A chance to be active in your community on Heritage Day. The Yarmouth County Community Health Board and Yarmouth Recreation will host a wellness walk Monday at 10 a.m. Organizer Tony Dorrian says it will start in Hebron. "We'll start in the Maple Grove parking lot, and we'll take advantage of the new walking paths...
Kevin Northup Feb 16, 2024 Shoes Fame
The closure of Riverside Lobster in Meteghan is being felt across the region. The Municipality of Clare reacting to this week's news that the facility will be closed permanently. Speaking on behalf of the municipality, communications officer Anique Dugas says the closure is unfortunate. "Situations like this are n...
Kevin Northup Feb 16, 2024
A 43-year old man is dead after a crash in Meteghan. It happened just after midnight as a vehicle left the road on Highway 1 and ended up in the ditch. The man from Meteghan was pronounced dead at the scene. The highway was closed between Meteghan and Salmon River. It re-opened around 10 a.m.
Kevin Northup Feb 16, 2024
The Mariners have three big divisional games this long weekend. It starts Friday night at home against Amherst, then they'll visit Truro Saturday. Yarmouth will round out the weekend with a Monday afternoon Heritage Day game against Pictou County at Mariners Centre. Things are very close in the division, the Mariners s...
Kevin Northup Feb 16, 2024
The Town of Yarmouth approved their $3.6 million capital budget. Some of the big projects this year include continued support of Mariners Centre Expansion, and money for two new fire trucks. Mayor Pam Mood says getting the list together is a process. "You get the directors of each department together and ask what ...
Kevin Northup Feb 15, 2024
Riverside Lobster in Meteghan will not re-open. Parent company Champlain Seafoods announced the permanent closure of the lobster processing facility today. Operations were shutdown in October due to low catch landings. The company says they understand the impact of the difficult decision on the local community. They sa...
Kevin Northup Feb 13, 2024
Another tight game for the Yarmouth Mariners. They beat Valley 5-4 in overtime at Mariners Centre Monday night in front of nearly 1,100 fans. Will Chisholm scored twice, including the game winner two minutes into the extra frame. Yarmouth held a 2-0 lead early on goals by Chisholm and Jared Pitman. But Valley fought ba...
Kevin Northup Feb 13, 2024
The Yarmouth Mariners hope to get back in the win column. They host the Wildcats in a rare Monday night game at Mariners Centre. The Mariners have lost two in a row, including a 6-5 shootout defeat to Valley on Thursday, and a 3-1 loss to the Bearcats at home Friday. They sit one point back of Pictou County for a playo...
Kevin Northup Feb 12, 2024
The Yarmouth Mariners came back to get a big point in the Valley. But they couldn't finish the job, falling 6-5 in a shootout Thursday night. Five different Mariners lit the lamp, Cole McKeigan tied it with six seconds left in the third. The Mariners trailed 3-0 in the second period. Will Forbes took the loss in goal, ...
Kevin Northup Feb 09, 2024
The Yarmouth Mariners visit the last-place Valley Wildcats on Thursday night. Every game is big for Yarmouth, as they sit two points back of Pictou County and Truro for the last playoff spot in their division. The Mariners return home tomorrow night to take on the Bearcats. They'll have the weekend off before hosting V...
Kevin Northup Feb 08, 2024
The Municipality of Yarmouth is looking to sell a historic landmark. It's the Port Maitland Fog Alarm Building on Shore Road. The municipality says they'd like to sell it below market value to a non-profit organization. They've got a call for expressions out to those groups. The successful bidder would have to maintain...
Kevin Northup Feb 08, 2024
A sod-turning ceremony for Barrington's new recreation centre. The $8.9 million facility will be built next to the Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena on Sherose Island. The province contributed $6 million. Shelburne MLA Nolan Young says a project like this does so much for local residents. "When you look at recreation i...
Kevin Northup Feb 07, 2024
The 'CAT' ferry's season will be a bit longer in 2024. The Bay Ferries vessel will run between Yarmouth and Bar Harbor, Maine for a third consecutive season, starting May 17. In the first few weeks the ferry will not run Tuesday and Wednesday's but will begin daily trips on June 20. The last crossings will happen on Oc...
Kevin Northup Feb 06, 2024
RCMP in Meteghan are seeking the public's help to find a vehicle they believe was involved in a hit and run in Church Point. Police say on January 27th, an ATV and pickup truck collided on Patrice Road. The Black GMC Sierra took off, driving onto a neighboring property. The 49-year-old man on the ATV was transported to...
Kelli Rickard Feb 06, 2024 waferboard / CC
A thriller at the Fishtank. Jared Pitman scored the shootout winner for the Yarmouth Mariners, as they beat Miramichi 6-5 Saturday night. The Mariners went down 4-0 in the second period, but rallied to tie it early in the third. Head Coach and GM Laurie Barron says his team showed resiliency. "We're fighting for o...
Kevin Northup Feb 05, 2024
The latest forecast is warning residents of eastern Nova Scotia and Cape Breton to get ready for a lot more snow. Hazardous winter conditions are expected as this multi-day storm lingers over the Maritimes. Environment Canada is now forecasting 50 to 100 cm by Monday afternoon for some parts of Nova Scotia The national...
Steve MacArthur Feb 03, 2024 joshua twentythree / CC
The Yarmouth Mariners ended a four-game losing streak in Pictou County. They beat the Crushers 5-2 Thursday night to move within two points of them for the last playoff spot in the division. Michael Marquez and Nathan Mossey each had a goal and an assist, and Thomas Fontaine stopped 20 shots. Yarmouth has the day off b...
Kevin Northup Feb 02, 2024
Work on the Tusket overpass has resumed. The bridge rehabilitation project got back underway earlier this week. Argyle MLA Colton LeBlanc says the contractor is finishing the joint installation and guardrail work. Then, the focus will move underneath the bridge to structural elements. The Department of Public Works say...
Kevin Northup Feb 02, 2024
A Weymouth man is facing over a dozen charges, including four counts of arson. The 30-year-old was arrested after several incidents in St. Joseph in recent weeks. RCMP say they responded to four reports of attempted arson at a property on Patrice Road over a nine-day period. He was caught in the act by witnesses the fi...
Kevin Northup Feb 01, 2024
The Yarmouth Mariners fell 5-3 to the Truro Bearcats on the road. The game picked up from the second period Wednesday night, with the Bearcats leading 2-0. Ice issues in Truro earlier in January postponed the remainder of the game. The Mariners will look to put the loss behind them as they visit the Pictou County Crush...
Kevin Northup Feb 01, 2024
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