A St. FX hockey player has been named an alternate captain for Team Canada at a tournament in Italy. Robert Slaney will get the `A` on his jersey for the team made up entirely of AUS players. Jenna Pitts and Alex Normore of St. FX are suiting up for the women’s team. They beat Spain 13-nothing today. (No score yet for men’s game against Japan)
The Dr. JH Gillis Boy’s Hockey Team is heading south of the border for a tournament. The Royals will play their first game Friday at the American Cup Tournament in Lake Placid in the state of New York. Their first game is against a team from Toronto, then later in the day they’ll face off with a Montreal area school.
A young woman was struck by a car in Pictou as she was walking along a street in the town. The 19 year old was taken to hospital with non life threatening injuries. The driver of the Toyota Corolla was not hurt. Police say they want to remind drivers and pedestrians that road safety is a shared responsibility. A 17 year old girl was struck by a pick-up truck at a crosswalk in Bedford. She wasn’t seriously hurt. Police are looking for the driver of the pick-up, a man believed to be in his 20s.
Sunday marks a milestone chapter for St. James United Church in Antigonish. It’s a celebration for the completion of renovations. Nearly 900-thousand dollars in pledges and donations was raised. Capital Campaign Chairperson Brian Mac Leod says volunteers and people working behind the scenes are the back-bone of the project.
Mac Leod and his colleagues are extending an invitation to one and all to attend the celebration on Sunday. A special dedication service starts at 10:30am, refreshments at 11:30 and the Ribbon Cutting ceremony starts at noon.
The superintendent of the Strait Regional School Board says he and his colleagues want to help students and their families make a smooth transition when transferring to another school. Ford Rice says previously, parents were to apply for a transfer by August 21st and by November 30th for the second semester. But a new policy puts the deadline two weeks into the start of the year– and two weeks into the second semester. Rice says that gives parents a better opportunity to decide if a transfer is necessary. He says there is a variety of reasons for transfers.
Rice says “transition meetings“ are set up for families that involve principals from the pervious and receiving schools– and transportation is often an important issue to discuss because there are sometimes challenges.
An Antigonish County man is going to trial on a number of charges, including Attempted Murder. A provincial court judge ruled yesterday there was enough to send the case of Sterling Robert Patridge of North Grant to trial on five of the seven charges he faced. Other charges include unlawful confinement, uttering threats, assault with a weapon and careless use of a firearm.
A date for his trial is expected to be set when he appears in Nova Scotia Supreme Court on January 7th. Partridge earlier elected trial by Supreme Court Judge and Jury. Partridge was charged in connection with an incident at a home in North Grant on July 16th, where a 55-year-old woman had been assaulted. She escaped the home with minor injuries.
Two Antigonish area projects have received funding from the Rural Communities Foundation of Nova Scotia. Five thousand dollars is being provided to the Rural Youth Leadership Project, led by the Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre and Sexual Assault Services Association. The money will be used to train youth facilitators in the Healthy Relationships/Violence Prevention Program in Grade 9 Health classes. Program Coordinator Laura Swaine says the facilitators touch on a number of topics.
The foundation has also awarded 37-hundred and 50 dollars to Kitchen Table Green Economics, a collaboration of the Ecology Action Centre and Sustainable Antigonish. Sustainable Antigonish co-chair Elizabeth Lange says the project will revive the study clubs of the Antigonish Movement. This time, Lange says it will be used to learn more about the green economy, who is working in it now, and identify future opportunities.
The project has also received five thousand dollars from the Centre for Regional Studies at St. FX.
Fifty one small businesses are getting help to get a new product to market, or closer to it. They are receiving vouchers, or credit notes, for professional support and advice from Nova Scotia universities and colleges, as part of the province’s Productivity and Innovation Voucher Program. Cape Breton Richmond MLA Michel Samson is the minister responsible. He says these small businesses from across the province will benefit from the wealth of expertise available at universities and colleges, including St. FX. Forty one businesses are receiving vouchers of up to $15,000 for advice and services from academic experts in areas such as field testing, prototyping, product design and feasibility studies. Ten businesses are receiving vouchers of up to $25,000 to help build on work from a previous voucher. Local business included are: Antigonish NRG Sports Inc., Antigonish Spicy Cravings, New Glasgow FiddleHop Farms, Lobsters R US St. Peter’s and Arichat SkySquirrel Technologies Inc., Cap Le Moine.
Port Hawkesbury RCMP are investigating a hit and run. The Mounties say it occurred at 1:30pm today. They say a grey 2010 Hyundai Elantra parked at the Canadian Tire store on Reeves Street is damaged on the passenger side fender. A description of a suspect vehicle is not available. If you have information, contact Crime Stoppers or RCMP.
There’s a Christmas Winter Wonderland in Downtown Antigonish that’s sparking excitement for the kids and the young at heart. The People’s Place Library is home to the Seventh Annual Antigonish Festival of Trees. It’s in support of the Antigonish-Guysborough Early Childhood Intervention Program. Brenda Mac Innis is the executive director.
Tickets are available to win over 5-thousand dollars in prizes. More events are taking place on Saturday. It starts with ornament making with cookies and milk at 1pm. And the Festival of Trees Draw starts at 3pm.
A St. FX hockey player has been named an alternate captain for Team Canada at a tournament in Italy. Robert Slaney will get the `A` on his jersey for the team made up entirely of AUS players. Jenna Pit... read the rest.
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