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Citizens encouraged to attend Shelburne council meeting Wednesday night

Racial incident to be addressed by RCMP commander
Community activists are encouraging Shelburne residents to attend the Town Council meeting on Wednesday evening to express their concerns about the repercussions of a racially-charged incident on Halloween night.

The Council has invited Shelburne RCMP detachment commander Sgt. Ben Parry to attend the 7:00pm meeting to discuss the incident with Council.

RCMP to appear Wednesday at Shelburne council to discuss racial tensions, hit-and-run

RCMP role in incident questioned
RCMP Sgt. Ben Parry has been asked to appear at the Dec 17 Shelburne Town Council meeting to discuss an allegedly racial incident which occured Halloween night in which a fight at a party led to a hit-and-run on Highway 103, which left two local boys seriously injured.

No fish plant in Shelburne any time soon, says Cooke

Bait and switch in the fish business?
Billion-dollar, New Brunswick-based multinational Cooke Aquaculture has recently informed the Town of Shelburne that it does not intend to follow through on its promise to build a $150-million fish processing plant in the Town anytime soon.

Aquaculture review goes to government

The long-awaited report from the Independent Aquaculture Regulatory Review Panel was released Tuesday by Panel members Professors Meinhard Doelle and William Lahey, of the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, who were appointed to conduct the review in April 2013. The release of the panel's report is the final step in the regulatory review of the aquaculture sector in Nova Scotia, according to a government news release.

Book of Negroes previews online


"I have been across the big river..."

The mini-series based on Lawrence Hill's award-winning novel, "The Book of Negroes" debuts in Canada on CBC TV on January 7 and plays on BET (USA) during Black History Month just weeks later.

Winning children's rights posters from Shelburne, Lockeport

Hillcrest & Lockeport High winners
Winners have been chosen from schools across the province for this year's poster contest on children's rights and winning entries were chosen from Hillcrest Academy in Shelburne (Chelsea Cook) and Lockeport Regional High. (Abby Garren)

Flying Fox bake Shop set for holiday shopping.

A little gem in Shelburne

Holiday fire safety alert from NS govt

The holiday season is a great time to cook and decorate with family and friends. It is also a time to pay extra attention to fire safety, says a news release Monday from the Department of Municipal Affairs.

"Whether you're trimming a tree, hanging lights, decorating the mantelpiece, lighting candles or cooking for friends and family, I want to remind all Nova Scotians to put safety first," said Municipal Affairs Minister Mark Furey. "By taking some preventative steps, we can help ensure a fire-safe holiday." 

Over the holidays and winter months, remember to:

Tri-County School Board, management get poor grades from AG, special advisor assigned


Casey concerned about AG findings, appoints advisor

Just like a student who fails to meet school standards, the board and management team at Tri-County Regional School Board (Digby, Yarmouth & Shelburne counties) is being put in supervised study.

Opinion: Take the “Temporary” out of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

As Nova Scotia struggles to swim out of the demographic and economic eddy we find ourselves in, we must extend a hand to all levels of immigrants. If we do not accept that all levels of skills are require to buoy business, the province will quickly find entrepreneurs unwilling to risk their own capital on flimsy hope of maybe finding workers.

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