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Opinion: Justice denied in Frank Anderson plea

Dan Leger in Chronicle Herald: The plea-bargain conviction last week of former South Shore development czar Frank Anderson brings an unsatisfactory end to a long-running tale of scandal, corruption and the mishandling of public funds.

Shelburne band nominated for Nova Scotia Music Award.

Shelburne band, Killick, is slated to compete with five others for Adadian/Francophone Artist of the Year in the 2014 in the upcoming Nopva Scotia Music Awards by Music Nova Scotia.

Jury at work on new Shelburne film festival

All the evidence has been submitted and now the jury is deliberating.  The latest criminal trial?  Hardly.  This jury is a 3 person panel who have agreed to judge the finalists in the Shelburne Film Expo's “Get Your Shorts On” competition.  “We are fortunate to have a highly experienced panel of judges,” said Rob Stork from SFE in a news release Friday. 

For sail - photo essay

Some great Facebook photos of the terrific young sailors from Shelburne Harbour, including a grand selfie from Tanner Christie. Photos courtesy Guy Tipton.


Numbers up on Nova Star

Manitoba Hal returns to the Sea Dog Friday

Friday night return gig for Shelburne bluesman

Firewood furor from MLAs

Progressive Conservative MLA (Argyle-Barrington) Chris d’Entremont and NDP MLA (Queens - Shelburne) Sterling Belliveau are concerned a shortage of firewood will mean a cold winter for many Nova Scotians and they are calling on the Minister of Natural Resources to address the anticipated shortage.

Feds set to OK aquaculture pollution

from CBC reports: The federal government is proposing new aquaculture regulations that would permit the dumping of harmful substances on the ocean bottom beneath fish farms.

Ottawa says the proposed rules resolve a contradiction — some say an impediment — to the growth of the industry in Canada.

New regs slated to protect children at day-care centres

465 violations - including background checks - found at provincial day-care centres
The department of Education and Early Childhood Development is taking steps to ensure the protection of children at regulated child-care centres across the province, according to a news release Thursday.

Small business confidence trends upward

Nova Scotia’s Business Barometer index showed a slight upward boost in August, rising above the 60 mark for the first time since November 2013, according to a news release from the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses (CFIB). Short-term employment plans, while still less than stellar, are better than we have seen for this point in the year. Nineteen per cent of businesses expect to hire full-time staff in the next few months, compared to nine per cent who plan to cut back.