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Nova Star helps in marine research

80% decline in phytoplankton
Some evening this October when the weather forecast calls for clear skies, William Balch and three other researchers from the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences will drive a truck into the belly of the Nova Star ferry.

The truck carries a 20-foot container that serves as their laboratory.

Yet more ER closures at Roseway Hospital

In what appears to be an increasingly common occurance, SouthWest Health annouced Tuesday four more closures fdor the ER department at Rsoeway Hospital in Shelburne.

In addition to being closed for 11 hours Tuesday night, the ER will shut down on these dates and times:

Early Years Centre opens in Yarmouth

Families in Yarmouth and surrounding areas, now have access to more services and supports for young children because of the new Early Years Centre for Yarmouth Central School, accordinmg to a government news release Tuesday.

Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey officially opened the centre Sept. 23. This is the first centre in the Tri-County Regional School Board and is across the street from the Yarmouth Central School.

Roseway ER closed Friday

Shelburne’s Roseway Hospital Emergency Department will be closed on September 26, starting at 8 p.m. until 8 a.m. Saturday, September 27.

This closure is because a physician is not available.

Shelburne area residents requiring emergency services during the hours of closure should visit the nearest open Emergency Department or Collaborative Emergency Centre. Please call first to ensure it is open.

2nd Annual Starlight Festival

The second annual Starlight Festival, organized by Nova Scotia's Société Touristique Bon Temps d'Argyle, will kick off Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Yarmouth wins top honours in Communities in Bloom

It was announced Saturday at the National Communities in Bloom Conference in Charlottetown PEI that the Town of Yarmouth has won the National Award for the Best Town in Canada in the 5001 - 9000 population category.

Big whirligig weekend for Shelburne

"Job killing" Liberal budget deficit shows incompetent management, says PC critic

Progressive Conservative Finance critic Tim Houston says the McNeil Liberals’ incompetence is getting in the way of job creation and balancing the budget, accoring to a news release Monday.

Liberal Finance Minister Diana Whalen confirmed in a news conference Monday that the project provincial deficit is expected to be $274.5 million, rather than the $279 million projected previously.

Port Mouton featured in coastal research project

New Research Will Support Nova Scotia’s Coastal Communities