A tourist took a tumble at a well-known location in Nova Scotia

By Rick Fleming. Last updated: 2015-07-03 04:55:04

A tourist needed rescue from the water at Peggys Cove yesterday.

The RCMP were called around 4:30 after the Ontario man fell off the rocks, a nearby tour boat got him out.

He's expected to be just fine.

Atlantic Canada summer prognostication

By Rick Fleming. Last updated: 2015-07-03 04:53:55

Environment Canada says Atlantic Canada will have a warmer-than-usual summer.

Senior climatologist David Phillips says we'll beat the usual temperatures until September.

It's expected to also be warmer on the west coast, but cooler than usual in Central Canada.

Kings officials searching for a missing person

By Rick Fleming. Last updated: 2015-07-03 04:50:03

Kings RCMP need your help to find a missing Transmitter Road woman.

64-year-old Jackie Marie Dufault was last seen yesterday morning at 9:45 at home.

She's 5 foot 1, 85 pounds with white hair and was last seen wearing jeans and a grey t-shirt.

Call the police if you have any information.

Stopping for ducks caused an accident on the 101

By Rick Fleming. Last updated: 2015-07-03 04:48:31

The R-C-M-P are looking for a driver who stopped to let ducks cross the 101 and caused a serious crash.

A motorcycle ran into a car that had stopped behind the first vehicle near Wolfville yesterday morning.

The rider, a sixtysomething man from Upper Rawdon; was taken to hospital with serious injuries, and the vehicle that stopped for the ducks didn't stay at the scene.

A Yarmouth man deals with a damaged racing wheelchair

By Rick Fleming. Last updated: 2015-07-03 04:47:11

Ryan Shay of Yarmouth is getting by with a repair job and some borrowed parts after his 6 thousand dollar custom-built racing wheelchair was damaged on a WestJet flight to the track and field nationals in Edmonton.

The airline says it has a maximum liability cap, and could only offer him 19-hundred dollars.

He's still talking with them to see if anything else can be done.

Possible plan for the Kings County Municipal Airport

By Rick Fleming. Last updated: 2015-07-03 04:46:06

Kings County council has given it's OK for the Warden and other officials to meet with local aviation people regarding a temporary move of aircraft from the Kings County Municipal Airport to the Digby-Annapolis Regional Airport.

One pilot though said that could present some issues, as there are no mechanics or hangers at that location.

Meanwhile, National Defence Minister Jason Kenney recently said at 14 Wing Greenwood that the Department of National Defence supports having the municipal airport move to the base.

A cash boost for 14 Wing Greenwood

By Rick Fleming. Last updated: 2015-07-03 04:44:33

Scott Armstrong, the MP for Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley; says 14 Wing Greenwood is getting 20 million dollars in funding for seven projects over the next two years.

Repairs to the taxiway and apron, the hangar doors and fire suppression systems in the hangar, will be done; along with walkway and road-work, health and safety concerns, and renovating the military and residential housing.

Nova Star ridership figures

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-07-03 04:43:16

Nova Star ridership went up 26% in June from last year.

According to the company’s newest monthly-activity report, the ferry had 8530 passengers last month; up from 6768 in June 2014.

They also didn't use any more provincial money.

Nova Star Cruises' goal for this season is 80,000 passengers.

Things "Go to 'pot'" for a Vancouver man

By Rick Fleming. Last updated: 2015-07-03 04:42:19

A man arrested at a Canada Day marijuana protest in Vancouver says he'll burn the award he got for heroism during the Stanley Cup riot.

Bert Easterbrook was given a certificate of merit for stopping rioters from flipping a truck in 2011.

He was charged with obstruction on Wednesday, and says he'll put his framed certificate and pennant in a metal bucket and light them on fire outside Vancouver City Hall today.

Measles claims a life Stateside

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-07-03 04:41:09

America has had its first measles death since 2003, after an autopsy revealed the disease killed a woman in Washington State this spring.

She didn't have some common symptoms, like a rash; so it wasn't discovered until the autopsy.

It wasn't clear whether the woman was vaccinated, but officials say she had a compromised immune system.

Saskatchewan prays for rain

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-07-03 04:40:10

People in northern Saskatchewan hope for a rainy weekend, as more than 5000 people have been evacuated due to wildfires.

Officials say conditions have improved somewhat, and air tankers that were grounded were cleared to fly again yesterday.

The forecast is indeed calling for rain this weekend.

Greece's financial crisis reaches the Big Apple

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-07-03 04:39:16

A Greek couple visiting New York City got an unfortunate surprise due to their country's financial crisis.

At the end of their three-week trip, their credit and debit cards were declined as Greek banks shut down.

People from local Green Orthodox churches gave them some cash to get by until their flight home today.

Valley sports and other items

By Rick Fleming. Last updated: 2015-07-03 04:37:29

In AUS Soccer, the Gunn Baldursson Memorial Women's tournament kicks off today, hosted by Acadia.

In baseball, the Jays got doubled by the Red Sox 12 to 6.

CFL action had Hamilton over Winnipeg 52 to 26.

News stories from 2015-07-02.