Bell's Let's Talk Day Happening Today

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-01-28 10:17:17

Clara Hughes is Canada?s greatest Olympic athlete, with 6 medals to her name, but her biggest challenge has been battling her own mental health issues. She has been the National Spokesperson for Bell's Annual Let's Talk Day since its inception 5 years ago, and joins celebrities such as Howie Mandel and Mary Walsh today in encouraging Canadians to talk in support of mental health issues, and ending the stigma of dealing with them.

The communications giant raised close to $5.5M last year, and all you have to do to help is text, phone, or make a long distance call through Bell, or simply tweet using #BellLetsTalk, or share an image from their Facebook.com/BellLetsTalk, and a nickel will be contributed to the cause.

Football Axemen Collecting for Alzheimer's Today

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-01-28 10:04:41

The football Axemen have a tradition of digging deep against tough opponents, and today is no exception as that's exactly what they?ll be asking fellow students, Acadia faculty, and staff, as well as Wolfville residents to do as they are canvassing in support of the Alzheimer's Society of Nova Scotia. The team will be collecting on campus during the day, and residents should expect a knock on their door tonight as the boys hope to surpass their record collection last year of over $7,400, and are anxious to tackle the $100,000 mark in this, the 19th year the annual fundraising event has taken place.

New Rawdon RCMP Detachment Set to Open Thursday

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-01-28 09:41:01

East Hants will be the site of the province?s newest police station with the grand opening of the Rawdon RCMP Detachment Thursday. Speakers will include Nova Scotia Commanding Officer Brian Brennan, and East Hants Warden Jim Smith.

The new detachment is located along Highway 14 in Upper Rawdon.

Annapolis Valley, Tri-County; and South Shore schools CLOSED today (Wed Jan 28)

By Rick Fleming. Last updated: 2015-01-28 05:46:28

AVRSB - all schools closed today, worksites and offices will not open until ten this morning.

The Tri-County School Board and the South Shore Regional Board are also keeping all their schools closed.

Exams that were to be written yesterday (SSRSB) will be written tomorrow.

CSAP schools in Clare and Argyle will be closed today.

Ecole Rose Des Vents closed.

Valley connection to Nova Scotia's karate team

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-01-28 05:00:11

It's a family affair for Valley participants on Nova Scotia's Karate team, set to compete in Richmond B.C. at the Canadian National and Youth Karate Championships this coming weekend.

2 Comeaus from Meteghan, 3 Deveaus from Church Point, and 3 Sextons from Windsor, along with Jake Bird from Kentville will be on the 16-member team.

Victor Swinimer from the Windsor area will also be going as an official.

Wolfville tax-chat

By Rick Fleming. Last updated: 2015-01-28 04:59:15

Finance Minister Diana Whalen visited Wolfville to lead a discussion on tax reform.

Most attendees agreed there was a need for change as the demographic time bomb which Ray Ivany described in his report will unfold over the next few years.

The consensus was that both personal and corporate taxes need to decrease, while creating an environment where entrepreneurship is encouraged.

New venture capital fund for Nova Scotia

By Rick Fleming. Last updated: 2015-01-28 04:58:37

A new 50-million dollar private venture capital fund is being established in the province.

Private investors, led by international business leader Victor Chu; are creating it.

The Premier met with Chu during his mission to China in September, and plans to establish the fund were confirmed during a meeting in London on Sunday.

NS Son Abuser Sentencing

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-01-28 04:57:14

A Halifax man will be back in court for sentencing in March after pleading guilty to abusing his six-week-old son in 2012.

40 year old Philip Jason Bowden has pleaded guilty to a summary charge of assault causing bodily harm, rather than go to trial on more serious counts.

Nova Scotia storm summary

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-01-28 04:56:37

Yesterday's storm was mainly about the wind blowing around any snow we got.

Top wind gusts were 125kph at Baccoro Point.

Yarmouth was registering 100kph, Brier island hit 103.

Kentville registered 58 and Greenwood 70kph.

There was more on the other side of the Bay in New Brunswick.

There was 25-30cm of snow in parts of the Valley.

The winds did pull down powerlines around the province.

4,400 were without electricity for varying lengths of time.

An outage in Kentville was repaired overnight.

Nova Scotia Power this morning says Ingonish in Cape Breton is the only community in the dark.

At one point, the RCMP set up barricades to block the Trans-Canada Highway from Truro into Amherst and all the way to New Brunswick.

Sports scores

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-01-28 04:53:45

The NHL was back on the ice last night after the all-star break.

The Canadiens clipped the Stars 3-2.

Frederick Andersen was in the net as the Ducks shut down the Canucks 4-0.

The Oilers lost 2-1 to the Wild and the Flames beat Buffalo 4-1.

The Penguins rallied to ground the Jets 5-3.

In the NBA, the Raptors won their third straight beating Indiana 104-91.

At the Australian Open, Milos Raonic is playing top-seed Novak Djokovic in a quarter-final this morning.

News stories from 2015-01-27.