Cape Split Fatality Identified as Son Of Local MLA

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-27 10:53:15

The Chronicle Herald has identified the victim of a fall at Cape Split overnight as Caleb Lohr, son of Kings North MLA John Lohr. The younger Lohr, who was involved in a incident last month where he was accused of breaking into two Halifax homes, stealing a sword, and tried to get away in a canoe in the Northwest Arm, was due to appear at the Nova Scotia mental health Court in Dartmouth Thursday. He had no previous record of trouble with the law.

John Lohr issued a statement saying the family was heartbroken, but thanked all members of the search team who tried to find his son overnight, who, according to an RCMP release, was reported missing Tuesday afternoon after setting out into a wooded area without saying exactly where he was headed.

Villages Meet To Protest Dissolution Recommendation

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-27 10:53:01

A well-attended meeting Tuesday night in Kingston is a good indication that Kings County villages are throwing down the gauntlet in their fight against recommendations for their dissolution, as proposed in a recently released provincial-municipal fiscal review. Martha Armstrong, Kingston’s village Chairwoman, suggested a campaign of emails to express opposition, noting dissolution would mean the end to local control for village programs such as sidewalk construction, maintenance, sewage, snowplowing, parks and recreation, and beautification.

She added that while many towns are struggling financially, villages are fairly solid from a fiscal standpoint.

Wolfville Kicks Off Christmas Season Friday

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-27 10:29:22

Wolfville gets into a Christmas groove Friday night with its Night of Lights festival, starting with the Christmas tree light up at 6:30 on the Post Office lawn. A parade signals Santa Claus’ arrival, amidst hot chocolate, Christmas caroling, and an LED light exchange.

A bright addition will be a holiday fireworks show at Raymond Field at 8:00, with the evening capped off by a free skate at the McCain Arena.

Valley Wines Recognized Again With Prestigious Awards

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-27 10:29:16

The Taste of Nova Scotia Prestige Awards were handed out earlier this week during the annual Tourism Association of Nova Scotia Summit, and the Valley once again has reason to brag. Tideview Cider, with their Olde Port of Halifax label, took home the Innovative Product of the Year prize.

Grand Pre Wines won the Producer of the Year title, Avon Sky Winery’s Bliss from Newport Landing won the Consumer Choice Product of the Year, and the Gary MacDonald Culinary Ambassador of the Year award went to Wolfville’s Devour! The Food Film Fest team of Lia Rinaldo and Michael Howell.

Conference Board Bullish on NS Economy

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-27 10:11:13

The Conference Board of Canada released its fall outlook on provincial economies Thursday, and it showed reason for optimism for Nova Scotia, with an anticipated rate of growth of 2.3% for next year, comparable to this year’s growth. It cited increased natural gas production and “robust” gains in construction and manufacturing as factors in the improvement.

However, another poll released by the Canadian Federation of Small Business indicates business owners aren’t quite so sure as only 37% felt they were in good shape, amongst the lowest figure of any province.

Mixed Bag Expected At Pumps Tomorrow

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-27 09:48:56

Not much movement should be expected at the pumps tomorrow as New Brunswick prices were a mixed bag today. Regular unleaded and propane slid by about a cent and a half, but diesel and home heating oil inched higher by a fraction of a penny.

Nova Scotia prices will be adjusted tonight at midnight.

Thompson Leads Axemen to Win Over Dal

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-27 09:40:50

Brett Thompson notched a hat trick to lead the hockey Axemen to a 5-1 win over Dalhousie last night in Wolfville. Acadia visits Saint Mary’s in their last game before the Christmas break Friday night.

Both the men’s and women’s Basketball teams will be in action tonight as Saint Mary’s comes to Wolfville. The women are up first at 6:00, with the men following at 8:00.

Halifax Shopping Center Fire

By Rick Fleming via Erica Munn. Last updated: 2014-11-27 09:03:22

There has been a fire at the Halifax Shopping Center on Mumford.

Emergency crews are on the scene.

No one will be allowed into the mall until at least 10:30 this morning after an air quality assessment is done.

It's believed the blaze started in a compactor.

AVRSB bus advisory

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-27 05:43:39

The Annapolis Valley Regional School Board has told its drivers to use their discretion in Hants county areas because of localized flooding.

Operation Christmas Underway in Annapolis Royal

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-27 04:16:43

Annapolis Royal RCMP have kicked off Operation Christmas, an effort to reduce impaired driving during the holidays.

Police will join members of MADD at various checkstops to remind you to arrange a ride home if you've been drinking.

Kentville cops collar drug suspects

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-27 04:16:02

Kentville police went to what was called a violent armed robbery downtown last night, they determined that violence wasn't involved; but drugs were.

The victim had agreed to buy $200 worth, but the culprits took the cash and split without giving them up.

A man and a woman were arrested yesterday morning, charged with theft under $5,000, and will be in court in January.

The body of the son of the Kings North MLA has been found

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-27 04:14:46

The body of a 21 year old hiker found in the Cape Split area yesterday morning has been indentified as Caleb Lohr, the son of Kings North MLA John Lohr.

The younger Lohr, who was involved in a incident last month in the Northwest Arm Area of Halifax; was due to appear at the Nova Scotia mental health Court in Dartmouth yesterday.

Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture meeting in Truro

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-27 04:13:31

The Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture holds its Annual General Meeting and Trade Show today and Friday at the Best Western Glengarry in Truro.

Keynote speakers include pollster Don Mills on Nova Scotia's future.

The Environmental Farm Stewardship Award will also be handed out.

Details are available on the NSFA website.

Sports scores

By Rick Fleming. Last updated: 2014-11-27 04:12:31

In the Q League, Cape Breton beat Sherebrooke 4 to 3 in a shootout.

NHL action had the Penguins over the Leafs 4 to 3 in overtime, it was the Jets beating the Sabres 2 to 1, and the Flames blanked San Jose 2 to zip.

In basketball, it was the Raptors over Atlanta 126 to 115.

News stories from 2014-11-26.