Acadia Sports Roundup

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-10-25 08:39:58

It’s a busy weekend for Acadia teams. Things got underway last night whenthe Hockey Axemen defeated the UNB Varsity Reds 4-3 in overtime. They hit the ice again tonight night at 7:00 against Moncton. The Football Axemen travel to HRM to take on St. Mary’s this afternoon. The Men’s soccer team was in Sackville Friday night where they defeated the Mounties at Mount Allison 2-0.

On the Women’s side, the soccer Axewomen were also taking on Mount Allison, they were unable to pull out a victory and were defeated 3-0. The volleyball Axewomen are in Quebec this weekend. They lost 3-0 to Laval Friday, they will face Montreal and McGill Saturday, and Sherbrooke Sunday. And the Women’s Cross country team will be taking on SMU Saturday at Point Pleasant Park.

Hockey Roundup

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-10-25 08:33:55

It’s “Wildcats Hockey Weekend in Berwick” as all 3 Wildcat teams are encouraging fans to wear pink to the rink in support of their Cancer Awareness campaign. The Summit Hyundai Junior A Wildcats are in action tonight at 7:00 against the Bridgewater Lumberjacks, which features four former Wildcats. Military personnel presenting their ID will get free admission. Sunday at 4:00, they host the Amherst Ramblers.

The CIBC Wood Gundy Major Midget Valley Wildcats host the Cape Breton West Islanders this afternoon at 4:00 and again Sunday at 2:15. And the Kings Mutual Bantam Valley Wildcats welcome the Pictou County Nova Junior X-Men this afternoon at 2:00, and again Sunday morning at 10:00AM.

UNESCO Listing Improves Tourism Numbers at Grand Pre

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-10-25 08:33:08

At a recent meeting of the Landscape Of Grand Pre Society, members learned that visits this past year increased by 7% over 2013, with Parks Canada crediting the improved figures to the site’s 2012 inscription by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The Board announced it will be partnering with Parks Canada to develop a Visitor Experience and Opportunities Concept to further enhance the Grand Pre experience.

This initiative will involve the Acadian, Mi’kmaq, and local communities as well as other stakeholders, and will include upgrades such as additional signage, dykelands awareness, and a photographic inventory.

Two Nova Scotian Women Named to Universiade Roster

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-10-25 08:32:56

The CIS announced the Canadian women’s hockey roster for the 27th biennial Universiade Games to be held next February in Spain, and Nova Scotia will be strongly represented. Bedford native Alex Normore, a St. FX student and a veteran of the Gold medal-winning 2013 team, will be rejoining the squad, as will Lower Sackville’s Breanna Lanceleve, a student at SMU. Another St FX student, Daley Oddy, who hails from Cranbrook, B.C., also made the team.

The Canadian women’s team, who have won the championship in the last 3 previous meets, left themselves a tough act to follow, easily winning the gold medal last year while outscoring the opposition 77-2 in 7 games.

Charges laid in one of yesterday's gun incidents

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-10-25 08:32:29

Halifax police are now saying those were two separate gun incidents downtown Thursday.

The first was at 8:30 when a man was spotted walking down the street with a rifle near the Scotiabank Centre. Police couldn't find him. The second incident was around 11:00 when a metro transit driver reported finding a rifle, wrapped in fabric, after a man had gotten off a bus. A suspect was arrested a short time later on Argyle Street.

That 25 year old man is facing several weapons charges.

Police say they've determined the incidents are not related and their investigation is ongoing. Police say there were no threats made to anyone and no shots were fired.

Personnel From 14 Wing Greenwood To Join Fight Against Isis

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-10-25 08:31:37

Military aircraft from 14 Wing Greenwood are flying to the Middle East to join the mission against ISIS. 80 pilots and personnel are joining the fight. They are part of a larger Canadian force taking part in the fight, including six fighter jets from Alberta that left earlier this week.

News stories from 2014-10-24.