Body found in Annapolis County

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-04-16 13:08:33

According to Annapolis County RCMP the body of a missing 51-year-old man has been located in the Fisher Lake area of Annapolis County. A call was received Tuesday about two fisherman that had been in a small boat that overturned in the lake. One male was able to swim to shore and call the RCMP. At approximately 7:35 this morning, crews were able to confirm they found the body of the missing man. RCMP do not suspect foul play.

Water damage to Cornwallis Inn

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-04-16 13:08:21

Parts of the Cornwallis Inn were damaged by water early this morning. Curves is one of the businesses dealing with water damage today. According to their Facebook page the ceiling in the right wing of the Inn collapsed in several places including the area over Curves. Pauline Mullian, the owner of Golden Thread says the building landlord is offering temporary shop space in the other end of the Cornwallis Inn. Clean up crews are on site.

Meeting in Hantsport

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-04-16 13:02:59

Hantsport town council will vote tonight on the issue of dissolution. A citizens coalition has asked them to delay making any decision on whether Hantsport should dissolve as a town. The meeting at the Hantsport fire hall starts at 6pm…

Waterville and District volunteer fire department deal with an accident

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-04-16 09:41:20

Waterville and District volunteer fire department responded to a single vehicle accident yesterday afternoon just before 2 o'clock. The vehicle left the road at the intersection of Highway #1 and Bent Road. Fire fighter spokesperson Kevin Ernest said the female driver was taken to hospital with undetermined injuries.

New Yarmouth ferry tours take place today

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-04-16 09:40:45

The Nova Star arrived in Yarmouth yesterday to the cheers of hundreds who waved flags on the docks. The new ferry isn't due to begin shuttling passengers between Yarmouth and Portland until the middle of next month, but the people of Yarmouth are getting a sneak peak with public tours of the cruise ferry's facilities today. It took a month for the vessel to sail 16,000 kilometres from Singapore where it was built. This visit will also give the Captain and crew the opportunity to check out the ferry terminal and the tricky maneuvering in Yarmouth Harbour.

Grass fires erupt in The Valley

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-04-16 09:39:49

Kentville fire fighters dealt with a stubborn grass fire yesterday afternoon that closed Church Street at Middle Dyke Road for just over an hour. Strong winds, and a home close by were cause for concern but emergency crews kept the grass fire under control. Minutes after putting out that fire Kentville fire fighters received a mutual aid call from the Canning fire department responding to a grass fire in Arlington. Emergency crews quickly extinguished that fire as well. High winds fanned another grass fire on the Lewiston Road in Ashmore yesterday afternoon but the wet woods helped slow its spread. Weymouth Fire Department got the call around 2:10 p.m. Fire Chief Roy Mullen said much of the fire had burned itself out and the firefighters quickly contained what was still burning in and around the nearby woods.

Valley drug busts

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-04-16 09:38:54

Valley Street Crime Enforcement Unit and New Minas R.C.M.P. executed a search warrant Friday at a Loretta Drive residence in Coldbrook. Police seized 24 marihuana plants and production equipment. A 43 year old man was arrested and will face a charge of production of cannabis marijuana. He was released with conditions to appear in Kentville Provincial Court on June 30th. Meanwhile, a 49-year-old man is facing charges in connection with a separate RCMP search in Annapolis County. The Mounties executed a search warrant at a home on Middle Road in North Williamston last Wednesday. Police say they dismantled a grow-op and seized growing equipment, along with 20 pounds of dried marijuana. A man was arrested at the scene. Kenneth Lohnes faces charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking,cultivation of marijuana and possession of hashish. He's due in court in July.

Valley to go from 21 degrees to freezing rain and ice pellets

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-04-16 09:33:39

Yesterday was another day with record heat in The Valley. Records were set in Annapolis Royal, Windsor, Kentville and Greenwood as the temperature climbed to 21 degrees. Things will change today as Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement advising of a cold front that will bring rain, freezing rain, ice pellets and light snow. The temperature this afternoon will fall to 2 degrees, and the strong winds will continue.

Princess Hantsport crowning

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-04-16 09:30:17

19 year old Christine Spurr was crowned Princess Hantsport during a tea at the fire hall Sunday. Christine, and the other princesses will take part in the annual Apple Blossom coronation ceremony in Acadia's University Hall May 30. This year's honorary parade marshals have been announced. The young entrepreneurs of Hope Blooms have the honor. The 82nd Apple Blossom Festival runs from May 28-June 2.

Oaklawn Farm Zoo opens this Friday

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-04-16 09:29:34

A week after they originally planned to open, Oaklawn Farm Zoo will open for the season Friday in Ayelsford. Obi, Ester, Sterk and the rest of the pride are waiting to see you. Sterk, became famous over the winter months by showing off his hockey skills.

Fatal stabbing takes 5 lives in Calgary

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-04-16 09:29:05

A police officer's son is the suspect in the killing of 5 young university students in Calgary. The victims were celebrating the last day of classes at the University of Calgary when they were attacked and stabbed to death. 22 year old Matthew Douglas de Grood was tracked by a police dog and is facing 5 counts of first degree murder. It's the worst mass killing in Calgary's history. Police Chief Rick Hanson says the suspect's father, a 33 year veteran of the force and his wife are absolutely devastated. They're still trying to figure out the motive. All of the victims were all good kids with no prior involvement with police.

Mountie arrested for allegedly having sex with a 12-year old

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-04-16 09:28:23

A senior R-C-M-P officer has been charged with sexual offenses involving a 12-year-old girl more than 3 decades ago. Saskatchewan R-C-M-P say Inspector Ronald Makar faces one count of sexual intercourse with a female without her consent and one count of having sex with a female under the age of 14. Makar, a Mountie for 34 years; was arrested yesterday at the Wood Buffalo detachment in Fort McMurray, Alberta, which he has commanded since 2012. He has been suspended with pay. The R-C-M-P confirms that a person filed a statement last year alleging that she was assaulted in the summer of 1982 by a man and a woman who were involved in a romantic relationship. Constance Haduik was arrested at her job in Kyle, Saskatchewan, last week and is charged with one count of indecent assault of a female.

Boston Marathon incident

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-04-16 09:26:46

There was another incident at the Boston Marathon last night, but not an explosive one. A man with a rice cooker in his backpack was arrested near the finish line and was charged with possession of a hoax device. The incident took place hours after ceremonies to mark last year's Boston Marathon bombings, in which two pressure cooker bombs hidden in backpacks exploded. The backpack found last night was blown up by the bomb squad as a precaution as was a second unattended backpack discovered nearby.

Valley sports

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-04-16 09:25:30

Yesterday the eight nominees for the 22nd annual B.L.G awards were announced. Acadia's Liam Heelis is one of the nominees. The B.L.G. Awards were established in 1993 to recognize the top female and male athletes from universities affiliated with C.I.S. Monday, April 28, the eight national nominees will be honored in Calgary. One female and one male winner will receive a $10,000 post-graduate scholarship, while all finalists will return home with a commemorative gold ring.

Q-League playoff action had Blainville over Rimouski 8 to 7 in overtime.

In the Maritime hockey league playoffs Truro edged Dieppe 2 to 1 to take game one of the Kent Cup series.

In baseball, it was Toronto over Minnesota 9 to 3, while the White Sox doubled Boston 2 to 1.

News stories from 2014-04-15.