It’s a chilly morning in Kings County, as this view from the White Rock bridge indicates, but the temperature is expected to rise today, March 11. The Environment Canada forecast for Kentville is calling for a daytime high temperature of 3C. Skies are expected to become increasingly cloudy, with a few flurries beginning this morning and ending this afternoon. Wind will develop out of the southeast at 20 km/h, gusting to 40 km/h this morning and light wind expected in the afternoon.
There were 75 reports made to RCMP in Kings County between March 3 and March 6.
A youth group home reported a missing young male.
A truck drove into a fence and some flowerpots at the end of a driveway in Waterville at noon. The property owner requested extra patrols in the area.
A female car owner reported a New Minas company for not complying with required paperwork.
Police are investigating a case on Wolfville Ridge of an unknown male breaking into a residence. He fled the scene.
A break-in to an unoccupied trailer on Old Dyke Road in New Minas was reported at 2:15 p.m. Two swords were missing.
A homeless woman was reported for hanging around a business in New Minas.
An intoxicated and noisy female, age 20, was reported on Skyway Drive in Wolfville.
Someone slashed four tires overnight in Canning.
Police are investigating a shoplifting in New Minas involving an older male.
A driver in New Minas was given a ticket for using a hand-held cellular device while driving.
Someone on Dakota Lane in Greenwood disturbed the peace.
Slippery roads caused a vehicle to roll on its roof in Coldbrook at 8:40 a.m.
An abandoned vehicle was noted in New Minas.
A gas and go was reported in Greenwood. The driver, who’d forgotten to pay, came back.
An assault was reported in North Kentville.
A 911 caller reported a missing daughter in Kingston. She was found safe.
Fraudulent phone calls…
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Kings County. The statement, issued at 4:56 a.m. on March 11, says a low pressure system is forecast to affect Nova Scotia late Wednesday, March 12, into Thursday, March 13.
An intensifying low pressure system is expected to pass south of the Great Lakes on March 12 and make its way across the Bay of Fundy on March 13. Most of Nova Scotia should see rain, possibly exceeding 25 mm by Thursday afternoon, March 13. The track of the low is still uncertain and some areas might see snow or freezing rain. Environment Canada will continue to monitor the development of the low pressure system.
Environment Canada advises the public to monitor future forecasts, as warnings may be required or extended. For more information, visit www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.
The Valley Wildcats claimed a 4-2 victory March 10 to take a 1-0 lead over the Yarmouth Mariners in the best-of-three playoff mini series.
Port Williams native John Deacon got the Wildcats off to an early start with a goal midway through the first period to make it 1-0. The goal, assisted by Nick Bruce and Jeremy Butterworth, was the only scoring in the first period of play.
The line of Mike Molloy, Anthony Cardinal and Mitchell Jones were responsible for three of the Wildcats goals. Molloy picked up a goal 48 seconds into the second period off the sticks of Cardinal and Jones, then came back for a second goal late in the second period - the eventual game winner - with assists going to Cardinal and Jones again.
Danny Wicks picked up a marker for Yarmouth midway through the second period, while Justin Rasmussen had a power play goal seven minutes into the third period to round out the Mariners' scoring.
An empty net goal in the dying seconds of the third period by Cardinal, with Molloy getting an assist, made it a 4-2 game for Valley.
"Mikey (Molloy) had a great night," said Valley head coach Nick Greenough. "We usually don't look to him to put the puck in the net, but he did it tonight. That line was responsible for three of our goals - normally, we look to them as a defensive line. This just shows that we're giving this our all."
A 2-1 victory in Game 4 of the AUS finals has secured the Acadia Axemen a berth at nationals.
A power play goal by Dustin Ekelman, off the sticks of Liam Heelis and Christopher Owens, opened scoring in the first period.
Steven Shipley responded for Saint Mary`s early in the second period, but an unassisted goal from Travis Randall took back the 2-1 lead at 14:46.
An empty net goal from Michael Clarke - with an assist going to Colin Archer - with just one minute left to play in the third secured Acadia`s win.
More to come
County council voted 10-1 in favour of closing the municipal airport in Waterville during a special meeting held tonight.
The closure will take effect Sept. 30. The county has pledged to undertake a business case for a new airport.
Councillor Patricia Bishop told council she would not support the closure due to the process it took to reach the decision.
More to come1
By Berneda Harvey
The Gaspereau Gems and Jewels Senior Club have closed up after 27 years of service. Over the 27 years, we have belonged to the Federation of Senior Citizens and Pensioners and have attended most of the conventions in Truro and across Canada. We also attended the Kings County council. We took part in the seniors’ zone games, which we held crokinole in May or the first of June, also the regional games which were help every second year some where in the province.
A year ago we held crokinole for the Nova Scotia games; Eva Morine and Berneda Harvey came in third place.
Each year on Oct. 3, we have the senior church services at Gaspereau Church at 11:15 a.m., which is still being held. Always a nice service with the men’s choir and Ian Coldwell as the organist. Minister Rev. Mark Shaw said, “over the years we had two grants, which we bought new tables, chairs, and had money to do work for the hall. These were donated to the hall and church to use.”
Presidents over the years were, Clair Davidson, Berneda Harvey and Eva Morine.
Treasurers over there years were, Phylis (Pineo) Francis, Marguerite Levy and Helen Hutt.
Secretaries over the years were, Eileen Schofield, Edna Roach and Berneda Harvey. We had our dinner at Paddy’s Pub in Wolfville. We went have to the hall to say our farewells. This ended our 27 years of service.
God bless you all.