Friday December 29th 2017
Mainly sunny, chance of flurries, high -7
Nova Scotia Power is backing away from its previous statement that power would be restored by 11:30PM Wednesday. As of 10:30 last night there were 66 Nova Scotia Power customers affected by 24 outages. The company has notified the customers who won’t see power until today.
Charges against an Alberta oilsands company has brought some relief to a grieving Nova Scotia family that is devastated by their son’s workplace death. Dave Williams and Drew Foster were working at Nexen Energy in January 2016 when a blast killed both men. Now 2 years later, Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety board has laid 8 charges against the Calgary based company.
Nova Scotia’s chief medical examiner is wanting an official inquiry to be made to prevent deaths after a former soldier killed his family and then himself. 33 year old Lionel Desmond was a veteran of the Afghanistan war and had PTSD. The shootings happened at Desmond’s home in Upper Big Tracadie in Guysborough County in January.
TOR 7 – ARI 4
TB 3 – MTL 1
WSH 4 – BOS 3
VAN 5 – CHI 2
SJ 3 – CGY 2