Friday February 8th 2019
Freezing Rain Warning in Effect: Freezing rain changing to rain. Up to 20 mm. Windy. High 7.
Tonight: Rain ending then chance of flurries. Wind chill -18 overnight.
A man from Windsor facing a number of charges has been ordered to undergo a 30 day psychiatric examination. 38 year old David Farrell threatened a man with a machete, stole a truck, ran away from police & crashed into a gas station in Lower Sackville, injuring 2 people. Farrell appeared briefly in court yesterday and was remanded to the East Coast Forensic Hospital in Dartmouth.
The Nova Scotia Health Authority is working to reschedule about 300 appointments after a power disruption occurred during a routine generator test at the VG hospital Wednesday morning.
Electricity was restored in some areas within half an hour, but the hospital was without backup electricity for most of the day.
The cancer centre remained closed, which meant 162 radiation treatments were cancelled.
More junior high & high school students in Nova Scotia are now able to access mental health support through an adolescent outreach program. The program started in Cape Breton in 2009 and expanded last fall to include 41 schools in western & northern Nova Scotia. Health Minister Randy Delorey says that the province will spend almost $1 million annually on the expansion of the program.
In the NHL
Ottawa Senators beat Anaheim 4-0
Habs beat the Jets 5-2
Edmonton had a 4-1 win over Minnisota
Sharks took the Flames 5-2
In the NBA
The Raptors beat Atlanta 119-101
And tonight here in Halifax the Mooseheads will play Bathurst at 7:00