By David Lochead For Star Halifax Mon., April 29, 2019 HALIFAX—The Halifax Mooseheads are off to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League final, meaning the cash registers will keep ringing for downtown bars and restaurants. The team’s playoff run will see them skate directly into the Memorial Cup starting next month in Halifax. It was official after the team’s 2-1 overtime win against the Drummondville Voltigeurs in Game 6 on Sunday afternoon at Scotiabank Centre. Halifax took the best-of-seven series in six games and advanced to the QMJHL President Cup final against the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, which opens Thursday in the Quebec city. This lengthy playoff run — one many thought would be out of reach after the Mooseheads lost the first two games in the opening round to the underdog Quebec Remparts — is great news for bars, restaurants and stores in the downtown core. “It’s great to reward the fans with this type of run and … [Read more...] about ‘Playoff fever’ for the Halifax Mooseheads and how it’s helping downtown businesses
By The Canadian Press Sun., April 28, 2019 CALGARY - WestJet Airlines Ltd. has announced cancellations and schedule changes on some of its routes as the airline deals with the continued grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft. Flights between Halifax and Paris have been suspended from June 3 through Aug. 2, and WestJet says guests will be rebooked either through Calgary, non-stop on its Boeing Dreamliner jets to Paris, or with one of its partner airlines through Toronto, Montreal or New York. Flights between Edmonton and Ottawa, and Edmonton and Montreal, have also been suspended for most of June, and WestJet says guests will be rebooked through either Calgary or Toronto on WestJet-operated flights. Service between Toronto and Kelowna, B.C., and Vancouver and Regina will also be suspended for much of June. Transport Canada banned the 737 Max from Canadian airspace as part of an international response to the fatal March 10 crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane. Article … [Read more...] about WestJet suspends Halifax-Paris, other routes, to deal with 737 Max grounding
By Julia-Simone Rutgers For Star Halifax Sun., April 28, 2019 HALIFAX—On a calm September night nearly 15 years ago, Marilyn D’Entremont’s world was tragically changed. Her husband, Lewis, was a herring fisherman. He worked off the Acadian shore near Pubnico, N.S., where his family lived. A cable on his crew’s boat had been malfunctioning regularly and most of the crew was wary to work with it, but Lewis had taken on the role. That night the cable malfunctioned again, and Lewis was thrown from the boat in a tragic accident. By the time he was found, it was too late. Lewis had lost his life, and his family’s life would be changed forever. On Sunday morning, D’Entremont spoke to dozens of people gathered at Province House in Halifax for the National Day of Mourning to honour the memory of her husband, and of others affected by workplace tragedies. "Lewis just did his job, and he did the best that he could,” said … [Read more...] about ‘Tragic year’ marked in Halifax Day of Mourning ceremony for Nova Scotia workplace deaths
By Peter Edwards Staff Reporter Sun., April 28, 2019 There was cake, hockey on TV and no reports of arrests at a party in Woodbridge on Saturday night to welcome Prince Edward Island bikers into the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. The Charlotteown bikers were given their winged skulls patches at the party, announcing full membership into the outlaw biker club, which now has 467 charters in 58 countries. The addition of the new Maritime charter comes as Quebec Hells Angels have re-rebounded on the streets in Quebec and Ontario after dozens of members were imprisoned in the early 2000s. Quebec police hit the club with a string of massive operations targeting drug trafficking, marijuana production and murder in the 2000s that seriously hobbled the club. In 2009, there were just eight members in good standing in Quebec on the streets and another four junior members, LaPresse newspaper reported. The rest of the club’s members were in prison, dead or fugitives. … [Read more...] about Woodbridge Hells Angels fuel club’s rapid growth with welcome party for P.E.I. bikers
By The Canadian Press Sun., April 28, 2019 SPRINGHILL, N.S.—A two-vehicle accident near Springhill, N.S., has left two New Brunswick women in hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police say the accident happened on Highway 142 just after 6 p.m. The two women, aged 21 and 22, were occupants of a Mitsubishi RVR that collided with a Chevrolet Impala. The lone occupant of the Chevrolet, a 21-year-old man from Hants County, N.S., suffered non-life threatening injuries. A portion of the highway was closed for several hours while an RCMP traffic analyst was called to examine the scene. Article Continued Below The highway has since reopened. Report an error Journalistic Standards About The Star Read more about: Nova Scotia , Halifax TOP STORIES, DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX. NEW NEWSLETTER HEADLINES SIGN UP … [Read more...] about Three people injured in two-vehicle accident near Springhill, N.S.