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Local news for New Minas (Kentville, NS) continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

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    Wade Russell Moriarty, 32, of Greenwood, has been sentenced to time in custody for failing to stop his vehicle as soon as was reasonable in the circumstances while being pursued by police and failing to comply with his recognizance by failing to remain on his property at all times. Moriarty pleaded guilty to the charges on May 30. Judge Alan Tufts sentenced Moriarty to a total of 30 days in custody.


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    Staff with Bruce Hyundai posted this photo of the New Minas Volunteer Fire Department's hovercraft ejecting toxic smoke from the dealership's headquarters on Prospect Road on social media as a way of thanking the firefighters for quickly extinguishing the after-hours blaze the broke out in the business June 4. - Submitted NEW MINAS The owners of Bruce Hyundai are praising the actions of local firefighters after a fire broke out in the Prospect Road business during the after hours. "The response was amazing.


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    Aaron Byron Cumberland, seen here in a 2013 photo, was arraigned in Kentville provincial court in November on three counts of luring a child, one of inviting a child to touch him sexually, and one of making sexually explicit material available to a child. RCMP officers will be waiting at the Maine-New Brunswick border to arrest an accused sex offender from the Annapolis Valley when he is deported for illegally entering the United States.


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    A bulldozer levels out soil after a section of dike along the Cornwallis River between Kentville and New Minas was moved and built up as a part of flood prevention work to counter climate change projections of water levels. Eroding river banks and the threat of rising sea levels from climate change have led to work on a section of dike along the Cornwallis River between Kentville and New Minas.


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    Jonathan Wagner sat in the hospital on Monday, waiting for his wife and baby girl and the drive home to New Minas. "I just went up to her room and gathered all her stuff," said Wagner, referring to his daughter Addison Rose Wagner and sounding cheerful on the phone from the IWK Health Centre.


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    Carol Benedict, a Windsor resident, snapped this picture of a snake found in a cart at the New Minas Superstore June 30. She says store employees were quick to take action once it was discovered. - Contributed New Minas shoppers were stunned recently to spot a large snake in a shopping cart inside a local grocery store.


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    Reilly Howard Hill, 19, of Grafton, has been handed a conditional sentence order and has been sentenced to probation for committing an assault causing bodily harm and two counts of uttering threats to cause bodily harm. Hill changed his pleas to guilty to the charges on May 3 and the matters were adjourned to allow time for a pre-sentence report to be prepared and for sentencing.


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    The owner of the house on Ladyslipper Drive in Centreville was away when neighbours reported the fire at about 11 p.m. Fire crews from Kentville responded immediately, followed shortly afterward by mutual aid from departments in New Minas, Canning and Waterville. Kentville deputy fire chief Scott Hamilton said there was a lot of fire when the first crews arrived, and flames had already spread through the first floor on the building's front side.


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    From left: Horticulturalist Kari Hjelkrem, Evangeline Inn & Motel owner Sheila McKay, Valley Gardeners Club president Philip Longmire and the motel's assistant manager, Adara Morton. The VGC bestowed its Outstanding Garden Award this year to the Evangeline Inn & Motel.


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    Brian Desloges, acting fire chief for the Kentville Volunteer Fire Department, is passionate about the behind the scenes works that leads to pleasing results on the ground. - Ashley Thompson Long-time member Brian Desloges is taking over for Ryan MacEachern on an interim basis until the position opens up again in November.


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    A recent Kentville fire during a humid day saw crew working in temperatures soaring above 700 degrees, said Paul Jackson, a former fire chief for Kentville. Taking breaks and rotating crew are essential to fighting any fire, but even more important during summer months, he said.


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  • 07/31/18--18:27: Five of the hottest jobs
  • Mary and Nicole Rabahi say the hottest part of working at their family-owned Richie's Pizzeria is when both the oven and fryer are on. - Sara Ericsson As many in the Annapolis Valley are slowly melting during this oppressive heat wave, the Valley Journal-Advertiser took a look at five of the hottest jobs where people might have it worse off than most.


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    A 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser burst into flames Aug. 1 in the parking lot of the Kentville Foodland. The car's owner, Devin Bryan, 18, from Greenwich, said he was driving the car with his sister, Jessie Bryan, 19, and friend Caleb Hill, 16, and had just began pulling into the Foodland parking lot at 311 Cornwallis St. to get drinks when they noticed smoke coming from the front of the car.


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    Justin Michael Sim, 40, address unknown, has been sentenced to jail time for three counts of stealing property of a value not exceeding $5,000 from Canadian Tire; three counts of stealing property of a value not exceeding $5,000 from the Kingston Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation and three counts of failing to comply with probation. Sim was present in Kentville provincial court in custody on July 31, when he pleaded guilty to the charges.


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