P.E.I. man charged with impaired driving
AMHERST - A 31-year-old Prince Edward Island man will be in court here in late August to answer to a charge of impaired driving following a crash involving a cattle truck near the Wandlyn Inn in early May.
Blair John Campbell will appear Aug. 31 after being charged by Cumberland RCMP following the incident in which a tractor-trailer carrying about 70 head of cattle overturned while attempting to turn onto the Trans-Canada Highway from Highway 6 at Exit 3.
About 15 cattle died in the incident, with members of the Amherst Fire Department and others extricating the rest and holding them until they could be loaded into another truck.
Service Canada hosting information day
AMHERST - Service Canada's centre for youth in Amherst is hosting an information day at Lion's Park today from 10 a.m., to 3 p.m.
Youth services officers will provide materials on summer employment, resumes, cover letters, job interviews, Canada Student Loans, secondary education, workplace health and safety and more.
Others attending the event are New Brunswick Community College, Nova Scotia Community College, Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Workforce Developmen, and the Town of Amherst.
Chatterboxes mark visit of Tall Ships to Pugwash
PUGWASH - The second Tall Tales storytellers session, marking the coming Tall Ships to Pugwash, will take place Saturday at 2 p.m., at the Chatterbox CafÉ.
Bill Matheson, Lee Fleming, John Hancock and Norene Smiley will be telling traditional, outrageous, unbelievable, true and incredulous stories.
On July 16 at 7:30 p.m., Amherst musician Mark MacMillan will be returning to the cafÉ.
Tender called for overpass
OXFORD - A tender has been called for work on Route 301 near Oxford for a pedestrian overpass on the Black River Bridge. The tender was one of 13, valued at $17.5 million, called Wednesday by Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.