Cumberland County -
McDonald's employee to serve the world at Olympics
AMHERST - The world's best bobsledders, biathletes, skiers, skaters and snowboarders will soon converge on Vancouver for the 2010 Olympics, and Springhill's Karen Smith will be there with them.
The Amherst McDonald's employee has been named a member of McDonald's Olympic Champion Crew, which will head to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games to work at one of three on-site McDonald's at the games.
Local man wins Nobel Prize
WALLACE - A revolutionary scientific discovery more than 40 years ago has earned a Wallace resident global recognition.
Physicist Willard S. Boyle was surprised to learn early Tuesday morning, he had been awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in physics, along with two Americans, George Smith and Charles Kao.
The community of Wallace where Boyle and his wife Betty live and continue to be active volunteers is beaming with pride for their native son.
Calling all voters
AMHERST - Voters in Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley are going to the polls in early November to fill a vacancy created earlier this year by the resignation of longtime MP Bill Casey.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper ended several months of speculation early Sunday, announcing byelections in four ridings Nov. 9.
Ballots will also be cast in two Quebec ridings and in the Vancouver area riding of New Westminster-Coquitlam in British Columbia.
Truro school principal Scott Armstrong is representing the Conservatives this time. Green Oaks dairy farmer Jim Burrows is the Liberal candidate. Running for the New Democrats is Old Barns blueberry farmer Mark Austin, while Jason Blanch of Amherst is carrying the Green Party colours.