Les états d’urgence locaux ont été étendus à des régions de Barrington, Yarmouth et Argyle en raison d’inondations et de dommages causés par la tempête. La région a reçu plus de 200 millimètres de pluie au cours des derniers jours. Le Bureau de gestion des urgences signale des dommages à des ponts et des routes fermées dans ces régions, incitant des évacuations. « Les autorités continuent de surveiller la situation et font leur possible pour assurer la sécurité des résidents, a dit Ramona Jennex, ministre de la Gestion des urgences. Je sais que les résidents se joindront à moi afin de remercier les autorités pour leur travail et leurs efforts inlassables. » La Croix-Rouge a ouvert des centres de bien-être au Club des Audacieux, à Quinan dans la Municipalité du district d’Argyle, et à la caserne de pompiers de Lake Vaughn, à Tusket dans le comté de Yarmouth. Environ 120 familles ont été évacuées de leur maison en raison des inondations et les autorités locales sont prêtes à évacuer encore plus de gens, au besoin. Nova Scotia Power, le ministère des Transports et du Renouvellement de l’infrastructure et les représentants régionaux de la gestion des urgences continuent de surveiller étroitement le barrage du lac Vaughn, le barrage Carleton et le barrage Gardner Mills alors que les niveaux d’eau continuent d’augmenter. Les plus récentes prévisions d’Environnement Canada indiquent que la pluie a cessé ou cessera bientôt dans les régions touchées de la province. Le Bureau de gestion des urgences de la Nouvelle-Écosse travaille en étroite collaboration avec les municipalités afin de s’assurer que tout appui provincial nécessaire est offert rapidement et efficacement.
Cold Creek County and The Small Town Girls will be performing to create awareness and raise money for Youth Unlimited Norfolk.The June 27 charity concert will be held at The Aud in Simcoe. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m.“We are so excited about this,” Dan Avey, who is the satellite director of YFC/Youth Unlimited-Norfolk County, said in a press release. “To have a band like Cold Creek County here is huge. We couldn’t thank them enough for coming here and helping out with such a great cause.”YFC/Youth Unlimited-Norfolk County is a place where the area’s youth can go and be part of a community. Avey said a program like this is vital to the community.“The youth are our future,” Avey said. “Helping them out now is so important. The programming we do really does make a difference in the community. And having an event like this will go a long way.”Cold Creek County are known for their entertaining live show. They are also heavy hitters in the Canadian country scene, boasting a Juno nomination, multiple Canadian Country Music Award nominations, including group of the year. They have also won group of the year multiple years in a row at the Ontario Country Music Awards.They have several top 20 hits across Canada, including “Our Town,” “Till the Wheels Come Off,” “Beer Weather,” “Homemade,” “Money,” and their newest release “Gold.”The group’s members are Doug Oliver, Josh Lester, Trevor MacLeod, Justin Lester, and Jordan Honsinger. They were founded in Brighton, Ontario, in 2013 and signed to Sony Music Canada in 2014.Opening for Cold Creek County are local favourites, The Small Town Girls.The band consists of identical twins Haley and Hannah VanMaele, along with Cassie VanMaele, and Jillian VanDaalen.The Small Town Girls have won numerous awards, including the 2018 edition of Norfolk Has Talent.“We’re so happy that The Small Town Girls are part of this event,” Avey said. “They are great kids and great examples of how youth can reach their potential.”Tickets are for sale online and you can go to yfcnorfolkcounty.com to get the link.
Shelby Lum / Photo editorJunior midfielder Yianni Sarris plays the ball forward during a game against IPFW Aug. 20, at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won, 2-0.The Ohio State men’s soccer team took second in the eighth annual Wolstein Classic over the weekend, finishing behind undefeated UNC Wilmington and going 1-1 in the tournament as it opened regular season play.OSU dropped its first game of the season Friday to UNC Wilmington, 2-1, in double overtime. Buckeye senior captain and defender Sage Gardner scored OSU’s lone goal on a penalty kick in the 64th minute. OSU was forced to play a man down late in the game after freshman defender Tyler Kidwell was shown a red card.The Buckeyes then took on Northern Illinois Sunday afternoon to finish off the tournament. Both teams came out aggressively in the first half and the officials gave out four yellow cards, three to the Buckeyes, and had to stop play to settle down the teams multiple times.“Well we got into a little trouble in the first half with three yellow cards,” coach John Bluem said after the game. “Those players have to be careful if you put them back into the game because if you get another yellow card, then you’re playing a man down, which happened to us Friday night and had a lot to do with our loss.”The Buckeyes scored the only goal of the first half in the 31st minute when Gardner took a free kick from just outside the right side of the box and played the ball in to where senior defender Alex Harrison was waiting to head it in the goal. This was Harrison’s first goal for the Buckeyes after transferring from the University of Pittsburgh for his senior season.Both teams began the second half with the same intensity, and in the 63rd minute senior forward James Stevenson’s penalty kick for Northern Illinois was saved by OSU junior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov after he dove to the right and held onto the ball, maintaining the 1-0 lead.In the 73rd minute the Buckeyes added to their lead when sophomore defender Alex Bujenovic saved the ball from going out of bounds and played it in the middle of the box to junior midfielder Ryan Ivancic who put it into the back of the net.Ivanov saved another penalty kick in the 82nd minute, securing his first shutout and the Buckeyes first victory of the season.“I feel great,” Ivanov said. “I mean to keep the shutout and to get that monkey off my back tonight; it’s my first career shutout so I’m really proud about that.”The Buckeyes head to Tulsa, Okla., Friday for the University of Tulsa Classic. They are scheduled to play Tulsa at 8:30 p.m. and finish off the weekend with Southern Methodist Sunday at 1 p.m.Gardner is hoping the victory will carry over into next weekend.“It’s huge momentum, especially after the disappointing loss Friday,” Gardner said. “It immediately turns our season around and I think we take this into a tough weekend next weekend.”