Year in Review: Top 5 stories for February

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1. New adventure on the Liverpool waterfront

 Liverpool Adventure Outfitters announced a new venture for the summer of 2013

They would offer an array of rentals and tours from downtown Liverpool starting in May.

“It’s a great opportunity, it’s a great location and it’s a sin there isn’t more happening on the waterfront,” says Glenn Parlee, owner of Adventure Outfitters.

Adventure Outfitters main store, based in Brooklyn, offers an array of gear for canoeing, camping, hiking, cycling, kayaking and other outdoor sports.

2. Missing men found safe

Two missing men in Queens County were found safe, after several hours of searching.

RCMP received a 911 call in the early evening of Feb. 21 from one of the missing men, who had lost their way when walking in the woods.

Queens County Ground Search and Rescue coordinators were called out and the men were eventually located off of Purdy Road, north of Liverpool.

RCMP said the men were shaken, but were not injured and did not need medical attention.

3. Drug investigations lead to arrest

The RCMP arrested a man after the alleged theft and misuse of drugs from an Emergency Health Services (EHS) station.

On Feb. 19, a search warrant was executed at a residence on Wolfe Street in Liverpool where syringes and medical containers were seized.

Kenneth Wade Cosh was arrested by Queens RCMP and faced charges under the Criminal Code and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Cosh pled not guilty to the charges, and is scheduled to go to court in January.

4. Mail sorting leaving Liverpool

Canada Post announced it would close sorting facilities all across the country in an effort to cut down on costs and moving them to central locations. In Nova Scotia, nine sorting facilities closed, including Liverpool, and being moved to the main facility in Halifax.

This was the first of several announced measures by Canada Post in 2013, with the latter part of the year seeing the cost of stamps increasing and urban dwellers going to a Post Office Box system. 

5. The Bargain! Shop closing down

In February of 2013 Liverpool found another business shutting down, this time it was The Bargain! Shop.

On Feb. 26, the company was granted creditor protection until March 28. In a statement from the company, they said they will use the time to restructure their operations.

The company never issued a formal press release about the closures, nor did they return calls to The Advance, however the store did close by that summer.

 

Organizations: RCMP, Liverpool Adventure Outfitters, Emergency Health Services Canada Post Post Office Box

Geographic location: Liverpool, Brooklyn, Queens Purdy Road Wolfe Street Nova Scotia Halifax

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