The Weekender

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The Weekender is an award-winning news program produced by Y95 CJLS in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The show tells the stories of the Tri-Counties – in-depth interviews, background stories, looks at the local entertainment and music scenes and so much more. It is our finger on the pulse of the region that includes Yarmouth, Digby, and Shelburne. read less

Coach Barron And His Co-Captains On The First-Place Yarmouth Mariners
Jan 19 2023
Coach Barron And His Co-Captains On The First-Place Yarmouth Mariners
The Yarmouth Mariners are in first place in the MHL, winners of seven straight ahead of their weekend games. I'm joined by Head Coach Laurie Barron and co-captains Kieran Burke and Ben Roode to talk more about the season and plans ahead. The Eastern Canadian Fisheries Expo is coming back to Mariners Centre next weekend. Show Manager Shawn Murphy tells us what to expect at the event January 20th and 21st. And there's lots of winter programs to help keep you active in our community. Matt Smith with Yarmouth Recreation stops by to talk about them, and how you can get involved.The Weekender is an award-winning news program produced by Y95 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The show tells the stories of the Tri-Counties – in-depth interviews, background stories, looks at the local entertainment and music scenes and so much more. It is our finger on the pulse of the region that includes Yarmouth, Digby, and Shelburne.There are now many ways to listen to the program. It originally airs Saturday at 9 a.m. on 95.5 CJLS in Yarmouth, 93.5 in Digby, and 96.3 in Shelburne.On The Weekender website, you can listen to individual interviews. You can listen through the embedded player at the top of this story, or you find the show on podcast platforms like Apple and Spotify. Just search for “Weekender Y95 CJLS” on your preferred podcast platform and follow the show to listen to this and future episodes.Do you have an idea about a subject you would like to see us tackle? Let us know! Call our news line: (902) 749-1919, contact us through our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages, or email us: news.cjls@radioabl.ca
MP Mike Kelloway On The Outlook For The Lobster Season
Dec 12 2022
MP Mike Kelloway On The Outlook For The Lobster Season
Dumping Day took place early last week in LFA 34. Jakob Postlewaite speaks with Parliamentary Secretary to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and Cape Breton-Canso MP Mike Kelloway on the outlook for the season.The 2022 Timber Cup high school hockey tournament is back next weekend in Yarmouth. We talk to the head coaches of the host teams, Julien Boudreau of Par-en-Bas and Jake MacLeay of the Yarmouth Vikings.And, Easter Seals has opened an office on Main Street in Yarmouth. We'll chat with the president and CEO of the Nova Scotia branch Joanne Bernard about how they help those with disabilities.The Weekender is an award-winning news program produced by Y95 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The show tells the stories of the Tri-Counties – in-depth interviews, background stories, looks at the local entertainment and music scenes and so much more. It is our finger on the pulse of the region that includes Yarmouth, Digby, and Shelburne.There are now many ways to listen to the program. It originally airs Saturday at 9 a.m. on 95.5 CJLS in Yarmouth, 93.5 in Digby, and 96.3 in Shelburne.On The Weekender website, you can listen to individual interviews. You can listen through the embedded player at the top of this story, or you find the show on podcast platforms like Apple and Spotify. Just search for “Weekender Y95 CJLS” on your preferred podcast platform and follow the show to listen to this and future episodes.Do you have an idea about a subject you would like to see us tackle? Let us know! Call our news line: (902) 749-1919, contact us through our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages, or email us: news.cjls@radioabl.ca
Laurie Barron On Early Season Success Of The Yarmouth Mariners
Dec 5 2022
Laurie Barron On Early Season Success Of The Yarmouth Mariners
The Yarmouth Mariners are near the top of the standings in the MHL. We recap the season and look ahead with Head Coach and GM Laurie Barron.A project by students at Acadia University is gathering important data about lobster in southwest Nova Scotia. Jakob Postlewaite speaks with Masters student Marco Turner.And, the Yarmouth Fire Department will host a fundraiser for the Yarmouth Fuel Bank on December 8th. Chief Mike Deveau gives us the details.The Weekender is an award-winning news program produced by Y95 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The show tells the stories of the Tri-Counties – in-depth interviews, background stories, looks at the local entertainment and music scenes and so much more. It is our finger on the pulse of the region that includes Yarmouth, Digby, and Shelburne.There are now many ways to listen to the program. It originally airs Saturday at 9 a.m. on 95.5 CJLS in Yarmouth, 93.5 in Digby, and 96.3 in Shelburne.On The Weekender website, you can listen to individual interviews. You can listen through the embedded player at the top of this story, or you find the show on podcast platforms like Apple and Spotify. Just search for “Weekender Y95 CJLS” on your preferred podcast platform and follow the show to listen to this and future episodes.Do you have an idea about a subject you would like to see us tackle? Let us know! Call our news line: (902) 749-1919, contact us through our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages, or email us: news.cjls@radioabl.ca
Dorgam Hideib On The Future Expansion Of Mariners Centre
Nov 23 2022
Dorgam Hideib On The Future Expansion Of Mariners Centre
We sat down with Mariners Centre CEO Dorgam Hideib to chat about the one-year anniversary of Mariners on Main and the future of the Mariners Centre expansion.A local singer/songwriter is tackling workplace bullying and sharing his own experiences through a new hip-hop single. We spoke to Ben Nickerson and are happy to present Better Way Forward.And Yarmouth and Area Chamber of Commerce executive director Rick Allwright joins us to talk about the upcoming holiday shopping season and events you can look forward to here in Yarmouth.The Weekender is an award-winning news program produced by Y95 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The show tells the stories of the Tri-Counties – in-depth interviews, background stories, looks at the local entertainment and music scenes and so much more. It is our finger on the pulse of the region that includes Yarmouth, Digby, and Shelburne.There are now many ways to listen to the program. It originally airs Saturday at 9 a.m. on 95.5 CJLS in Yarmouth, 93.5 in Digby, and 96.3 in Shelburne.On The Weekender website, you can listen to individual interviews. You can listen through the embedded player at the top of this story, or you find the show on podcast platforms like Apple and Spotify. Just search for “Weekender Y95 CJLS” on your preferred podcast platform and follow the show to listen to this and future episodes.Do you have an idea about a subject you would like to see us tackle? Let us know! Call our news line: (902) 749-1919, contact us through our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages, or email us: news.cjls@radioabl.ca
Tonya Wimmer On The Dolphins Rescued In Digby
Nov 15 2022
Tonya Wimmer On The Dolphins Rescued In Digby
On this week's show, there was a rescue of several dolphins on the shores of Digby recently. We get details from Tonya Wimmer of the Marine Animal Response Society.We also hear from 104-year-old Second World War veteran Jim McRae, and how he was celebrated leading up to Remembrance Day last week.There was a major funding announcement for the Mariners Centre expansion last month. We'll talk to several dignitaries who were on hand at the announcement.And we profile "Groundhog Night", Shubenacadie Sam's Shadow,' a new children's book by Valley-based artist Doretta Groenendyk.The Weekender is an award-winning news program produced by Y95 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The show tells the stories of the Tri-Counties – in-depth interviews, background stories, looks at the local entertainment and music scenes and so much more. It is our finger on the pulse of the region that includes Yarmouth, Digby, and Shelburne.There are now many ways to listen to the program. It originally airs Saturday at 9 a.m. on 95.5 CJLS in Yarmouth, 93.5 in Digby, and 96.3 in Shelburne.On The Weekender website, you can listen to individual interviews. You can listen through the embedded player at the top of this story, or you find the show on podcast platforms like Apple and Spotify. Just search for “Weekender Y95 CJLS” on your preferred podcast platform and follow the show to listen to this and future episodes.Do you have an idea about a subject you would like to see us tackle? Let us know! Call our news line: (902) 749-1919, contact us through our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages, or email us: news.cjls@radioabl.ca
How Much Does The Ferry Help Float The Local Economy?
Oct 24 2022
How Much Does The Ferry Help Float The Local Economy?
The ferry is coming back for another season. We discuss the economic impact the 2022 crossings had on our economy with the Executive Director of the Yarmouth and Area Chamber of Commerce, Rick Allwright.The Yarmouth County Athletic Awards are moving to January, but nominations are being sought now. We talk about that and more with Yarmouth Recreation Director Frank Grant.Support for dementia caregivers is coming to Yarmouth next month. The Alzheimer's Society of Nova Scotia is holding two in-person support programs. Jakob Postlewaite speaks with Sandra Hubbard-LeBlanc about the sessions.The Weekender is an award-winning news program produced by Y95 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The show tells the stories of the Tri-Counties – in-depth interviews, background stories, looks at the local entertainment and music scenes and so much more. It is our finger on the pulse of the region that includes Yarmouth, Digby, and Shelburne.There are now many ways to listen to the program. It originally airs Saturday at 9 a.m. on 95.5 CJLS in Yarmouth, 93.5 in Digby, and 96.3 in Shelburne.On The Weekender website, you can listen to individual interviews. You can listen through the embedded player at the top of this story, or you find the show on podcast platforms like Apple and Spotify. Just search for “Weekender Y95 CJLS” on your preferred podcast platform and follow the show to listen to this and future episodes.Do you have an idea about a subject you would like to see us tackle? Let us know! Call our news line: (902) 749-1919, contact us through our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages, or email us: news.cjls@radioabl.ca
How Are Inflation And The Rising Cost Of Food Affecting Nova Scotians?
Oct 17 2022
How Are Inflation And The Rising Cost Of Food Affecting Nova Scotians?
The Yarmouth Town and County Sports Heritage Association inducted several athletes and teams into the hall of fame Saturday night at the Yarmouth Lions Hall. We speak with association director Gloria Goodwin.The Town of Yarmouth has a deer management committee in place. Jakob Postlewaite talks to committee chair Gil Dares on their first meeting, and what the next steps could be to curb the deer problem.And, how are inflation and the rising cost of food affecting Nova Scotians? We chat with Margaret Chapman of Narrative Research about their findings.The Weekender is an award-winning news program produced by Y95 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The show tells the stories of the Tri-Counties – in-depth interviews, background stories, looks at the local entertainment and music scenes and so much more. It is our finger on the pulse of the region that includes Yarmouth, Digby, and Shelburne.There are now many ways to listen to the program. It originally airs Saturday at 9 a.m. on 95.5 CJLS in Yarmouth, 93.5 in Digby, and 96.3 in Shelburne.On The Weekender website, you can listen to individual interviews. You can listen through the embedded player at the top of this story, or you find the show on podcast platforms like Apple and Spotify. Just search for “Weekender Y95 CJLS” on your preferred podcast platform and follow the show to listen to this and future episodes.Do you have an idea about a subject you would like to see us tackle? Let us know! Call our news line: (902) 749-1919, contact us through our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages, or email us: news.cjls@radioabl.ca
The 'Adopt A Book' Campaign Is Underway
Oct 1 2022
The 'Adopt A Book' Campaign Is Underway
This year's "Adopt a Book" campaign has arrived at your local library, We speak with Ian White of the Western Counties Regional Libraries on this year's campaign. Jakob also Postlewaite talks to Shane Strong with Yarmouth Regional Emergency Management Organization about the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona, and how to prepare for severe weather. And September 30 was National Truth and Reconciliation Day. We play features from our program, 'A Day To Listen.'The Weekender is an award-winning news program produced by Y95 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The show tells the stories of the Tri-Counties – in-depth interviews, background stories, looks at the local entertainment and music scenes and so much more. It is our finger on the pulse of the region that includes Yarmouth, Digby, and Shelburne.There are now many ways to listen to the program. It originally airs Saturday at 9 a.m. on 95.5 CJLS in Yarmouth, 93.5 in Digby, and 96.3 in Shelburne.On The Weekender website, you can listen to individual interviews. You can listen through the embedded player at the top of this story, or you find the show on podcast platforms like Apple and Spotify. Just search for “Weekender Y95 CJLS” on your preferred podcast platform and follow the show to listen to this and future episodes.Do you have an idea about a subject you would like to see us tackle? Let us know! Call our news line: (902) 749-1919, contact us through our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages, or email us: news.cjls@radioabl.ca
A Conversation With Alternative Music Duo JJ Roots
Sep 24 2022
A Conversation With Alternative Music Duo JJ Roots
On this episode of "The Weekender", alternative music duo JJ Roots were scheduled to play in Yarmouth Saturday night, but because of the storm, they'll be back in December. Jakob Postlewaite speaks with the duo on their journey.Yarmouth's Ryan Graves began training camp with the New Jersey Devils this week. We go back to our interview with him in July when he hosted his hockey school at Mariners Centre.And, we talk to Jaimee Morozoff with the Nature Conservancy of Canada about the species and pieces of land they're protecting here in Nova Scotia.The Weekender is an award-winning news program produced by Y95 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The show tells the stories of the Tri-Counties – in-depth interviews, background stories, looks at the local entertainment and music scenes and so much more. It is our finger on the pulse of the region that includes Yarmouth, Digby, and Shelburne.There are now many ways to listen to the program. It originally airs Saturday at 9 a.m. on 95.5 CJLS in Yarmouth, 93.5 in Digby, and 96.3 in Shelburne.On The Weekender website, you can listen to individual interviews. You can listen through the embedded player at the top of this story, or you find the show on podcast platforms like Apple and Spotify. Just search for “Weekender Y95 CJLS” on your preferred podcast platform and follow the show to listen to this and future episodes.Do you have an idea about a subject you would like to see us tackle? Let us know! Call our news line: (902) 749-1919, contact us through our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages, or email us: news.cjls@radioabl.ca
A Look Back On The Royal Visit To Shelburne In 1983
Sep 18 2022
A Look Back On The Royal Visit To Shelburne In 1983
As the World reflects on the passing of Queen Elizabeth the Second, many in our region are remembering a Royal Visit to Shelburne. The new reigning Monarch King Charles visited Shelburne in 1983, along with his wife at the time, a young Princess Diana. Former CJLS owner and reporter Ray Zinck produced a feature on the Royal Visit, and you'll hear that in two parts on this episode.And, Candice Phibbs is joined by Mary Eldridge and Daniel Holland to learn more about the Yarmouth Area Community Fund and a new funding stream.The Weekender is an award-winning news program produced by Y95 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The show tells the stories of the Tri-Counties – in-depth interviews, background stories, looks at the local entertainment and music scenes and so much more. It is our finger on the pulse of the region that includes Yarmouth, Digby, and Shelburne.There are now many ways to listen to the program. It originally airs Saturday at 9 a.m. on 95.5 CJLS in Yarmouth, 93.5 in Digby, and 96.3 in Shelburne.On The Weekender website, you can listen to individual interviews. And beginning this week, it’s being uploaded as a podcast. You can listen through the embedded player at the top of this story, or you find the show on podcast platforms like Apple and Spotify. Just search for “Weekender Y95 CJLS” on your preferred podcast platform and follow the show to listen to this and future episodes.Do you have an idea about a subject you would like to see us tackle? Let us know! Call our news line: (902) 749-1919, contact us through our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages, or email us: news.cjls@radioabl.ca
The Return Of The Yarmouth Mariners
Sep 10 2022
The Return Of The Yarmouth Mariners
In this week's edition of The Weekender, the Yarmouth Mariners begin the regular season next weekend. Who's coming back, what new players can the fans look forward to watching, and what's new at Mariners Centre this year? We cover it all with Head Coach and GM Laurie Barron.The Yarmouth and Acadian Shores Tourism Association is excited over a busy summer in our region for tourism. Neil MacKenzie stops by to give his take.And, the Yarmouth County Hospice Society has a fundraiser at the end of the month. We chat with Shirley Hubbard of the society and Wendy Siddal from the Catch 22 Comedy Crew, who are performing at the event.The Weekender is an award-winning news program produced by Y95 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The show tells the stories of the Tri-Counties – in-depth interviews, background stories, looks at the local entertainment and music scenes and so much more. It is our finger on the pulse of the region that includes Yarmouth, Digby, and Shelburne.There are now many ways to listen to the program. It originally airs Saturday at 9 a.m. on 95.5 CJLS in Yarmouth, 93.5 in Digby, and 96.3 in Shelburne.On The Weekender website, you can listen to individual interviews. And beginning this week, it’s being uploaded as a podcast. You can listen through the embedded player at the top of this story, or you find the show on podcast platforms like Apple and Spotify. Just search for “Weekender Y95 CJLS” on your preferred podcast platform and follow the show to listen to this and future episodes.Do you have an idea about a subject you would like to see us tackle? Let us know! Call our news line: (902) 749-1919, contact us through our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages, or email us: news.cjls@radioabl.ca
A conversation with the director of 'Last of the Right Whales'
Sep 8 2022
A conversation with the director of 'Last of the Right Whales'
In this week's edition of The Weekender, Jakob Postlewaite speaks with Nadine Pequeneza, director of the film Last of the Right Whales, which was recently screened in Yarmouth.Kevin Northup also chats with mural artist Danielle Mahood about her latest work of art on a building down by the Yarmouth International Ferry Terminal, and Jakob interviews Tri-County Regional Centre for Education Director Jared Purdy on back to school and what to expect this year.The Weekender is an award-winning news program produced by Y95 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The show tells the stories of the Tri-Counties – in-depth interviews, background stories, looks at the local entertainment and music scenes and so much more. It is our finger on the pulse of the region that includes Yarmouth, Digby, and Shelburne.There are now many ways to listen to the program. It originally airs Saturday at 9 a.m. on 95.5 CJLS in Yarmouth, 93.5 in Digby, and 96.3 in Shelburne.On The Weekender website, you can listen to individual interviews. And beginning this week, it’s being uploaded as a podcast. You can listen through the embedded player at the top of this story, or you find the show on podcast platforms like Apple and Spotify. Just search for “Weekender Y95 CJLS” on your preferred podcast platform and follow the show to listen to this and future episodes.Do you have an idea about a subject you would like to see us tackle? Let us know! Call our news line: (902) 749-1919, contact us through our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages, or email us: news.cjls@radioabl.ca
The Weekender: A Meteghan Fisherman Returns To Help People In His Home Country Ukraine
Aug 27 2022
The Weekender: A Meteghan Fisherman Returns To Help People In His Home Country Ukraine
In this week's edition of The Weekender, we feature a two-part interview with a Ukrainian-Canadian man, who left his life of fishing in Meteghan to go back to his home country to help evacuate citizens. Reporter Jakob Postlewaite speaks with Lex Brukovskiy.And Scotian Shores has removed thousands of pounds of marine debris this year off beaches in Southwestern Nova Scotia, and Cape Sable Island this the focus this weekend. We chat with local coordinator Kristen Hawboldt.The Weekender is an award-winning news program produced by Y95 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The show tells the stories of the Tri-Counties – in-depth interviews, background stories, looks at the local entertainment and music scenes and so much more. It is our finger on the pulse of the region that includes Yarmouth, Digby, and Shelburne.There are now many ways to listen to the program. It originally airs Saturday at 9 a.m. on 95.5 CJLS in Yarmouth, 93.5 in Digby, and 96.3 in Shelburne.On The Weekender website, you can listen to individual interviews. And beginning this week, it’s being uploaded as a podcast. You can listen through the embedded player at the top of this story, or you find the show on podcast platforms like Apple and Spotify. Just search for “Weekender Y95 CJLS” on your preferred podcast platform and follow the show to listen to this and future episodes.Do you have an idea about a subject you would like to see us tackle? Let us know! Call our news line: (902) 749-1919, contact us through our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages, or email us: news.cjls@radioabl.ca
The Weekender: Return Of The Wedgeport Tuna Tournament
Aug 20 2022
The Weekender: Return Of The Wedgeport Tuna Tournament
In this week's edition of The Weekender, the Wedgeport Tuna Tournament and Festival begins today. We speak with Special Events Coordinator Baylee Surette and Board member Callie Doucette about this week's schedule, as the festival returns to normal post-pandemic.The Great Cycle Challenge raises money for kids dealing with cancer across Canada. A Digby-area cyclist is taking part. Jakob Postlewaite talks to Dr. Neil Pothier about his fundraising efforts.And, the Southwest Nova Pride Association is planning a pride festival next month. We speak with organizers Lynette Hayward-Byrd and Alden Mathieu on plans for the first pride event in Yarmouth since 2019.The Weekender is an award-winning news program produced by Y95 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The show tells the stories of the Tri-Counties – in-depth interviews, background stories, looks at the local entertainment and music scenes and so much more. It is our finger on the pulse of the region that includes Yarmouth, Digby, and Shelburne.There are now many ways to listen to the program. It originally airs Saturday at 9 a.m. on 95.5 CJLS in Yarmouth, 93.5 in Digby, and 96.3 in Shelburne.On The Weekender website, you can listen to individual interviews. And beginning this week, it’s being uploaded as a podcast. You can listen through the embedded player at the top of this story, or you find the show on podcast platforms like Apple and Spotify. Just search for “Weekender Y95 CJLS” on your preferred podcast platform and follow the show to listen to this and future episodes.Do you have an idea about a subject you would like to see us tackle? Let us know! Call our news line: (902) 749-1919, contact us through our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages, or email us: news.cjls@radioabl.ca