Daily Archives: September 7, 2019

DEEP fires employee whose guns were seized after he was accused of threatening coworkers

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said Saturday it has dismissed John Hirschfeld, a 25-year employee who was suspended earlier this summer after the agency said he made threatening comments to co-workers. He was fired effective Aug. 27. Hirschfeld’s conduct at work prompted state Environmental Conservation Police to obtain a risk warrant to go into Hirschfeld’s West Hartford home and seize his firearms, according to court records.,,, police discovered an AR-15 rifle that under state law is classified as a banned assault weapon.  >click to read< 18:30

Nova Scotia: More than 306,000 without power as Hurricane Dorian closes in

Hurricane Dorian is a Category 2 storm with winds estimated at 160 km/h and gusts of up to 190 km/h, according to the National Hurricane Centre. Across the province, strong winds are uprooting trees and power lines are coming down. A crane on South Park Street — a busy roadway in downtown Halifax — snapped in several places from the power of the wind. A roof on a building on nearby Queen Street blew off and landed on several cars. In the water, some boats have been damaged as large waves push them against the rocky shore. >click to read< 17:03

For a bunch of video’s of cranes falling and waves crashing, and constant CBC updates >click here< Please stay safe!

Virginia: Dorian triggers emergency shutdown of oyster, clam fisheries

The State Health Commissioner ordered several area waterways closed to shellfishing because of the effects of Hurricane Dorian. The emergency closure — affecting oysters and clams — will begin Saturday and runs for at least four days, said Larry Hill, a spokesman for the Virginia Department of Health. >click to read< 15:08

Spanish fishing vessel rams into the Falklands FIPASS

The reefer trawler Pesca Vaqueiro suffered serious damages to its bow when it rammed while berthing at FIPASS, in Stanley, Falkland Islands.,, Apparently the collision happened when the vessel with a full cargo was berthing and it is not clear if it was the result of engine or steering failure. The vessel’s bow sustained breached and dents above the waterline. >click to read< more photo’s – Spanish trawler collided with dock at Stanley, Falklands, seriously damaged >click here<  – 12:35

Alaska Board of Fisheries issues 2019-2020 proposal book

Proposals to be considered by the Alaska Board of Fisheries during its 2019-2020 meeting cycle are now available for download,,, The 276 proposals up for review are for Lower Cook Inlet Finfish, Kodiak Finfish, Upper Cook Inlet Finfish, and Statewide (except for Southeast and Yakutat King and Tanner Crab, and Prince William Sound Tanner Crab) King and Tanner Crab regulatory meetings. >click to read< 11:25

As Dorian approaches, some N.S. communities fear for aging wharfs

With people across Atlantic Canada bracing for the impact of Hurricane Dorian, some communities in southwest Nova Scotia are concerned it could spell trouble for their aging wharfs. Fishermen and harbour managers are spending much of the time before Dorian’s arrival taking boats out of the water and securing lines. But in many cases, the most vulnerable infrastructure can’t be moved, and some harbour authorities are worried their wharfs will be no match for pounding surf and a storm surge. >click to read< 10:20

Hurricane Dorian Public Advisory, Sept. 07 2019

At 800 AM AST (1200 UTC), the center of Hurricane Dorian was located near latitude 40.9 North, longitude 67.0 West. Dorian is moving toward the northeast near 25 mph (41 km/h), and this general motion is expected through Sunday. On the forecast track, the center of Dorian should pass to the southeast of extreme southeastern New England this morning, and then move across Nova Scotia and Newfoundland later today and tonight. >click to read< 08:38

‘This is a big deal:’ Hurricane Dorian set to make landfall in N.S. today, do its dance in Newfoundland on Sunday

Some Maritimers woke up to a light breeze and the odd raindrop on Saturday morning, but residents are bracing for the impact of what is now a strong Category 1 hurricane. Hurricane Dorian is barrelling toward the region with winds of 140 km/h and gusts of up to 165 km/h. Most of the Maritimes is under a combination of weather warnings, including hurricane, tropical storm and rainfall warnings for much of Nova Scotia, rainfall warnings for New Brunswick and rainfall, wind, storm surge and tropical storm warnings for P.E.I. >click to read< 07:24

Dorian to do its dance in Newfoundland on Sunday>click to read< 07:55