Women Can Learn New Skills at Outdoor Adventure Workshop

first_imgNova Scotia women seeking outdoor adventure can join the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Workshop again this fall. The workshop, which runs Sept. 13 to Sept. 15, is aimed at women 18 years and older who want to learn outdoor skills, such as bird hunting, fly fishing, trapping and snaring, rifle shooting, outdoor cooking, canoeing, wilderness survival and nature photography. All classes are introductory and equipment is provided. The workshop will be held at Mount Traber Bible Camp in Cooks Brook, Halifax Co. “The Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program is a unique opportunity for women interested in trying new activities, learning new skills, and getting to know other women with similar interests,” said Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Sterling Belliveau. “The skills gained at this workshop allow participants to enjoy more of the outdoor pursuits available to us in this province.” All BOW instructors are volunteers and many have been with the program since it started in Nova Scotia in 1997. They represent some of the province’s most accomplished outdoor leaders. “As an instructor, one of the many things I enjoy about BOW is having the distinct pleasure of sharing in the women’s personal experiences,” said Darlene Caldwell, a BOW instructor since 1997. “The environment at BOW is so relaxed and supportive, women are able to accomplish things they never thought they could. For example, many women have never fished, so learning to set up and break down their own fishing rods, put a worm on a hook, and catch and clean their own fish, can be very empowering. There’s always a lot of fun, laughter and sharing!” The BOW program was established in the United States in 1991 to encourage more women to participate in outdoor activities. It now runs in most provinces and states throughout North America. Registration is open for the September workshop. The fee is $245, which includes HST, meals, accommodation, instruction and equipment. Limited partial scholarships are available. For more information or to register, contact Becoming an Outdoors-Woman at 902-424-5481, e-mail [email protected], or visit the website at www.novascotia.ca/natr/outdoor .last_img read more

Corentyne man wanted for rape of 3yearold apprehended

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPolice hunting for a Corentyne man who raped a 3-year-oldFebruary 13, 2018In “Crime”Corentyne man being investigated for alleged rape of step-daughtersApril 4, 2017In “Crime”Investigation launched into rape of 9-y-o girlJune 9, 2018In “Crime” This publication was reliably informed that the 24-year-old Corentyne man who was wanted in connection with the reported rape of a 3-year-old female child on Friday last has been apprehended and is assisting with investigations.INews had reported that on the day in question, the child was left in the care of the suspect’s mother, as the child’s mother would have to go to her farm in the backlands.On Friday last the suspect’s mother had left the child unattended and it was then that her son allegedly committed the act.When the mother of the child collected her daughter after returning from the backlands, the girl complained that the suspect interfered with her private parts.As such, the mother contacted the police and the three-year-old was medically examined, where it was confirmed that she was sexually assaulted.Investigations are ongoing. read more