Sunday, April 21, 2019

News

Emotional day expected as family members of Barho’s arrive in N.S.

ELMSDALE: Members of the Hants East Assisting Refugees Team (HEART) Society were preparing for an emotional and long day on April 18 as they welcomed family of Kawthar and Ebraheim Barho. Before the emotional day began, the group members sat down with The Weekly Press to provide an update, and what the continued support has […]

Fight for the river comes to a head

By Abby Cameron and Pat Healey FORT ELLIS: Three Grassroot Grandmothers saw themselves taken into police custody on April 10. As the Stewiacke RCMP enforced an injunction which sees demonstrators being moved to a designated area for protesting, the road was blocked off. Nova Scotia RCMP attended a site on Riverside Rd. in Fort Ellis, […]

Sports

Team Jones junior women curlers disband

BROOKFIELD: Nova Scotia’s top junior women’s curling foursome have announce they are disbanding. The Halifax Curling Club-based team made the announcement through their social media channels on April 14, saying they were shutting them down as they each move on. The team is parting ways on good terms, with memories made, and new friendships made. […]

Videos

VIDEOS: Firefighters respond to barn fire in Milford

Firefighters from the Corridor, Nine Mile River, and Station 40 attended a barn fire in Milford on Monday afternoon. We are working on a story and will update when that is done. Here is a couple of videos from the fire scene:

VIDEO: Lantz man wins Ultimate Garage Giveaway contest

Lantz resident Brandon Ashley speaks about learning he won NAPA’s Ultimate Garage Giveaway contest. He picked up his winnings on Jan. 3 in Elmsdale. Watch for our full story online next week.   MAIN PHOTO: The winner is … Brandon Ashley. The Lantz man officially received his Ultimate Garage contest winnings from NAPA Elmsdale on […]

VIDEO: Jr B Pens thump Elks

LANTZ: The East Hants Jr B Penguins hosted Brookfield on Friday night at the Igloo in Lantz. They won the game 10-1. It was their final home game at the East Hants Sportsplex until Jan. 4, 2019.   Goalie makes the save.  

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Hants History by Holly Hanes

1926 Miss Canada and her Connection to a Nova Scotia Company By Holly Hanes holly.hanes@dal.ca HANTS NORTH: While many people think of beauty pageants, or the crowing of Miss Universe, few individuals know the story of the first winner of the title “Miss Canada.” Miss Canada began awarding titles in 1923. The winner that year […]

The Local Climate – An Earth-Saving Diet

When it comes to saving the world your mind probably goes to electric cars and solar panels, which are great ideas but not yet within everyone’s reach. In a decade, perhaps, their plummeting prices will allow them to conquer the market, but not yet, certainly not in my household. Thankfully there’s another solution, to both […]

EDITORIAL: Two communities. One family

February 19 will be a day not soon forgotten in our newsroom. Tragedy struck one of the happiest stories we have ever had the pleasure of sharing, when the HEART Society’s sponsored refugees, the Barho family, were the victims of a house fire . The tragic fire claimed the lives of seven children. The Barho […]

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