Friday, December 14, 2018


Local Wishlist 2018 includes locally-made items

MOUNT UNIACKE: Four local artisans have had their creations make the 2018 Local Wishlist. The Local Wishlist is a buy-local take on classic holiday catalogues, says organizer Kate Kirkpatrick. “We wanted to make it easy to buy local for the holidays,” said Kirkpatrick. “By bringing a large selection of gift ideas from across Nova Scotia […]

From the Firehouse – November 2018 calls

RAWDON: Here’s a look at how November was for local volunteer fire departments in Rawdon; Elmsdale; Nine Mile River; Stewiacke; Lantz; Maitland; Enfield; Noel; Kennetcook; and Mount Uniacke. For some it was busy; for others the calls cooled off, which was welcomed. We would like to welcome Rawdon Fire and Lantz fire to the column […]


Rangers alum selected to N.S. Canada Games team

LANTZ: Four hockey players with connections to East Hants will don the N.S. colours in Red Deer this winter. Michael Sack of Shubenacadie; Joey Merriam of Milford Station; Enfield’s Riley Kidney; and Cole Foston, a Ranger alum who hails from Beaver Bank, have been selected by head coach Jon Greenwood and his staff for the […]


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.  

VIDEO: Dog walk for Cobequid Wildlife

Four-legged furballs and their humans gathered this morning, Oct. 27, in the chilly cold for an inaugural dog walk fundraiser in support of Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. The event, which was held in Elmsdale, will become an annual event. More coverage later next week with a story and Photo Gallery. MAIN PHOTO: These two doggies […]

VIDEO: Team Homan remains perfect at Grand Slam

Team Rachel Homan earned a hard fought, nail biting 8-7 extra end win to go to 2-0 at the Grand Slam of Curling in Truro on Oct. 25. They are tied with the Junior women’s team of Kaitlyn Jones, which includes Colchester County cousins Lindsey and Karlee Burgess. The curling continues all week until Sunday, […]

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November is financial literacy month

November is Financial Literacy month in Canada. The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada reports that 43% of Canadians have no financial plan. Budgeting is the key. Salyzyn & Associates Limited, Licensed Insolvency Trustee, provides the following six reasons why you need a budget. 1. Helps you stay on track: A budget helps you determine your […]

Nike confronting social injustices with Kaepernick

Despite all the hate on social media, the decision by Nike to go with controversial former NFL Super Bowl QB Colin Kaepernick for their 30th anniversary #JustDoIt” campaign is a wise one. At first blush it appeared they knew with him as the face of the promotion they would garner this much media attention around […]

EDITORIAL: The power of volunteers

From July 13-15, the second annual Tide Fest homecoming celebrations filled the East Hants Sportsplex. The event was more like a handful events in one. Hundreds, if not thousands filled the Sportsplex, for the 2018 Induction ceremony for the East Hants Sports Heritage Society Hall of Fame; the music festival; the ball hockey; the Atlantic […]

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