The Dome will rise again

LANTZ: It’s good news to begin 2020, the dome will once again fill the skies in Lantz. In a press release, the board of directors of the East Hants Sportsplex and General Manager Scott Forward shared the good news. “On behalf of the Board of Directors of the East Hants Arena Association, we would like...

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Light up the Soul

ELMSDALE: Cup of Soul in Elmsdale was the host of Light up the Soul, a display of trees and festive lights with all money and donations gathered going to the Caring and Sharing Angel Tree Food Bank. Candi and Jeff Hauser took on a woodworking theme for their submission, while the Girl Guides went with...

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Future in question for East Hants Sportsplex Dome

LANTZ: The dome at the East Hants Sportsplex is deflated indefinitely. After collapsing in a mix of wintry weather on Nov. 28, General Manager of the sportsplex, Scott Forward says for now, it’s staying down. “The dome will remain out of use pending an independent investigation regarding the future safety of the structure,” he said...

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Hand-me-downs no more!

MILFORD: The HERH female hockey team has been wearing jerseys passed on from the boys’ hockey team in the recent past. Coach Rick Patey thought it was time to change that, and sent out a sponsorship letter. AA Munro insurance answered the call and sponsored the team with a roster full of new jerseys. Patey...

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Christmas traditions fill community of Maitland

MAITLAND: The historic Village of Maitland sits on the shores of the Bay of Fundy, just an hour from Halifax and a half hour from Truro. This charming collection of historic homes and friendly neighbors offers the perfect setting for a festive day trip to get you in the spirit of the season. The annual...

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Walkin’ and Rollin’ to better senior fitness

LANTZ: One year of laps for the Walk and Roll group put on by the Senior’s Clinic has created huge health benefits for seniors in our communities. The group meets Tuesdays from 9-10 a.m. at the walking track at the East Hants Sportsplex. “We’re up to usually about 20 regular walkers every Tuesday morning, it’s...

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Hurricane Dorian damage delays pool opening

ELMSDALE: It will be next year before the new swimming pool for East Hants will open its doors. The Municipality of East Hants has received confirmation from Bird Construction that the East Hants Aquatic Centre will not be ready to open to the public in early December 2019 as initially planned. The aquatic centre will...

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Community minded, active youth missed by family, friends, teammates

LANTZ: A local youth is gone too soon after a medical emergency took the life of 15-year-old Braeden Bannister. Bannister, a sports enthusiast from Lantz was finishing a hunting trip with his father when the emergency occurred. The Hants East Rural High School student had recently become a junior firefighter with the Lantz Volunteer Fire...

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Honourary Captain

PeeWee AAA Pens #1 Fan Adam Dill assigned assistant captain role LANTZ: Assistant Captain Adam Dill has a big role in his new hockey family. This year, the merger of PeeWee AAA saw West Hants and East Hants go from rivals to team mates, seeing pre-teen boys who once played against each other now work...

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Rangers have winning weekend on home ice

LANTZ: Mitch Wagner led the way with three goals and one assist for the Rangers big win over The Novas on Oct. 26. The Rangers won 8-3 at the home game, played at the East Hants Sportsplex. Connor Lloyd also had a big role in the day, adding four assists. Other goal scorers included Devon...

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