Blois dominates the vote

Liberal Candidate Kody Blois wins Kings Hants seat KINGS HANTS: Kody Blois will be the Member of Parliament for Kings Hants. The Belnan native, who ran for the Liberals was elected with more than 40 per cent of the vote. “It’s obviously surreal right now, it hasn’t fully sunk in yet,” he said at his...

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Ramsay takes over as CAO of Municipality of East Hants

ELMSDALE: Kim Ramsay has officially taken over the role of CAO of Municipality of East Hants. Ramsay, who has been with the municipality for just shy of two decades began her role as the Manager of Finance, and worked her way up to Director of Finance, Director of Finance and Administration, and then began her...

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Community Rider offering free rides to the polls

EAST HANTS: Kings-Hants is a large riding, and the East Hants and Area Community Rider is doing their part to ensure transportation will not be an issue during the upcoming federal election. Phil Laven, the Communications Coordinator with Community Rider said they are proud to offer the service. “We had planned it would be free...

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Jr B Pens snatch up another home victory

LANTZ: The East Hants Junior Penguins have started this season strong, racking up another win against the Eskasoni Junior Eagles in a high scoring game, 7-5. Connor Goodick and Dylan Evans both racked up two goals each, while Adam Perruzza; Chris Lanthier; and Evan McHenry added single markers. Captain Quinn MacDonald and Max Turner each...

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First of it’s kind volunteer fair happening Sept. 7

LANTZ: The first ever East Hants Volunteer Fair is taking place on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Maple Ridge Elementary School, Lantz. The event is hosted by the Municipality of East Hants as part of its Community Development Program. Consultations with community groups revealed a need for a venue to...

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Food bank usage at a critical level

ELMSDALE: The Caring and Sharing Food Bank has experienced a fairly significant increase in it’s usage so far in 2019. In July, the food bank saw an increase from 60 families, or 160 people, to 80 families, comprising of 253 people. Paula King with the food bank said it’s been a very hard summer. “As...

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Silver for Black U-14 Mastodons at provincials

LANTZ: The U14 Fastpitch provincials took place in Lantz from Aug. 9-11 with two local teams, the Black and Blue Mastodons competing. Both teams had impressive weekends, playing great ball. The Black Dons made it to the championship game, where they fell just short, capturing the silver medal. The Blue Dons came third in the...

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Lifeschoolhouse:East Hants a humbling experience

Those who know me well know I’ve always had a need to create. Create writing, create crafts, meals, and more. Being creative is truly my outlet and my fundamental love. For me, rug hooking is my art form of choice. Working with the natural fibres, creating beautiful rugs and wall hangings make me happy. There’s...

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The Night Market looking for vendors and shoppers

ELMSDALE: The Riverview United Church comes alive with local goods every Thursday from the local artisan and farming community. Jessica Edgar, one of the organizers of the weekly market is looking to grow all aspects of the local hot spot. “We want to attract more vendors, we want to attract more members of the community...

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Home broken into while victim outside gardening

ELMSDALE: On July 25 between noon and 2 p.m., a woman was outside working in her garden and noticed that while she was outside in the yard, someone had broken into her home. The suspect took $500 and some jewelry. The building was not secured while the homeowner was outside. East Hants District RCMP is...

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