Making Christmas morning magical

Three Kennetcook girls holding bake sale on Nov. 24 at the Freshmart to raise money to sponsor a child KENNETCOOK: Three young girls are looking to make Christmas morning magical for a child or two like them this holiday season. Now all they need is the communities support to make that inspiring idea a reality....

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No fire protection concern with Hydes Bridge closure

LANTZ: Fire protection won’t be impeded with Hydes Bridge on Hwy 277 in Lantz shutdown until further notice by the provincial Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (TIR). On Nov.8, TIR announced the bridge was closed and that a detour for motorists in the area was in place. That detour includes using Hwy 2, Elmsdale...

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SPCA grateful for Elmsdale PetValu customer support

ELMSDALE: The generosity of East Hants residents has allowed the Colchester SPCA to feed the mouths of hungry animals in its care to the tune of $1200-plus. At Elmsdale PetValu on Oct. 31, the SPCA’s Amber Lynds was on hand to take part in a five minute shopping spree where she could grab as much...

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From the Fire House – October 2019 calls

ELMSDALE: Here is a look at the number of calls for local fire departments in Elmsdale; Mount Uniacke; Rawdon; Shubenacadie; Stewiacke; Nine Mile River; Enfield; and Kennetcook. For Nine Mile River Fire, they had nine calls, led by three mutual aid requests and three medical assists. They were also paged for one stand by request;...

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Kidney named to Canada’s U17 hockey roster

BATHURST, N.B.: Riley Kidney feels honoured to get the chance to pull on the Canadian Maple Leaf jersey at the World Under-17 Hockey championships, being held in Medicine Hat, Alta. and Swift Current, Sk., held Nov. 2-9. The 16-year-old Acadie-Btahurst Titan forward has six points in nine games in his rookie campaign with the Quebec...

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Jr Pens squeeze by Colts

LANTZ: Bruen Fisher’s third period tally just past the midway mark of the final period stood as the winner as the East Hants Junior Penguins iced the Cole Harbour Colts 4-3 in NSJHL play on Nov. 1. The Pens had come into the game on a three game losing streak after losses to Sackville twice...

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Fire departments host Restart A Heart events

LANTZ: Kara Heukshorst of Milford learns how to do CPR and use the AED defibrillator from Lantz firefighter Kory Orchard during World Restart A Heart day, held Oct. 16. Lantz fire, along with departments in Enfield; Elmsdale; and Nine Mile River took part in the event, hosting a demonstration for residents of how to use...

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Blazers, Pickrem hand Jr Pens pair of losses

LANTZ: A five-goal third period and strong goaltending from Jonathan Pickrem lifted the Sackville Blazers past the East Hants Junior Penguins to open a three game week stretch for the Pens. At Sackville Arena on Oct. 21, Sackville trailed 5-2 entering the final period of play before their offence erupted in the 7-5 victory. Five...

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NMR Trails, Family Resource centre recipients of RONA funding

NINE MILE RIVER: Two non-profit organizations received almost $4,000 of the $1.2 million raised through a national campaign by Lowe’s Canada (RONA). The Nine Mile River Trails Association earned $2,919 from RONA Bedford Place Mall in the 2019 Heroes Campaign put on at Lowe’s Canada/RONA stores across Canada. The East Hants Family Resource Centre was...

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Highway artwork recognizing military veterans to be removed

MILLER LAKE: The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (TIR) said while they appreciate the desire for people to honour Veterans with a mural on some rocks along Hwy 102 near the Aerotech exit, it will be removed. The various artwork had previously included the Canadian flag; military symbols; RCMP; volunteer firefighters; and the red...

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