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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UPDATED: RCMP confirm suspect comes forward in HNRH sports field damage

KENNETCOOK: A young Kennetcook-area man has turned himself into the RCMP in connection with driving over the sports field at Hants North Rural High in Kennetcook on the weekend of Oct. 19-20. Following social media posts by residents of the community and media coverage of the incident, RCMP said the man—who they did not name—voluntarily...

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Police nab dangerous driver in Kennetcook after hit-and-run in parking lot

KENNETCOOK:. A 39-year-old Kennetcook man has been charged with several offences following a hit-and-run in the parking lot of a coffee shop on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 22, in Kennetcook. In a release, East Hants District RCMP say they responded to a call of a hit and run collision at approximately 4:35 p.m. at a coffee...

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#StudentVote 2019: East Hants students overwhelmingly pick Blois

ELMSDALE: For students who voted in Kings-Hants, there was only one choice they could see representing them in Ottawa and that was Kody Blois. Blois defeated the Green Party’s Brogan Anderson by 97 votes (1,042-945) in the mock vote by students in the riding, whose schools partook in StudentVote 2019. NDP’s Stephen Schneider was third...

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Local first-time voters have their say in Election 2019

ELMSDALE: Three first-time voters in East Hants, Grand Lake, and Stewiacke say they felt it was important for them and their peers to vote in the Oct. 21 election because “today impacts tomorrow.” Phylecia Ferguson of Elmsdale; Abby Carmichael of Grand Lake; and Spencer Osborne of Stewiacke all were voting for the first time in...

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Election 2019: Where you can cast your vote in East Hants

EAST HANTS: Here is a list of the polling locations throughout East Hants for the federal riding of Kings-Hants for the Oct. 21 federal election. Residents will be voting for a new MP to represent them and their concerns in Ottawa at Parliament Hill. Running for that position are: Kody Blois (Liberal); Matt Southall (People’s...

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On the ice: A look at East Hants hockey players and how they’re faring this season

EAST HANTS: Here is a look at our first installment of how local hockey players that we know about are faring with their respective teams as the 2019-2020 hockey campaigns get underway. The information on players and teams listed are done so with what we are aware of from following them through the local system....

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Doing it for the kids: Mrs. A gives Enfield District a final hurrah at Terry Fox Run

ENFIELD: In 13 years of running the Terry Fox Run at Enfield District, Sonya Aikens has raised $17,881.90. This year alone the students helped her raise $1,364.40. To celebrate the final Terry Fox Run that she organized Aikens allowed the kids to get her messy in a celebration, and boy did they ever get her...

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