COLUMN: 100 Dads – Be free and plenty with hugs

Chris is a retired member of the Canadian Armed Forces, and husband to Jen, (Mom #47) another veteran of our Forces. This big, broad biker has had two tours in Afghanistan and takes great pride in having served and protected his country. These days Chris enjoys a peaceful life in a beautiful world surrounded by...

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COLUMN: The Local Climate – Solving plastic

I find it exhausting when we declare problems unsolvable, as though dedicated dollars and engineering haven’t already granted us the gifts of flight, cell phones and space travel. By comparison the things we have yet to figure out, like ridding plastic from our oceans, should be seen as a matter of time and talent, not...

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10,000 Villages once again coming to Enfield

ENFIELD: Its coming, weekend after Remembrance Day as always, our 23rd annual Ten Thousand Villages fair trade! From Friday, Nov. 15 to Saturday, Nov. 16, The Harvester’s Ministry and Corridor Community will host a TTV Festival Sale, featuring handcrafted home décor and gifts made by fairly paid artisans in more than 30 countries. The event...

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Woman charged for impaired driving following collision

ELMSDALE: Shortly before 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 4, East Hants District RCMP responded to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Hwy. 2 and Hwy 214. An SUV was turning from Hwy. 2 onto Hwy. 214 and entered the wrong lane, striking a Jeep head-on, on Hwy. 214. Both drivers were alone in their vehicles and...

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East Hants community facilities receive $33k in provincial grant funding

HARDWOOD LANDS: Three community recreation facilities in East Hants were among the 39 province-wide to be announced as recipients through the Community Facilities Improvement Program. A total of $910,985 will be invested in projects across the province this year through the program. The Hardwood Lands Community Centre will receive $11,040 to replace their roof; the...

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Second place finish for HERH golfer

MILFORD: HERH’s Logan Forward had a second place finish at the NSSAF Golf Provincials Championship recently held at Grandview Golf. Forward shot an 80, only one stroke behind the eventual gold medal standing. Pictured with Forward is golf coach Trevor Comeau. (submitted photo)...

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COLUMN: The Local Climate – Vote Earth

By Zack Metcalfe zack.metcalfe@gmail.com I’ve never enjoyed talking politics, always searching of the genuine behind blatant facades, but at times like this it’s critical we pay attention. This coming election is the most important in my lifetime. I say that about every election and it’s always true, because each takes us closer to the climatic...

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COLUMN: 100 Dads – don’t be afraid to be afraid

By Doreen Coady Jeff is the proud Dad to two sweet babies who are moving full speed through the early years. He and Georgina, (Mom #21), are enjoying their new world and all the love it brings. Jeff holds many aspirations for his children; however, it’s most important to him that they live their lives...

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COLUMN: The Local Climate – 13 per cent

By Zack Metcalfe zack.metcalfe@gmail.com Let’s go back to 2013, when our provincial government, in partnership with numerous stakeholders, created the Parks and Protected Areas Plan. It was an inspired document, identifying huge tracts of land which were ripe for formal protection either as wilderness areas, nature reserves or provincial parks, most of which were mapped,...

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