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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Fatal collision claims man’s life

CHASWOOD: Halifax District RCMP responded to a fatal collision last evening shortly before 8 p.m. at the intersection of Wittenburg Rd. and Hwy. 224 in Chaswood. When police arrived on scene, they found a pickup truck in the ditch. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was being treated by EHS, however he was...

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Big boost for Caring & Sharing

ENFIELD: Sheila Bianchi of TMG collected $3,000 in donations for the Caring & Sharing food bank. Bianchi promoted the good work the food bank does to her fellow members of The Mortgage Group Atlantic Division, and they decided to support the food bank. (Submitted photo)...

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SiRT investigating cruiser/civilian collision

The province’s independent Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) has begun an investigation into a collision between an RCMP vehicle and another car. On September 13, 2019 at approximately 3:30 p.m., an RCMP officer was responding to a call to assist another member. The officer was driving an unmarked car with the emergency equipment activated on...

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Sanford makes it to top 16 in world of boxing

KENNETCOOK: Wyatt Sanford has left an impression on the world boxing stage. The Kennetcook boxer, who now trains and fights pout of Montreal, fell in his final match at the Men’s World Boxing championship, held in Yekaterinburg, Russia, 5-0 to a Russian boxer. However, the end result still puts him in the top 16 boxers...

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UARB approves water rate increase in Stewiacke

STEWIACKE: The price of water in the Town of Stewiacke will be increasing, after the N.S. Utilities and Review Board (NSUARB) approved the hike. In a release on their decision Sept. 16, the NSUARB indicates that the biggest increases will be for the current year. It will come into effect October 1. For unmetered customers,...

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RCMP investigates two vehicle collision involving police cruiser

ENFIELD:Nova Scotia RCMP is investigating a two vehicle collision involving an unmarked police cruiser that happened Sept. 13, on Hwy. 2 in Enfield. The RCMP vehicle was travelling with emergency equipment activated on route to assist another RCMP member at approximately 3:30 p.m. when the collision took place. Both the officer in the police cruiser...

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Candidate Profile: Get to know Betsy MacDonald, running in Central Nova

Betsy MacDonald is running for the NDP in Central Nova Name: Betsy MacDonald Community: Antigonish Family:Mother of 7-year-old daughter (Alison) Profession:Community organizer, political activist and musician Why are you running? I decided to run out of concern for the future of my seven-year-old daughter. She and her peers are facing an insecure future due to...

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Candidate Profile: Get to know NDP’s Matt Stickland

Stickland running for NDP in Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook Name:Matt Stickland Community: Live in Lawrencetown, running in Sackville Preston Chezzetcook Family: I have been married for four years; my wife and I have a son, who’s just starting to master walking. Profession: I was in the Navy for 10 and a half years serving on Frigates and then...

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