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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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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Walkin’ and Rollin’ to better senior fitness

LANTZ: One year of laps for the Walk and Roll group put on by the Senior’s Clinic has created huge health benefits for seniors in our communities. The group meets Tuesdays from 9-10 a.m. at the walking track at the East Hants Sportsplex. “We’re up to usually about 20 regular walkers every Tuesday morning, it’s...

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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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Hurricane Dorian damage delays pool opening

ELMSDALE: It will be next year before the new swimming pool for East Hants will open its doors. The Municipality of East Hants has received confirmation from Bird Construction that the East Hants Aquatic Centre will not be ready to open to the public in early December 2019 as initially planned. The aquatic centre will...

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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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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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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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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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