The Weekly Press to discontinue publishing

While readership is strong and local journalism has never been more important, from a business perspective, the areas covered by The Weekly Press and The Laker have become more a part of the Metro Halifax trading region. As the local business base has continued to shift to major national retailers and businesses, the desire for...

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Home cooking: East Hants locals on QMJHL Eagles practice on home ice

LANTZ: The East Hants/Beaver Bank connection to the Cape Breton Eagles relived some fond memories from their younger minor hockey careers when they hit the ice with their QMJHL teammates for a practice Dec. 27 at the East Hants Sportsplex in Lantz. With the QMJHL season resuming Dec. 28 in Halifax, the Eagles took advantage...

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The Dome will rise again

LANTZ: It’s good news to begin 2020, the dome will once again fill the skies in Lantz. In a press release, the board of directors of the East Hants Sportsplex and General Manager Scott Forward shared the good news. “On behalf of the Board of Directors of the East Hants Arena Association, we would like...

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UPDATE: missing person found.

UPDATE: Kaitlynn Ashley has been found. ELMSDALE: East Hants District RCMP is asking for help from the public to locate 29-year-old Kaitlynn Margaret Ashley, who has been missing since December 20. Ashley was last seen on December 20 at a business in Elmsdale at approximately 9:45 a.m. She was in contact with friends via social...

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Indian Brook family thankful for support following devastating fire

INDIAN BROOK: The family whose home was destroyed by fire in Indian Brook on Dec. 9 is feeling overwhelmed and thankful for all the support from communities across Nova Scotia in the wake of their devastating loss. Erin Michael and her three kids all got out with just the clothes they were wearing from the...

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Light up the Soul

ELMSDALE: Cup of Soul in Elmsdale was the host of Light up the Soul, a display of trees and festive lights with all money and donations gathered going to the Caring and Sharing Angel Tree Food Bank. Candi and Jeff Hauser took on a woodworking theme for their submission, while the Girl Guides went with...

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PHOTOS: RSI performs Nutcracker: Dreams

MILFORD: RSI Danceworks put on another spectacular performance of Nutcracker: Dreams during the weekend of Dec. 6-8 at Hants East Rural High in Milford. The traditional holiday showing—in its seventh year—attracted great crowds for all three nights as family and friends came out to see their young dancers put their all into the show. PHOTOS:...

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PHOTOS: Santa comes to East Hants Christmas Parade

ELMSDALE: Santa Claus came to town during the East Hants Christmas Parade, held on Dec. 7 through Elmsdale and Enfield. The parade, with many local businesses and community groups involved wound its way from the truck centre in Elmsdale along Hwy. 2 to the Enfield Legion. PHOTOS: Click here to check out Pat Healey’s Photo...

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Community stepping up for Indian Brook family after fire destroys home

INDIAN BROOK: The community is stepping up in a big way for a mom and her three children whose home was destroyed by fire on Tuesday night, Dec. 9 in Indian Brook. Approximately 40 firefighters from Shubenacadie; Indian Brook; Rawdon; Milford; Enfield; Station 40 Dutch Settlement; Nine Mile River; Lantz; and Stewiacke responded to the...

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PHOTOS: Enfield lights up Christmas tree

ENFIELD: Municipality of East Hants Town Crier Anita Benedict loudly cries the cry for the annual Enfield Christmas tree lighting at St. Bernard’s Park on Dec. 7. The tree lighting culminated a busy day that included the parade and a Christmas party at the fire hall. For more photos from the tree lighting, check out...

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