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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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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SPCA grateful for Elmsdale PetValu customer support

ELMSDALE: The generosity of East Hants residents has allowed the Colchester SPCA to feed the mouths of hungry animals in its care to the tune of $1200-plus. At Elmsdale PetValu on Oct. 31, the SPCA’s Amber Lynds was on hand to take part in a five minute shopping spree where she could grab as much...

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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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Kidney named to Canada’s U17 hockey roster

BATHURST, N.B.: Riley Kidney feels honoured to get the chance to pull on the Canadian Maple Leaf jersey at the World Under-17 Hockey championships, being held in Medicine Hat, Alta. and Swift Current, Sk., held Nov. 2-9. The 16-year-old Acadie-Btahurst Titan forward has six points in nine games in his rookie campaign with the Quebec...

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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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Community minded, active youth missed by family, friends, teammates

LANTZ: A local youth is gone too soon after a medical emergency took the life of 15-year-old Braeden Bannister. Bannister, a sports enthusiast from Lantz was finishing a hunting trip with his father when the emergency occurred. The Hants East Rural High School student had recently become a junior firefighter with the Lantz Volunteer Fire...

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Honourary Captain

PeeWee AAA Pens #1 Fan Adam Dill assigned assistant captain role LANTZ: Assistant Captain Adam Dill has a big role in his new hockey family. This year, the merger of PeeWee AAA saw West Hants and East Hants go from rivals to team mates, seeing pre-teen boys who once played against each other now work...

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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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