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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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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Highway artwork recognizing military veterans to be removed

MILLER LAKE: The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (TIR) said while they appreciate the desire for people to honour Veterans with a mural on some rocks along Hwy 102 near the Aerotech exit, it will be removed. The various artwork had previously included the Canadian flag; military symbols; RCMP; volunteer firefighters; and the red...

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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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Police nab dangerous driver in Kennetcook after hit-and-run in parking lot

KENNETCOOK:. A 39-year-old Kennetcook man has been charged with several offences following a hit-and-run in the parking lot of a coffee shop on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 22, in Kennetcook. In a release, East Hants District RCMP say they responded to a call of a hit and run collision at approximately 4:35 p.m. at a coffee...

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Help RCMP find stolen truck

GOFFS: Halifax District RCMP is asking for public help to locate a stolen truck.  The truck was stolen between 6 p.m. on Oct. 19 and 8:45 a.m. on OcT. 20 from a business parking lot on Sky Blvd. in Goffs, Nova Scotia.   The truck is a black 2013 Dodge Ram with a small dent...

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