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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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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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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Detour planned for Lantz Interchange, bridge replacement work until 2021

LANTZ: Motorists are being warned of an upcoming detour that will last until mid-summer 2021 as part of the construction around the Lantz Interchange. Marla MacInnis, spokeswoman for the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, provided the news to The Weekly Press so that local residents could be informed. ”As part of ongoing construction for...

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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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Blois dominates the vote

Liberal Candidate Kody Blois wins Kings Hants seat KINGS HANTS: Kody Blois will be the Member of Parliament for Kings Hants. The Belnan native, who ran for the Liberals was elected with more than 40 per cent of the vote. “It’s obviously surreal right now, it hasn’t fully sunk in yet,” he said at his...

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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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Wildlife Park saddened by Lee the cougar’s death

SHUBENACADIE EAST: The Shubenacadie Wildlife Park announced sad news last week—their male cougar passed away. In a Facebook post, the Park said that Lee the cougar was diagnosed with a spinal injury this spring, which caused weakness and nerve damage to his hind end. He was euthanized. “With medical treatment, and the care and dedication...

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Blois pleased to have PM Trudeau visit East Hants

ELMSDALE: For Kody Blois, getting to welcome Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to his home community in Elmsdale on Aug. 16 was a “special privilege.” Trudeau stopped by the Cup of Soul in Elmsdale for a short visit to meet friends and supporters of Blois, the Liberal candidate in the Oct. federal election for Kings-Hants, while...

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From the Firehouse – July 2019 calls

MAITLAND: Medical emergencies led the call tallies for volunteer fire departments across East Hants and Stewiacke in the month of July. Enfield fire responded to 17 medical assists of their 30 calls, while also being paged for six motor vehicle collisions; three mutual aid requests to a neighbouring department; three brush fires. They attended one...

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