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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Family pet rescued from Lantz house fire

LANTZ: The fire chief with Lantz Fire is crediting the quick actions of a neighbor and some construction workers with saving a home from fire and rescuing a family pet. At approximately 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 8, fire crews from Lantz, along with East Hants mutual aid from Elmsdale; Enfield; Milford; and a tanker from...

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Pool parking lot construction to cause traffic logjams

ELMSDALE: The construction of the East Hants Aquatic Centre is progressing and is now at the stage of developing the outside areas of the building, says the Municipality of East Hants in an update posted to their website and Facebook page. The construction of the new parking lot began the week of July 29 and...

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Fancy Tea in memory of Marilyn

SHUBENACADIE: Long-time Tin Smith Museum volunteer Marilyn Babineau, who passed away in June 2017, was honoured by a Fancy Tea at the Tin Smith Museum on July 27. The day, complete with sandwiches, desserts, and fancy dress, paid a beautiful homage to Marilyn and the years she dedicated to the Museum and craft shop. Many...

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