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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COLUMN: 100 Dads – Be free and plenty with hugs

Chris is a retired member of the Canadian Armed Forces, and husband to Jen, (Mom #47) another veteran of our Forces. This big, broad biker has had two tours in Afghanistan and takes great pride in having served and protected his country. These days Chris enjoys a peaceful life in a beautiful world surrounded by...

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COLUMN: The Local Climate – Solving plastic

I find it exhausting when we declare problems unsolvable, as though dedicated dollars and engineering haven’t already granted us the gifts of flight, cell phones and space travel. By comparison the things we have yet to figure out, like ridding plastic from our oceans, should be seen as a matter of time and talent, not...

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10,000 Villages once again coming to Enfield

ENFIELD: Its coming, weekend after Remembrance Day as always, our 23rd annual Ten Thousand Villages fair trade! From Friday, Nov. 15 to Saturday, Nov. 16, The Harvester’s Ministry and Corridor Community will host a TTV Festival Sale, featuring handcrafted home décor and gifts made by fairly paid artisans in more than 30 countries. The event...

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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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From the Fire House – October 2019 calls

ELMSDALE: Here is a look at the number of calls for local fire departments in Elmsdale; Mount Uniacke; Rawdon; Shubenacadie; Stewiacke; Nine Mile River; Enfield; and Kennetcook. For Nine Mile River Fire, they had nine calls, led by three mutual aid requests and three medical assists. They were also paged for one stand by request;...

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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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