Hydes Bridge won’t re-open

Residents feel bridge should be given priority for funding LANTZ: Hydes Bridge in Lantz will not reopen, officials with the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (TIR) confirmed to The Weekly Press on Nov. 19. Marla MacInnis, spokeswoman with TIR, said that the structural assessment of Hydes Bridge in Lantz is now complete. “It has...

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Tigers honour memory of Braeden Bannister

LANTZ: Before an estimated 500 fans in the crowd at the East Hants Sportsplex in Lantz, the Hants East Rural High Tigers boys hockey team continued the healing process from the sudden death of one of their own teammates on Nov. 16. The Tigers hosted the North Nova Gryphons in an exhibition game to help...

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Winding River TKD hosts kick-a-thon for EHFRC

DUTCH SETTLEMENT: This group of little kickers from Winding River Tae-Kwon Do in Dutch Settlement kicked up a storm in a Kick-a-thon recently that raised nearly $2,100 for families with East Hants Family Resource Centre in Elmsdale. (Submitted photo)...

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Christmas traditions fill community of Maitland

MAITLAND: The historic Village of Maitland sits on the shores of the Bay of Fundy, just an hour from Halifax and a half hour from Truro. This charming collection of historic homes and friendly neighbors offers the perfect setting for a festive day trip to get you in the spirit of the season. The annual...

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East Hants man dies in Colchester County collision

UPPER BROOKSIDE: An 80-year-old man from East Hants has died after a single-vehicle collision on the morning of Nov. 17 in Upper Brookside, Colchester County. In a release, N.S. RCMP say they’re investigating the fatal collision, which occurred at approximately 9 a.m. Police say a truck carrying two adults left Hwy 104, entered the ditch...

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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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