Celebrating employees with disabilities

ELMSDALE: Nova Scotia Works – Futureworx held a Cash Mob at the Elmsdale Sobeys on Dec. 3 in recognition of International Day for Persons with Disabilities (IDPWD). There were cookies; a draw to win a gift card from Sobeys; and cake, all free to those coming in during a three hour span while they were...

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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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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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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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Barho fire speculation “does no one any good”

HRM Fire, Councillor Adams respond to online speculation HALIFAX: Speculation surrounding the cause of the fire that killed the seven children of the Barho family does no one any good, least of which is the family, said HRM Fire on Sept. 4. HRM Fire Deputy Chief Dave Meldrum was responding to a question from The...

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HRM Fire investigators deem Barho fire not suspicious; cause undetermined

Fatal fire took the lives of all seven children of HEART Society family HALIFAX: The devastating fire that killed the seven Barho children on a mid-winter night in February has been determined to not be arson and there was no evidence any accelerant was used, HRM Fire said in a press conference at Station 3...

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Food bank usage at a critical level

ELMSDALE: The Caring and Sharing Food Bank has experienced a fairly significant increase in it’s usage so far in 2019. In July, the food bank saw an increase from 60 families, or 160 people, to 80 families, comprising of 253 people. Paula King with the food bank said it’s been a very hard summer. “As...

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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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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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