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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The Night Market looking for vendors and shoppers

ELMSDALE: The Riverview United Church comes alive with local goods every Thursday from the local artisan and farming community. Jessica Edgar, one of the organizers of the weekly market is looking to grow all aspects of the local hot spot. “We want to attract more vendors, we want to attract more members of the community...

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Municipality honours supportive employers

EAST HANTS: Recently, the Municipality of East Hants began to honour employers in the area that were supportive and willing to let volunteer firefighters leave their jobs to attend emergency scenes. Robin Wilbur with Elmsdale Lumber and Carl Ettinger with Millers Towing in Shubenacadie were the first two honoured. Kevin Goodman with the Elmsdale Fire...

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