Indian Brook woman faces animal cruelty charges

INDIAN BROOK: A 53-year-old Indian Brook woman has been charged with animal cruelty under the Animal Protection Act of Nova Scotia. Joanne GooGoo was charged with permitting her dog to be in distress contrary to section 21 (2), failing to provide a dog with adequate medical attention when the dog was wounded or ill contrary...

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UPDATE: Missing Indian Brook man has been located

INDIAN BROOK: Twenty-year-old Gregory Francis has not been seen by family and friends for three weeks, and police and his family are concerned for his safety. Francis is 6-foot tall and 250 pounds. He is described as an Indigenous man with brown skin, reddish brown hair, and may be wearing a brown suede jacket. Anyone...

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Fraser, Sack, Merriam taken in MHL draft

EDMUNDSTON, N.B.: Three East Hants hockey players heard their names called during the first two rounds of the Maritime Junior A Hockey League draft on June 15 in Edmundston, N.B. Brody Fraser of Nine Mile River; Mike Sack of Indian Brook; and Joey Merriam of Milford Station all found out who they would be playing...

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A Failure of Perspective

My Afternoon at the Treaty Truckhouse By Zack Metcalfe zack.metcalfe@gmail.com FORT ELLIS: The first you see of the Treaty Truckhouse is its flag, in my case thrashing proudly red in the crisp wind of late April, dancing among the dead tan long grass with a Shubenacadie River backdrop. Proceed a little farther on and the...

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Domestic abuse prevention project in Indian Brook receives funding

SIPENKNE’KATIK: Twenty-four community organizations and groups are receiving grants to prevent domestic violence. “Domestic violence is a complex issue that affects too many Nova Scotians,” said Kelly Regan, Minister responsible for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women, today, April 29. “What we learn from these projects, along with the deep expertise in our...

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Indian Brook fire chief makes plea for grass fire info

INDIAN BROOK: The fire chief with the Indian Brook Volunteer Fire Department has a made a plea to those in his community. Joey Sack posted on his Facebook wall asking residents of Sipeken’katik First Nation to stop making grass fires. “We don’t have the man power to be putting them out all the time,” said...

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Chamber gives back to local food banks

EAST HANTS: After a very successful inaugural trivia night, the East Hants and Districts Chamber of Commerce was able to show support to all food banks within their area, donating more than $2,100 to each food bank. Shown here is Kim Burns with the Hants North Food Bank and Chamber representative Stacey Ingraham. (submitted photos)...

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Indian Brook man charged after evading police checkpoint

AMHERST: A 27-year-old man from Indian Brook is facing several charges after evading a police checkpoint on Highway 104, Exit 3 ramp in Amherst. Police say that on Jan. 5 at 10 p.m., N.S. RCMP Northwest Traffic Services in Amherst were conducting a checkpoint on Hwy. 104 on Exit 3 ramp. “A vehicle took the...

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Indian Brook woman charged in stabbing

INDIAN BROOK: A 50-year-old Indian Brook woman has been charged in relation to a stabbing that took place at a residence on Nov. 2. In a release on Nov. 4, police say that at 12:15 p.m. on November 2, Indian Brook RCMP responded to a report of a stabbing at a residence on Poplar St. in Indian...

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LSK chosen to participate in Model Schools Literacy Project

INDIAN BROOK: Young students in their early years of learning will get some extra support thanks to the Model Schools Literacy Project. L’nu Sipuk Kina’muokuom (LSK) School in Indian Brook (Sipekne’katik) has been chosen to participate in the project, offered through the Martin Family Initiative. “They’re working with us to improve literacy in students in...

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