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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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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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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Blazers, Pickrem hand Jr Pens pair of losses

LANTZ: A five-goal third period and strong goaltending from Jonathan Pickrem lifted the Sackville Blazers past the East Hants Junior Penguins to open a three game week stretch for the Pens. At Sackville Arena on Oct. 21, Sackville trailed 5-2 entering the final period of play before their offence erupted in the 7-5 victory. Five...

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U16 Challenge Cup champions

LANTZ: Lisa Mombourquette of Lantz (left) and Lucy Phillips of the Bedford area sit next to the Under-16 girls Atlantic Challenge Cup after Team Nova Scotia’s big 4-0 win over P.E.I. in the final on Oct. 14. Phillips and Mombourquette teamed to lead the Bluenosers in goal, surrendering just eight goals over the five games...

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East Hants girls continuing hockey with Bussey Penguins

LANTZ: Three female ice hockey players from East Hants are donning a familiar jersey of sorts as Penguins—albeit not that of the East Hants Penguins. Cassidy Totten; Kiara Keddy; and Keyauna MacLeod are members of the Bussey Auto Brokers Lady Penguins, who play their Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA Hockey League games out of the...

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Jr Pens open season with home ice victory

LANTZ: The East Hants Junior Penguins opened the 2019-2020 season on the winning foot with a victory in their Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League (NSJHL) game play on Sept. 20. Against the Liverpool Privateers before a good sized crowd, Quinn MacDonald’s tally early in the third period stood as the game winner in the 4-3...

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Pro Wrestlers cheered and jeered

LANTZ: Wrestling fans in East Hants got their money’s worth on Aug. 22 at the East Hants Sportsplex as the wrestling card featuring Markus Burke, The Patriot, and Madison Miles didn’t disappoint. Before a crowd of about 125 people, Lincoln Steen’s promoted wrestling show saw five high-energy, action-packed matches over a two hour span. There...

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Jr C Pens announce big signings; set to host Maritime North ch’ship

LANTZ: With the Maritime North Junior C hockey championship being hosted by the East Hants Ryson Construction Penguins next March, the team has added a pair of scoring threats to help with the offensive attack for the coming season. Losing snipers Andrew Hines and Mitch Urquhart to age eligibility, the Pens head coach Danny Hines...

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Jr. B Pens training camp starts Sept. 4

EAST HANTS: The training camp schedule for the East Hants Junior B Penguins has been announced. The team will hold camp at the East Hants Sportsplex in Lantz on Sept. 4 from 8:30-10 p.m.; Sept. 6 from 8-9 p.m.; and Sept. 11 from 9:30-10:30 p.m. Once again the Pens will be home to the Nova...

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