UPDATED: GoFundMe page setup for Milford family

Spike the lizard being cared for by vet; doing okay MILFORD: A GoFundMe page has been setup for the Matheson family whose home was destroyed by fire on March 14. The fire claimed three of their families pets—a dog, cat, and a bunny, while a lizard survived. Approximately 30 firefighters from Milford, Elmsdale, Shubenacadie, Lantz,...

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Cutting their locks for those with cancer

MILFORD: For a young woman to cut her long, beautiful hair is one thing. To do it in a room full of your high school peers is another. That’s exactly what Phylecia Ferguson did at Hants East Rural High’s Shave for the Brave on March 8. Ferguson was one of five students who fundraised for...

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From the Firehouse – February 2019 calls

MAITLAND: Motor vehicle collisions and mutual aid requests led the way for local fire departments in Maitland; Nine Mile River; Mount Uniacke; Stewiacke; Enfield; Lantz; Noel; Elmsdale; and Kennetcook for the month of February. Nine Mile River fire responded to 10 calls in the month, led by four medical assists. They also had three motor...

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HERH Tigers girls make history with Division 2 title win

MILFORD: It was a slow start, but the Hants East Rural High Lady Tigers roared once they found their legs and shook off the nerves of playing before a boisterous hometown crowd in the Division 2 NSSAF girls provincial basketball championship. HERH turned on the jets and took it 102-70 when the final buzzer sounded....

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Electoral Boundary Commission hears Hants East concerns

Hundreds attend extra meeting on boundary changes MILFORD: The Nova Scotia Electoral Boundaries Commission made an exception for one more public meeting after being invited to Milford on Jan. 29. President of the Milford Recreation Association Sandra Watson invited the commission to listen to the concerns of East Hants, and it was an invitation accepted...

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“Stubborn” barn fire gives firefighters challenge

PHOTOS: Our photo gallery from the fire call MILFORD: Steel siding and roofing on a barn in Milford gave fire crews a challenge in battling the blaze on Monday afternoon, Jan. 21; however seven chickens were rescued. At 12:59 p.m., firefighters from Milford, Shubenacadie, Lantz, Elmsdale, Nine Mile River, Enfield , and Station 40 Dutch...

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VIDEOS: Firefighters respond to barn fire in Milford

Firefighters from the Corridor, Nine Mile River, and Station 40 attended a barn fire in Milford on Monday afternoon. We are working on a story and will update when that is done. Here is a couple of videos from the fire scene: [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftSeBeElk_Q[/embedyt] [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbzolHivoS8[/embedyt]...

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Backlash over Boundaries

Electoral boundary review leaves Milford and Shubenacadie split from Hants East MILFORD: The Electoral Boundaries Commission has been tasked with looking at effective representation. The task, not an easy one by far, has presented three scenarios: One with a 51 seat legislature, and also 55 and 56 seat options. In all three scenarios, Hants East...

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Christmas comes early for Shumilacke Food Bank

Milford and Mount Uniacke Tim Hortons present $9,151 from Smile Cookie sales to food bank SHUBENACADIE: Santa Claus came early and bearing a big cheque of over $9,000 to Shumilacke Food Bank in Shubenacadie on Nov. 23. Santa was Milford Tim Hortons manager Jayme Newcombe and Mount Uniacke Tim Hortons manager Mohamad Asify. The two...

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MEH hosting grants workshop Oct. 18

MILFORD: The Municipality of East Hants has always been on the side of community volunteers, whether it be awarding more than $1 million annually in grants to community groups, or honouring the volunteers at their annual recognition banquet. Now, with the addition of Catherine Jobin, in the new position of Community Development Coordinator, she takes...

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