Local first-time voters have their say in Election 2019

ELMSDALE: Three first-time voters in East Hants, Grand Lake, and Stewiacke say they felt it was important for them and their peers to vote in the Oct. 21 election because “today impacts tomorrow.” Phylecia Ferguson of Elmsdale; Abby Carmichael of Grand Lake; and Spencer Osborne of Stewiacke all were voting for the first time in...

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UARB approves water rate increase in Stewiacke

STEWIACKE: The price of water in the Town of Stewiacke will be increasing, after the N.S. Utilities and Review Board (NSUARB) approved the hike. In a release on their decision Sept. 16, the NSUARB indicates that the biggest increases will be for the current year. It will come into effect October 1. For unmetered customers,...

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Stewiacke wins Peewee title

STEWIACKE: The Stewiacke Logan Drilling Peewee baseball team are provincial champions, beating the East Hants Nationals in game one of the Baseball N.S. championship final by a 29-9 score. In the second game, they rallied hard for a 16-13 victory to capture the gold medal. (Submitted photo)...

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Guest commentary: Alton Gas Storage will help businesses and homeowners in Nova Scotia

To the Editor: Thank you for the opportunity to provide readers of the Enfield Weekly Press with information on the Alton Natural Gas Storage Project, in response to recent opinion columns in the News about the project. We understand that there are concerns from some people, and we appreciate that natural gas storage is new...

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COLUMN: Deleterious By Definition

By Zack Metcalfe zack.metcalfe@gmail.com Our Fisheries Act is quite old – in fact one of the oldest acts in Canada – protecting native fish and their habitat since 1868 and evolving over decades to suit the government of the day. The Harper administration, for example, took their opportunity to weaken its safeguards while Trudeau’s is...

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Riddick Stone headlines wrestling in Stewiacke on June 29

STEWIACKE: J.P. Simms is looking to take advantage of an injury to a fellow wrestler. After Chris Cooke was declared unable to compete due to injury at the June 29 “Bad Intentions” Outlaw Pro Wrestling show, set for 7 p.m. at the Stewiacke Fire Hall, an open invitation was given for other wrestlers to fill...

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Missing person: Help the RCMP find Richard Cormier

STEWIACKE: Colchester District RCMP is asking for assistance from the public to locate 54-year-old Richard Cormier. Cormier was last seen at a residence on Kent Road in Stewiacke on the afternoon of May 26, 2019.     Cormier is described as white, 5-foot-7, approximately 170 pounds with balding grey hair, brown eyes and glasses. At the time he was last seen, Cormier was wearing blue...

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Annual Sipekne’katik Striped bass derby a success

Editor’s note: The following was submitted by Keith Julian. Photos by Pat Healey – The Weekly Press STEWIACKE: Rain the evening before may have dampened the grounds and river banks of the Stewiacke River but it certainly did not dampen the spirits of 332 registered fishers on Saturday, May 11. The opening cast was given...

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Child porn charges laid against man involving Stewiacke youth

STEWIACKE: On May 8, Colchester District RCMP with the assistance of Colchester and Pictou District General Investigation Section (GIS) arrested a Pictou County man and searched a home after receiving a complaint that someone was distributing explicit images to a child through social media. Investigators were provided assistance from the Nova Scotia RCMP Provincial Internet...

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Fight for the river comes to a head

By Abby Cameron and Pat Healey FORT ELLIS: Three Grassroot Grandmothers saw themselves taken into police custody on April 10. As the Stewiacke RCMP enforced an injunction which sees demonstrators being moved to a designated area for protesting, the road was blocked off. Nova Scotia RCMP attended a site on Riverside Rd. in Fort Ellis,...

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