Celebrating employees with disabilities

ELMSDALE: Nova Scotia Works – Futureworx held a Cash Mob at the Elmsdale Sobeys on Dec. 3 in recognition of International Day for Persons with Disabilities (IDPWD). There were cookies; a draw to win a gift card from Sobeys; and cake, all free to those coming in during a three hour span while they were...

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PHOTOS: Elmsdale lights up its Christmas tree

ELMSDALE: Kicking off the Christmas season in East Hants, the Elmsdale Beautification Society held its annual Christmas tree lighting at the Square. With a large crowd turning out, the ladies from Keller Williams served up hot chocolate and the Christmas tunes playing, it was a joyous night. Following the tree lighting, which wowed the crowd,...

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PHOTOS: Christmas Festival starts annual traditions in Maitland

MAITLAND: The Maitland Christmas Festival was held throughout the shore community Nov. 22-24. Here are some photos from the event, as snapped by Anita Benedict. MAIN PHOTO: Little ones across the community had the privilege to let Santa know what’s on their wishlist during the Maitland Christmas Festival. (Benedict photo) What’s better than sharing a...

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Michael Perry named as Deputy Warden

MOUNT UNIACKE: The Municipality of East Hants has a new deputy warden. Councillor Michael Perry was elected deputy warden by his fellow councillors at the Nov. 27 meeting of council. for a one-year term. Deputy Warden Perry is the councillor for District 8 – Mount Uniacke. The Municipality thanks Councillor Pam MacInnis for her service...

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Keeping food on the shelves at Shumilacke Food Bank

Milford Tim Hortons presents $14,104.25 from Smile Cookie sales SHUBENACADIE: The Shumilacke Food Bank now has a little wiggle room if something comes up, thanks to generous East Hants residents and the Smile Cookie campaign at the Milford Tim Hortons. On Nov. 22, Jayme Newcombe, manager and Jamie Fillmore, a representative from the store, presented...

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Shooters fast pitch league undergoing overhaul for 2020 season

SHUBENACADIE: The five-team Shooters Bar and Grill Fast Pitch League is going to undergo some changes for the coming 2020 season, chief among them they will have one less team. The White Rock Rockies, the league’s defending champions for the past three years, announced they will not compete any further, ceasing operations earlier this fall....

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PHOTOS: Shubenacadie lights Christmas Tree

SHUBENACADIE: Municipality of East Hants Town Crier Anita Benedict watches on while fireworks go off in the background during the Shubenacadie Christmas Tree Lighting on Dec. 1 in Shubenacadie. After being rescheduled by weather, the event was a perfect evening of lights, carols, and of course, hot chocolate. (submitted photos)...

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Two dump trucks involved in Monday collision in Lantz

LANTZ: Halifax District RCMP is investigating a two-vehicle collision that happened on the morning of Dec. 2 on Dutch Settlement Rd. in Lantz. At 9:35 a.m., Halifax District RCMP responded to a collision involving two dump trucks. A preliminary investigation revealed that one truck was stopped and then pulled out in front of another truck...

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UPDATED: Threat at HERH deemed “not credible”; investigation continuing

MILFORD: A report of a threat that saw students and staff evacuate Hants East Rural High School shortly before noon on Dec. 3 was found not to be credible, police said. The threat led to the early dismissal of students by bus. Shortly after noon, students at the Milford-based school were moved to the neighbouring...

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Future in question for East Hants Sportsplex Dome

LANTZ: The dome at the East Hants Sportsplex is deflated indefinitely. After collapsing in a mix of wintry weather on Nov. 28, General Manager of the sportsplex, Scott Forward says for now, it’s staying down. “The dome will remain out of use pending an independent investigation regarding the future safety of the structure,” he said...

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