Tipi put up at HERH as part of Mi’kmaq Heritage Month

MILFORD: Velvet Paul and the Sipekne’katik Education Department provided a TIPI as a part of Mi’kmaq History Month to HERH. The Tipi was at the school for the week, and they encouraged everyone to stop in and take a look around. Gary Joseph worked with students to not only set up the TIPI, but also...

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UPDATED: Water supply was a concern for firefighters at recycling plant fire

HARDWOOD LANDS: Emergency lights lit up the night sky shortly after 10:15 p.m. in Milford as firefighters responded to a fully engulfed commercial structure fire on Aug. 28. Approximately 40 firefighters from volunteer stations across East Hants and Stewiacke were paged out for the call at Halifax C & D Recycling’s Milford location, on Lohnes...

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Merriam dealt to Wildcats by Blizzard

MILFORD: A Milford hockey player who was drafted by a Northern N.B. hockey team this past June has already had his rights traded to a more closer location. Joey Merriam was packaged alongside defender Keenan Gillis, 20, and Brant King, 17, and dealt by the Edmundston Blizzard to the Valley Wildcats. In return, Edmundston acquired...

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Olympian brings message of support for students navigating emotions

Karen Furneaux guest speaker at Riverside Education Centre MILFORD: Karen Furneaux gave Grade 6 students a message of always remembering to dig for your goal, just like she did in her parents back yard many moons ago. Furneaux, who grew up in Silversides subdivision in Waverley, started off her speech as part of Riverside Education...

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HERH takes on Europe

MILFORD: Students from HERH are currently touring the Capital of the British Isles. The 13-day tour, through Education First Tours, will see the over 20 students visit Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, England, and an extension to France. Students Mallory Brown and Grace Noble were excited to explore the cities. “I’m excited for the jack the...

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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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