Ramsay takes over as CAO of Municipality of East Hants

ELMSDALE: Kim Ramsay has officially taken over the role of CAO of Municipality of East Hants. Ramsay, who has been with the municipality for just shy of two decades began her role as the Manager of Finance, and worked her way up to Director of Finance, Director of Finance and Administration, and then began her...

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First of it’s kind volunteer fair happening Sept. 7

LANTZ: The first ever East Hants Volunteer Fair is taking place on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Maple Ridge Elementary School, Lantz. The event is hosted by the Municipality of East Hants as part of its Community Development Program. Consultations with community groups revealed a need for a venue to...

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Municipality honours supportive employers

EAST HANTS: Recently, the Municipality of East Hants began to honour employers in the area that were supportive and willing to let volunteer firefighters leave their jobs to attend emergency scenes. Robin Wilbur with Elmsdale Lumber and Carl Ettinger with Millers Towing in Shubenacadie were the first two honoured. Kevin Goodman with the Elmsdale Fire...

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NSFM Elects new board including MEH Warden Jim Smith

EAST HANTS: Nova Scotia Municipal Elected officials chose a new Board at their annual meeting. Deputy Mayor Waye Mason (Halifax) will serve as President of the Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities and Mayor Pam Mood (Town of Yarmouth)will serve as Vice President. Also serving on the Executive are Deputy Mayor Geoff Stewart (Colchester), Past President;...

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Residents get first look at Lantz Interchange

Proposal includes replacing overpass over river; connection from Towerview subdivision LANTZ: Replacement of the Highway 102 overpass over Nine Mile River; a road connecting Towerview subdivision; and three roundabouts are part of the proposal residents viewed at an information session on the long overdue Lantz Interchange. The two sessions, put on by the Department of...

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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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Maitland prepares for Criers

Provincial championship for Town Criers coming this September MAITLAND: Things will get loud in Maitland this fall. It has been announced that Maitland and the CHArt Society will host the 2018 Nova Scotia Guild of Town Criers (NSGTC) Provincial Competition on September 22. This event will be held in conjunction with the Maitland Launch Festival,...

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Swimming closer to reality

ELMSDALE: What once was a long sought after dream for Kate Friars and the Municipality of East Hants, took a step closer as the first sod was turned for the new $19-million Aquatic Centre in Elmsdale. Under overcast skies, Deputy Warden Wayne Green and Kings-Hants MP, and President of the Treasury Board, Scott Brison, along...

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New fire truck for Rawdon Fire

RAWDON: A rural fire department in Hants North has added to it’s fleet of emergency vehicles. Rawdon Volunteer Fire Department recently purchased a new-to-them pumper/tanker, bringing it into their mantra of vehicles to respond with to calls in the community. It will also respond mutual aid when called up0on to neighbouring departments from Shubenacadie, to...

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Senior Games registration deadline nears

EAST HANTS: The deadline to register for the East Hants Senior Games, comprising of various activities and sports across the municipality, is nearing. The Senior Games will see activities in Scrabble; Auction 45’s; Eight Ball Pool; Single Darts; Double Darts; Bowling; Crokinole; Cribbage; Washer Toss; and Carpet Bowling. The action begins April 4. Deadline to...

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