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FRABA to discuss sending letter asking for speed reduction

FALL RIVER: The Fall River and Area Business Association (FRABA) is going to further discuss writing a letter and sending it to HRM to reduce the speed on a section of Highway 2 between...

Councillors give budget thumbs up

BEAVER BANK: The two local councillors have both given their stamp of approval to the recently passed HRM budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, even with a slight tax increase for residents. Steve Streatch, the...
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Councillors weigh in on newspapers purchase, formation of SaltWire

BEAVER BANK: The sale of 27 community newspapers previously owned by Transcontinental Media across Atlantic Canada to SaltWire Network, the parent company of The Chronicle Herald, has left local councillors with mixed feelings. Lisa Blackburn,...

Connect2 program launched

FALL RIVER: The Blue Hill Coach Trail in Fall River is a prime example of what support from the Connect2 program can do, so it was no surprise it served as the backdrop as...

UPDATED: Proposed Ingram Drive development rejected

WINDSOR JUNCTION: The proposed mixed residential/commercial development for the end of Ingram Drive in Fall River Village has been nixed, as proposed. Councillor Steve Streatch confirmed the news in an interview late on the afternoon...

Samson: Federal budget “a good one” for N.S.

OTTAWA, ONT.: Nova Scotia will reap the rewards of the federal budget, announced March 22 by Liberal Finance Minister Bill Morneau on Parliament Hill, the MP for Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook said. In an interview with The Laker...

Mixed reaction to proposed age-friendly development

FALL RIVER: The developer of a proposed age-friendly development at the Carr Farm property in Fall River heard an earful from residents who live nearby that have enough concerns they’re hesitant about it. But there...

Big thanks for years of support

WINDSOR JUNCTION: On March 11, Grace and Sam Cameron of Windsor Junction, on behalf of the children that attend and use the Windsor Junction Community Centre (WJCC), and dad Jay presented a card of...

Streatch lukewarm to budget direction

FALL RIVER: The local councillor for Fall River doesn’t like the direction this year’s HRM budget discussions are heading. Steve Streatch, the representative for Waverley-Fall River-Musquodoboit Valley, said the vibe he is getting during discussions...

Downtown Halifax Wi-Fi debate contentious among councillors

FALL RIVER: Getting Wi-Fi in Downtown Halifax created a lot of uncertainty and discussion in council chambers, and both local councillors were unsure what the outcome would be. Steve Streatch, the councillor representing Waverley-Fall River-Musquodoboit...