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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,...

Ready to serve the community

FALL RIVER: Residents in Fall River have been clamouring for some time for a restaurant/pub for their community. Now, with The Turtleback Tap & Grill scheduled to officially open on March 2, they have...

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...

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...

Smiles galore at Fall River Fun Day

FALL RIVER: Smiles and laughter emanated from the green space at the Fall River Plaza on a bright, sunny Sunday afternoon. The laughter and smiles were from the many children, who along with their parents,...

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...

Local family opens Junk Works franchise

FALL RIVER: Andrew Willison never imagined at 19-years-old he would be the general manager of any business, let alone his own. But that’s exactly what the Fall River man is doing. Willison is the main...

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...

Quarry application still incomplete

FALL RIVER: The application for the proposed Fall River/Goffs quarry remains incomplete, a spokeswoman from Nova Scotia Environment (NSE) says. When asked by The Laker on July 8 for a status update on the quarry...
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Commuter rail chugging along

WINDSOR JUNCTION: The local councillor is “very excited” to see Commuter Rail inch closer to becoming a reality in the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM). Barry Dalrymple has been a staunch supporter of the idea along...