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Hartlen’s closure a “devastating loss”

BEAVER BANK: A staple in North Upper Beaver Bank will close for the final time on July 11, leaving a huge void for residents who live in the community, with the local MLA calling...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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Let the water flow: Feds fund city water to Fall River

FALL RIVER: Water could be flowing down the Fall River Road and along Highway 2 in Fall River in the not too distant future. During a visit to Nova Scotia last month, Prime Minister Justin...

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...
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Blackburn vying for District 14 seat

BEAVER BANK: Lisa Blackburn is hoping her “fresh perspective” will win over residents in District 14 Upper/Middle Sackville, Lucasville, and Beaver Bank. Blackburn, who has taken a leave of absence from her current employment, has...

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...