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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...
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Be prepared when weather strikes

Emergency Preparedness Week held May 5-11 WAVERLEY: When bad weather strikes, it’s the provincials Emergency Management Office time to respond. But even before that, residents...

Cleaning up Waverley

WAVERLEY: A large group from the community of Waverley turned out recently to pitch in and cleanup the litter strewn about during the Community Cleanup, organized by Signe Caswell of Waverley. The cleanup has become...

Legion recognizes members at awards night

By Kim Stoodley, Special to The Laker WAVERLEY: On Friday evening, July 28, the Waverley Legion on Rocky Lake Drive held its service membership awards night. Close to 60 people attended the evening’s festivities. The event...

RCMP investigating home invasion in Fletchers Lake

FLETCHERS LAKE: RCMP are searching for two unknown men following a home invasion in the early morning hours of Jan. 6 in Fletchers Lake. Cpl. Dal Hutchinson, spokesman with Halifax District RCMP, said late on...

Blue Hill Coach trail officially opens

FALL RIVER: The Blue Hill Coach Trail in Fall River is officially opened for use. The non-motorized trail connects residents from the Fall River Village area to Blue Hill Road and winds itself through woods,...

Ringing in 2017 with a plunge

FALL RIVER: There were many brave souls--local and some from outside the Fall River area--that took the traditional New Year's Day plunge into Kinsac Lake in Fall River. Reporter Pat Healey captured all the fun...
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Province supports city water for Fall River

FALL RIVER: Bringing city water down the Fall River Road inched closer to reality on Sept. 20 as the local MLA and the province announced provincial funding for the water project. Last month, Prime Minister...
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VIDEO: Station 45 responds to a mvc on Hwy 102

Reporter Pat Healey captured Engine 45 responding to an mvc on Tuesday night as he was in Fall River for another assignment.

Writing about Colonial Halifax’s social history

FALL RIVER: When Alex D. Boutilier was asked why he wanted to write a book on the social history of colonial Halifax, he said it’s simply his contribution to the humanities. Boutilier, an author who...