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Students elect Johns, Streatch as councillors; Savage as mayor

FALL RIVER: Students at local schools had the outcome of the 2016 HRM municipal election nearly all correct. Beaver Bank-Kinsac Elementary; Oldfield Consolidated; Ash Lee Jefferson; and Musquodoboit Rural High were the local schools in...

Police nab 71 impaired drivers in December

HRM: Seventy-one drivers were charged with impaired driving-related offences during December 2016, new stats released by Halifax District RCMP/Halifax Regional Police Partners in Policing show. Of the 71 drivers, 49 were charged with impaired operation...
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Johns seeking Sackville-Beaver Bank PC nomination

BEAVER BANK: Community volunteer and former HRM Councillor, Brad Johns, is seeking the PC nomination in Sackville-Beaver Bank. Johns has deep roots in the Sackville-Beaver Bank community. He attended the Middle Sackville family of schools,...
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Windsor Jct. rail work rescheduled to Oct. 23

WINDSOR JUNCTION: Residents are being advised that Windsor Junction Road will be closed for 12 hours this Sunday Oct. 23. In a press release issued on Oct. 21, Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is providing a...

Costing figures will determine Fall River water’s reach

FALL RIVER: Without any costing figures, it’s hard to pinpoint how far city water can be brought down Fall River Road and if it can be stretched down Hwy. 2 towards Inn on the...

Liberal MP confident resolution in offing for teachers dispute

FALL RIVER: The local Liberal MP for Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook believes the dispute between between the provincial government and Nova Scotia Teachers Union should be resolved sooner rather than later. During an interview with The Laker on...
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Dealing with the stressors of life

FALL RIVER: Cathy Caswell might have just what the doctor ordered in dealing with the stressors of life, especially given the overwhelming and pressures surrounding the recent teachers spat with the government. Caswell, of Waverley,...
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Kool-Aid for Kayaks

Liam Phillips was quenching the thirst of those driving along Windsor Junction Road Aug. 1 by selling Kool-Aid. Reporter Pat Healey confirms it hit the spot as he delivered The Laker to distribution spots....
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BBKCC looking to compile list of volunteers

BEAVER BANK: The Beaver Bank-Kinsac Community Centre (BBKCC) is sending out a plea to the community for volunteers. In a notice sent out and posted to the BBKCC’s Facebook page and website, the volunteer board...

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...