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Missing people, crime, human remains discovery top web stories

FALL RIVER: September 2016 marked the launch of The Laker’s new online presence with a refreshed, updated and more user friendly web presence. Since that launch, we have used it to post more news, sports,...

Spreading her happiness on missionary trip

FALL RIVER: Savanna MacLennan has a lot of happiness to spread—so the Fall River woman is going to do just that in Lithuania. MacLennan is leaving Dec. 3 for the 18-month missionary trip through the...

Election 17: Premier McNeil talks seniors housing, city water during Waverley visit

FALL RIVER: Premier Stephen McNeil and his Liberal government knows that seniors housing in the area is important and will work to see more of that becomes available in Waverley-Fall River-Beaver Bank, if elected...

Lola Ladies’ Group wishing all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

FALL RIVER: Lola Ladies’ group is extending a holiday greeting to everyone in the Fall River area. Started more than two years ago, the group began with one simple goal in mind: introduce ladies in...
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Man sentenced to 54 months in prison for fatal Beaver Bank crash

BEAVER BANK: A 22-year-old Beaver Bank man found out his sentence Jan. 10 for an Oct. 18, 2015 collision on Beaver Bank Road that killed two friends and left a third with serious injuries. Anthony...

Johns grabs PC nomination in Sackville-Beaver Bank

BEAVER BANK: The former Councillor for District 14 Middle/Upper Sackville-Lucasville-Beaver Bank has won the PC Party nomination for Sackville-Beaver Bank for the upcoming provincial election. At a nomination meeting on March 9, Brad Johns defeated...

Assaults, vehicle thefts reported to police

WINDSOR JUNCTION: A pair of vehicle thefts, several alleged assaults, and a break-and-enter have kept police busy in the Windsor Junction/Lakeview/Lower Sackville area during the past few days. According to the Crimemapping website—a tool used...

Horne undecided as teacher legislation debate set to begin

FALL RIVER: Bill Horne knows the biggest decision of his current political tenure as an MLA awaits him, but he remains unsure of what that decision will be. Speaking to The Laker before walking in...

Water project in Fall River green lighted

FALL RIVER: Extending the Halifax Water boundary to allow city water to flow down Fall River Road received unanimous support from HRM regional Council last month. Councillor Steve Streatch said he can remember when he...

Students step up for family

FALL RIVER: One Fall River family’s devastation of losing their home to a fire last month has led to some goodwill from the most unexpected place—students at Ash Lee Jefferson School (ALJ). The students in...