Online First

Laker-COMMUNITY

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...

Kids Play gets boost from well-known singer

LOWER SACKVILLE: A well-known singer in Lower Sackville has been able to use his popularity to give back to a child and family from the community. Jon Cyr is known for his performance at a...

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...
Laker-COMMUNITY

Scotian Materials withdraws quarry permit rejection appeal

FALL RIVER: Scotian Materials has withdrawn their judicial review of a 2015 decision that saw the industrial permit for their proposed quarry, next to the Aerotech Business Park. The appeal of the decision by then...

Team Clarke doesn’t skip a beat

FALL RIVER: There might have been a couple of changes to the Team Clarke women’s curling team, but the Chester-based squad has kept going without skipping a beat. The squad, comprised of Fourth (and Skip)...
Laker-COMMUNITY

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,...

Rebels capture gold at SLAM hoops tournament

FALL RIVER: It was a successful SLAM basketball holiday tournament for the Fall River Rebels Under-16 girls basketball team. The Rebels went undefeated, 4-0 (won-loss), to bring home the championship and gold medal hardware from...
Laker-COMMUNITY

Revocation of permit for quarry heads back to court next week

MILLER LAKE WEST: It’s back to the courtrooms next week for the proponent looking to construct a quarry in the Fall River/Goffs area, and the residents fighting against it. Scotian Materials is appealing their industrial...

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...

Taking a dip in Tucker Lake

BEAVER BANK: Revellers young and old wouldn't let a little drizzle stop them from taking a plunge and ringing in 2017 during the annual Polar Bear Dip into Tucker Lake in Beaver Bank on...