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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...

UPDATE: Missing teen found safe: RCMP

 UPDATE:December 29, 2016, Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia … Fourteen-year-old Jayden Doucette, who was reported missing earlier today, has been located and is safe. The RCMP would like to thank the public for their assistance and...

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...

Plea for help from N.S. Health

FALL RIVER: A Fall River woman is urging Nova Scotia Health/MSI to help her get her life back with a procedure they currently don’t cover. Diann Pick-Robertson had the majority of her pancreas removed in...

Halifax Fire recognizes local volunteer firefighters

GRAND LAKE: Seventeen volunteer firefighters from stations in Division 4 were recognized during the Division 4 volunteer firefighters awards banquet and dance, held at the Grand Lake-Oakfield Community Centre on Nov. 19. The volunteer firefighters...

Streatch discusses district recreation concerns

FALL RIVER: The local councillor is making sure recreational concerns are documented and well known to the parks and recreation director for HRM. Steve Streatch said he was pleased that Brad Anguish, director of HRM...

Councillor responds to playground query

BEAVER BANK: The councillor for Beaver Bank says she has heard some of the concerns about the new playground at Beaver Bank-Kinsac Elementary School. One parent told The Laker that despite word it would be...
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Wait almost over for Riverlake Syrian Refugee Project

FALL RIVER: Anytime the phone rings at Sue MacLean’s house in Fall River, she jumps up with excitement—and nervousness—that it could be “the call." MacLean is the chairwoman of the volunteer-based Riverlake Syrian Refuegee Project—a...
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Tom Hall selected to RBC Training Ground

WAVERLEY: A canoeist from Cheema Aquatic Club has been selected as one of the 25 young Canadian athletes as part of RBC’s Training Ground. As part of the RBC Training Ground, a partnership between RBC,...