Saturday, August 19, 2017

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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,...

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...
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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...

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...