Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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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,...

On target at Harold T. Barrett

BEAVER BANK: Thanks to the night custodian at Harold T. Barrett Junior High School in Beaver Bank, students can now try their hand at a seldom known sport—darts. The school knew that Emily Alford would...

On Pointe: Kate McDonald focused on what she wants

NEW YORK, NY: Kate McDonald’s dream of training at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York has been made possible in part thanks to a scholarship from the Nova Scotia Talent Trust (NSTT). McDonald, from...

Transit plan to get “sober second look”

FALL RIVER: The ‘Moving Forward Together’ plan is going to have a much needed “sober second look” the local councillor for Waverley-Fall River-Musquodoboit Valley said. As part of the initial recommendation from HRM staff is...

Teachers, parents keeping pressure on

FALL RIVER: Parents and teachers at Fall River area schools aren’t about to let the Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU) labour strife with the provincial Liberal government fade from the news headlines. That’s why close...

Writing about Colonial Halifax’s social history

FALL RIVER: When Alex D. Boutilier was asked why he wanted to write a book on the social history of colonial Halifax, he said it’s simply his contribution to the humanities. Boutilier, an author who...

Streatch setting record straight on rumours

FALL RIVER: He’s only been in the position for just over a month, but already Steve Streatch is feeling like all eyes are on him. That’s because rumours in the Fall River community have had...