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UPDATED: Proposed Ingram Drive development rejected

WINDSOR JUNCTION: The proposed mixed residential/commercial development for the end of Ingram Drive in Fall River Village has been nixed, as proposed. Councillor Steve Streatch confirmed the news in an interview late on the afternoon...

Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook candidates forum: Call for questions

WINDSOR JUNCTION/PRESTON/CHEZZETCOOK: The Laker News is teaming with the Fall River and Area Business Association (FRABA) once again to bring you a Candidates Forum--this time for the upcoming federal election. The Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook federal candidates forum,...

Province making changes to support businesses becoming more accessible

HALIFAX: Government is making changes to the Municipal Government Act and the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter that will enable local governments to help businesses become more accessible and support Nova Scotia's goal of being...

Celebrating one year in business at The Turtleback

FALL RIVER: Time flies when one is busy. And that’s been the case for Turtleback Tap & Grill co-owners Jaro Schubert and Darren Scott. On March 3, the business on Highway 2—something that was much...
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Blackburn vying for District 14 seat

BEAVER BANK: Lisa Blackburn is hoping her “fresh perspective” will win over residents in District 14 Upper/Middle Sackville, Lucasville, and Beaver Bank. Blackburn, who has taken a leave of absence from her current employment, has...

Passionate about dogs: Two young women reopen popular Fletchers Lake doggie daycare business

MAIN PHOTO: Olivia Dube (left) and Beth May are the co-owners of Roaming Rovers. The two Grade 12 LHS students formed a partnership to revive the business, which had closed in Sept. 2019. (Olivia...

All about the woofs and purrs at Waverley Animal Hospital

MAIN PHOTO: Dr. Krista Simonson with a test patient at the Waverley Animal Hospital. (Healey photo) Dr. Pauline Giffin and Dr. Krista Simonson opened business on June 22 WAVERLEY: Living in Waverley, Dr. Pauline Giffin was...

Fall River woman receives RBC Women Entrepreneurship awards nomination

FALL RIVER: A Fall River business owner that stages and redesigns homes is among the recently announced RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award nominees. Lori Butler, who owns and operates Upstaged Home Staging & ReDesign in...

Furneaux ‘honoured’ to be RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneurship awards nominee

WAVERLEY:  A local businesswoman is grateful to have been nominated for the prestigious RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneurship Awards, scheduled for later this year. Karen Furneaux, an Olympian kayaker with Cheema on the shores of her...
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Wendy’s Neverland closing up

WAVERLEY: After 10 years in business, Wendy’s Neverland Preschool in Waverley is closing its doors, with its owner citing the difficulty new regulations and terms that the Department of Education have introduced. Wendy James said...
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