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A SMILE-filled thank you!

Who would have thought a simple conversation about me needing dental surgery would have blossomed into what Pat’s Smile Day turned out to be. In December 2017, I mentioned to Barry Dalrymple, who I have...

HEALEY: NSians are better than plate-shaming stories

The number of stories about people being plate shamed for being outside the Atlantic Bubble and driving throughout N.S., N.B., PEI or NL have been outstanding. Specifically in N.S., I know of five families who...
Laker-editorial

EDITORIAL: Decisions not made easily

There has been a lot of negative comments left on Social Media following the decision to postpone the Christmas on the Canal Parade of Lights and FRABA Tree Lighting. The decision to do so was...

COLUMN: Not letting depression stop me

Do you ever have days where you want to just stay in bed, under the warm blankets and not get up? I don’t mean those days you want to be lazy or are still...
Laker-editorial

LETTER: Questions about development unanswered

To the Editor: In response to Brian Hayes’ piece in The Chronicle Herald of September 3, 2018: “Fall River senior living proposal gets support." To establish the proposed 360-unit, five-building seniors complex at the Baker/Carr...

#Election2019 Candidate Profile: Get to know Kevin Copley

Copley is running for the Conservatives in Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook Name: Kevin Copley Community: Beaver Bank (Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook) Family: I was born in a small Cape Breton community to loving, hard-working parents. I am the grandson of a...

#Election2019 Candidate Profile: Get to know People’s Party of Canada’s Sybil Hogg

Hogg is running for PPC in Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook Name: Sybil Hogg Community: Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook Family: Growing up, all four of my parents served in the Canadian Armed Forces. Two of them are currently serving in Ottawa. My paternal...
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LETTER: Seniors take offence to generalizations in previous letter

To the Editor: REBUTTAL TO LETTER IN LAST MONTH’S ISSUE OF THE LAKER: Letter to the Editor by Alan Joyce and the Fall River Seniors Housing Group. I am a member of The Friendly Group of...

OPINION: Inquiry and nothing but for victims families, responding officers

The worst mass shooting in modern Canadian history deserves an inquiry. It is as simple as that. Pretty common sense right? Well, it seems the federal and provincial governments disagree. What the provincial and federal governments...

Premier McNeil issues statement on Southwest N.S. fishery

HALIFAX: The following is a statement from Premier Stephen McNeil. "The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the Peace and Friendship Treaties provide the Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq the right to harvest and sell fish,...
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