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Rollercoasters aren’t always fun

I’ve never been a fan of rollercoasters—and I can see why after recent ups and downs as I deal with depression. Just like the real rollercoaster, the ones I have had happen lately have you...
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MPs News & Views with MP Darrell Samson

Dear friends, I would first like to thank all of you for submitting your feedback to us for the Pre-Budget Consultations. Your feedback has been sent to Minister Morneau for his consideration, and I am...
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LETTER: A Smile Day for Pat scheduled for May 26

To the Editor: Pat Healey, our local Laker and Weekly Press reporter for many years has always been much more than that.  Pat has been a tremendous community supporter, a friend to all, a volunteer...
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COLUMN: MPs News & Views

Dear Residents, I would first like to take the time to thank everyone for coming out to our Town Hall meetings. We had two separate meetings, one discussing Veterans Affairs on Sept. 14 and the...
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Opinion: Teacher pleads with Premier to do the right thing

Editor's note: This is a letter that was sent to Premier Stephen McNeil. Dear Premier McNeil, I am a 20-year veteran teacher in Nova Scotia. I implore you to listen to what I am and my...
Laker-editorial

OPINION: Child poverty needs to be addressed

It would seem that some don’t think child poverty is a problem in Fall River because it is a wealthy community. At least that’s the vibe I get from the coffee shops, talking to...
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Bill’s Blog – December 2018

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I wish you and your family a holiday season that is filled with happiness and cheer. It is an honour and pleasure to meet and work with many...
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EDITORIAL: McNeil Liberals digging their grave

Nova Scotia’s Liberal government isn’t thinking about the children. That is what many little ones and junior/high school students were left thinking after Education Minister Karen Casey announced Dec. 3 that students would be locked...
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LETTER: A Toxic Soup of Painkillers – Thoughts on the Opioid Epidemic

To the Editor: The opioid epidemic that is gripping North America is an emerging issue for Nova Scotians and for our health-care system. Misuse of opioids, such as hydromorphone, oxycodone and morphine, has been a...

COLUMN: Bill’s Blog with MLA Bill Horne

Summer Events in Waverley-Fall River-Beaver Bank I hope you had the opportunity to experience and enjoy the many events and recreational actives available in our beautiful communities. I have enjoyed meeting and talking with many...
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