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COLUMN: Suffering through the perils of mental illnesses

Since I have informed people that I have been diagnosed with and am struggling with depression, the reaction has been much different than I expected. I had expected a different reaction, one that contained the...

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...
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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...

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...
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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...

Wellness Within: Hiking safely this summer

This column is done by Journey to Wellness with Deborah Peddle-Hann. It comes as no surprise that outdoor activities have picked up significantly in the last year and many of us have been out exploring...

COLUMN: Child support

This column is submitted by Fall River Law Child support is an issue where we deal with a lot of misconceptions.  There are lots of people who see child support as a sword in the...

#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...
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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...
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