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Injured hiker rescued by police, firefighters

“The hiker had suffered leg injuries and required assistance." He said EHS paramedics attended the scene. “The hiker was evacuated by boat due to remoteness and rough terrain of hiking trail,” said S/Sgt. Bushell. There was no...

Talks continue on agreement between Halifax Fire, Enfield Fire

ENFIELD: Negotiations to reach an agreement for fire service coverage on the Enfield HRM side continue, the local councillor for Distirct 1 HRM (Waverley-Fall River-Musquodoboit Valley) said. During a recent sit-down interview at a Fall...

VIDEO: Dr. Strang explains why there’s no testing sites in Fall River/East Hants

FALL RIVER: At the April 27 COVID19 briefing Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health, answered The Laker News' question regarding why there was no testing in the East Hants/Fall River area. It...

Impaired driver nabbed in Urbania

URBANIA: A 26-year-old Cole Harbour man has been charged with impaired driving following an incident on April 24 in Urbania. East Hants RCMP S/Sgt. Cory Bushell said officers on patrol intercepted a prohibited driver on...

Enfield Big Stop on COVID19 potential exposure list released April 27

ENFIELD: The Enfield Irving Big Stop is one of 19 locations across the province that had a potential COVID19 exposure, Nova Scotia Public Health said on the night of April 27. For the Big Stop,...

VIDEO: Close proximity to HRM results in restriction inclusion for East Hants communities

EAST HANTS:  The Chief Medical Officer of Health said the four communities that line Highway 2 through East Hants were included in the restrictions announced April 22 because of their proximity to Halifax. Dr. Robert...

Schools in HRCE, those CCRCE, CSAP schools in restricted zone to move to at-home...

EAST HANTS/FALL RIVER: The province has announced, April 26, that all public schools in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), along with surrounding communities such as Enfield; Lantz; Mount Uniacke; Milford; and Elmsdale, will close Tuesday,...

Long-distance help: Kennetcook fire sells old tanker to Queens Co. department

KENNETCOOK: What does a rural East Hants fire department and one in Greenfield, Queens County have in common? Not much one would say, until you hear how one is helping the other. Kennetcook Fire deputy...

Stricter COVID19 measures, including higher fines, announced by province

HALIFAX/EAST HANTS: Nova Scotia Premier Iain Rankin and Dr. Robert Strang announced changes today, April 25, aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19 across the province. The gathering limit outside of Halifax has been reduced...

Cooks Brook mvc claims Musq. Valley man’s life

COOKS BROOK: A 77-year-old man from Greenwood, Musquodoboit Valley is dead following a single-vehicle collision on Highwy 224 in Cooks Brook on Tuesday morning, April 19. Halifax District RCMP, along with EHS and several local...
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