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Blackburn highlights 2022 for Beaver Bank, expects challenging 2023 for council

BEAVER BANK: Lisa Blackburn said 2022 was a challenging year for regional council, and 2023 looks to be as challenging for councillors with HRM. In 2022, topics such as policing budgets, housing, and homelessness kept...

Nominations open for l’Acadie and Francophonie Award of Excellence

HALIFAX: Nominations for the Lieutenant-Governor's Award of Excellence for l'Acadie and Francophonie opened January 24. The award recognizes people whose social, economic or cultural contributions have made a difference in the francophone community and in...

Halifax health science firms pursue innovative solutions to medical challenges

HALIFAX: Atlantic Canada’s bioscience sector has become a key driver of economic growth and diversification for the region. The federal government is investing to help three Halifax bioscience companies create innovative healthcare solutions for a...

Local community groups receive provincial investment from Community Generator Program

WELLINGTON/MOUNT UNIACKE: Eight community organizations in the Stewiacke, Wellington, Indian Brook, Nine Mile River, and Mount Uniacke areas are among 180 that will benefit from more than $5.8 million from the province. The investments to...

New roof for Eastern Passage Legion receives federal support

EASTERN PASSAGE: The MP for Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook announced a federal investment of $21,877 through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) for the Royal Canadian Legion (RCL) Caen Branch 164, in Eastern Passage. The announcement was made...

New book provides strategies for keeping emotions in check amid societal turmoil

From a press release: NEW YORK: When there is turmoil in society, humanity experiences emotional turmoil. But the opposite can also be true, explains retired clinical psychologist Dr. Bruce Hutchison. Emotions can be the...

Contract to be awarded for Hyde’s Bridge work; expected to reopen by late Fall...

LANTZ: A provincial spokesperson is giving residents of Lantz a possible date that a much used bridge will be back open. In a response to The Laker News for an update on Hyde’s Bridge and...

Bedford man sought on warrant for uttering threats

FIVE MILE RIVER: East Hants District RCMP has an outstanding province wide warrant for the arrest of Craig Francis, last known address of 374 Bedford Highway in Halifax. Craig Francis is charged with : ·         Criminal...

From the Cruiser – Jan. 17-23, 2023

From the Cruiser is brought to you by: ENFIELD: Over the last week, January 17 -23, 2023, East Hants RCMP responded to 81 calls for service. The following are some highlighted calls as provided by...

IPOANS: Regional Council slams door on public input on landlord registry

HALIFAX: The Investment Property Owners Association of N.S. is voicing its dissatisfaction at Halifax Regional Council passing a mandatory landlord registry during first reading. Despite HRM staff telling Mayor Mike Savage, “We haven’t spoken...
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