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Province announces return to restrictions in HRM, Mount Uniacke, Enfield/Elmsdale

ENFIELD/FALL RIVER: With COVID19 cases rising, Premier Iain Rankin and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health, announced that tighter restrictions will return in areas of Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) and some neighbouring...

COVID19: 10 new cases reported; nine in Central zone (HRM and area)

HALIFAX: The province is reporting 10 new cases of COVID-19 today, Feb. 26. Nine cases are in Central Zone. Five are close contacts of previously reported cases. Three are under investigation. The other case is...

Middle Musquodoboit woman arrested in relation to Wellington home invasion

WELLINGTON: The woman involved in a home invasion on Christmas Eve in Wellington has been arrested and charged in the incident, Halifax District RCMP confirm on Feb. 26. Cpl. Lisa Croteau told The Laker News...

Pet of the Week – Feb. 26, 2021

Here is our Pet of the Week for Feb. 26, 2021 as selected by a random computerized draw: The other pets that were submitted will be included in the draw for next week, and the...

Having fun at Laurie Park: 1st Riverlake Scouts build quinzees

The following was submitted by the 1st Riverlake Scouts GRAND LAKE: Visitors to Laurie Provincial Park on Sunday Feb. 21 were surprised to see a series of igloo-like snow structures in the camping loop of...

Nine Locks Brewing celebrates fifth anniversary

Company launches new craft beer Right Some Red in advance of anniversary DARTMOUTH: For cousins Shaun and Danny O’Hearn, owners of Nine Locks Brewing, the last five years have been a blur. Nine Locks celebrates its...

Caring youth: Fall River area children give back to IWK

WELLINGTON: Four groups of young kids from the Fall River area showed the true meaning of giving back recently, fundraising to purchase more Holter heart monitors for the IWK in Halifax. Alyssa and Ainslie Rose;...

N.S. response to COVID19 “envy” of the world: Samson

FALL RIVER: The local MP feels Nova Scotia has the worlds eyes on it and its response to COVID19. Darrell Samson, the Liberal MP for Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook, spoke about the federal governments response to the pandemic...

Samson confirms he will seek re-election

FALL RIVER: The MP for Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook has confirmed he will run in the next federal election—whenever it may be. Darrell Samson told The Laker News in an interview on Feb. 18 he’s putting his name...

Ceremonies for proms and graduations in 2021? Dr. Strang is hopeful

FALL RIVER: Dr. Robert Strang wishes he had a “crystal ball” so he could tell graduates in N.S. the type of ceremonies they can expect in a few months as they take the next...
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