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Enhanced testing strategy for post-secondary students entering N.S., border requirements enhanced

FALL RIVER: The provincial government announced Aug. 20 that post-secondary students entering the province from outside Atlantic Canada will require testing for COVID-19 along with 14 days of self-isolation. Premier Stephen McNeil, after consultation...

Police investigating armed robbery at Beaver Bank Road gas station

LOWER SACKVILLE: On August 19, at approximately 5:30 a.m., members of the Halifax District RCMP responded to a call of an armed robbery at a service station on Beaver Bank Rd. in Lower Sackville. RCMP...

New kitchen facilities opens at Wellington/Fletchers Lake hall

WELLINGTON: With restrictions easing related to COVID19 for food establishment facilities and non-profit community halls, like the one at Station 42 in Wellington, the new operator of the kitchen facility at the Station House...

Province ensures equal pay for all public sector LPNs

EAST HANTS: Government will fund public sector employers in health authorities, long-term care, disability support programs and home care to pay all their licensed practical nurses (LPNs) at the same rate.   The decision stems...

Province assisting with funding of new Ronald McDonald house

HALIFAX: Ronald McDonald House, a home away from home for children being treated at the IWK Health Centre and their families, would be able to serve even more families in a larger building.That's why...

RCMP issue warning about solicitation requesting payment via cryptocurrency

EAST HANTS: Nova Scotia RCMP is warning the public about a number of phone and computer scams requesting payment with cryptocurrency or gift-cards being reported throughout the province. Various types of scams are on the rise...

NSE receives reports of blue-green algae in Tucker Lake

BEAVER BANK: Nova Scotia Environment, in a post on their Facebook page, said they have received reports of a blue-green algae bloom on Tucker Lake in Beaver Bank. "Our staff have visited the site...

Province announces approval of pesticide spraying

HALIFAX: The Environment Department has issued three new approvals for pesticide spraying covering 1,498 hectares. The approvals are all for forestry companies, for aerial spraying. The approvals are available at http://novascotia.ca/nse/pesticide-spray/ .There are also three...

All Aboard! A bus ride to better understand public transit needs in Fall River

Councillor Steve Streatch takes resident Aubrie McGibbon up on offer to take bus; The Laker News was invited along by McGibbon FALL RIVER: The beginning of what Councillor Steve Streatch hopes is the kickstart to...

Dawson Dowell Park, Town of Stewiacke receive provincial Beautification funding

EAST HANTS: A park in East Hants and a beautification project in Stewiacke are among the projects to receive funding from the provincial government. The Dawson Dowel Park Improvement Project received funding to the...
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