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From the Firehouse – April calls

BEAVER BANK: There were 64 calls for services paged out to volunteer firefighters in the Fall River, Waverley, Wellington, Grand Lake, and Beaver Bank area during the month of April. That number was led by...

Election 17: Students excited to see their vote results

FLETCHERS LAKE: StudentVote helps learning the process behind voting and why it’s important. Students at Holland Road Elementary School are learning the democratic process. The students spoke about getting the opportunity to participate and what...

GPV students show their the best at essays

FALL RIVER: Three students from Georges P. Vanier Junior High have nabbed the top four spots in the 2017 Turning Points essay contest. Olivia Chute; Heidi Wadden; and Quentin Dawson-Nugent each placed first, second, and...

Math is no challenge for this young girl

FLETCHERS LAKE: Need a math question answered, just ask Maria Mihai she will likely know the answer without hesitation. Mihai, a Grade 4 student at Holland Road Elementary School in Fletchers Lake, has math and...

Streatch feels HRM owning McDonald Sports Park best bet

WAVERLEY: The local councillor feels the best bet for long-term success of McDonald Sports Park is for HRM to take it over. Steve Streatch said the park is on provincially owned land, it is offering...

NDP unveils Environmental Bill of Rights in Miller Lake West

MILLER LAKE WEST: With the location of the proposed Fall River Quarry in the background, NDP Leader Gary Burrill released the party’s plans to protect the environment should they form government on May 30. Burrill,...

Election 17: Burrill stands with Sanipass on Quarry

MILLER LAKE WEST: NDP Leader Gary Burrill is supporting local candidate Trevor Sanipass and his stance against the Fall River Quarry. In our question-and-answer sit-down with Sanipass, representing Waverley-Fall River-Beaver Bank, early on in the...

Cheema athletes on Canadian team radar

WAVERLEY: Three athletes from Waverley-based Cheema have made the first step towards making the Canadian national team after a recent competition. Marshall Hughes, Michelle Russell, Craig Spence, Sawyer Capes, Shaun Fair, Samantha Hall, Tom Hall,...
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UPDATED: Fuel spill in Lake Fletcher

FLETCHERS LAKE: More than 900 litres of diesel fuel is estimated to have leaked into a stream that feeds Lake Fletcher during a fuel spill on May 18. Firefighters from Station 42 (Wellington) and Station...
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Fuel spill in Fletcher Lake

A domestic fuel oil spill may affect the quality of water in Lake Fletcher in Fall River. People who draw water from the lake are advised to watch for an oily sheen and distinct odour....
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