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Streatch lukewarm to budget direction

FALL RIVER: The local councillor for Fall River doesn’t like the direction this year’s HRM budget discussions are heading. Steve Streatch, the representative for Waverley-Fall River-Musquodoboit Valley, said the vibe he is getting during discussions...
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Dealing with the stressors of life

FALL RIVER: Cathy Caswell might have just what the doctor ordered in dealing with the stressors of life, especially given the overwhelming and pressures surrounding the recent teachers spat with the government. Caswell, of Waverley,...
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Concerns from teachers a “rude awakening” for school board rep

WELLINGTON: The Halifax Regional School Board (HRSB) representative for the Fall River area told those at an Education Town Hall that what she was hearing from teachers was a “rude awakening” for her. Bridget Ann...

Johns grabs PC nomination in Sackville-Beaver Bank

BEAVER BANK: The former Councillor for District 14 Middle/Upper Sackville-Lucasville-Beaver Bank has won the PC Party nomination for Sackville-Beaver Bank for the upcoming provincial election. At a nomination meeting on March 9, Brad Johns defeated...

UPDATED: Wellington Connector gets green light

WELLINGTON: Commuting in the Wellington and Fall River area is about to get a little easier. At a quickly-arranged funding announcement on March 2, Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook Liberal MP Darrell Samson, along with Waverley-Fall River-Beaver Bank Liberal...

Horne at ease with Bill 75 vote decision

FALL RIVER: Bill Horne is at ease with his decision to vote yes to Bill 75, despite friendships he has with several teachers and loud pleas from some in the community he represents to...

Horne unsure of Bill 75 impact at polls

FALL RIVER: Liberal MLA Bill Horne knows he has an uphill climb to garner re-election when the writ is dropped for a provincial election, even if he is the incumbent. That’s because Horne’s decision to...

VIDEO: MLA Bill Horne on why he voted for Bill 75

Waverley-Fall River-Beaver Bank Liberal MLA Bill Horne explained to The Laker during an interview on Feb. 28 at his office in Fall River on why he voted in favour of Bill 75. The bill...
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Positive reviews on snow clearing, say councillors

BEAVER BANK: The two councillors say they’re hearing a lot of positive feedback from residents with regards to snow-clearing in their respective communities. Councillor Lisa Blackburn said they just got the stats from HRM for...

Baillie hears concerns from teachers, parents

WELLINGTON: PC Party Leader Jamie Baillie isn’t Premier, but he’s getting an earful from parents and teachers about the trouble inside the classrooms and what needs to be done to fix it for the...
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