Springhill winter carnival not over yet

Updated on February 26, 2015 - SPRINGHILL – It’s not every year we report there was too much snow to have the annual Chilli Willi Winter Carnival, but that...

Raising money to support burn victims

Updated on February 26, 2015 - AMHERST – Each year, curlers from across the area converge on Amherst to raise money for the Nova Scotia Firefighters Burn...



Local weather

Updated on February 19, 2015 - Thursday, February 19, 2015



Gymnasts heading to Halifax Photo

Updated on February 26, 2015 - AMHERST – Four members of the Aerials Gymnastics Club travel to Halifax this weekend to compete at the Alta Gymnastics Meet.

Midget A Ramblers lose to Elks Photo

Updated on February 26, 2015 - SPRINGHILL – The Scotiabank Midget A Ramblers recently lost 6-3 to the Brookfield Elks at the Richard Calder Arena in Springhill.



Mourning the passing of Gil Collicott

Updated on February 20, 2015 - Recently the region lost a fine example of a person who was a community leader, artist and visionary. In my years knowing this...

Education, the key to our future

Updated on February 20, 2015 - Occasionally we hear about the success story of a person who drops out of university - or even high school to start a business, to...

You can’t saw sawdust!

Updated on February 20, 2015 - A caring, thoughtful caregiver sent this story to share with you all.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.



Estate planning strategies for small business owners

Updated on February 20, 2015 - Estate planning can be especially critical for small business owners, as the majority of their family’s assets and income sources may be tied up in the business. Estate plans for small business owners are complex. To be effective, they need to address....

Gas takes jump at the pumps

Updated on February 04, 2015 - HALIFAX - As predicted, there was a big jump at the pumps last night – 48 hours ahead of the scheduled weekly price adjustment by...

Friday: Schools canceled

Updated on February 06, 2015 - AMHERST – All schools are closed today, this includes the counties of Pictou, Cumberland and Colchester, as well as the...

A legacy without the hassle

Updated on January 30, 2015 - Thinking about starting your own private foundation? Be prepared - the costs and legal and accounting headaches may not be worth...



Pets then and now

Updated on February 18, 2015 - One end of my mother’s long Halifax garden was set aside for the rhubarb. The other end, back past the flowers and the herbs? Well, that was reserved for pets..

If at first you don't succeed.

Updated on February 18, 2015 - When Thomas Palmer wrote his “Teachers Manual” in 1840, including the little ditty “If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.”...

A cruel choice is facing many

Updated on February 11, 2015 - The judges of the Supreme Court of Canada, in their verdict on physician-assisted suicide, put it succinctly: “It is a crime in...




An impending avalanche

Updated on February 20, 2015 - The other day, after a big storm, I watched a small car driving down the street.  The owner had meticulous cleaned off all the snow from the windows and lights, the doors and tires.  The problem was the 3 feet of snow that was left on the....

All about Kefir!

Updated on February 20, 2015 - Kefir, sometimes called the “champagne of yogurt”, is a fermented dairy product with a tart taste that is slightly bubbly. Kefir...



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