Friday, January 15, 2021

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Fire departments throughout province benefitting from weekly 50/50 draws

AMHERST – What started as a way for one fire department raising funds to support local causes has since turned into one of the largest online 50/50 draws across Canada. The weekly Nova Scotia Firefighters 50/50 draw has grown in the past seven months, to the point where 227 fire departments and non-profit organizations that...

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Flash: the lesson has been learned

I had an English teacher at New Glasgow High School who used to tell me that a day without learning something is a day lost. I’ve tried to live by her advice ever since. Just this past week, while I was researching for a column I hope to write during the holiday season, I got...

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For two prospects, it was game over

It’s often been said that luck and fate are the same thing. For two young hockey players who grew up in New Glasgow’s south end — a quarter of a century apart — it was clearly fate that intervened in their lives and dreams. In both cases, it ended their chances of having professional careers,...

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Opinion

Clearwater acquisition should be paused

To the Editor: To Honorable Minister Jordan & Honorable Chairman & Honorable Ministers of the Standing Committee: My name is John Collins and I am a concerned commercial fisherman in the Northern zone of Nova Scotia. I am not a representative of any organization and simply wanted to point out a few things with regards...

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