Wednesday, January 20, 2021

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.
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Snowshoe, guided hike event set for Wallace Museum

WALLACE - For those looking to get outdoors this winter, an upcoming event beginning at the Wallace Museum will be just the thing. Hike Nova Scotia is partnering with...

Hope Bridgewater, long-time contributor to The Light, passes

WENTWORTH - The Light has lost its long-time contributor from the Wentworth area, Hope Bridgewater. Elizabeth Hope Bridgewater passed away on Boxing Day while in palliative care at All...

An extra special Christmas for Pugwash’s Sunset Community residents thanks to light-up

PUGWASH - Sunset Community can always be counted on for decking the halls, living rooms, and dining areas for special occasions and holidays.  This year, they have taken getting...

Coping with grief, tragedy, loss, and more during a pandemic

TRURO - When Margaret Mauger co-founded a not-for-profit counselling service last January in Shubenacadie, she carved out a day a week to provide free therapy sessions for people suffering from trauma.

Negative COVID-19 results now available via phone; asymptomatic testing continues

TATAMAGOUCHE - Anyone going for COVID-19 testing can register as of Dec. 22 to receive results - positive or negative - via an automated phone call. An option already...

Dr. Robert Strang, N.S. chief medical officer of health, looks forward with hope

Robert Strang didn't set out to be a doctor.During his undergraduate degree in kinesiology and masters in exercise physiology, his curiosity prompted him to consider medicine. "I was fascinated...

RCMP officers justified in fatal shooting of Portapique gunman: SiRT

HALIFAX - No charges will be laid against police officers who fatally shot the Portapique tragedy gunman. The Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) released its findings on Dec. 17...

Restrictions to begin across Nova Scotia on Dec. 21

TATAMAGOUCHE - Starting Dec. 21, a number of restrictions will be in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus over the holidays. "We know the holidays are traditionally...

This old house – let’s knock it down

To the Editor; There was a house in Avonport, Nova Scotia. It was old. Very old. Over 200 years they said. The 1760s. Before the American...




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