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Firefighters respond to blaze at base of Bedford power pole - TheChronicleHerald.ca (registration)

Firefighters respond to blaze at base of Bedford power pole - TheChronicleHerald.ca (registration) | Bedford, NS | Scoop.it
Some days firefighting can be exhilarating. Other days it can be, well, crappy.
Halifax firefighters were called about a fire at the base of a power pole at the Wilson Propane facility on Mann Street in Bedford at 9:30 p.m.
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Bedford, NS is a wonderful place. I have lived here all my life (over 50 years!). It's worth talking about!
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Early-morning fire heavily damages home on Bedford Highway | Local | News | Local | The Chronicle Herald


An early-morning fire has damaged a home and adjacent business on the Bedford Highway.
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Bedford Library looks to turn new page after outgrowing space | The Star

Bedford Library looks to turn new page after outgrowing space | The Star | Bedford, NS | Scoop.it
The Halifax Public Libraries has begun public consultations into what residents want to see in a new branch and where it should go.
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‘It was a hot mess’: Bedford parents outraged after students left stranded at school - Halifax | Globalnews.ca

‘It was a hot mess’: Bedford parents outraged after students left stranded at school - Halifax | Globalnews.ca | Bedford, NS | Scoop.it
Over 100 kids at an elementary school in Bedford, N.S., were left stranded on Wednesday after their school buses simply failed to show up.  
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pekara kitchen and bakery

pekara kitchen and bakery | Bedford, NS | Scoop.it
Pekara kitchen and bakery offers fresh baked treats, freezer meals,for the individual or families.
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Came across this place today when going to The Nook. Didn’t go in, but have checked the website. Looks like a visit is in order.
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Police charge man in Bedford outdoor pool incident | CTV Atlantic News

Halifax police have charged a Hammonds Plains man with sexual assault and breach of recognizance after an incident at an outdoor pool in Bedford on July 5. Police say they received a report at approximately 9 p.m.
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Family fun to be had Makerspace event Saturday in Bedford

Halifax Makerspace is holding a family fun day to celebrate its first year at 275 Rocky Lake Dr. in Bedford. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, featuring displays from local makers, demonstrations of 3D printing and laser cutting, workshops featuring crafting and soldering, and more.
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HRM taking action on flooding in Bedford-Sackville area

HRM taking action on flooding in Bedford-Sackville area | Bedford, NS | Scoop.it
Halifax Regional Municipality is mapping out a plan to combat flood waters in the Bedford-Sackville area. “Water is a wonderful thing until you find it in your backyard or in your basement,” Coun. Steve Craig (Lower Sackville) said at Tuesday’s council meeting.
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Commentary: Remembering Philip Riteman

Commentary: Remembering Philip Riteman | Bedford, NS | Scoop.it
Wednesday morning, Holocaust survivor Philip Riteman's distinctive voice was stilled by the passage of time
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Holocaust survivor Philip Riteman passes away at 96 | Globalnews.ca

Holocaust survivor Philip Riteman passes away at 96 | Globalnews.ca | Bedford, NS | Scoop.it
Riteman has spent the last three decades speaking to students, churches and other organizations, spreading the message: "It is better to love than to hate."
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Nova Scotia safety company cashing in on marijuana legalization | CBC News

Nova Scotia safety company cashing in on marijuana legalization | CBC News | Bedford, NS | Scoop.it
With the legalization of recreational marijuana coming to Canada on Oct. 17, the Sayle Group has been pushing its cannabis safety program to businesses ranging from IT firms to heavy industrial companies.
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Annual Jordan Boyd Celebrity Hockey Challenge goes this weekend

Annual Jordan Boyd Celebrity Hockey Challenge goes this weekend | Bedford, NS | Scoop.it
The one day tournament is played in memory of the 16-year-old Bedford hockey player
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Bedford marijuana dispensary robbed at gunpoint, 3rd such robbery since April | CBC News

Bedford marijuana dispensary robbed at gunpoint, 3rd such robbery since April | CBC News | Bedford, NS | Scoop.it
The three men, who had their faces partially covered, demanded staff at the Green Tree Clinic Dispensary put money and cannabis into duffel bags.
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Suspects sought in armed robbery of Bedford pot dispensary

Staff at GreenTree Clinic reported an armed robbery just before 9 p.m. Wednesday
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Crafty business in Bedford

Crafty business in Bedford | Bedford, NS | Scoop.it
Catherine Evans was raised in a “crafty family” where everyone used what they had available to create something new.
“We made our own cards and gifts … anything we could, really,” Evans says.
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Our Basin Ecosystem: Re-imagining Workshop!

Our Basin Ecosystem: Re-imagining Workshop! | Bedford, NS | Scoop.it
A community led event to share facts and stories of the Bedford Basin. Two hours of discussion to co-develop a permanent waterfront panel!
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Bedford man facing impaired driving charges after crash on Highway 101

Bedford man facing impaired driving charges after crash on Highway 101 | Bedford, NS | Scoop.it
Witnesses told Halifax District RCMP they saw a 2004 Honda Civic weaving in and out of traffic while speeding at around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday
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Man assaulted, robbed of backpack in Bedford | Globalnews.ca

Man assaulted, robbed of backpack in Bedford | Globalnews.ca | Bedford, NS | Scoop.it
The incident happened on Nine Mile Drive in Bedford.
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Ancient game of quoits makes return in Bedford

A quoits tournament 95 years in the making is to take place Friday at the Sackville Manor House, 15 Fort Sackville Rd., Bedford. In 1923, Robert Brenton, one-time warden of Halifax County donated a trophy for a quoits competition between Rockingham and Bedford. Bedford won that year, and they haven’t played for the trophy since.
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Making time for tea in Bedford at Tartan Tea House

Making time for tea in Bedford at Tartan Tea House | Bedford, NS | Scoop.it
Tartan Tea House on the Bedford Highway opened its doors in July and is serving several versions of traditional afternoon tea. Owners Daniel and Amal Holmes moved to Nova Scotia after spending 16 years in Dubai. They were looking for a quiet and friendly place to run a business and raise their seven-year-old daughter, Celina.
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Nova Scotia family left in limbo as red tape strands dad in Egypt | CBC News

Nova Scotia family left in limbo as red tape strands dad in Egypt | CBC News | Bedford, NS | Scoop.it
Karim Kafafy is stranded in Egypt after going there for work while his permanent residency card expired. Despite efforts to renew the card months in advance, his family can get no answers from Canadian immigration officials.
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Bedford Residents Association

Bedford Residents Association | Bedford, NS | Scoop.it
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A few Bedford residents are attempting to resurrect the Bedford Residents Association such that it has a full, active, Board of Directors. We still need two or three more interested folks to become involved so that we can move this forward.

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If so, please email donna.lugar@ns.sympatico.ca and let her know.
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Bedford United Church caretaker retires after 44 years

Bedford United Church caretaker retires after 44 years | Bedford, NS | Scoop.it
Bill Parsons is still getting used to his new routine. There’s no more commuting to work from his home in Lucasville to his former workplace in Bedford. Parsons recently retired as the caretaker at Bedford United Church where he worked for 44 years. “It hasn’t sunk in yet,” he says. “It’s like a vacation now.”
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Bedford man faces charges after police chase stolen car

Bedford man faces charges after police chase stolen car | Bedford, NS | Scoop.it
A stolen car spotted on Bayers Road led police on a chase through Bedford late Saturday night
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Police release suspect photo after women inappropriately touched at Bedford pool (2 photos)

Police release suspect photo after women inappropriately touched at Bedford pool (2 photos) | Bedford, NS | Scoop.it
Officers were called to Bedford Outdoor Pool at 277 Shore Drive just after 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 5th
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