Our Sponsors Ads have moved

We have moved our sponsors ads from the square block at the side on the homepage to a leaderboard sized ad at the top of every page. Two reasons for this, firstly to free up some real estate on the homepage, secondly to give our sponsors more space to show off their business. We certainly appreciate all of our sponsors, after all they help keep this community site running. We have space for two more sponsors, if anyone interested drop us an email using the envelope logo on the top right of this page!

New Sponsor - Fralick Financial & Insurance Inc.

We are extremely happy to announce that Fralick Financial & Insurance Inc. is now supporting myfallriver.ca as one of our site sponsors (in the Insurance category). Fralick Financial & Insurance Inc. is an independent insurance and wealth management agency. They provide life, health, travel, disability and critical illness insurance.

It’s great to have such a great local company supporting this website.

Please take the time to visit their web site to see what services they offer.

Incredible Community Breakfast

The Incredible Community Breakfast will take place on 11th February between 9am and 11am at St John’s United Church, Fall River.

In partnership with Select Nova Scotia’s Winter Fresh Campaign, Lockview High School Grade 9 Quebec Trip will be organizing, and serving this great meal as a fundraiser. Cost is $8 per Adult, $5 per child (under 10) or $20 per family (2 adults and 3 children under 12). Come along for Scrambled Egg, Pancakes, Sausage, Fruit Salad, Coffee/Tea/Juice.

For tickets call 576-2477.

MetroX service starts on May 21st, 2012

Halifax/Dartmouth to Fall River to Airport MetroX Bus Route will open May 21st, 2012

See attachment for full details.

Proposed Quarry in Miller Lake Subdivision

On December 10, 2011, a notice in the classified section of The Chronicle Herald announced that Northern Construction and Supplies Ltd of New Brunswick had applied to the Nova Scotia Department of the Environment (NSDOE) to operate a rock quarry off of Perrin Drive in Fall River above the Miller Lake West Subdivision.

Although the company has purchased 800 acres of land, they have applied for a 9 acre quarry operation, thus keeping the operation exempt from a required environmental impact assessment.

There are many implications to allowing a quarry operation at this location. Rock crushing could be a 24 hours a day operation creating noise and dust pollution. Blasting could be a regular event, and, in addition to noise and vibrations, could have a damaging effect on nearby wells and the area’s already touchy water table. Truck traffic would increase and some may route thru residential areas.

The proposed quarry may also negatively impact on surrounding wetlands, and the nearby Waverley Game Sanctuary.

In an apparent effort to keep this project “under the radar” this New Brunswick company has initiated its required public notification efforts during the holiday season when many residents are preoccupied with family events, or are away.

To inform residents of the activities and what it means to our area a Public Meeting will be held at 7:00 PM Sunday January 8, 2012 at the Gordon R. Snow Community Centre in Fall River. This will be an information session to discuss the lack of an environmental review, and to determine what rights we have as residents surrounding the proposed operation.

On their website Northern Construction describes itself “as one of the largest construction contractors in Atlantic Canada.” It is quite likely that this quarry will not stay as an under nine acre quarry for long, if it gets its foot in the door!

Please join us this Sunday January 8th to take the first step in letting Northern Construction know this will not be a quiet, easy, or positive project.


LWF Ratepayers Association
NOTE: You can also express your dissatisfaction NOW, with this proposed project by sending an email to: