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Reviewing Officer and 15 Wing Commander, Col Denis O’Reilly, presents Lt Ryan Carnahan with a Certificate of Completion during the ACSO 1503 Graduation Ceremony, on Sept 22nd, 2016, at Bldg 21, 17 Wing Winnipeg, MB. Photo By: Cpl Darryl Hepner, 17 Wing Imaging, Winnipeg

Reviewing Officer and 15 Wing Commander, Col Denis O’Reilly, presents Lt Ryan Carnahan with a Certificate of Completion during the ACSO 1503 Graduation Ceremony, on Sept 22nd, 2016, at Bldg 21, 17 Wing Winnipeg, MB.
Photo By: Cpl Darryl Hepner, 17 Wing Imaging, Winnipeg

WINNIPEG, MB – Lieutenant Ryan Carnahan (right) from Fall River, NS, receives his Air Combat System Officer (ACSO) Wings from Colonel Denis O’Reilly at 17 Wing Winnipeg upon graduation from his Air Combat System Officer course.

Ryan graduated from Lockview Highschool in 2010 before enrolling in the Canadian Armed Forces the next year. He is the son of Nathaly Carnahan and Ron Carnahan who is also an ACSO currently employed in the Royal Canadian Air Force. This September, Ryan completed the ACSO course, a year-long intensive career course conducted at 402 Squadron in Winnipeg, MB. This is the same course that his dad completed in 1985.

Ryan’s exceptional performance throughout the course led him to finish first of his class of 8 candidates. He was also awarded the James R. Dow Trophy for his outstanding results during flight training. With his new qualification, Ryan will be following in his father’s footsteps. While his dad flew in the maritime helicopter CH-124 Sea King, Ryan will be posted to 442 Squadron in Comox, BC where he will fly on the CC-115 Buffalo conducting Search and Rescue missions.

Air Combat Systems Officers, like Ryan, are tasked to direct missions onboard a variety of Canadian Armed Forces aircraft and manage crew operations. They operate precise tactical navigation systems, sophisticated sensors, communication systems, electronic warfare equipment and weapon delivery systems. They lead a variety of missions, including: Search and Rescue, Anti-Submarine Warfare, Maritime Surveillance, Counter-Narcotics Operations, Electronic Warfare and Humanitarian Relief.

Photo by: Corporal Darryl Hepner, 17 Wing Imaging

For more information:
Capt. Louis Martel, ACSO Instructor
Tel: (204) 833-2500 ext 5886, Cell: 204-218-2673,
Email: louis.martel@forces.gc.ca
 Visit www.forces.ca/en/job/aircombatsystemsofficer for more information on the Air Combat System Officer trade.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

The latest HRM hazardous household waste collection is TODAY!! Support this great facility and bring all old paint, liquids, batteries, and generally nasty stuff that can’t go in the regular garbage to George P Vanier Junior High TODAY September 17th between 9 and 4pm

Fall River Christmas Tree Lighting

Come and join FRABA members for the Fall River Christmas Tree lighting. This will take place next to Tim Hortons, Fall River. There will be Hot Chocolate, Carolling and a big Prize Draw for an iPad! You must be there to fill out a ballot to win. Start time 6pm sharp! (Rain Date November 29th – same time)
Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 18:00
Duration: 01:30 hours.

Fall River Lions Christmas Parade

The Fall River Lions Christmas Parade will take place on Nov. 29, beginning at the LWF Hall and travelling down the Fall River Road to the Sobeys. It starts at 1 p.m. The storm date is Dec. 6, also at 1 p.m. The parade will kick off the 2015 edition of the Lions Christmas Express food drive. Groups and organizations in the parade will be collecting food and monetary donations for the food drive.
To enter a float or more information, please contact King Lion John Bona at 902-476-8061.

New Site Sponsors

Please welcome two new site sponsors to the MyFallRiver website. La Cave de Strasbourg restaurant and Fall River Service Centre.
La Cave de Strasbourg offers the flavours of France and Germany in the idyllic Fall River setting. If you haven’t yet given them a visit, you are missing out! Michel and Patrice will give you a warm welcome.
Fall River Service Centre has been serving the community for over 30 years offering a quick and friendly service.
Our thanks go to both of them for helping to keep this website online. Please support these local businesses!

Geneology Reasearch

We received the following message through the website. Can anyone help with this book or did anyone know Maggie’s Grandparents? Any information greatly appreciated and we will pass any information on if we receive it. Please contact us through the Contact page on the website.

Hello, I will be visiting Nova Scotia for the first time. My parents moved from NS to Alberta in 1953. I am looking for a copy of:
Dear Reader : The History of Fall River and Windsor Junction Paperback – 1989 by The Friendly Group Seniors History Club (Author)
I believe my grandparents Dr Roy Lindsay and Gladys Keough lived in Windsor Junction and Fall River. I think her father was the station
manager at Windsor Junction. Do you know if there is a place where this book is still for sale?
We will be in the area early-mid July. I am looking forward to visiting the places my parents, Dr Donald Lindsay and Jean (Phinney) spoke of.
Thank you,
Maggie Lindsay

Adjust to Wellness Family Chiropractic

We are thrilled to welcome our latest site sponsor – Adjust to Wellness Family Chiropractic. With a mission to deliver high quality wellness chiropractic care to your entire family, they have created a comfortable and caring atmosphere to enhance your family’s healing experience.
The sponsors of this website are what keep the site going and we are very grateful for their support. Please take time to check out all our sponsors and in turn support them by keeping your business local. You can click on their banner ad at the top of the site, or use the sponsor dropdown from the navigation menu and select their page.

Oldfield Consolidated School Spring Fling

Please note that the OCS Spring Fling has been postponed a day. It will now take place on Sunday June 14th between 10am and 1pm

Fall River Quarry Support - fading

3.5 years ago our fight against a Quarry in Fall River started. We also started a Facebook page at that time as well.

When we heard about a quarry proposed for our area many of us jumped to action immediately. Now more than ever, we need action.

Stacey recently came to discussions with a group in Tantallon fighting an asphalt plant. Specifically the group in Tantallon is fighting SCOTIAN MATERIALS to stop any amendments to the zoning and land use bylaws. JUST LIKE US. Since May 5 – just 26 days ago, their Facebook page has attracted 1250+ members. Over 800 new members in the last weeks alone. In 3.5 years, we are 155 members and a much larger community……When we started this fight, the community wanted the thing stopped. Since then, it appears that no one seems to care. When we have community meetings we are lucky to have 15-20 people show up. Our first meeting you were all enraged and came out in force showing your support.

The only ones it appears to be enraged now are just a handful of individuals. Where are you? Why are you waiting to see what happens? Why aren’t you concerned any longer? We can assure you, the best way to make sure there is a quarry and an asphalt plant and a cement plant up the street, behind your home, is sit around and wait to see what happens next.

4 people cannot continue to fight this fight alone, and they are no longer willing to fight it on behalf of an inactive and silent community.

If you want this fight continued, if you want to stop Northern Construction or Scotian, whatever their new name is this week, from ruining our community you need to take action now. What you can do is send an email to your MLA Bill Horne, (there are those that have suggested that our MLA has been ineffective and has lacked the effort required to fight at his level on the neighbourhood’s behalf. He more than any of us has the power to make a positive difference) to the Minister of the Environment, to the Minister of Natural Resources and to the Premier of NS expressing your concern and your opposition to a Quarry, an Asphalt Plant and a Cement Plant being built in Fall River on land that is not zoned for these types of activity.

You can join the Quarry fight on FaceBook. YOU can take an active stance and oppose this right now. Something visible that you can each do right now is to make time tomorrow evening to attend the public meeting at St. Margaret’s Centre in Tantallon at 7 pm. You can speak against proposed amendments to the land use bylaws or even just state for the public record you are opposed to any changes to the land use bylaws anywhere in HRM next to established residential communities to allow any additional Quarries or especially asphalt and concrete plants are unnecessary and unfavorable. If you are not able to speak then just show your support by your attendance.

We are four people that are fighting this and from where we stand it appears that we are only four.

We have run out of steam, we have run out of money, and we have turned around and found that we have no one following us – we need some new leadership to continue the battle. If not, those expensive ads that Northern/Scotian have been placing in The Laker for the past two months with their lies and glossy photos will become the site of the new Fall River Quarry, Asphalt Plant and Cement Plant.

If you are interested in keeping this fight going and taking an active role, please contact Stacey Rudderham, Darrel Chase or Jeannette Smith by using the contact page on this website – we will forward the emails. Just use Fall River Quarry as the subject.

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The Fall River branch of the East Coast Credit Union is getting behind the Fall River Canal Days in a big way.

The Credit Union will be providing the “Bouncy Castles” and face painting at Canal Days to be held at the Gordon R. Snow Community Centre on 1 July. East Coast Credit Union has also donated the kayak kit lottery prize.

The kayak is on display at the Fall River branch of the East Coast Credit Union and tickets may be purchase there.