Spotting ‘fake news’ campaign launched

Today, more than ever, Canadians are hearing the words “fake news”. With the federal election looming and social media platforms being plentiful, it’s important to be able to distinguish between what’s real and what’s, well, fake. News Media Canada has launched a new media literacy tool to help Canadians identify “fake news” on-line. The new...

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Council rescinds coal exploration

WESTVILLE — Town council has taken coal exploration off its agenda. Council unanimously passed a motion at its regular meeting last week to rescind its original approval for exploratory drilling on land bordered by an area that includes Cowan Street and a railway. Coun. Lynn MacDonald introduced the motion in what she said was a response...

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Classical Series beginning at deCoste with “Shake, Rattle ‘n Bow”

Programming can be a challenge for an entertainment venue when it comes to providing variety, as there is often pressure to bring in performers believed to be profitable. Those operating the deCoste Performing Arts Centre have a different philosophy: it’s not about always making a profit, it’s about having a balance, supporting your community and...

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Update: Charges laid in fatal collision in Pictou County

October 16, 2019, Barneys River Station, Pictou County, Nova Scotia… Pictou County RCMP has charged a 19-year-old man from Trenton, following a fatal two-vehicle collision that occurred on October 12 on Hwy. 104 in Barneys River Station. The investigation has determined that prior to the collision, a mattress flew off the roof of a car...

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FONS asks for more time for public comments

HALIFAX — On behalf of the Friends of the Northumberland Strait, Ecojustice has asked Minister of Environment Gordon Wilson to give the public more time to review Northern Pulp’s Focus Report, which was released on October 3 and contains more than 2,500 pages of complex information. The Focus Report was required by Nova Scotia Environment,...

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First Presbyterian Church providing Music for the Soul

NEW GLASGOW — First Presbyterian Church will be hosting Sean Dayton and his wife Aimee as they present their unique and inspirational blend of sacred, secular and contemporary music on Oct. 25. The Daytons will present a collection of songs about life, love, hope, faith and a reminder that, “Every good gift comes from Above.”...

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RCMP investigates fatal collision

BARNEYS RIVER STATION – Pictou County District RCMP is investigating a fatal two-vehicle collision that occurred yesterday on Hwy 104 in Barneys River Station. At 7:35 p.m., RCMP responded to a 9-1-1 call of a collision on Hwy. 104 in Barneys River Station.  Preliminary investigation indicates a westbound transport truck veered into the oncoming lane...

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Ashley MacIsaac bringing his unique sound to deCoste stage

There’s no doubt that Cape Breton Island has turned out many very talented musicians. Most tend to favour Celtic music, with the fiddle being the instrument of choice. So, it’s no surprise that Ashley MacIsaac, who grew up in a musical family, took to the instrument at an early age. It has had a major...

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deCoste kicks off fall Dream Vacation Draw fundraising campaign

There are still several chances for the 2019 Dream Vacation Draw ticket holders to win one of the trips that are available through the deCoste Performing Art Centre’s annual fundraising campaign, but they’ve already kicked off the 2020 campaign. “We’re excited to be starting a little earlier this year,” says marketing manger, Jennifer MacLennan, who...

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