Search proceeds for minister’s art

PICTOU — Two researchers hope people in Pictou County can help them find more art works created by a Presbyterian church minister. P.E.I. residents Anne (Montgomery) Neatby and Janet Whytock visited Pictou County recently to share the life of Rev. William Stuart that included time ministering in the area. Their goal is to accumulate more...

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UPDATE: Fusion Festival postponed

EDITOR’S NOTE: Minutes after we posted this article online this morning, we received a phone call telling us it has been postponed due to impending weather. Stay tuned for a new date! NEW GLASGOW — The 11th annual Multicultural Association of Pictou County Fusion Festival is just around the corner. The popular event will be...

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RCMP arrest two for impaired driving

Pictou District RCMP arrested two impaired drivers on September 3. At approximately 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Pictou District RCMP received several complaints of an erratic driver on Highway 104 near Limerock. RCMP located the vehicle on Highway 104 near Exit 19. It had driven off road into the center median of Hwy 104. The 33-year-old male...

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Welcome to the Fair: The Pictou-North Colchester Exhibition through the years

A new exhibit at the McCulloch Centre explores the history of the Pictou-North Colchester Exhibition and showcases the community that helped make the event a success. Entitled “Welcome to the Fair: The Pictou-North Colchester Exhibition Through the Years,” the exhibit presents objects, stories and images of the past exhibitions. Displays dedicated to horses, cattle, poultry,...

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Theatre Antigonish kicks off 2019-20 season with a Shakespearean flair

Theatre Antigonish, the region’s longest-running community theatre organization, is preparing to announce its 45th season. The 2019-20 season announcement and information session will take place on September 12th, at 5 p.m., at the Bauer Theatre. The event is open to all, and is an opportunity to hear the complete line-up for the season, meet the...

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British invasion at the deCoste

The smash hit concert Across the Pond: The British Invasion lands in Pictou on August 26 celebrating 50 years of British musical invasion from the hits of the 60s to today’s favourites. Across the Pond tells fascinating stories of how the Rolling Stones were banned from Ed Sullivan’s show, the day Tom Jones passed out...

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Glitter, glamour — and a whole lot of fun

Back by popular demand … Pictou County just can’t get enough of Jake and Shaun and their highly successful Big Gay Affair. The duo — and an entire entourage of equally talented performers — will be presenting their eighth Big Gay Affair variety show — and their first ever Thursday night show — Aug. 15,...

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Sunrise Film Festival, Pictou Lodge hosting two-day film festival

BRAESHORE — The Sunrise Film Festival is holding a two-day festival at the Pictou Lodge next month. The festival, scheduled for Sept. 4 and 5, will be screening the Canadian premiere of ‘Reliving Marilyn’, a film based on a true story and portraying the true Marilyn Monroe — Norma Jeane. The actress Nadine Banville, along...

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PIGS flying through Pictou on their latest tour

It will be a rocking night to remember for local Pink Floyd fans as PIGS, a touring tribute band, hit the stage with the whole nine yards of production, living up to the Pink Floyd name. The show is scheduled for Nov. 9 at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre. During a recent interview Josh Szczepanowski,...

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McCulloch House offering an opportunity to participate in living history

PICTOU — A theatre company that specializes in bringing local history to life will be hosting a one-day event at McCulloch House Museum on August 16. A live history theatre company will take audiences on a one hour adventure through time titled “In Time”. Audiences will experience a full tour of McCulloch House, located at...

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