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Sunrise’s second year bringing Hollywood to Lodge

Take two! The Sunrise Film Festival continues November 11 and 12 where it left off in 2015 – with visitors and big names of the international film industry heading to Pictou County for ‘the friendly, relaxed festival’ on Nova Scotia’s North Shore. One big-name star set to make an appearance is Armand Assante, star of […]

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Stripping down comedy: Comic Strippers bring lighter side of strip show to stage

If you like your improv comedy served with a side order of moobs and dad bods, The Comic Strippers have just what you’re looking for. If you’re looking for fit, greased up Aussie dudes… not so much. A shirtless pack of veterans of the Canadian comedy scene, The Comic Strippers are the brainchild of Roman […]

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Councils awash in sea of new faces

(STAFF) – Saturday’s municipal election has resulted in a sea of newcomers to local councils. Only one municipal unit in Pictou County remains unchanged following the election. Westville’s town councillors were all acclaimed and incumbent mayor, Roger MacKay, emerged victorious by a landslide over challengers Pat Ryan and Alvah Mayo. Unofficial results show MacKay secured […]

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StFX Alumni Council gives boost to Xaverian Fund

ANTIGONISH – StFX President Dr. Kent MacDonald’s initiative to establish a $50 million Xaverian Scholarship and Bursary Fund received a big boost during Homecoming weekend when 100 per cent of the StFX Alumni Council, representing alumni chapters from across Canada, agreed to make a personal donation to the Xaverian Fund. This endorsement comes on the […]

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Space making on agenda at library event

Pictou Lodge was packed on Saturday morning for Elena Madison’s keynote address at the 2016 Nova Scotia Libraries Association conference. Madison is the vice-president at Project for Public Spaces and an American expert on place-making and her talk was held in partnership with the Library Boards Association of Nova Scotia. Madison touched on her involvement […]

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