Summer fun!

The AdvoCruiser is everywhere! From Pictou Lobster Carnival to Trenton FunFest and Pride Week festivities and all points in between, Burke, Georgia and Hannah are in the community talking to you. Here’s a look at some of the fun they’ve had so far …...

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Tidal permits issued to Jupiter Hydro

The Department of Energy and Mines has issued two marine renewable energy permits to Jupiter Hydro for a tidal electricity project in the Bay of Fundy. “Nova Scotia continues to be a leader in the development of clean, renewable tidal energy,” said Energy and Mines Minister Derek Mombourquette. “Having another company test their technology in...

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Kinsmen barbecue rolling out chicken

NEW GLASGOW – It was an early morning but a rewarding one for the annual Kinsmen barbecue in New Glasgow. Numerous members of the Kinsmen Club of New Glasgow, Kinettes, K-40, Weeks Crushers, Weeks Major Midgets and members of the Kinsmen minor baseball program volunteered for the barbecue that was taking place through the morning...

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Read By the Sea celebrates 20 years

River John was a not so quiet village this weekend as volunteers were busy getting visiting authors to their marks on schedule for their awaiting fans. Read by the Sea is in its 20th year celebrating literacy. By bringing Canada’s best authors and poets to Nova Scotia’s North Shore, this festival is one people travel...

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deCoste Festival of Summer Sounds features Shannon Quinn

No stranger to the deCoste Performing Arts Stage, Halifax native Shannon Quinn will return this summer on July 11. Quinn has often been a side kick performing with other artists, including her father Tony Quinn, Bill and/or Joel Plaskett as well as touring internationally for three years with the Paul McKenna Band, an award-winning Scottish...

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Holistic homes and essential oils

“Many essential oils are antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, and effective against grease or mold. What’s more, they will not pollute your home, the water supply, or the environment.” Rachel Raba is an aromatherapist, in Washington DC. For years she has been using essential oils to create a healthy-home lifestyle. This includes alternatives for cleaning and personal...

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Cream of the crop

SCOTSBURN — Those who can remember how cream was separated from fresh milk manually are in for a treat on Saturday. Jane Morrigan, curator at the Walk Through Time Museum in Scotsburn will host cream separation demonstrations of a hand-cranked separator at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the museum. The museum is located on...

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Agriculture On-Farm Student Bursary Program a positive initiative for the industry: NS Federation of Agriculture

Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture is pleased with the announcement regarding the Agriculture On-Farm Student Bursary Program. This program will provide high school and university students working on farm – family farms included – with funding to put towards their education. While supporting their education, this program promotes students to seek jobs in agriculture. This...

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Riverfront Jubilee keeps the party going with lineup announcement for Blues Matinees late-night stages

NEW GLASGOW – The 24th annual Riverfront Jubilee will once again keep the party going after the main stage closes with two late-night stages and a Blues Matinee on the afternoon of August 4.  Each night after the main stage concerts end, the official after parties will begin at both Wranglers Bar and The Spot in New Glasgow. Kicking...

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