Rock… paper… furniture

She may be known as ‘The Rock Lady’ in Pictou County from her whimsical rock paintings of houses and all kinds of other things, but Debbie Nowlan is branching out to paper now it seems. Growing up, she took the regular art classes in school but never really got into painting until 1998 when she […]

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Caribou Island lighthouse undergoing repairs

CARIBOU ISLAND — Stakeholders who want the Caribou Island lighthouse preserved were encouraged recently to learn that Fisheries and Oceans Canada personnel are repainting it. Laurie Poirier and Scott Fisher arrived on July 9 for a scheduled two-week project to repair and repaint the cement building’s exterior. Darla MacKeil, who represents District 3 that includes […]

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Strawberry crop starts catching up

DURHAM — Strawberry picking has hit prime time, despite a backward spring. U-pick operators are reporting good fruit and ample business. Margaret Bell MacLean at MacLean’s U-Pick in Durham said there have been better conditions than this year for growing strawberries. The MacLean operation opened on July 9. “Some berries are a bit small, but […]

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Highway twinning at last

SUTHERLAND’S RIVER — A long-sought twinning of Highway 104 from Sutherland’s River to Antigonish will become a reality. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Tuesday $90 million in federal funding toward the estimated $195 cost to extend the highway’s four lanes the 38 kilometres between Sutherland’s River and Antigonish. Design work will start next week, […]

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… In they go

The boats being used in this coming weekend’s annual Dragon Boat Festival were lowered into the East River earlier today. More than 35 teams will be racing on July 2 for the Race on the River Dragon Boat Festival.  This year marks the 17th anniversary of Race on the River with in excess of $1.9 […]

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