Stolen golf cart recovered

CANSO – Guysborough District RCMP, with assistance from the Nova Scotia RCMP Underwater Recovery Team, located and recovered a golf cart that had been stolen during a break and enter to the Stan Rogers Folk Festival site in April. Tips and information were that were provided from community members helped police find the cart, which was […]

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Halifax thrashes Calgary

The spirit of competition is a wonderful thing, a magic ingredient which turns speed skating with sticks into a game of hockey, pushing people to lengths they couldn’t otherwise justify and toward milestones we wouldn’t otherwise notice. Except I don’t play hockey, and the last time I sacrificed my shoulders in contact sports was high […]

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Honks of support

ONSLOW -Vehicle after vehicle, honk after honk. That was the scene on Highway 104 in Onslow, just west of Truro, today (May 9) as those in the trucking industry took to the shoulder of the road in support of Northern Pulp. More than 100 vehicles lined the outside shoulder of the eastbound and westbound lanes, […]

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MANS marks Westray anniversary

The Mining Association of Nova Scotia is marking the anniversary of the Westray mine disaster by highlighting how the industry has changed in recent decades. “As an industry, we believe the most important thing to come out of a mine is the miner, and our safety record reflects this,” said Sean Kirby, executive director of […]

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… And they’re off!

The annual MORE run took off from Pictou this morning under cloudy skies and cool temperatures. A rally with school children attending was held, as usual, at the bandstand in Pictou to begin the Marathon of Respect and Equality. The run will end mid-afternoon in New Glasgow after visiting the other towns and Pictou Landing […]

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The Bairds plus one

My parents and I left our longtime Pictou Island roots and moved to Central Caribou on September 2nd 1964. We were leaving behind a unique way of life and many adjustments lay ahead especially for a kid like me. I often think about those nights on Pictou Island when our lighting at night was obtained […]

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