art and entertainment

The Goodnight Bird opens at Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre

ANTIGONISH – Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre is preparing to add a third play to its Main Stage repertory with The Goodnight Bird by Governor General’s Award winning playwright Colleen Murphy. The show opens on August 8, with a pay-what-you-can preview on August 7 The play is a dark comedy about old love and new courage....

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Antigonish Farmers Market expands

The Antigonish Farmers’ Market is expanding to a year-round attraction with more vendors and new offerings to help grow the agri-food sector, while enhancing the market experience for locals and visitors alike. The Farmers’ Market is expanding with a new building large enough to accommodate more vendors and increase its overall capacity to meet growing...

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Inaugural Carlton’s Community Bash planned

NEW GLASGOW – Carlton’s Community Bash will be taking place August 3 in Stellarton. The legacy event honouring Carlton Munroe, former promoter and executive director of the Jubilee, who lost his battle with glioblastoma in 2017, will be held at the William M. Sobey Sports Complex. “The 2019 board of directors wanted to find a...

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Peace by Chocolate wins Export Achievement award

Nova Scotia exporters – including Peace by Chocolate – were celebrated at the Nova Scotia Export Achievement Awards. The 35th annual Nova Scotia Export Achievement Awards were announced today, June 12. Northern Business Intelligence was awarded the Exporter of the Year, under $5 million award and MetOcean Telematics received the Exporter of the Year, over...

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Feds invest $341,000 in discovery research at StFX University

ANTIGONISH – Fresh ideas have the power to change the way we view the world and can lead to discoveries that will help solve some of our biggest challenges. When we invest in the innovative and creative work being done by our scientists and researchers, we are helping to ensure that our health, environment, communities...

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Music Festival results

Classes in the annual New Glasgow Music Festival wind down this week and will culminate in the Stars of the Festival Sunday afternoon at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre in Pictou. Here are results from Band competitions: 3065 School Band Workshop Silver: New Glasgow Academy Concert Band, New Glasgow  3030 School Band Grade 6 &...

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RCMP officer injured during arrest

ANTIGONISH –An RCMP officer was injured while arresting an intoxicated man in Antigonish. Just before midnight on April 27, an Antigonish RCMP member was getting fuel at a service station on Beech Hill Road when he was approached by a taxi driver about an unruly passenger. The officer proceeded to arrest the passenger, a 25-year-old man, for being...

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Antigonish preparing to roll out welcome for 2019 Nova Scotia 55+ Games

ANTIGONISH – With just over three months to go, the Town and County of Antigonish are busy preparing to host the 2019 Nova Scotia 55+ Games. From August 1-3, Antigonish will welcome an estimated 800 seniors from every region across the province to compete in the bi-annual 55+ Games. The announcement of the winning bid...

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Inaugural Antigonish Craft Beer Festival coming up

ANTIGONISH – Craft beer fans in Antigonish have something exciting to celebrate! Three local organizations – CACL Antigonish, Legion (Branch 59), and Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre – are collaborating in a unique partnership to co-host the inaugural Antigonish Craft Beer Festival on March 30. This event, taking place at the recently opened Credit Union Social...

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Feds announce funding for the Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre and Sexual Assault Services Association

ANTIGONISH – Gender-based violence — which is violence against people based on their gender expression, gender identity or perceived gender — is a preventable and significant barrier to gender equality, and it persists in Canada. It is increasingly important for our youth to learn about healthy relationships and ways to prevent gender-based violence, which has immediate...

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