There’s no place like home …

I reflect back in time to when Jack and Mary Rankin lived in their big yellow house close to the East end of Pictou Island. Jack Rankin (1882-1965) was born on Pictou Island. Jack was a brother to Lauchie, George, Hughie and  Sister Kate Rankin. Lauchie married Katie MacKenzie from Pictou Landing and they had […]

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Sobey Foundation establishes $1 Million cardiorespiratory service at St. Martha’s Hospital

ANTIGONISH –  Saint Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation (SMRHF) is bursting with pride. That’s because the Sobey Foundation has made a transformative $1 million gift in support of cardiorespiratory care at the hospital. In recognition of the gift, the cardio and respiratory services will be named Sobey Cardiorespiratory Services. Frank Sobey, chair of the Sobey Foundation, […]

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Multi-Agency response results in rescue of woman in medical distress

ANTIGONISH – Co-operation between multiple agencies in Antigonish County has resulted in the successful rescue of a woman in distress. On August 17 at 5:19 p.m., Antigonish District RCMP received a report of a woman in medical distress near Aulds Cove. Further investigation revealed that the woman had been kayaking, and could be located on an island off the […]

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RCMP police dog sniffs out suspect in thefts

ANTIGONISH – An 18-year-old Antigonish man is facing multiple charges after being apprehended by an RCMP Police Dog in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. On August 16, 2018 at approximately 6:00 p.m., Antigonish District RCMP received reports of a man who fled on foot following two separate thefts at the Antigonish mall. RCMP officers responded with assistance from RCMP Police Dog Services (PDS). A member of PDS […]

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Opening ceremonies

Opening Ceremony for the 2018 Special Olympics Summer Games was held Tuesday at the Keating Millenium Center at St. Francis Xavier  University in Antigonish with a packed house. Athletes, supporters, officials, dignitaries, volunteers and fans enjoyed the event which showcased Maritime hospitality at its best with guest performances from Charlie A’Court, among others. (Photo by […]

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Flame of Hope on the move …

A crowd gathered on the Pictou waterfront at the RCMP detachment this morning to see the Special Olympics Flame of Hope take off on tour to other parts of Pictou County. The Flame will be touring Nova Scotia communities enroute to the Canadian Special Olympics Summer Games in Antigonish, which begins with opening ceremonies today. […]

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