Wnukowski set to wow local crowds

HALIFAX – Hot off of his sold-out Carnegie Hall debut, Polish-Canadian pianist Daniel Wnukowski is hailed as “rapturous and glowing” (International Record Review) and “a pianist to watch” (New York Classical Review). With his extensive touring experience throughout Europe, North America, South America, and Asia, Wnukowski’s virtuosity translates easily from large venues to intimate, community...

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RCMP investigates fatal collision

BARNEYS RIVER STATION – Pictou County District RCMP is investigating a fatal two-vehicle collision that occurred yesterday on Hwy 104 in Barneys River Station. At 7:35 p.m., RCMP responded to a 9-1-1 call of a collision on Hwy. 104 in Barneys River Station.  Preliminary investigation indicates a westbound transport truck veered into the oncoming lane...

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Sanity and other things lacking

The harm we’ve done our atmosphere is one of the most thoroughly studied phenomena in human history, the subject of international scientific inquiry and consensus for decades now. The same ironclad scientific methodology which allowed us to reach the moon, land rovers on Mars, exchange our thoughts by way of smartphones and internet, split the...

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RCMP arrest two for impaired driving

Pictou District RCMP arrested two impaired drivers on September 3. At approximately 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Pictou District RCMP received several complaints of an erratic driver on Highway 104 near Limerock. RCMP located the vehicle on Highway 104 near Exit 19. It had driven off road into the center median of Hwy 104. The 33-year-old male...

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Theatre Antigonish kicks off 2019-20 season with a Shakespearean flair

Theatre Antigonish, the region’s longest-running community theatre organization, is preparing to announce its 45th season. The 2019-20 season announcement and information session will take place on September 12th, at 5 p.m., at the Bauer Theatre. The event is open to all, and is an opportunity to hear the complete line-up for the season, meet the...

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Antigonish pair charged with animal cruelty

ANTIGONISH – A 34-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman from Antigonish have been charged with two counts of animal cruelty under the Criminal Code. The two were charged in July 2019 for causing unnecessary pain and suffering or injury to an animal contrary to section 445.1.1 (a) and for abandoning an animal in distress or willfully neglecting or failing...

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Gillis graces awards night

STELLARTON — Athletes need to make sure their achievements in competition exceed their performance in practice, Eric Gillis says. Gillis, who is from Antigonish and ran for Canada in the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics, was guest speaker last Thursday at Pictou County Athletics’ annual awards night at their facility in Stellarton. He is...

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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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