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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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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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‘Giant’ of a summer for local band

Andre Pettipas and the Giants have a huge summer ahead of them. During a recent interview, Trenton drummer Mark Cosh spoke about the band’s upcoming single release, their Canadian tour and shows in Sweden. Cosh said he’s feeling excited and overwhelmed about everything the Antigonish-based band has coming up. “We never really gave up,” he […]

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FAST going country

ANTIGONISH – Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre adds the second show to its repertory season with the opening of Being Hank & Patsy by Path Productions. Being Hank & Patsy, written and directed by Antigonish native Laura Teasdale, is a musical memoire starring Ralph Steiner and Laura Teasdale. In this true story, two actors coincidentally embark […]

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