History repeats itself

Joan Baxter, author of The Mill: Fifty Years of Pulp and Protest, recently shared her reflections since the release of her book during environmental non-profit group Friends of Redtail Society’s annual general meeting on March 17. She said the inspiration for it came after a morning jog when the smell from the mill was particularly […]

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Museum of Industry to host North Shore launch of Joan Baxter’s new book

Fifty years ago this month, dignitaries and politicians gathered at Abercrombie Point in northern Nova Scotia, for the official luncheon and opening of the new pulp mill that had just gone into operation in Pictou County. Since then, the mill has provided valuable jobs and found support from governments of all levels and all stripes. […]

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In the Spirit: Reflections on Everyday Grace by Monica Graham

In the Spirit: Reflections on Everyday Grace by Monica Graham Wow! As someone who has questioned and struggled with the idea of organized religion I was eager to read through the pages of River John’s own Monica Graham’s essays. Not familiar with her time as a religious columnist I was pleasantly surprised at the well […]

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Heavenly Eyes: Asking Ourselves the Tough Questions and Finding Hope in the Answers

New local memoir by hard-working and multi-talented barber Alex MacInnis, Heavenly Eyes packs wisdom and insight into a small package. Nervous about sharing his experience and claiming not to be a writer, I was impressed with his honesty, bravery and writing ability as seen in this book. Only taking me a few hours to read […]

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Tea with Sara Jewell

Award winning journalist Sara Jewell’s tender and heartfelt collection of essays explore the people, creatures, landscapes and experiences that populate her life in rural Nova Scotia. Her writing is a mix of humour and poignancy, opinion and curiosity. Join the Wallace and Area Museum for Sara’s reading, tea, sweets, and conversation – a summer afternoon […]

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