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During the summer months of the 1950s and early 60s, many people from far away places would visit with relatives and friends on Pictou Island. One such family was Sidney and Delta Hooper from Digby. His parents, Lester and Bell Hooper, raised Sidney on Pictou Island. Delta Thurbur was an eye-catching young schoolteacher who taught […]

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Celtic Christmas with Ashley MacIsaac & Friends

PICTOU – Celebrate the Christmas season at the deCoste Centre with a musical performance sure to be remembered. One of the most celebrated Canadian roots musicians of all time, having sold in excess of 500,000 albums, Ashley MacIsaac brings his Celtic Christmas show to the deCoste to close their Christmas season on Tuesday, Dec. 19 […]

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Diocese hosting regional and national conferences at Membertou Trade and Convention Centre

On October 20-22, more than 100 catechists and coordinators from the four Atlantic provinces will meet for Spirituality of the Catechist: Growing in Faith, a conference of the Atlantic Catechetical Association. Featured keynote speaker is Sr. Janet Shaeffler, OP, named by the Christian Educators of the 20th Century Project (Talbot School of Theology) as a ‘significant contributor’ to Christian education […]

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