Positive start to year for Pictou

PICTOU – Mayor Jim Ryan says he hopes the prospects for two developments in Pictou will help the town and surrounding region. Ryan was commenting on the sale of the former golf club on Beeches Road and a recent Canadian Living magazine survey that listed Pictou as one of 22 towns to visit. “The Town...

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Sharing cultures and more

Trevor Sanipass is happy to to share his heritage and culture with whomever he can, and he did just that on Sunday at the McCulloch House Museum and Genealogy Centre to help the centre celebrate Mi’kmaq Heritage Month. Sanipass, originally from from Eskasoni, travels widely giving cultural presentations about the Mi’kmaq and the traditions that...

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Mi’kmaq heritage celebrated

WESTVILLE — The town hall gym rang with song, jingle dresses and the thunder of a drum Saturday afternoon. Billed as Fall Family Fun Day, the afternoon celebrated Mi’kmaq heritage and resembled something of an indoor powwow. Although on a smaller scale than the annual summer powwow, the event featured multiple kinds of traditional dance,...

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Reconciliation and remembering

PICTOU LANDING — Community members, librarians and museum employees gathered in the new Pictou Landing First Nations Fire Department to take part in a reconciliation workshop on Monday. The audience sat completely silent listening intently all morning to a brief account of Mi’kmaq history from Gerald Gloade, Program Development officer at The Confederacy of Mainland...

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Halifax Celtic Festival returns this month

Celtic tradition holds that the harvest season brings all members of the Celtic community together in celebration. The Celts commemorated this bountiful time by sharing food, music, arts, cultural traditions and language. Passed down through generations, the harvest season is still widely celebrated by Celtic communities across the globe. This September, a Celtic harvest celebration...

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Pictou Landing First Nations celebrates

Rain did not dampen the enthusiasm for the 26th annual Pictou Landing Mawiomi. The event continued on with the celebration of the First Nations culture and dance. It was held outside on Saturday and inside on Sunday due to the muddy grounds that the Mawiomi usually takes place on. Each year as part of the...

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