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Peace by Chocolate wins Export Achievement award

Nova Scotia exporters – including Peace by Chocolate – were celebrated at the Nova Scotia Export Achievement Awards. The 35th annual Nova Scotia Export Achievement Awards were announced today, June 12. Northern Business Intelligence was awarded the Exporter of the Year, under $5 million award and MetOcean Telematics received the Exporter of the Year, over...

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Inaugural Antigonish Craft Beer Festival coming up

ANTIGONISH – Craft beer fans in Antigonish have something exciting to celebrate! Three local organizations – CACL Antigonish, Legion (Branch 59), and Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre – are collaborating in a unique partnership to co-host the inaugural Antigonish Craft Beer Festival on March 30. This event, taking place at the recently opened Credit Union Social...

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The Local Climate – Peregrine

In 1955 the last of Nova Scotia’s peeregrine falcons was plucked from its nest on the cliffs of Cape d’Or, probably sold to falconers in the midst of the species’ collapse. We’ve all heard the name peregrine, even if a precious few of us have actually seen one. They’re famous, not only for their formidable...

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Global crisis brings leaders to Pugwash

PUGWASH – Sixty-one years ago, at the height of the Cold War, Nova Scotia philanthropist and industrialist Cyrus Eaton brought 22 leading scientists from the around the world to the Pugwash Thinkers’ Lodge to address the threat of nuclear war. Inspired by this historic meeting, a smaller but no less dedicated group of leaders met...

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Pictou Advocate sports

Local soccer team takes silver

NEW GLASGOW – Northern Nova United’s Under-15 boys’ soccer team came home with silver medals recently from the Soccer Nova Scotia championship. Northern Nova dropped a 2-0 decision against Truro in the championship game. NNU opened on September 1 against Dartmouth United.  The teams have played a number of times throughout the season, having every...

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Dartmouth man charged for stunting in Antigonish

ANTIGONISH – At 3 p.m. on December 9, a member of RCMP Eastern Traffic Services observed a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed on Highway 104. The vehicle was clocked at 157 km/h in an 100 km/hr zone, 57 km/hr over the posted speed limit. The driver had two young children in the vehicle and was driving with a revoked license....

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The APC died 60 years ago

It’s everywhere. Old age – and the topic of aging – seems to be on the minds of more and more people. It must have something to do with growing old. Take this past Friday morning. I was walking the dogs when a woman, who stopped to pat them, noted one was turning grey. She...

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Commission to begin public meetings

Acadians and African Nova Scotians are being asked for their insights, aspirations and recommendations on how they can be more effectively represented in our electoral system. Starting next week, the independent Commission on Effective Electoral Representation of Acadian and African Nova Scotians will be holding public engagement sessions in communities across the province for the...

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Members of Sobey family among those to receive 2017 Humanitarian Award

(Editor’s note: This story has been modified from the original. The press release indicated it was Rob Sobey who chaired the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation, and in fact that was Frank Sobey.) HALIFAX – The Canadian Red Cross has announced that business leaders Paul, Frank and Rob Sobey will be co-recipients of its 2017 Humanitarian...

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Charges laid in 2012 Sheet Harbour double homicide

DARTMOUTH – The Homicide Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division has laid charges in relation to the 2012 homicides of Matthew Hebb and Earle Stewart. On December 12, 2012, emergency personnel responded to a 911 call near the 450 block of Highway 374 after witnesses observed a fire at a camp near Sheet Harbour....

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