Canyon throws (Stetson) hat in political ring

It’s not unprecedented. The list of actors or musicians turned politicians is not exhaustive, but it exists. American actor Ronald Regan became that country’s 40th president. Pro wrestler Jesse ‘The Body’ Ventura became mayor of Minnesota and then governor of Minnesota. Hollywood actor/director Clint Eastwood became mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif. And Sonny Bono had a...

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From music to politics

George Canyon is throwing his big old cowboy hat into the political ring. The homegrown hero is the Conservative candidate for Central Nova in the 2019 election, replacing Roger MacKay who announced he was stepping away from the election just a few hours before Canyon was named as his replacement. For Canyon, it’s been a...

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Locals represented at Nova Scotia Music Week

Pictou County will be represented at the Nova Scotia Music Awards in Truro. Gabrielle Papillon, who has family in the area, has four nominations. Others include: Wayne Nicholson for Blues Recording of the Year,  Alert The Medic and The Stanfields for Rock Recording of the Year, The Stanfields for Group Recording of the Year and...

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Food for thought

A discussion about food and cooking led Cathy Grant of New Leaf to realize that food is something some of the men in the program struggled with or needed some guidance on. After one of the men in the group shared his experience about not eating as well as he used to now that he...

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Lots in store this fall at the deCoste

PICTOU—The deCoste Centre Performing Arts Centre has a fall schedule that is filled to the brim! The season kicked off on September 21 with Marty Haggard ‘Songs of My Father’ featuring the music of Merle Haggard.  Coronation Street actors ‘Beth & Sinead—were on stage September 27 and Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy perform a sold...

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