Group devises how to save Pictou’s heritage buildings

PICTOU – A group is seeking ways to save heritage buildings in Pictou and area. And they have targeted as a timeline the looming Ship Hector celebration in 2023. St. Clair Prest, who resides in a gracious stone dwelling in town, hosted a meeting recently as a starting point for perpetuating heritage sites by means that may...

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Just don’t let the hall close

More than seven years ago — in the November 30, 2011 edition of The Advocate — I wrote a column suggesting the Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame would be a perfect fit within the new Wellness Centre, allowing more people, Pictonians and visitors alike, to see what a rich athletic history the county...

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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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‘Brother’s Place’ should be next

I was proud of my hometown of New Glasgow for renaming a portion of Forbes Street after civil rights icon Viola Desmond. Viola’s Way, I believe, is the perfect designation to honour the woman who was dragged from the Roseland Theatre by police for refusing to give up her seat in the whites-only section of...

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Indigenous Art Exhibit Opening at Sherbrooke Village

Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy an Indigenous art exhibit at the Sherbrooke Village Exhibit Centre in Guysborough County. The exhibit will feature the work of artist Alan Syliboy and display pieces from Chelsea Brook, Loretta Gould, Amanda Julian, Darren Julian, Lorne Julien and Jay Red Bird. The exhibit is open from until September...

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Remember Shorty? I count the ways

I was signing a copy of my book for a man in Dartmouth earlier this month when he asked me out of the blue, “Do you remember a hockey player from Pictou County by the name of Shorty Aikens?” I sure do, and I’ll count the ways. To me, it seems like the late Vernon...

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