New signage for Roy Island

MELMERBY — The Little Harbour Walking and Bicycling Trail Society recently unveiled a new sign at the lookoff at Roy Island showing various points of interest that can be seen from the lookoff. The society received municipal grant funding to purchase the sign which was installed by Department of Natural Resources employees Tom Rundle, chief...

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Westville woman wins Tourism NS photo contest

Tourism Nova Scotia asked for photos from people of their best-kept secret places in the province and thousands of Nova Scotians responded. In all, about 4,600 came back with shots of their favourite lesser-known places as part of the #NovaScotiaUNLISTED contest. The two winners of the contest are Angie Turner of Westville and Mark Klaamas...

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Bill MacEachern achieve 20th polar swim milestone

MELMERBY BEACH — Make it 20 polar swims for Bill MacEachern. The Lorne resident and his daughter Kyla and four other Pictou County swimmers were as brief as possible as they endured biting windblown snow for the annual New Year’s Day polar swim at Melmerby Beach. They were joined by Tony Corbin, Glenn and Paula...

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River turns two – winding and weaving through our lives

Our handsome River turns two today (26th of October) and it so hard to believe he is technically no longer a puppy. His birthday took place three days after we lost our first Golden retriever the amazing Striker and we always viewed River’s birthdate as a sign of what was meant to be as Striker was born...

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Life with a Rock Star

River is now 18 months old and by most accounts a full-fledged dog. He has developed his own distinct personality and travelling with him is kind of like being the road crew to a rock star. You have a job that needs to be done but no one really cares or gives you much attention...

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Snow angels, frosty beach walks and cosy winter nights …

River continues to grow into a lovely dog who showers us with affection and soaks up hugs and kisses, while keeping us entertained and yes, on our toes. There are surprises and smiles around every corner. The Christmas tree hunt with River was an experience to remember because he thought it was a most exciting...

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Lifeguards on duty

Summer’s here and the life guards are on duty once again at Melmerby Beach. The Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service (NSLS) began its 45th season of supervision at Nova Scotia’s most popular beaches on July 1. Supervision for summer 2017 will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily until Aug. 27. The NSLS will provide...

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ICY COLD DIP

MELMERBY BEACH – Bill MacEachern had plenty of company when he completed his annual New Year’s Day polar dip. MacEachern and more than a dozen other swimmers braved the strong winds and cold rain on New Year’s morning at Melmerby Beach to run into the water, get completely under and scamper back to shore to...

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