Get ready to Read … By the Sea

RIVER JOHN — WordPlay was a huge success and now it’s on to the Read By the Sea festival. To keep the energy high between WordPlay on July 2 and Read by the Sea’s main stage on July 7, the festival offers literary activities in conjunction with village partners. On July 3, festival-goers met at […]

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Museum of Industry to host North Shore launch of Joan Baxter’s new book

Fifty years ago this month, dignitaries and politicians gathered at Abercrombie Point in northern Nova Scotia, for the official luncheon and opening of the new pulp mill that had just gone into operation in Pictou County. Since then, the mill has provided valuable jobs and found support from governments of all levels and all stripes. […]

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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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Girls from Sipekne’katik First Nation present Story of Peaked Cap Project in New York

Two young women from Sipekne’katik First Nation, Hants County, are part of Canada’s delegation to the United Nations 61st Congress on the Status of Women in New York. Shurenda Michael and Michaela Julian will present a workshop on Wednesday, March 15, on indigenous girls’ leadership. It will feature the story of Nova Scotia’s Peaked Cap […]

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Pictou Landing man wins forest industry skills award

A local youth has earned an award from the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), in partnership with the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM). Christian Francis was presented the Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth on Monday in Ottawa. Also receiving the award was Gregory Daniels, a member of the Canim Lake Band in British […]

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New season of public events celebrate Nova Scotia heritage

Musical performances, historical lectures and Mi’kmaq storytelling are among the events featured in this fall’s Evenings at Government House, a public event series hosted by the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. “It is my pleasure to once again invite the public to the fall  2016 Evenings at Government House series, where they will learn about […]

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