Quilted creations

It was her own journey as an immigrant that motivated Gerrie Akkerman to work on creating a Canada 150 quilt, currently on display at the Museum of Industry. Akkerman came to Canada from Holland in 1954 and jokes, “I’m a new Canadian.” Born and raised in Holland, she and her husband came to Toronto first, […]

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Celebration crew

Tearmann Society board members are busy at the Museum of Industry in Stellarton getting ready for the 25th annual Celebration of Art auction and draw taking place at the museum this evening. This year’s milestone celebration and fundraiser promises more door prizes for attendees and some bigger auction items that board members are excited to […]

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Visit ends cruise season

PICTOU — It may have been a dreary day for the last cruise ship visit of the season, but there are more to come. Pictou Parks and Recreation co-ordinator Michelle Young said the Pearl Seas line that included the Pearl Mist that docked for the final time for the season last Wednesday has visits booked […]

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Digging in the dirt

STELLARTON — As I stared out across the grassy, sun-drenched plain, I knew this was going to be the day. The day that I rescued from the clutches of history some buried treasures by using my latent skills as an archaeologist. After all, I took an online archaeology course one time; that’s got to make […]

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Digging into history

You might not be chased by a giant boulder like Indiana Jones, but the Museum of Industry promises an exciting opportunity to work as an archaeologist here in Pictou County during its annual public dig at the iron foundry located beside the museum. This year marks the third year archaeologists and the museum have invited […]

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