Floating dock draws crowd

RIVER JOHN — People of all ages are enjoying the floating dock system Kenny Langille has assembled in River John. “This is the second summer (for the dock),” said Langille, who lives in nearby Welsford. His daughter Victoria was having fun swimming along the dock and doing underwater handstands where it was about four feet […]

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Readings and music

Cape Breton based publisher Boularderie Island Press is hosting an evening of readings and music by five Nova Scotia writers: Susan Cameron, Bill Conall, Gwen Davies, Mona Knight, and Charlotte Musial at the Anglican church hall (1919 Sunrise Trail, Hwy 6) in River John on Saturday, July 29 at 7:30 p.m. Susan Cameron is the […]

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Strawberry crop starts catching up

DURHAM — Strawberry picking has hit prime time, despite a backward spring. U-pick operators are reporting good fruit and ample business. Margaret Bell MacLean at MacLean’s U-Pick in Durham said there have been better conditions than this year for growing strawberries. The MacLean operation opened on July 9. “Some berries are a bit small, but […]

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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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Handcuffs did not play role in death: SiRT

The province’s independent Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) ruled that handcuffs did not play a role in the death of a man involved in a motor vehicle accident last year in River John. SiRT released its report today (March 16) regarding the investigation into the  December 16, 2017 motor vehicle collision. Pictou District RCMP officers […]

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Pictou District RCMP refers matter to SiRT

RIVER JOHN – An investigation into a fatal collision has been referred by the RCMP to the Nova Scotia Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT). SiRT assumed the investigation on December 17. The collision occurred in the early evening hours on December 16, 2017 on West Branch Road (also known as River John Station Road). Two vehicles […]

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