What lobsters?

I have previously written a tale or two about Anderson MacLean from River John and his ways of life as a fisherman on Pictou Island. I thank those of you who have shared your accounts of past events thus allowing me to share them with others. One such recollection that was passed onto me concerning […]

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A royal opportunity

River John teen overwhelmed with experience on national stage Elizabeth Heighton has seen pictures and videos before of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. But she said that was nothing like actually being there. The 17-year-old from River John had the opportunity to compete at the Royal late last year after being selected during the recent 4-H Pro […]

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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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