Inaugural Spring Fling a success

PICTOU — Water Street was closed to cars but opened to pedestrians on Saturday afternoon, thanks to Sonja Park and her daughter Rhonda of Water Street Bakery and Kevin Pettipas of Poppy’s. Tired of the dreary weather, Rhonda worked hard to get vibrantly coloured balloons to colour the streets. With 30 vendors, including local businesses,...

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The Bairds plus one

My parents and I left our longtime Pictou Island roots and moved to Central Caribou on September 2nd 1964. We were leaving behind a unique way of life and many adjustments lay ahead especially for a kid like me. I often think about those nights on Pictou Island when our lighting at night was obtained...

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Inaugural Antigonish Craft Beer Festival coming up

ANTIGONISH – Craft beer fans in Antigonish have something exciting to celebrate! Three local organizations – CACL Antigonish, Legion (Branch 59), and Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre – are collaborating in a unique partnership to co-host the inaugural Antigonish Craft Beer Festival on March 30. This event, taking place at the recently opened Credit Union Social...

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‘Just Married’ couple win Brewery of the Year

… and Uncle Leo’s wins Golds, Silver and Bronze medals Christiane Jost and Matt Kenny did not think their weekend could get any better.  Getting married on Friday and a celebration on Saturday at their brewery seemed like the best a weekend could get. On Sunday night it was announced at the Atlantic Canadian Beer...

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Motocross incident claims man’s life

MEADOWVILLE – A Tatamagouche man has died following a dirtbike accident here on Sunday. At 2:46 p.m. on October 21, Pictou District RCMP responded to a call involving a fatal collision at a private recreational motocross track near Black River Road in Meadowville. The driver of the dirtbike, a 48-year-old man from Tatamagouche, was riding...

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Tatamagouche Source Water Protection Committee acts to “protect” French River Watershed

Tatamagouche residents, many of them members of Sustainable Northern Nova Scotia (SuNNS), crowded the Tatamagouche Fire Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 21, to hear if the Tatamagouche Source Water Protection Committee would vote to seek “Protected” status for the French River Watershed. “It’s all about protecting the only water source of Tatamagouche from the contamination that...

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Roaring to help

The roar of motorcycles rolled through Linacy last week as dozens of bikes lined up then rolled out to Scotian Glen Camp near Frank H. MacDonald school to bring a smile to the faces of Camp Connect campers, a camp for kids and adults who have burn scars or wounds. The brigade of bikers that...

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Public meeting in Tatamagouche to discuss water protection

The Tatamagouche Source Water Protection Committee will meet at the Tatamagouche Fire Hall, 201 Main Street, Tuesday, August 21 at 1:30 p.m. to render a decision regarding seeking or not seeking “Protected” status for the French River Watershed. Sustainable Northern Nova Scotia (SuNNS) has informed the Municipality of Colchester, Tatamagouche Source Water Protection Committee, of...

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Colchester District RCMP investigating fatal collision

THE FALLA – At approximately 1:15 p.m. on August 11, Colchester District RCMP responded to a call of a collision involving a car and a motorcycle on Highway 311 south of Tatamagouche near The Falls. Preliminary investigation determined the car was travelling northbound on Highway 311 and turning onto Balmoral Rd. when the southbound motorcycle...

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Love of the written word

RIVER JOHN — Under the sun, a strong breeze blowing, roughly 200 people gathered to listen to three Nova Scotian authors read. It was the 19th annual WordPlay, part of the Read By the Sea literary festival. Just as it was last year, WordPlay was hosted at Mabel Murple’s Book Shoppe and Dreamery owned by...

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