Local musician wins prestigious award before returning home for concert

MERIGOMISH  –   Merigomish tenor Marcel d’Entremont is the recent recipient of prestigious award from McGill University. On Nov. 25, the tenor won the 2018-2019 Wirth Vocal Prize at McGill University in front of an enthusiastic audience and a four-person jury. Alongside collaborative pianist Dakota Scott-Digout, from Barrington, NS, d’Entremont’s program included works by Verdi, Duparc,...

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Ron James will be ‘full throttle’ at deCoste on Thursday

Ron James is a funny guy. A really funny guy. A conversation with the award-winning comedian is like riding a roller coaster: there are ups and downs, the conversation goes sideways then gets back on track, sometimes you feel like you’re upside down and at the end, it leaves you wanting more. Such is his...

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41st Annual 4-H Nova Scotia Provincial Show being hosted in Bridgewater

The 41st annual 4-H Nova Scotia Provincial Show will be held at the South Shore Exhibition Grounds in Bridgewater from September 28 to 30. This year’s show is being hosted by 4-H Nova Scotia’s South Shore region which includes Lunenburg, Queens and Shelburne counties. The 4-H NS Provincial Show is the largest 4-H show in...

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Drake Caggiula enjoys break

PICTOU — It was a rare opportunity for Drake Caggiula to visit his grandparents in Pictou, and he’s glad he did. Caggiula plays left wing and is entering his third hockey season with the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers. His grandparents are Art and Gwen MacDonald. He accompanied other family members to Pictou for the celebration of...

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Absence makes the heart grow fonder: River finds a pack and new independence

Our three family dogs have all had a very special place in our lives and hearts, each one making his own indelible mark. When you are forced to say the final heartbreaking goodbye to one, the heart wonders if it can ever be brave enough or even open enough to love again. The unconditional love...

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Theatre Antigonish tackles sexual assault and revenge in This is for you, Anna

ANTIGONISH – Theatre Antigonish is once again tackling a difficult but contemporary social issue with its upcoming production titled This is for you, Anna. On stage for two nights only, February 9 and 10, the play is a haunting exploration of the issues surrounding sexual violence, revenge, feminism, and motherhood. First written in 1983, but...

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Sean Murray named Printing Leader of the Year

TORONTO — Advocate is setting the bar high for other printing industries across the country. Sean Murray, president and CEO of Advocate Group of Companies, was named the 2017 Printing Leader of the Year at the Canadian Printing Awards. More than 200 people gathered last Thursday to celebrate some of the best printing projects and...

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Invictus Games tour visits area

In honour of the third Invictus Games, the official flag made its tour through Pictou County last week in anticipation of the games that will be taking place in Toronto this year from September 23 to 30. For those who may not have heard of the games before, the first ones took place in London,...

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Ride for Reese bikers welcomed home

PICTOU — The Ride for Reese ended in style on Sunday. Lloyd McLean and wife Andrea Haughan completed their 13-day bicycling journey from the Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto on August 1 by way of the IWK Children’s Hospital in Halifax when they were greeted in Pictou late Sunday afternoon by a throng of fans at...

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The Four Men singing at Tatamagouche United church on Saturday

Toronto-based quartet The Four Men are coming to Sharon United Church, Tatamagouche, to present a unique concert of music arranged for male voices. The Four Men perform songs ranging from wistful Maritime folk songs to inspirational ballads, from harmonic contemporary compositions to prayerful gospel backed by charming and nostalgic arrangements of chart-toppers from the 50s and...

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