Dream come true

Emerson Dempster visited a lot of cemeteries while on his “dream trip” to France, Belgium and the Netherlands, but only one of them contained a grave he had been looking forward to visiting for more than 10 years. The New Glasgow resident recently returned from an 11-day tour that visited locations related to the first...

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Lest we forget: Fallen remembered during services

Thousands of Pictou County residents gathered on November 11 at cenotaphs and memorials to honour those who gave their lives for our freedom … In Sunny Brae, three more names were added to the cenotaph list and the unveiling of a new interpretive panel were among highlights of the annual Remembrance Day service. The weather...

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Flying high

Many residents of the Hopewell area flocked to the airstrip in Marshdale late Wednesday afternoon to see this replica of a First World War biplane that flew over Vimy Ridge to mark the 100th anniversary of the battle earlier this year. The local stop was part of the Birth of a Nation Tour, which see...

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Pictou connection in Ottawa

Central Nova MP Sean Fraser caught up with Pictou resident Ron Cunningham today in Ottawa. Cunningham is in the nation’s capital as part of the official delegation for the Vimy Ridge commemoration. Cunningham served in the Canadian Armed forces and is in Ottawa representing his grandfather John (Jack) Carrigan, who served in the First World...

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PICTOU — Pipes of War — Vimy Ridge will be presented at the deCoste Centre on Sunday, April 9, the 100th anniversary of the World War One battle. The battle at Vimy Ridge in 1917 was a defining event for Canada, considered by many contemporaries and later scholars to be a significant event in Canada’s...

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