Fundraiser takes just weeks to reach total

A fundraiser for a new fence at The Westray Miners Memorial Park in New Glasgow took a mere five weeks to reach its goal. And for that, Allen Martin is grateful. The park was opened on the first-year anniversary of the Westray Mine disaster, so has been operational now for almost 25 years. Martin says...

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As Don Connolly takes his leave

And so, as Don Connolly turns off his Information Morning microphone at CBC Halifax for the last time, where does the popular radio host go from here? I have some thoughts on what he can do. Might he finally get to put on his red, white and blue hockey gear and offer help to his...

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Artist makes broad strokes

It’s a far cry from the crayons and colouring books of her youth, but today Nancy MacDonald’s colouring has broader appeal. MacDonald, originally from Trenton, is the marketing director at MacIntyre Purcell Publishing Inc. in Lunenburg and she is responsible for getting the word out about all of the publisher’s products, including Colour Nova Scotia,...

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Cameron recalls benefit concert

HALIFAX – Frank Cameron has acute memories of the Westray coal mine disaster and a benefit concert that followed it. The New Glasgow native emceed a concert organized by others at the venerable Halifax Forum the day after the explosion in Plymouth on May 9, 1992. The concert raised funds for the families of the...

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Men of the Deeps at Westray commemoration

The acclaimed Men of the Deeps performed in front of a full house at the Museum of Industry in Stellarton on the evening of May 9, 2017 as part of the 25th anniversary of Westray commemoration....

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We remember …

The past week has been an emotional one for many as yesterday, May 9, Pictou County remembered the lives of 26 miners lost in the Westray explosion on that date in 1992, and the lives left behind to mourn. It has been 25 years — a quarter of a century — since that fateful day....

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Moving visit to Westray display

STELLARTON — Emotions surfaced for visitors recently at the Westray display at the Museum of Industry. Trevor Boyd — along with Amanda Geddes, Mateo Geddes and Sam Geddes — took time during a visit to the museum to view the display. The display at the rear of the museum’s main foyer was assembled over the...

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Westray remembered at dawn

NEW GLASGOW — A memorial march and service on Tuesday morning began a day of events to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Westray coal mine disaster. More than 200 people marched to the Westray Miners Memorial Park for the service beside the monument that is dedicated to the 26 miners who died on May...

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From darkness to light….

Allan Doyle had no idea when he went to work the back shift on May 8, 1992 the devastating loss he would suffer that night. He lost his livelihood, some great friends and colleagues. And his baby brother. And he just about lost his mind. Allan worked in the lab at the Westray coal mine...

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Community shows its strength

When there is crisis or need, Pictou County really comes together. This was evidenced on May 9, 1992 when 26 miners perished in the Westray coal mine in a massive underground explosion. The blast that rocked this coal mining community — and the lives of virtually everyone in it — reverberated around the world as...

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