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Silent, but not forgotten

It may have been quiet at Tearmann House over the past few weeks as the pandemic saw the country shut down and many were stuck inside. During the more restrictive part of the quarantine, Tearmann House saw something it hasn’t seen in quite some time: an empty house. Although an empty women’s shelter may sound...

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Schooners again in turbulent waters

Right now, I wouldn’t bet a wooden nickle — or a roll of extinct pennies — that Halifax will get its Canadian Football League franchise onto the field. To be frank, I doubt the Schooners will ever sail. A failed launch occurred before — almost four decades ago. And, under the circumstances, there’s no reason...

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Mackie family had large shoes to fill

My interest in the Mackie family — the one whose patriarch was the history-making hockey defenceman Irvine (Tiger) Mackie — began a very, very long time ago. Actually, it was before I was old enough to attend school. It had its beginning in the 1943-44 season. I was five years of age and my dad...

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Arts & Entertainment

Art At Night Hosting online event

As so many events have been cancelled lately art lovers and those isolating inside will have something to look forward to this weekend as Art At Night goes online for the first time ever to help continue to bring local art and performance to the community. A Facebook group has been created for the event...

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Hector Quay work begins

Preliminary work has started at the Hector Quay in Pictou to begin the ‘Great Big Lift’ which will see the Ship Hector lifted from the harbour by crane to begin necessary repairs. The goal is to have the wooden vessel ‘ship shape’ by 2023, in time for the 250th anniversary of the arrival of Scottish...

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MacDonald siblings gather for Sea King chopper ride

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story originally appeared in The Advocate in August 2016 … TRENTON – Three siblings enjoyed a rare opportunity to fly together in a helicopter. Maritime Helicopter Crew Commander Captain Brenden MacDonald, Maritime Helicopter co-pilot Captain Evan MacDonald and their sister – Underwater Warfare Officer Lt. Megan MacDonald – were aboard a CH...

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Opinion

Lyme: Be aware every month

To the Editor: May Lyme Disease Awareness Month is drawing to a close but please remember to be aware every month. Ticks are out there year round depending on the weather. Lyme disease is a vector-borne disease as are so many other diseases carried by ticks as well as some other disease spreading insects. According...

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