Chillin’ by the river

By now, anyone passing by Glasgow Square will be left with two questions — where is the other half of that Beetle, and why’s that guy always there? While he looks a right lurker, the unnamed individual and his multipurpose Volkswagen are actually a first of their kind art installation created by local artists Todd...

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Long journey ends with welcome

Pictou’s second Syrian family will be officially welcomed to the community this Thursday, Oct. 5. Taking place at Pictou United Church, 5:30 to 7 p.m., the event will be as much a thank you from the Albarri family to the community as it is a welcome. The family — father Yasser Albarri, mother Nada Alaa...

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Battle of Britain: Youth’s legacy is to keep history alive

The 77th anniversary of the Battle of Britain was observed Sunday at the Stellarton War Memorial. More than 50 townspeople were in attendance, as were great numbers of the Stellarton Fire Department, the 374 Air Cadets, RCMP and police service as well as the Royal Canadian Legion. Prayers were offered by Rev. Aiden Kingsbury and...

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Out on a limb

They looked up — way up, in fact — towards the sky, but it wasn’t a bird, or even a plane. Those who saw the machinery, safety tape and upward gazes at Carmichael Park but refused to give into curiously missed out on the unique blend of athleticism and on the job skills known as the Atlantic...

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Runners keep memory alive through Labour Day fun run

WESTVILLE — The annual Hawboldt/Lays Labour Day road race of old may be gone, but a group of runners in the county weren’t ready to let it fade away just yet. Kevin Tulloch was one of those runners. “(The old race) was organized by the Lays family,” Tulloch explained on Monday. “They ran it for...

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Canada 150 theme in Domestic Arts

The annual Pictou North Colchester Exhibition is just around the corner and to mark Canada 150 celebrations, the Domestic Arts portion of this year’s Ex will see the addition of a special Canada 150 class. This class, unlike most classes within the exhibition, will be open to all manner of handmade items — from quilts...

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Jubilee rocks the river

The river came alive once more. The 2017 Riverfront Jubilee has come and gone and early signs are showing it to be more successful than last year’s festival. Due to health reasons, executive director Carlton Munroe was more hands-off , with former vice chair Michelle MacLean taking over the reigns. “There’s been times that’s a...

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JUBILEE: From the City of Lakes to the New Glasgow Riverfront

Jubilee favourite Matt Mays will be returning to the mainstage, headlining Saturday night. He will be bringing new music with him, from the yet to be released (due this fall) album Once Upon a Hell of a Time, and will be sharing the bill with his collaborator on the project, Wintersleep drummer (and Stellarton’s own)...

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Paddlers raise $112,000

When 750 paddlers hit the East River for the 16th Annual Dragon Boat Races on Saturday, they made up 37 teams and competed in 40 races. But more importantly, they raised $112,000. That money will go to local Special Olympics and breast and prostrate cancer-related causes. Marketing director Meghan Brophy and chair Bob Rogers said...

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Gunning, Cormier pair up for Two

Sometimes, something seems like such an obvious idea that you’re sure it has to have been done before. Point in case, Dave Gunning and JP Cormier’s recent release, ‘Two’. While the two have been friends for a long time, and have shared local stages and crossed paths elsewhere, this is the first time they have...

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