Teachers rally against government’s planned changes of system

TRURO – While 20 selected teachers from the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board met with the education minister Monday afternoon, even more rallied outside the school where they were meeting. Cherie Abriel, a current junior high school teacher with 29 years in the education system, was one to speak at the rally outside the Truro Junior...

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Man charged in Tatamagouche homicide has court matter adjourned

The Bayhead man charged with first-degree murder of a 58-year-old woman made his first court appearance Thursday through a lawyer. Ernie “Junior” Ross Duggan, 49, is also facing a charge of attempted murder. Lawyer Pat Atherton said Duggan is “clearly still requiring medical attention” and needed further instructions from Duggan on how to proceed. Crown...

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Bayhead residents emotional after homicide

A 49-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 58-year-old Bayhead woman earlier this week. He is also facing a charge of attempted murder. Shortly before midnight on Sept. 17, Colchester District RCMP responded to a 911 call from a residence on Clarks Road. Upon arrival, officers discovered the female,...

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A sea of purple

For hours, people’s heads bobbed up and down amongst a sea of purple. It was the annual lavender festival at Seafoam Lavender Company and Gardens, and Phyllis-Ann Downey and Carolyn Lee made the trip from Halifax specifically for the event. “We heard about it through Facebook,” said Lee. “We’re both big lavender fans.” It was...

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DFO concerned by deaths of endangered North Atlantic Right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

MONCTON, NB – Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is working with marine mammal experts, scientists, and fishery officers from across Atlantic Canada to determine what has caused the recent deaths of several rare North Atlantic Right whales in eastern Canada. At least five dead Right whales have been seen recently in the Gulf of St....

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One square at a time

Counting out to 10, Trish Rubin then takes hand knit or crochet squares and ties them together with wool yarn. The squares are headed to South Africa as part of the Knit-a-square initiative to help keep vulnerable or orphaned children warm. The River John Square Knitters have been active participants in the initiative for three...

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From the North Shore to Maudie

No matter where he is working in the world, Guy Godfree always feels an attachment to his home. Godfree, originally from Pugwash, knew as soon as he read the script for the feature film Maudie, he wanted to work on it. And he did as the film’s cinematographer. “It just hit close to home in...

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