New library, deCoste part of cultural hub concept

PICTOU — Work on a cultural hub that will include a renovated deCoste Performing Arts Centre and a new library could start in the fall of 2020. About 60 people who attended a public presentation of the cultural hub proposal last week were able to view conceptual designs of the complex from its Water Street...

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Council approves capital funding for new Cultural Hub

PICTOU — Town Council has tentatively approved its share of funding for a Cultural Hub at its regular meeting on Monday. The recommendation to approve came at its monthly committee meeting on Sept. 9 after hearing a joint presentation by chief librarian Eric Stackhouse on behalf of the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library (PARL) and deCoste Performing...

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Antigonish Farmers Market expands

The Antigonish Farmers’ Market is expanding to a year-round attraction with more vendors and new offerings to help grow the agri-food sector, while enhancing the market experience for locals and visitors alike. The Farmers’ Market is expanding with a new building large enough to accommodate more vendors and increase its overall capacity to meet growing...

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Promoting four seasons of flavours in Nova Scotia

From apples to wild blueberries, dairy to wine, and beef to seafood, Atlantic Canada’s food and beverage sector is an important contributor to the economy, generating more than $6.6 billion in revenues each year while feeding people worldwide. It is also a growing segment of Canada’s tourism sector, which creates good jobs for middle class...

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Stanfest – Standing strong at 22 years

When the idea for an international music festival welcoming thousands to the tiny, remote community of Canso surfaced back in 1996, it seemed like a bold and courageous idea, but was it possible? That surely was on the minds of many. Now as the site is in construction for the 22nd edition of the signature...

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Summit aims to keep food sector at forefront of region’s economy

TRURO – Keeping food at the forefront of the region’s economy will be the focus of the first ever one-day Atlantic Food Summit being held October 26th in Truro. Leading experts in the Atlantic Canadian food sector will provide high level insights and thoughts on how businesses can best look to the future opportunities for...

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