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No baby deliveries at the Aberdeen

NEW GLASGOW – The inpatient women’s and children’s unit at Aberdeen Hospital is temporarily closed for labour and deliveries, including for any planned deliveries, until further notice.  Pregnancy and delivery care will be provided at Colchester East Hants Health Centre in Truro or St. Martha’s Regional Hospital in Antigonish depending on the patients’ home location....

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RCMP police

Fatal collision claims life of Antigonish man

ANTIGONISH – A 42-year-old man was fatally injured Thursday following a collision on the TransCanada Highyway 104. At 3:30 p.m., Antigonish RCMP responded to the fatal collision near Exit 32 that occurred when a westbound tractor trailer struck a pedestrian who had just exited his vehicle. The truck driver was not able to avoid the...

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Spring road weight restrictions beginning

Spring weight restrictions on all provincial roads will begin on March 2, starting at 12:01 a.m. Restrictions begin at that time for Pictou County and the following counties: Halifax Regional Municipality, Annapolis, Colchester, Cumberland, Digby, Hants, Kings, Lunenburg, Queens, Shelburne and Yarmouth. Restrictions for Cape Breton Regional Municipality and Antigonish, Guysborough, Inverness, Richmond and Victoria...

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art and entertainment

FAST announces summer lineup

ANTIGONISH – Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre has unveiled its 2020 season lineup with the theme “An Unexpected Twist”. This will be the 33rd season for the company that has been producing and presenting professional theatre in Antigonish since 1987, and has become a cultural and tourism anchor for the region. The season’s theme speaks to...

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Steinhart on international stage – again

Steinhart Distillery just keeps on winning. The small Nova Scotian distillery led by founder Thomas Steinhart has once again found podium on the international stage. Thriving in international competition is nothing new for the Arisaig-based business. Despite its short five-year history, Steinhart Distillery has medaled in competitions spanning the globe from Germany, to Great Britain...

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Info sessions planned for forestry sector

Workers and business owners affected by the announced closure of Northern Pulp will have access to information that will help them make decisions about their future. Government is working with Service Canada and Nova Scotia Works to hold open houses for those who wish to access employment programs and services, whether they are currently unemployed...

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Man dies in three-vehicle collision in Antigonish

ANTIGONISH – A 41-year-old man from Toronto has died following a collision that involved three vehicles on Hwy. 4 in Antigonish.  At 7:18 a.m., a black car was travelling North on Beech Hill Rd., stopped at the stop sign, then pulled out onto Hwy. 4 in front of an eastbound logging truck. The logging truck struck the black...

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Coady International Institute celebrating 60th anniversary

December 2, 2019 will be a special day for St. Francis Xavier University and Coady International Institute. The day marks 60 years to the day of the founding of Coady International Institute known for its work with global change leaders skilled in the application of citizen-led, asset-based, and community-driven leadership for economic and social change....

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Indigenous women leaders to gather at StFX and Coady this weekend

More than 100 Indigenous leaders from across the country and beyond are traveling to Antigonish this week to take part in Coady Institute’s Indigenous Women in Leadership (IWCL) program’s Alumni Gathering, Nov. 1 to 4, at St. Francis Xavier Univerisity in Mi’kma’ki, the traditional and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people. Mi’kmaq entertainers Emma Stevens,...

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Pictou Advocate sports

It was a privilege to have known him

There’s one heck of a void down in Antigonish. A hockey star, rugby player, baseball talent, hall of fame inductee, compassionate physical education teacher, coach, referee and community worker recently left the playing grounds in the cathedral town for the last time. Geno Scattolon’s death at age 91 brought the curtain down on a highly-respected...

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