CACL Antigonish and Basic Masks Social Enterprise to produce locally made face masks

ANTIGONISH – CACL Antigonish has announced a new partnership with social enterprise Basic Masks Nova Scotia to make reusable, non-medical fabric face masks to support communities and organizations across Canada that need them during the COVID-19 pandemic. The new partnership offers a way for individuals and businesses to support a local social enterprise while receiving...

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Twinning project awarded

The chief of the Barneys River Fire Department says the awarding of the highway 104 twinning project is a dream come true. “This is great news. It is a dream come true to see this project now becoming a reality. This will mean a lot to have a safer road from Sutherlands River to Antigonish....

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RCMP investigates fatal ATV collision

MERLAND, Antigonish County, – Antigonish RCMP are investigating a fatal ATV collision that occurred last evening in this small community in rural Antigonish County. At 8:45 p.m., RCMP responded to a collision involving a single ATV on a logging road near Merland Church Road. The 20-year-old male driver was pronounced deceased at the scene....

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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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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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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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