Gunning grabs three East Coast Music Award nominations

Pictou County’s own Dave Gunning has received three 2017 East Coast Music Awards nominations. Gunning is nominated for: Folk Recording of the Year, Lift; Songwriter of the Year as well as Fans’ Choice Entertainer of the Year. With a career spanning two decades, the folk-roots based singer/songwriter has earned multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards, a...

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Gunning pitches idea for Uncle Leo’s brew

LYONS BROOK – Dave Gunning says he’s glad to provide an idea for a new product for Uncle Leo’s brewery. The local singer-songwriter recently joined fellow musician James Robinson and brewer Karl Whiffen to brew a pale ale with qualities Gunning sought in a beer. The collaboration includes renowned musician J.P. Cormier who was in...

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Brewing up a partnership

Local singer-songwriter Dave Gunning, right, is partnering with fellow musician J.P. Cormier and Uncle Leo’s brewery on a new product that is maturing in a vat beside him and is expected to be ready in two weeks. Gunning describes it as a pale ale with hints of a citrus burst that comes from a special...

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Lots in store this fall at the deCoste

PICTOU—The deCoste Centre Performing Arts Centre has a fall schedule that is filled to the brim! The season kicked off on September 21 with Marty Haggard ‘Songs of My Father’ featuring the music of Merle Haggard.  Coronation Street actors ‘Beth & Sinead—were on stage September 27 and Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy perform a sold...

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Northern Pulp spraying draws attention

ABERCROMBIE POINT – Annual spraying by Northern Pulp that has drawn attention from stakeholders has not yet been approved. The company applied for permits to spray more than 1,300 hectares of woodlands in Colchester and Halifax counties. The aerial and ground herbicidal spray program hasn’t yet received approval from the Environment Department. A spokesperson for...

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