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Mackie family had large shoes to fill

My interest in the Mackie family — the one whose patriarch was the history-making hockey defenceman Irvine (Tiger) Mackie — began a very, very long time ago. Actually, it was before I was old enough to attend school. It had its beginning in the 1943-44 season. I was five years of age and my dad...

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Justice is served

New mural titled ‘Justice’ unveiled in New Glasgow Justice can stand for different things and mean different things to people, which is what makes the latest large scale art piece in downtown New Glasgow so captivating to everyone who sees it. A new art installment titled Justice can now been viewed on the north side...

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A window to the past

On a street already named to commemorate an influential figure in our history, another piece of New Glasgow’s history has been brought to life by the paintbrush of local artist Janet Wallace. True to Pictou County and Nova Scotia, directions by referring to where everything once was, the three murals on the side of the...

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New Viola’s Way sign for downtown street

NEW GLASGOW — Tributes were directed last week toward Viola’s Way that now occupies downtown New Glasgow. A Viola’s Way sign replacing the lower part of Forbes Street was unveiled last Friday to honour the memory of businesswoman and civil rights activist Viola Desmond. The new street name and location of the ceremony has a...

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Art at Night celebrates another success

It was a night of new experiences and art on Saturday evening as the annual Art at Night celebration took place in downtown New Glasgow. Studio Lab Gallery had a night of firsts as it celebrated its grand opening by being a venue for the town-wide celebration of the arts. “I think the reception was...

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