Sharing cultures and more

Trevor Sanipass is happy to to share his heritage and culture with whomever he can, and he did just that on Sunday at the McCulloch House Museum and Genealogy Centre to help the centre celebrate Mi’kmaq Heritage Month. Sanipass, originally from from Eskasoni, travels widely giving cultural presentations about the Mi’kmaq and the traditions that...

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Local agencies get grant to help reduce poverty

Communities throughout Nova Scotia, including Pictou County, will receive funding to support those living in or facing poverty. Pictou County Roots for Youth Society has received $27,746 for the Homeless No More project, from the Building Vibrant Communities grant program that helps community-based organizations develop innovative approaches and build their capacity as government works to reduce...

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Sacred fire at First Nation

PICTOU LANDING – A traditional sacred fire was celebrated last week at the Pictou Landing First Nation. Everett Savary was one of four people known as fire keepers who tended and fed a sacred fire inside a teepee. He shared his knowledge of the ancient Mi’kmaq ceremony. The others were Darren Bernard, River Paul and Brandon Bernard. They...

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Fishermen say pulp effluent does not fit with Nova Scotia Pure branding

A delegation of fishermen from Pictou County gathered outside the Halifax Convention Centre on Friday to let Nova Scotia Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Keith Colwell know that Northern Pulp’s proposal to discharge pulp effluent into the Northumberland Strait does not fit with the Nova Scotia Pure branding he is promoting. “We cannot see how...

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Theatre Antigonish presenting award-winning indigenous playwright Drew Hayden Taylor’s work

ANTIGONISH – Theatre Antigonish is preparing to open its 43rd season with a groundbreaking comedy titled Cerulean Blue by Drew Hayden Taylor. When a struggling blues band is invited to perform at a benefit concert for a remote First Nations community behind barricades, what follows is an uproarious exploration of politics, perceptions, and relationships. With...

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Pictou Landing man wins forest industry skills award

A local youth has earned an award from the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), in partnership with the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM). Christian Francis was presented the Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth on Monday in Ottawa. Also receiving the award was Gregory Daniels, a member of the Canim Lake Band in British...

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