J.J. Grant named to Order of Canada

NEW GLASGOW — Brigadier-General (retired) and former lieutenant-governor Jim Grant says he’s honoured to be named a member of the Order of Canada. Grant was one of 120 members, officers and companions — and was the only local recipient — announced recently. He was cited for his contributions to the people of Nova Scotia as...

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Hekman talk commemorates 75th anniversary of D-Day

LYONS BROOK – General William Hekman made history come alive last Saturday during his presentation for the third time in honour of the 75th anniversary of D-Day before a gathering at the Lyon’s Brook United Church. A retired general, Hekman was a Marine Corps SEAL based in the Netherlands for 35 years and moved to Pictou...

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Halloween hauntings at Lunch and Learn session

LYONS BOOK — Halloween is just around the corner and Halloween Fun is the topic for the Lyons Brook Lunch and Learn session coming up on Oct. 30. Everyone is encouraged to get in the spirit of Halloween and come and hear about Halloween traditions and have some fun. Wear a costume, mask or not....

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Cold night, warm hearts

A very fitting team name was chosen by the Scotsburn/Lyons Brook Faith in Action group of over 20 participants for the Coldest Night of the Year 2019 walk — Cold Night, Warm Hearts. Pat Carrigan, a member of the group, takes pride in participating every year with her large group. This year they came in...

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Day drinkers nabbed by RCMP

ANTIGONISH – Six daytime impaired drivers were arrested in eight days here. Nova Scotia RCMP’s Northeast Traffic Services has arrested six impaired drivers since January 19. Members of the Traffic Unit, which covers Antigonish, Pictou, and Guysborough Counties, have identified these drivers through a variety of methods, including traffic stops, check stops, and 911 calls from the...

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From Korea with love

LYONS BROOK — While Mungil Song, owner and one of the chefs at Pictou Lunch Box, may still be learning English, her community spirit is strong. In the fall of 2018 she contacted The Organ Restoration Committee at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian in New Glasgow about supporting its hefty $25,000 Organ Restoration goal and Betty Murphy,...

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Counting sheep

I recall when at least 15 families raised sheep on Pictou Island. Some had as few as six sheep while others had as many as 40 or more. The main requirement of the sheep was for their wool although mutton was also a delicacy. Every islander had their own personal markings on their sheep’s ears....

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Get in the festive spirit with Merry Little Christmas

Ann Holton is planning to have a Merry Little Christmas … show. The popular local singer/elementary school teacher with the golden voice has recorded a new CD, her second, and is ready to raise the roof at Stellarton’s Sharon St. John United Church on November 24 where she will launch it – together with a...

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‘Just Married’ couple win Brewery of the Year

… and Uncle Leo’s wins Golds, Silver and Bronze medals Christiane Jost and Matt Kenny did not think their weekend could get any better.  Getting married on Friday and a celebration on Saturday at their brewery seemed like the best a weekend could get. On Sunday night it was announced at the Atlantic Canadian Beer...

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Patty Heighton making history

Patty Heighton is making history. A first for Nova Scotian women, the Lyons Brook resident has been appointed the international president for North America for the International Association of Rebekah Assemblies (IARA). Heighton travelled to Baltimore last month to take part in the 102nd annual session and was promoted from vice-president to president. With delegates...

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