Fiddler, tap dancer performing in Merigomish June 23

MERIGOMISH — World renowned dancer, virtuoso musician and knockout singer Stephanie Cadman will be performing at the Merigomish Schoolhouse, 1682 Shore Rd., on Route 245 on June 23. This musical event will begin with a 3 p.m. workshop; at 5 p.m. a barbecue will be enjoyed with the concert beginning at 7 p.m. Cadman has...

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Missing man found deceased

UPPER BARNEY’S RIVER –  The RCMP has located the body of a 78-year-old man, who was reported missing from Merigomish on February 13. At approximately 4 p.m. on February 17, the man’s truck was located near Mill Road in Upper Barney’s River. He was located nearby, and was deceased. The investigation into the death is...

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Local musician wins prestigious award before returning home for concert

MERIGOMISH  –   Merigomish tenor Marcel d’Entremont is the recent recipient of prestigious award from McGill University. On Nov. 25, the tenor won the 2018-2019 Wirth Vocal Prize at McGill University in front of an enthusiastic audience and a four-person jury. Alongside collaborative pianist Dakota Scott-Digout, from Barrington, NS, d’Entremont’s program included works by Verdi, Duparc,...

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Parade, display honour Fire Prevention Week

NEW GLASGOW – It was a special day on Saturday for local fire departments that combined to celebrate Fire Prevention Week in Pictou County. Joe MacDonald, chief of the Barney’s River Fire Department helped to organize events that included a display of various fire trucks, emergency vehicles and a rubberize rescue boat from Pictou County’s fire...

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Helios in concert at Merigomish United Church

Helios Vocal Ensemble, a five-voice a cappella classical ensemble based in Halifax, is making its first ever visit to Pictou County with its latest concert program, “Madrigal Mystery Tour.” This group of highly trained singers will bring their exceptional blend and artistry to a wide variety of Renaissance music from England, Italy, France and Spain,...

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Merigomish fun fest: thrills on land and sea

MERIGOMISH — Dale Osgood was not certain if he would enter the annual Merigomish cardboard boat race. Now he’s a three- time champion. Osgood repeated his first-place performance and Central Nova MP Sean Fraser was once again the runner-up among 10 participants in the annual race. Casey Bannerman was third. “I was going to skip...

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Highway twinning at last

SUTHERLAND’S RIVER — A long-sought twinning of Highway 104 from Sutherland’s River to Antigonish will become a reality. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Tuesday $90 million in federal funding toward the estimated $195 cost to extend the highway’s four lanes the 38 kilometres between Sutherland’s River and Antigonish. Design work will start next week,...

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Truck fire

This is all that remains of a tractor trailer following a fire earlier this afternoon on TransCanada Highway 104 in the Broadway area. Several fire departments responded, including the fire stations in Barney’s River and Merigomish. Traffic was diverted along the Shore Road. (Brimicombe photo)...

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Seek change, but show up

If the large number of candidates running in the 2016 municipal election is anything to go by, it’s shaping up to be one heck of an election! Virtually every street corner boasts an abundance of election signs. The seemingly renewed interest in municipal politics comes on the heels of the failed attempt to reach a...

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Low turnout for political forums

By Heather Brimicombe and Aaron Cameron The Town of Stellarton showed a lack of civic pride Monday evening at the Pulse Pictou County Pints and Politics session with only five citizens and five of the 10 candidates attending. A total of about 12 people, five citizens, five candidates and two Pulse members, attended the session...

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