The Local Climate: An ode to iNaturalist

Our appreciation for the natural world is limited by our understanding thereof. That’s been my mantra for the better part of a decade now and research has since vindicated me, demonstrating that an individual’s concern for local biodiversity is directly proportional to the amount of time they spend exploring and understanding it. Go figure. While...

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Gap widens in federal voting intentions in Atlantic Canada

HALIFAX – The federal Liberal Party has widened the gap between Liberal and Conservative decided voter support among Atlantic Canadians, while support for the Green Party has held across the region, according to the most recent survey conducted by Narrative Research. With the imminent federal election this Fall, overall decided voter support for the governing...

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Mother-daughter duo conquer pageant world

Scotsburn residents and mother-daughter duo, Sherri Muir and Scotia MacDonald, thought it would be a great bonding experience and ran in the Ms Nova Scotia International 2019 and Miss Teen Nova Scotia International respectively. Muir was delighted to be named Ms Nova Scotia and have her daughter be the Ms Teen Nova Scotia runner-up. “We...

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Local business expanding to build factory

Twin Rivers Properties is a local success story and is continuing its growth. The locally owned and operated company is expanding to build a pre-fabricated modular construction facility to augment their mini-home park and rental operations. “These homes will be completely finished coming out of the factory,” explains Blair van Veld who co-owns the company...

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Two additional North Atlantic right whales found in Gulf of St. Lawrence

Fisheries and Oceans Canada confirmed reports on Tuesday of two additional dead North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The whales were located near the Acadian Peninsula, New Brunswick and west of the Magdalen Islands, Quebec. These are the third and fourth confirmed dead North Atlantic right whales reported in Canadian waters...

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Inaugural Antigonish Craft Beer Festival coming up

ANTIGONISH – Craft beer fans in Antigonish have something exciting to celebrate! Three local organizations – CACL Antigonish, Legion (Branch 59), and Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre – are collaborating in a unique partnership to co-host the inaugural Antigonish Craft Beer Festival on March 30. This event, taking place at the recently opened Credit Union Social...

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Mullinger taking laughs to Glasgow Square stage

James Mullinger immediately asked to return to Glasgow Square after his well-received show last year and he will do so on Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. The second stop on his “Almost Canadian Tour,” Mullinger is not only a comedian but also a father, editor, cover model in England and inspiration for the full length...

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Dangerous driver facing multiple charges

TRURO HIGHTS – A New Brunswick man will appear in Truro Provincial Court today after a weekend high speed chase in Colchester County. Just before 1 a.m. on Sunday, Colchester District RCMP observed a vehicle driving in a dangerous manner in Millbrook. Upon approaching the vehicle, the driver sped off on to the 102 Highway...

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#NOPIPE Land & Sea Rally set for July 6

PICTOU – On Friday July 6, Pictou harbour will fill with fishing and pleasure boats and the Pictou waterfront with citizens gathered for the first major Nova Scotia #NOPIPE Land & Sea Rally in support of a healthy Northumberland Strait. “We cannot allow 70-90 million litres a day of pulp mill waste to enter the prime...

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Sobeys begins rollout of award winning, environmentally responsible, Atlantic-produced bag

STELLARTON  – On Thursday, June 21, Sobeys began the Nova Scotia roll out of a new, free, environmentally responsible, single-use plastic bag. It’s the next step in introducing a bag that uses 30 per cent less plastic to Sobeys stores across Canada. The bags for the grocer’s needs across Canada will be produced in Atlantic...

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