The Local Climate – Bison Blunder

Newfoundland once qualified as a “remote island,” its ecosystem forming more or less free of the continent, largely lacking in mammals and catering heavily to birds and marine life. In the absence of predators these animals of wing and fin flourished, giving rise to the feathered kingdom described by some of our earliest explorers. But...

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RCMP investigates fatal two-vehicle collision

BROADWAY – Pictou County District RCMP is investigating a fatal two-vehicle collision that happened yesterday (Sunday) morning. At approximately 10 a.m., RCMP responded to the collision between a 2012 Ford F150 and a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado on Hwy 104 in Broadway between Exits 27 and 29. EHS and Barneys River and District Fire Department also...

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The Once is ready to shake up the deCoste

Making their way to Pictou from Newfoundland, The Once are thrilled to be able to play the deCoste Performing Arts Centre stage and share some of their indie folk music with Pictou County. After just releasing their fourth studio album in May, the group toured a bit, took some time off and are back on...

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Kindness goes a long way

It can be easy to dismiss people or situations because they seem scary or difficult. But that mindset is something Chris Koch has set out to break. Born in Nanton, a small Alberta town, Koch has faced his share of challenges as he was born with no arms or legs. The quadriplegic has made it...

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The Navigators in Pictou Saturday night

From the rocky shores of Newfoundland The Navigators are energetic, unpredictable and unforgettable. Formed in 2000, The Navigators are two baritone lead singers Arthur O’Brien and Fred Jorgensen, complementing and contrasting each other in ways that create fluid dynamic performances of originals and traditional material also sharing acoustic and electric guitars, fiddle, tin whistles and...

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JUBILEE: Doyle gearing up for a kitchen party on stage

The New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee will be the biggest kitchen party you’ve ever seen when Alan Doyle takes the stage this year. The artist is excited to get to play in the Maritimes once again and is looking forward to having a good time and a bit of a singalong with the attendees of the...

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Newfoundlanders admired Danky

It’s something that happens year-round, whether it’s hockey season or not. You arrive at a Tim Hortons anywhere on earth, any restaurant from McDonald’s to Montana’s, any place where two or three are gathered together to chat. It’s always the same. Yackety-yack, yackety-yack. Hockey conversations, hockey debates, even hot hockey arguments fill the air –...

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