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Sunrise Film Festival screening for River John Fire Hall fundraiser

RIVER JOHN — The Sunrise Film Festival will be screening the comedy, The Only Game in Town, plus a short film at the River John Fire Hall as a fundraiser for the fire hall. This screening will take place on July 18 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and are available at the door...

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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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Former Mining Watch Canada program coordinator Ramsey Hart shocks Tatamagouche audience

Sustainable Northern Nova Scotia (SuNNS) provided North Shore Nova Scotia residents with a rare educational event on “The Basics of Gold Mining” featuring former Mining Watch Canada’s Ramsey Hart. Hart appeared by Skype from Perth, Ont. “The purpose of having Ramsey present was so that residents could understand the process of gold mining exploration and...

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Excitement all around

Local author Sheree Fitch is back in the chill of Nova Scotia winter after a recent trip to Cuba for the Havanna International Book Fair. Fitch was contacted by the Canadian Embassy to attend the book fair that chose Canada’s 150th birthday to feature Canadian writers at the event that sees tens of thousands of...

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Sunrise Film Festival puts county on map to Hollywood

BRAESHORE – The 2016 Sunrise Film Festival is in the books and may prove to be a hard act to follow. Condensed to a single location this year – Pictou Lodge – the festival contained 97 submissions from around the world – from animated shorts and experimental pieces to documentaries and full length features with...

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Living the Fox Harb’r lifestyle – for a day

Rolling and meticulously crafted landscapes, the sight and salt-tinged smell of the Northumberland Strait and a taste of the Fox Harb’r lifestyle … that’s what a group of journalists recently got to enjoy. The journos were largely an Upper Canadian lot, coming from or freelancing for publications such as Homes Magazine, Lxry Magazine, Weekend Jaunt,...

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Ferry disruption impacting businesses

To the Editor: Tourism plays a large part to the overall economic wellbeing of Pictou County. We are fortunate to have a direct gateway to our province via the ferry service in Caribou. This gateway has allowed our local businesses to entice travelers to stop and stay a while on the North Shore. Even those...

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