Online vigil Friday night

To the Editor: As residents of Nova Scotia, we are needing to summon the kind of strength we did not know we had in order to face the atrocities of this week.  News of a mass shooting is always devastating. News of a mass shooting that took place in your neighborhood is a nightmare. News...

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New presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health has announced two new presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of positives in the province to seven. As of today, March 17, Nova Scotia has 934 negative test results, six presumptive positive cases and one confirmed case The two new presumptive cases are...

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Oh, Baby! What’s in a name?

Charlotte is Nova Scotians’ favourite baby name for 2019. The top 10 names for 2019 are Charlotte, Jack, Owen, Noah, Olivia, Benjamin, Liam, Amelia, Oliver and Emma according to Nova Scotia’s Registry of Vital Statistics. The most popular names usually remain consistent over the years. There are a few new names gaining popularity such as...

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Shellfish harvesting areas affected by Dorian

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Gulf Region, wishes to inform the public that a large portion of shellfish harvesting areas on the coasts of eastern New Brunswick, northern Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island are closed due to heavy rainfall amounts which accompanied hurricane Dorian over the weekend.   These closures are in effect for a...

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Penguins of the North

A few weeks ago I took to the Bay of Fundy, catching a boat from Grand Manan Island to our oceanic border with the United States. In these hotly contested waters can be found a small stretch of land, Machias Seal Island, protected by the Canadian Wildlife Service as a migratory bird sanctuary for the...

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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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True believer

Family advocates importance of Human Organ and Tissue Donation Act Steven Stewart had no interest in donating his organs to anyone. Ever. He flat-out did not believe in it. Until the day his life turned upside down and he became a believer pretty quickly. That was the day his son, Steven Jr., needed a kidney....

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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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Award-winning Nova Scotia documentary tours province

ANTIGONISH – Nova Scotia filmmaker Aube Giroux is travelling around the province with her award-winning feature documentary film, “Modified”. The film tells the story of the filmmaker and her mother, whose shared love of food leads them into a deeply personal investigation into the world of genetically modified foods (GMOs). The film has received 13 festival...

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National recognition for three local volunteers

Three Pictou County volunteers were recognized nationally with Senate 150 Medals on Saturday afternoon during a ceremony at the Plymouth Fire Hall. Senator Michael MacDonald, Cape Breton, presented the medals to Joanne Cumminger of Plymouth, Allan Murray of Stellarton and Anne Emmett of Braeshore for their exemplary volunteer record spanning over many years and many...

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