Back-to-back laughter

Second comedy show planned for River John Comedian Karan Sidhu just can’t get enough of Pictou County — specifically River John. The Brown Cowboy, as he is called, rode in to River John with a posse of fellow comedians on March 13 to host One Night Stand, a fundraiser for the former River John school....

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Laughter: the best medicine

Former school halls will be ringing with laughter again The Brown Cowboy will be riding in to River John with a posse of fellow comedians to keep the community in stitches. Karan Sidhu and a few funny friends are throwing a comedy show at the former consolidated school on March 13. It is, he hopes,...

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Spilling the beans

The soybeans that are spilled in the River John and Louisville Road area of the Sunrise Trail had still not been cleaned up as of Monday. River John resident Catherine Hughes said it was her partner, June Daley, who first noticed treated soybeans had been spilled on June 5 when she was out walking their...

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Soybean spill concerns River John resident

River John resident Catherine Hughes wants people to be aware of a spill of treated soybeans in the Sunrise Trail-River John and surrounding areas. Hughes says she noticed the spill on Friday and she believes the beans were coming from PEI to a farm not far from her home. “It’s a big spill,” she informs....

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Sponagle overcame many tough times

Evidently I haven’t been alone among newspaper columnists. My former colleague John DeMont at The Chronicle Herald was explaining last week how the COVID-19 virus, followed by the mass murders in northern Nova Scotia, delayed other subjects he planned to write about. I had similar issues. After 66 years of never missng a week without...

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Walk-up pharmacy service in Tatamagouche, River John

RIVER JOHN – It’s business as usual for C.G. Fulton Pharmacy in both Tatamagouche and River John during the novel coronavirus pandemic, but with an added twist. Chris MacLean, who owns the business with his wife, Wendy, said both pharmacies are open to the public for whatever their needs, they’re just doing business through a...

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Fresh produce, meat, delivered to your door on the North Shore

TATAMAGOUCHE – Learning of the indefinite closure of the Halifax Seaport Farmers Market broke Jenna Jamieson’s heart. But that broken heart soon jumped into action, and Jamieson took it upon herself to start a food box delivery system to residents along the North Shore. The boxes are filled with seasonal vegetables and fruit from a...

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Sheree Fitch to be guest speaker at Women’s Day breakfast

The Nova Scotia Federation of Labour will be celebrating International Women’s Day on Friday with River John author Sheree Fitch speaking at their fifth annual Women’s Day breakfast. The renowned Canadian author has been a groundbreaking force in the literary arts and literacy community throughout Canada and beyond since 1987. She is widely recognized as...

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Smelt fry draws a crowd

Forbes LeDrew and Ella LeDrew get ready to enjoy their share of smelts at the annual smelt fry at Branch 108 of the Royal Canadian Legion in River John on Saturday. (Goodwin photo)...

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Fire displaces senior

RIVER JOHN – An elderly man is fortunate a nephew drove by his house late Sunday and noticed flames shooting from the roof of his house along a rural road a few kilometres northwest of River John.  He helped his uncle safely escape the burning two-storey structure. The man in his 80s is staying with...

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