A window to the past

On a street already named to commemorate an influential figure in our history, another piece of New Glasgow’s history has been brought to life by the paintbrush of local artist Janet Wallace. True to Pictou County and Nova Scotia, directions by referring to where everything once was, the three murals on the side of the...

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Play inspired by Viola Desmond makes its world debut at Neptune

The world premiere of Controlled Damage, written by Canadian playwright Andrea Scott, in association with Toronto’s b current performing arts, runs Feb.4-23 at Neptune Theatre. The play explores the life of Viola Desmond and how her act of bravery started a ripple effect throughout society. The play shines a light on how her actions impacted different cultural...

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Early start on Business 101

NEW GLASGOW — Some of Pictou County’s young people made the most of their summer and the chance to learn at this year’s Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development (CEED) young entrepreneurship camp. The week-long camp is aimed to help kids learn a bit about how to run a business and how businesses work. With...

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Macdonald to launch his 16th book

NEW GLASGOW — A second edition of Clyde Macdonald’s book, Nova Scotians In and Out of Court, has been published and will be officially introduced on August 10. The launching is from 2 to 4 p.m.at the New Glasgow Library and will include light refreshment. Proceeds from the book sales are directed to the Pictou...

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History in the making

The nation’s newest $10 bank note was unveiled at the Halifax Central Library last week, and it featured a New Glasgow connection. Viola Desmond, a pioneering figure in civil rights in Canada known for refusing to give up her seat in a whites-only section of a movie theatre in New Glasgow, was honoured by the...

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