Peace Medal breakfast

Guest speaker Dr. Robin Neustaeter, left, was welcomed by volunteer Sarah Santos at the YMCA Peace Medal Breakfast earlier this morning at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Neustaeter, who is currently an assistant professor in adult education at St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, teaches at the Coady International Institute. The annual breakfast was provided by...

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Antigonish Farmers Market expands

The Antigonish Farmers’ Market is expanding to a year-round attraction with more vendors and new offerings to help grow the agri-food sector, while enhancing the market experience for locals and visitors alike. The Farmers’ Market is expanding with a new building large enough to accommodate more vendors and increase its overall capacity to meet growing...

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Feds invest $341,000 in discovery research at StFX University

ANTIGONISH – Fresh ideas have the power to change the way we view the world and can lead to discoveries that will help solve some of our biggest challenges. When we invest in the innovative and creative work being done by our scientists and researchers, we are helping to ensure that our health, environment, communities...

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Pictou Advocate sports

Murrin was on X’s best teams

Most of our communities, I would suggest, have their fair share of good people who earned the respect and admiration of others. Antigonish is no exception. That’s what came to mind last week when I learned of Ed Murrin’s passing at his home in the cathedral town. To simply say he was a favourite with...

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Spears among X-Men banished after brawl

ANTIGONISH – A former member of the Pictou County Weeks Crushers is among members of the St. Francis Xavier X-Men who were suspended after a recent hockey brawl. Third-year student Regan Spears was suspended for one game as an instigator and one game for fighting after the brawl broke out during the third period of...

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Highway twinning open houses

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal is holding two open houses to provide the public with information about the proposed twinning project of Highway 104 between Sutherlands River and Antigonish. An open house will take place today, Nov. 6, between 4 and 7 p.m. at the MacKay Room, Bloomfield Centre, 5555 Union Place, St....

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Theatre Antigonish invites community to 2018-19 season launch

ANTIGONISH –  Have an opportunity to hear about Theatre Antigonish’s annual season launch at an information session on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 5 p.m., at the Bauer Theatre at StFX University. Now entering its 44th year, Theatre Antigonish is a professionally led community theatre organization, offering high quality productions at the Bauer Theatre during the...

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Atlantic high school students invited by 4-H to explore leadership in communication and community engagement at StFX

Atlantic High School Students invited by 4-H to Explore Leadership in Communication and Community Engagement at StFX   ANTIGONISH – One hundred Atlantic high schools students and 4-H seniors will come to the St. Francis Xavier University From May 11 to 13 to participate in workshops and sessions on communication and community engagement. Jordan MacDonald,...

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St.FX first university in Canada to develop Service Learning, awarded $280,000 to expand program

ANTIGONISH – St. Francis Xavier University’s Service Learning program is the successful recipient of $280,000 over four years through the recent round of Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program. The funding will allow StFX to expand and build on its Immersion Service Learning program and existing partnership in Ghana. Specifically, it will allow the program...

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Signing books and seeing folks

Putting it into today’s lingo, I had a blast. It was two Wednesdays ago and I was experiencing my first book launch and signing at New Glasgow’s Highland Square Mall. At 79, I was a rookie. Though I was introducing my second book within 14 months, it was the first time I was involved in...

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