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Man dies in three-vehicle collision in Antigonish

ANTIGONISH – A 41-year-old man from Toronto has died following a collision that involved three vehicles on Hwy. 4 in Antigonish.  At 7:18 a.m., a black car was travelling North on Beech Hill Rd., stopped at the stop sign, then pulled out onto Hwy. 4 in front of an eastbound logging truck. The logging truck struck the black...

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Bob Wong recalls golf achievements

PICTOU — Bob Wong does not rule playing golf again. Wong, who celebrated his 90th birthday on Aug. 5, is recovering from a series of health challenges that have curtailed his cherished sport. He has undergone a recent replacement of his right knee, injured a shoulder from exercising too strenuously and only several weeks ago...

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Local stylist wins gold in competition

A local stylist is golden. Shelby Tait, 2017 Cosmetology honours graduate of the Nova Scotia Community College, recently competed in the Goldwells Global Colorzoom competition and on July 8 she heard she took gold in the New Talent Colorist category. A member of the Chelsea Laine Salon and Colour Bar, Tait will be going to...

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Local student, teacher among Canadians to compete in one of the world’s most prestigious dance events

TORONTO — The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) today announced 62 of the world’s finest young dancers – including 19 Canadians, the largest contingent in the competition’s 88-year history – will be competing in the 2019 Genée International Ballet Competition. Among those Canadians are local students instructed by a local teacher. Hosted by a different...

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Ben Hur – a comedy of epic proportions – opens 32nd season at Festival Antigonish

ANTIGONISH – Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre will open its 32nd season on July 10th with BEN HUR, a comedy of epic proportions. The play is a comic homage to the blockbuster Hollywood film based on the novel by General Lew Wallace. The movie featured 200 camels, 2,500 horses and over 10,000 extras. This hilarious adaption...

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Svendsen, Mahon: Organized crime

NEW GLASGOW – Sarah Svendsen and Rachel Mahon, two young and immensely talented organists, call their act Organized Crime Duo. Asked to describe their show they say, “Think of the Carol Burnett shows or Victor Borge – classical music with a twist.” Their comedy show is built around the pipe organ, in this case the...

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Dancing to her own tune

Competitions, feats of strength and talent along with repetitive use injuries are all pretty common in the sports world. They also make up part of the world of dance and competitive dance, something that some still don’t consider to be a sport. For those who still don’t see something as delicate and feminine as ballet...

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Youth Games athletes return with awards

STELLARTON — Local athletes and coaches returned home last week with some top honours after participating in the recent Invitational Youth Games in Toronto. Special Olympics Ontario hosted the event from May 14 to 17. It attracted some 2,500 student athletes aged 13 to 21 from around the world. It was seen as a way...

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Montreal second location for Sobeys’ online grocery home delivery service

STELLARTON – Today, Empire Company Limited (“Empire” or the “Company”) (TSX: EMP.A) unveiled Voilà by Sobeys and Voilà par IGA, the name and brand for its online grocery home delivery service for the Greater Toronto Area (“GTA”), Ottawa and major cities in the Province of Quebec. Voilà by Sobeys promises to help Canadians stay one...

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The Shoe Project Antigonish: Immigrant women tell their stories

ANTIGONISH – Something amazing is afoot in Antigonish! Immigrant women are telling their stories and letting us walk a mile in their shoes. This courageous group, led by Anne Simpson and Laura Teasdale, are joining in a movement that is sweeping across Canada, called The Shoe Project. But what is it? Initiated by novelist Katherine...

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