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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A royal opportunity

River John teen overwhelmed with experience on national stage Elizabeth Heighton has seen pictures and videos before of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. But she said that was nothing like actually being there. The 17-year-old from River John had the opportunity to compete at the Royal late last year after being selected during the recent 4-H Pro...

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Elvis Stojko appearing at Mariposa East ice show in March

NEW GLASGOW — ELVIS is in the building. Three-time World Figure Skating Champion and two-time Olympic Silver medalist Elvis Stojko will be making a special appearance at the annual Mariposa East Skating Centre ice show in March. Stojko’s appearance with the local club was confirmed in late November while he was finishing up with the...

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MacLeods enjoy time at home

MEADOWVILLE — Two siblings who grew up in Pictou County say they appreciate the life lessons they learned through sports. Marin MacLeod played women’s rugby at Queen’s University, while Daniel MacLeod was a junior hockey defenceman on some of the more successful editions of the Pictou County Weeks Crushers. Marin is based in Toronto and...

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Bonnell making deCoste debut with The Once

Upbeat and soulful, Megan Bonnell is bringing her signature sound to the East Coast and for the first time, to Pictou County. Having been to the Maritimes previously, Bonnell is looking forward to branching out to a new part of Nova Scotia and taking in Pictou County as well as performing at the de Coste...

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Local musician wins prestigious award before returning home for concert

MERIGOMISH  –   Merigomish tenor Marcel d’Entremont is the recent recipient of prestigious award from McGill University. On Nov. 25, the tenor won the 2018-2019 Wirth Vocal Prize at McGill University in front of an enthusiastic audience and a four-person jury. Alongside collaborative pianist Dakota Scott-Digout, from Barrington, NS, d’Entremont’s program included works by Verdi, Duparc,...

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Ron James will be ‘full throttle’ at deCoste on Thursday

Ron James is a funny guy. A really funny guy. A conversation with the award-winning comedian is like riding a roller coaster: there are ups and downs, the conversation goes sideways then gets back on track, sometimes you feel like you’re upside down and at the end, it leaves you wanting more. Such is his...

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41st Annual 4-H Nova Scotia Provincial Show being hosted in Bridgewater

The 41st annual 4-H Nova Scotia Provincial Show will be held at the South Shore Exhibition Grounds in Bridgewater from September 28 to 30. This year’s show is being hosted by 4-H Nova Scotia’s South Shore region which includes Lunenburg, Queens and Shelburne counties. The 4-H NS Provincial Show is the largest 4-H show in...

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Drake Caggiula enjoys break

PICTOU — It was a rare opportunity for Drake Caggiula to visit his grandparents in Pictou, and he’s glad he did. Caggiula plays left wing and is entering his third hockey season with the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers. His grandparents are Art and Gwen MacDonald. He accompanied other family members to Pictou for the celebration of...

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