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ST. PETER’S: Prompted by the lack of a permanent venue for artists in the area, four local women recently opened the doors to the Kiss Me Arts pop-up gallery. “This is all about showcasing our local talent and we want...
ARICHAT: For years, the people of Arichat delighted in the twice-daily chimes that peeled out from the carillon at St. John’s Anglican Church. Save for a few short bursts last Christmas, however, the chimes have been silent since the church...
HALIFAX: A community on Isle Madame is in a new documentary examining the effects of climate change. Centering on efforts by the community of Gabarus to lobby the provincial and federal governments to replace an aging seawall, the documentary ONLY...
TORONTO: A local actress is celebrating a major accomplishment this week. Allie MacDonald of Port Hawkesbury is the winner of a 2018 Canadian Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama for her work on CTV detective series Cardinal. “I’m super...
ST. PETER’S: It may be a common way of life for local people but three days of lobster fishing tours was a huge hit recently among tourists in St. Peter’s. Scott Touesnard and George Mombourquette volunteered to become fisherman-turned-tour guides...
MABOU: On Tuesday of last week, the twenty-second season of Mabou’s Tuesday Ceilidhs began with a tribute to pianist who’s no stranger to performing at local events and, occasionally, with legendary musicians. “We wish to recognize your unwavering humility and...
By Corrine MacLean   PORT HAWKESBURY: The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #43 in Port Hawkesbury, presented their special awards on June 4. The Legion awarded Grade 8 student Sara Pluta, daughter of Dr. Paul Pluta and Karen Pluta, with honors at...
WESTVILLE: Bailey MacKinnon is going to Kick it With Kissel. The 19-year-old Westville singer will be the opening act for Brett Kissel on his “Ice, Snow & 30 Below Tour” which will make its way to the Port Hawkesbury Civic...
By: Marjorie Simmins TORONTO: Sometimes people have to travel far from their place of origin, to know what they’ve been given. For award-winning journalist and author Linden MacIntrye, who has lived most of his adult in Ontario, Cape Breton Island remains...
PETIT DE GRAT: The author of a new book set partially in Isle Madame was happy to return to the home of her father and ancestors. On October 25, the Isle Madame Historical Society sponsored a book launch and reading...
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