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Suas leis a’ Ghàidhlig! | Up with Gaelic!

Suas leis a’ Ghàidhlig! | Up with Gaelic!

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‘S e Mìos nan Gàidheal a th’ ann agus tha Siorramachd Inbhir Nis toilichte a bhith a’ togail na brataich Gàidhealaiche air an taigh-cùirte eachdraidheil ann an Seastago. Its...

May 1, 2024 | Reading Time: 2 minutes | 56 views

Gaelic song preservation: A grandmother’s gift

Gaelic song preservation: A grandmother’s gift

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“I suppose it’s all nanny’s fault,” laughs Sheena Anderson-Geiger, thinking back to how her passion for Gaelic song came to be.

April 2, 2024 | Reading Time: 3 minutes | 191 views

Beinn Mhàbu opens doors, looks to become economic catalyst

Beinn Mhàbu opens doors, looks to become economic catalyst

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As Beinn Mhàbu enters the second half of its first year in operation, Gaelic College president Rodney MacDonald recalls a plan he envisioned 25 years ago to someday establish a school in Mabou.

By Dave MacNeil, March 24, 2024 | Reading Time: 6 minutes | 80 views

Local students up to musical challenge

Local students up to musical challenge

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The Canadian Music Class Challenge is the CBC’s salute to music education, so naturally educators and students from Canada’s Musical Coast had to get involved! Every year music instructors and...

March 17, 2024 | Reading Time: 2 minutes | 226 views

Chéticamp’s Mi-Carême, a centuries-old tradition, still sparks joy and celebration

Chéticamp’s Mi-Carême, a centuries-old tradition, still sparks joy and celebration

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The Acadians of the Chéticamp region love to share their heritage and culture. Mi-Carême – which mean mid-Lent, and marks the mid-point between Ash Wednesday and Easter eve – is one of...

February 29, 2024 | Reading Time: 3 minutes | 164 views

Local event organizer releases fictional book about girls’ hockey

Local event organizer releases fictional book about girls’ hockey

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With his first book under his belt, Mabou’s Wesley Beaton says he hopes to someday get the story on the big screen. “I wanted to make it a TV show, that was my end dream,” Beaton says of Beer...

January 10, 2024 | Reading Time: 2 minutes | 201 views

‘That MacInnis feller in Halifax’ has his say

‘That MacInnis feller in Halifax’ has his say

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Those were the old days. Compared to today, filming was a clumsy business. The members of the crew, I recall, were fascinated by the character, the hospitality, and the musical ability of the people t...

December 22, 2023 | Reading Time: 5 minutes | 142 views

Remonter dans le temps pour découvrir les anciens habitants du Cap-Rouge

Remonter dans le temps pour découvrir les anciens habitants du Cap-Rouge

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By Daniel Aucoin Read an english version of this article La Société Saint-Pierre et Les Amis du plein air, avec l’appui financier de Parcs Canada, ont organisé des sessions d’animation et des...

December 19, 2023 | Reading Time: 3 minutes | 242 views

Back in time to meet the settlers of Cap-Rouge

Back in time to meet the settlers of Cap-Rouge

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Each Wednesday evening this past July and August, the interpretation centre of the Mkwesaqtuk/Cap-Rouge campground at Ruisseau des Maurice in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park played host...

December 19, 2023 | Reading Time: 3 minutes | 259 views

Christmas markets draw crowds as a social hub, cultural showcase and economic driver

Christmas markets draw crowds as a social hub, cultural showcase and economic driver

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The holiday season got underway in fine style this past weekend as Christmas markets across Inverness County drew crowds eager to browse and buy a huge range of crafts, art, fresh produce and...

December 6, 2023 | Reading Time: 4 minutes | 1115 views

Stage, film actor putting county on the map

Stage, film actor putting county on the map

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Allister MacDonald doesn’t remember when he became a performer.

By Dave MacNeil, November 8, 2023 | Reading Time: 5 minutes | 1117 views