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Local hiking trails a growing draw for tourists

Local hiking trails a growing draw for tourists

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Visitors to Inverness County are increasingly leaving a trail behind them – a hiking trail that is.

By Dave MacNeil, May 28, 2024 | Reading Time: 3 minutes | 54 views

Committed membership bolsters Lake Ainslie VFD

Committed membership bolsters Lake Ainslie VFD

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If you live in the area served by the Lake Ainslie Volunteer Fire Department (LAVFD), and you’ve got nine friends who are not members of the department, the math says you’re likely a member yourse...

By Dave MacNeil, May 21, 2024 | Reading Time: 4 minutes | 43 views

Host families building lifelong relationships

Host families building lifelong relationships

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With their second of two daughters leaving for university and their son graduating high school, the Clarks of Margaree Forks weren’t quite ready to be empty nesters.

By Dave MacNeil, April 23, 2024 | Reading Time: 5 minutes | 111 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

New society at StFX promoting Inverness County on the mainland and beyond

New society at StFX promoting Inverness County on the mainland and beyond

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Inverness County students attending StFX University have always enjoyed a special bond.

By Dave MacNeil, February 9, 2024 | Reading Time: 3 minutes | 190 views

Hope for Wildlife opens Inverness County clinic

Hope for Wildlife opens Inverness County clinic

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Hope for Wildlife, a Nova Scotian wildlife rehabilitation and education non-profit, is looking for local volunteers to support its recently opened drop-off and veterinary clinic for injured and...

January 29, 2024 | Reading Time: 3 minutes | 245 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