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Lost Maud Lewis painting to be displayed at Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Lost Maud Lewis painting to be displayed at Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Painting of lobster fishermen recently discovered in Ontario will be part of exhibition highlighting gallery's collection of works by Digby County folk artist.
Singing her praises: Celtic Colours co-founder Joella Foulds to be honoured after storied career in Cape Breton

Singing her praises: Celtic Colours co-founder Joella Foulds to be honoured after storied career in Cape Breton

"She's a living legend in the category of people who have been putting Cape Breton on the map, particularly in the last 25 years or so," said Gordie Sampson. "She really has done so much for the island, the economy and the morale and the spirit of the island. "
PET CORNER: SPCA pleased with results of open admissions trial

PET CORNER: SPCA pleased with results of open admissions trial

For the month of March, the Nova Scotia SPCA decided to open the doors of its Dartmouth shelter to any pet in need of help. “There wasn't the flood that we expected,” says Sandra Flemming, provincial director of animal care for the SPCA.
The Barrowdowns bring folk harmonies to Chester Playhouse

The Barrowdowns bring folk harmonies to Chester Playhouse

The five-piece Halifax band, currently recording a full-length album, performs on April 21.
GLASS ACT: Get ready, this is going to be a big year for Nova Scotia wine

GLASS ACT: Get ready, this is going to be a big year for Nova Scotia wine

"People were saying, 'We were told to come try Nova Scotia wine.' It's one thing to hear that in Vancouver, it's another thing on the world stage," says Gillian Mainguy of the Winery Association of Nova Scotia.
Singing paramedic Kevin Davison to open for Tom Cochrane and Red Rider

Singing paramedic Kevin Davison to open for Tom Cochrane and Red Rider

The Kentville paramedic who is now making music full time will perform June 28 at the Emera Centre in Liverpool. It is Cochrane's only Nova Scotia show.
Growing Food with Greg: Getting Started, Part 2 - Developing Healthy Soil

Growing Food with Greg: Getting Started, Part 2 - Developing Healthy Soil

This article is the second in my "getting started" series, where the intent is to provide a crash course in how to design a very simple gardening space that employs some basic permaculture principles. Last week, I wrote about finding the right spot and today the discussion will be all about the relationship between mulches and soil health.
Stewart shuttles between material and spiritual worlds in Assayas’s Personal Shopper

Stewart shuttles between material and spiritual worlds in Assayas’s Personal Shopper

Personal drama and ghost story mesh convincingly in second collaboration between director and star
American horror movie shot in Halifax

American horror movie shot in Halifax

If you've noticed a lot of film trucks around Point Pleasant Park, Francklyn Street and other parts of Halifax, the American horror movie Polaroid has been shooting in Halifax.
Grammy-winning soprano Suzie LeBlanc stars in Le Jongleur de Notre-Dame

Grammy-winning soprano Suzie LeBlanc stars in Le Jongleur de Notre-Dame

The concert performance of the opera by Jules Massenet is a retelling of the medieval Miracle play and will be sung in French with piano accompaniment.