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Scotland's Bhoy crosses the pond with all-new Commonwealth Comedian tour

Scotland's Bhoy crosses the pond with all-new Commonwealth Comedian tour

Edinburgh standup calls current show his most political to date, and has no shortage of material, from Brexit to Trump
A tale of horses, hurt and healing

A tale of horses, hurt and healing

Riding horses was not just something Marjorie Simmins did, it was who she was. Then a riding accident left the Cape Breton-based writer unsure if she would have to quit the sport forever. Year of the Horse chronicles her journey back into the saddle.
Cape Breton's Werewolf triple winner at Atlantic Film Festival Awards

Cape Breton's Werewolf triple winner at Atlantic Film Festival Awards

Newfoundland-shot Maud Lewis biopic claims two awards, including Best Atlantic Picture, Perfume War claims Best Doc prize.
Fish Shack gets spud punching machine after appeal fails to turn up worker

Fish Shack gets spud punching machine after appeal fails to turn up worker

Martin Ruiz Salvador couldn’t find enough workers to cut up french fries this summer.  But a machine manufactured in P.E.I. solved his problem.
MINDFUL TRAVEL: Flying High at Celtic Colours

MINDFUL TRAVEL: Flying High at Celtic Colours

The sounds of fiddles and stepdancers are infectious as the festival prepares for its 20th anniversary Oct. 7 to 15 at venues large and small across Cape Breton.
WIDESCREEN: Olbermann takes on Trump on the web

WIDESCREEN: Olbermann takes on Trump on the web

The longtime broadcaster doesn't have a TV gig right now, but that's not stopping him from promoting his passionate point of view.
Playwrights strut their new stuff in Halifax on Saturday

Playwrights strut their new stuff in Halifax on Saturday

Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre and DaPoPo Theatre host the Halifax Playwright's Cabaret on Saturday, Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m. at 1313 Hollis St., Halifax.
Hilarity and heartbreak as lesbian couple searchs for a bio-dad

Hilarity and heartbreak as lesbian couple searchs for a bio-dad

When Nova Scotia writer Natalie Meisner and her female partner wanted a family they started a search — heartrending and comic — to find a suitable man to donate sperm. Meisner's play Speed Dating for Sperm Donors runs to Oct. 9 at the Neptune Scotiabank Stage in a DMV Theatre production.
Mocean Dance still "throwing it down" after 15 years

Mocean Dance still "throwing it down" after 15 years

Halifax professional contemporary company Mocean Dance celebrates its 15th anniversary with 15 for 15, a piece of 15 new dances for 15 dancers that runs 15 minutes, in a dance program of three works called Fifteen through Saturday at the Sir James Dunn Theatre.
Creepy romantic triangle fuels <br>Kimball's new thriller Exit Thread

Creepy romantic triangle fuels
Kimball's new thriller Exit Thread

After playing dozens of international film festivals, Nova Scotia-shot neo-noir has Maritime premiere Wednesday night in Halifax at the 2016 Atlantic Film Festival