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Writing by Andrea Nemetz

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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.

Celtic Edge goes from trad to rad

With Shannon Quinn’s feet flying as she fiddles and Ashley MacIsaac’s bow strings fraying, the music heats up even more as DJ Jay Andrews adds driving beats in the 45-minute special screening at the Atlantic Film Festival on Sunday.

Explosion aftermath: Author aims to clear name of Mont Blanc harbour pilot

The damaged Roome Street school remained standing, but more than 80 children were killed in the houses and streets leading up to it. (Nova Scotia Archives)

The damaged Roome Street school remained standing, but more than 80 children were killed in the houses and streets leading up to it. (Nova Scotia Archives)

Janet Maybee is a woman on a mission. She promised the late Mona Mackey Holmes she would clear her father’s name. Maybee’s book, Aftershock: The Halifax Explosion and the Persecution of Francis Mackey, shortlisted for two Atlantic Book Awards, is part of the plan.

Report: Film industry crucial to Nova Scotia’s economy

A report on the economics of the screen industry in Nova Scotia confirms what filmmakers have been saying all along – “we can’t afford not to have a film industry in Nova Scotia,” says writer-director Michael Melski.

Rule the world with Heather Rankin — here’s how

Want to rule the world with Heather Rankin? The singer, who sold more than one million albums with her siblings as part of beloved Cape Breton group The Rankin Family, is set to release her first solo album, A Fine Line, on April 1.

WWII through the camera’s eye: Book documents Canadian film, photo unit

Was it worth it? That was the question Sgt. Alan Grayston asked when he sent film of an attack on Carpiquet, in Normandy, France, on July 4, 1944, back to headquarters covered in the blood of his fallen driver.

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