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Arts & Culture

Musical looks at life from the park bench

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – The basement of the West Country Hearth in Villeneuve is sparse save for the steel pillars that support the ground level and a park bench that sits in the middle of the floor. The former are an integral part of what keeps the building aloft; the latter is a vehicle through which a series of stories on the human condition are driven forward week after week in music and song.

Since January, the cast of The Park Bench have been rehearsing in the basement of the Sturgeon County seniors’ … […]

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Local News

Mayor’s golf tournament raises money for seniors and youth

By Staff

Sturgeon County – Area golfers who participated in June’s Sturgeon County Mayor’s Golf Tournament succeeded in more than just keeping par – they helped raise $28,000 for local senior and youth initiatives. County Mayor Don Rigney presented two cheques Tuesday morning, one to West Country Hearth in the amount of $4,063 and the other to the Sturgeon Foundation in the amount of $24,380… […]