Top News

2017 Year in Review: A look back in Digby County in photos

Dave Stewart with half-sister Janet Nowell. When they met, rain poured outside, but they couldn't have cared less. They jumped up and hugged each other for several moments, forming a connection that will last a lifetime.
Dave Stewart with half-sister Janet Nowell. When they met in May, rain poured outside, but they couldn't have cared less. They jumped up and hugged each other for several moments, forming a connection that will last a lifetime. - Sara Ericsson

DIGBY COUNTY, N.S. – We take a look back at the year 2017 with some images from the year in Digby County.

 

 

The Bluenose II docked next to the Picton Castle during the Digby Rendez-vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta in August. KARLA KELLY
The Bluenose II docked next to the Picton Castle during the Digby Rendez-vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta in August. KARLA KELLY

 

 

A Department of Fisheries and Oceans officer carries a crate full of seized lobsters, with some help, down to the water. The lobsters were all thrown in the water around 3:45 p.m. October 18.
A Department of Fisheries and Oceans officer carries a crate full of seized lobsters, with some help, down to the water. The lobsters were all thrown in the water around 3:45 p.m. October 18.

 

Melvin Urias throws his fist in the air after yet another successful rip around the globe of death. Rally executive director Laura Simmons and vice chairman John Bartlett are both confident this was one of the most popular events at this year’s rally.
Melvin Urias throws his fist in the air after yet another successful rip around the globe of death. Rally executive director Laura Simmons and vice chairman John Bartlett are both confident this was one of the most popular events at this year’s rally.

 

The Wharf Rat Wedding! John Leight and Keri Ann Snow kiss as they’re pronounced husband and wife by Diane Axent September 2 at the rally. SARA ERICSSON
The Wharf Rat Wedding! John Leight and Keri Ann Snow kiss as they’re pronounced husband and wife by Diane Axent September 2 at the rally. SARA ERICSSON

 

 

An overhead view of some of the motorcycles in town for the annual Wharf Rat Rally. MARK GOUDGE
An overhead view of some of the motorcycles in town for the annual Wharf Rat Rally. MARK GOUDGE

 

 

A participant of the Tintamarre making its way to Université Sainte-Anne through Church Point on National Acadian Day displays Acadian spirit. TINA COMEAU
A participant of the Tintamarre making its way to Université Sainte-Anne through Church Point on National Acadian Day displays Acadian spirit. TINA COMEAU

 

 

Brinley Peck greases the pole while Robert and Jacob Theriault paddle and keep watch. Bear River celebrated its 124th Cherry Carnival this year with its most famous and unique event: the greased pole. SARA ERICSSON
Brinley Peck greases the pole while Robert and Jacob Theriault paddle and keep watch. Bear River celebrated its 124th Cherry Carnival this year with its most famous and unique event: the greased pole. SARA ERICSSON

 

 

Waves from spectators and participants in the annual Gran Fondo Baie Sainte-Marie cycling event. SARA ERICSSON
Waves from spectators and participants in the annual Gran Fondo Baie Sainte-Marie cycling event. SARA ERICSSON

 

 

People gathered holding candles in solidarity with Muslim community in Digby and in Canada by holding vigils after a shooting at a Quebec Mosque earlier in the year. SARA ERICSSON
People gathered holding candles in solidarity with Muslim community in Digby and in Canada by holding vigils after a shooting at a Quebec Mosque earlier in the year. SARA ERICSSON

 

 

2017 National Acadian Day Aug. 15 Tintamarre through Clare. TINA COMEAU
2017 National Acadian Day Aug. 15 Tintamarre through Clare. TINA COMEAU

 

 

Seventy-five students and 25 community partners took part in Digby County’s first HeadStrong Summit on October 25. The event promotes mental health positivity and ending stigma. SARA ERICSSON
Seventy-five students and 25 community partners took part in Digby County’s first HeadStrong Summit on October 25. The event promotes mental health positivity and ending stigma. SARA ERICSSON

 

 

 

 

Les and Jen Barr stand with the certificate declaring their Big Stink IPA the 2017 Best IPA from the Atlantic Canadian Beer Awards, and their new bottled beer. (Photo credit: Sara Ericsson/SaltWire)
Les and Jen Barr stand with the certificate declaring their Big Stink IPA the 2017 Best IPA from the Atlantic Canadian Beer Awards, and their new bottled beer. (Photo credit: Sara Ericsson/SaltWire)

 

 

 

 

 

Dale and Sharon Arnburg stand aboard the Bluenose II at the Digby RDV Tall Ships Regatta with friends Grace, Nick and Jo Seaton, visiting from near Norfolk, England. And in the second photo, Jerry Konicek and Jack Shallows visited Digby from San Francisco for Scallop Days and, as they are serious scallop enthusiasts, watched the shucking event. (Photo credit: SARA ERICSSON)
Dale and Sharon Arnburg stand aboard the Bluenose II at the Digby RDV Tall Ships Regatta with friends Grace, Nick and Jo Seaton, visiting from near Norfolk, England. And in the second photo, Jerry Konicek and Jack Shallows visited Digby from San Francisco for Scallop Days and, as they are serious scallop enthusiasts, watched the shucking event. (Photo credit: SARA ERICSSON)

 

 

 

 

Brian McConnell stands and looks on at the Rutherford family’s gravestone, which bears all of their names. After walking by the cemetery for years and wondering who was buried there, he finally decided to take the project on himself, to great success – finding the name and story of each person buried there. (Photo credit: Sara Ericsson)
Brian McConnell stands and looks on at the Rutherford family’s gravestone, which bears all of their names. After walking by the cemetery for years and wondering who was buried there, he finally decided to take the project on himself, to great success – finding the name and story of each person buried there. (Photo credit: Sara Ericsson)

 

 

 

 

Clare-Digby Minor Hockey Association players stand with Chris Larsen, Greg Nixon and Karri Trowell at the announcement of a $5,000 donation from the Maritime NHL’ers 4 Kids organization, through its partnership with the Canadian Tire Jumpstart charity. Photo credit: Sara Ericsson/Saltwire
Clare-Digby Minor Hockey Association players stand with Chris Larsen, Greg Nixon and Karri Trowell at the announcement of a $5,000 donation from the Maritime NHL’ers 4 Kids organization, through its partnership with the Canadian Tire Jumpstart charity. Photo credit: Sara Ericsson/Saltwire

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shekrallah, Rima and Beth Earle all team up to get things cooking during a Flavours of Syria event held at the Conway Workshop's Community Kitchen. SARA ERICSSON
Shekrallah, Rima and Beth Earle all team up to get things cooking during a Flavours of Syria event held at the Conway Workshop's Community Kitchen. SARA ERICSSON

 

 

 

 

Weymouth firefighter Nick Glavin takes a water break after fighting a fire on board Amanda's Pride at the Weymouth North slip in October. KARLA KELLY
Weymouth firefighter Nick Glavin takes a water break after fighting a fire on board Amanda's Pride at the Weymouth North slip in October. KARLA KELLY

 

 

 

 

Joanna Jarvis and Patrick Jarvis drumming at the launch of African Heritage Month in Digby. TINA COMEAU
Joanna Jarvis and Patrick Jarvis drumming at the launch of African Heritage Month in Digby. TINA COMEAU

 

 

 

 

Unveiling the poster for African Heritage Month which included the theme: Passing the Torch – African Nova Scotians and the Next 150th. TINA COMEAU
Unveiling the poster for African Heritage Month which included the theme: Passing the Torch – African Nova Scotians and the Next 150th. TINA COMEAU

 

 

 

 

An entry in this year's Scallop Days parade. SARA ERICSSON
An entry in this year's Scallop Days parade. SARA ERICSSON

 

 

 

 

Crate run champ Easton Addington as he successfully completes two full crate runs in the Lobster Bash. He won the event again this year.
Crate run champ Easton Addington as he successfully completes two full crate runs in the Lobster Bash. He won the event again this year.

 

 

 

 

The Margaret's Justice ferry on her first day of service on Jan. 18. AMY TUDOR
The Margaret's Justice ferry on her first day of service on Jan. 18. AMY TUDOR

 

 

 

 

The Margaret's Justice ferry on her first day of service on Jan. 18. AMY TUDOR
The Margaret's Justice ferry on her first day of service on Jan. 18. AMY TUDOR

 

 

 

 

Wally Howard stands at the centre of his model train set up at his house in Brighton, which covers the entire basement area of the house. “It’s a hobby that makes me feel like a kid,” said Wally Howard, “but I really never knew it would get this big.” SARA ERICSSON
Wally Howard stands at the centre of his model train set up at his house in Brighton, which covers the entire basement area of the house. “It’s a hobby that makes me feel like a kid,” said Wally Howard, “but I really never knew it would get this big.” SARA ERICSSON

 

 

 

 

Glyn and Angela [O’Neill] Whiteley with some of her painted Canada 150 rocks in front of the Digby Wharf. SARA ERICSSON
Glyn and Angela [O’Neill] Whiteley with some of her painted Canada 150 rocks in front of the Digby Wharf. SARA ERICSSON

 

 

 

 

Nicholas Comeau, left, shares a laugh with retired teacher, Richard Comeau, at the Alumni Awards Reception at Retrouvailles 2017, where Richard was honoured as the Alumni of the Year. LAURA REDMAN PHOTO
Nicholas Comeau, left, shares a laugh with retired teacher, Richard Comeau, at the Alumni Awards Reception at Retrouvailles 2017, where Richard was honoured as the Alumni of the Year. LAURA REDMAN PHOTO
Members of the Digby Curling Club gathered Dec. 29 for the second annual Ugly Sweater Bonspiel.
Members of the Digby Curling Club gathered Dec. 29 for the second annual Ugly Sweater Bonspiel.

 

 

 

 

Jimmy Gates (left) and J.J. Scott stand along a trail in Bloomfield that is littered with garbage. JAMES MALLORY
Jimmy Gates (left) and J.J. Scott stand along a trail in Bloomfield that is littered with garbage. JAMES MALLORY
Library clerks Joanna Jarvis (left) and Heather Duncan show books for sale at the Digby library. JAMES MALLORY
Library clerks Joanna Jarvis (left) and Heather Duncan show books for sale at the Digby library. JAMES MALLORY

 

 

 

Recent Stories