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Top left: 81-year-old Ellen Ma­cleod (far right) poses with fam­ily in Oc­to­ber 2017 atop Theodore Fricker Moun­tain near Bay St. Lawrence. Ma­cleod is the old­est per­son to reach the 1200 ft sum­mit. Sub­mit­ted Photo. Top mid­dle: On Nov. 4, mem­bers of the Green­wood United Church in Bad­deck be­came an Af­firm­ing Min­istry - one in­ten­tion­ally open and invit­ing of peo­ple of all sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion and gen­der iden­ti­ties. Photo by An­drew Brooks / VS. Top right: Bad­deck Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment fire­fight­ers Matt Samp­son (left) and Scott Buchanan bat­tling the fire that de­stroyed the main build­ing of the In­ver­ary Re­sort on June 7. Photo by An­drew Brooks / VS. Mid­dle left: Mais Es­maeel (left) play­ing with friend Jas­mine Chris­tiano at the Nov. 17 com­mu­nity gath­er­ing hosted by the Es­maeel fam­ily who re­lo­cated to Bad­deck in April 2018. Photo by Carolyn Bar­ber/ VS. Mid­dle mid­dle: Con­trib­u­tors and well-wish­ers stand­ing with an iconic Ir­ish skin row boat com­monly known as a cur­rach. The boat was built by hand for the Voices of the Naomhóg project con­ceived of by Cape Bre­ton fid­dler Rosie Macken­zie. Sub­mit­ted photo. Mid­dle right: Dozens gath­ered for the launch of the new pro­vin­cial court in Wag­mat­cook, which in­cludes Nova Sco­tia’s first Gladue court. Photo by An­drew Brooks / VS. Bot­tom left: In Novem­ber, un­der-bridge in­spec­tion ve­hi­cles were used for the first of two-phase in­spec­tion of the Seal Is­land Bridge. Photo by An­drew Brooks / VS. Bot­tom mid­dle: Po­lar Bear swim­mers in Ding­wall on Jan. 1, 2018. Left to right: Pat­ter­son Ro­chon, Bricin Lyons, Troy Ras­mussen, Lori Hor­vath, Percy Ras­mussen and Jor­dan Ras­mussen. Sub­mit­ted photo. Bot­tom right: Bad­deck Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment mem­bers wear­ing new boots pur­chased us­ing do­na­tions from the “Bucks for Boots” fundraiser held at the Bras d’or Yacht Club. They also pur­chased much-needed breath­ing ap­pa­ra­tus. Photo by An­drew Brooks/vs.

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