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Écosse

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Écosse is a combination of four of the National Capital Region’s favourite musicians.
The (thankfully) ubiquitous James Stephens does what he does best: he plays a dozen or so instruments, adds his wonderful voice and, with Duncan, directs the musical flow of the band. James will be remembered by many for his time with legendary Ottawa groups Fat Man Waving and Six Mile Bridge. He recorded, engineered and helped produce Écosse’s new album (The Auld Alliance) at his Stove Sound studio in Chelsea.
Duncan Gillis is another of the region’s brightest lights. Former bands include the brilliant and extremely popular Jimmy George. Duncan cut his musical teeth amongst the pipe band community and in countless sessions and groups over the years. He is an incredible piper and flute player who also adds his fine vocal talents to the mix. As well as all of the above, this new album highlights Duncan’s own invention, the Highland hornpipe, which is an integral part of Écosse’s sound. Duncan is the son of Cape Breton piper Allan James Gillis.
Wakefield’s Bobby Watt has been a fixture on the Canadian folk scene since before the Celtic surge welled up from the shores of Cape Breton and flowed over the rest of the country. A singer since his teens in his native Scotland, he was described by Warren Robinson, a past president of the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals, as “The best male voice in traditional music, anywhere!”
This motley crew is held together and indeed driven on by the wonderful drumming and percussive talents of Rob Graves, whose world beat rhythms add a decidedly exotic flavour to the Celtic and Québécois influences of the band.

imX Communications.

  • Corporate body
  • 1988-2008

imX Communications Inc. was a Halifax-based film and television production company formed in 1998 by Christopher Zimmer, the company president. His original company, Imagex, was incorporated in 1985 and was placed under the larger umbrella of imX Communications in 1998 to produce feature films, made-for-television movies, documentaries, and animation. The feature films Margaret’s Museum and New Waterford Girl received considerable critical acclaim.

Zimmer had a thorough grounding in television, advertising, and film production in New York and Los Angeles. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Film Festival, the Canadian Film and TV Producers Association, and on the Canadian Government’s Advisory Committee on Feature Films. Along with the Donovan brothers, Zimmer has played a major role in transforming Halifax into a major Canadian entertainment production centre.

imX has co-produced and fully produced feature films, animated productions, and television series and features. The company has also developed service and executive productions. It has become known for its many co-productions with international companies in the U.K., Spain, Germany, Poland, France, the U.S.A., the Netherlands, Venezuela, and Belgium. imX also had a base in St. John’s, Newfoundland for several years and was a partner in the Double Helix Animation Studios (Halifax and Sydney) and the CineSite Film & TV Production Centre (Halifax). Its productions are noted for authentic settings, Canadian stories, and their use of local and Canadian talent.

Both Zimmer and imX films have earned numerous industry awards. Some of these include over twenty-five Gemini nominations, seven Leo Awards, and awards from the Seattle International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Taos Talking Picture Film Festival, Biarritz Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, Havana International Film Festival, the Montreal Film Festival, the Toronto Film Festival, the Vancouver International Film Festival, and the Atlantic Film Festival. imX was bought by DHX Media in July 2008.

deLong, Muriel (Mason)

  • Person
  • 1892-1968

Muriel Mathilda Mae Mason, the daughter of Captain Enoch Mason and Sophia (Smith) Mason, was born at Mahone Bay in 1892. In 1915, she graduated in nursing from Salem Hospital in Salem, Massachusetts. The following year, she married the merchant Donald deWitt deLong. The couple lived in New Germany, where they were active for many years in the Epworth United Church. They had one child, a daughter. In 1968 Muriel deLong and her husband were both killed in an automobile accident at Gold River, Nova Scotia.

de Mezangeau, Louis, 1766-[after 1819]

  • Person
  • 1766-

Louis de Mezangeau was born in 1766 in Brittany in France. He served in the French navy, first in Guinea in West Africa and then on the islands of St-Pierre and Miquelon beginning in 1785. By 1793 he was second in command to Governor Danseville on the island of St-Pierre. In the spring of 1793 the islands of St-Pierre and Miquelon surrendered to the British and on June 20th that same year Mezangeau along with five or six hundred prisoners were transported to Halifax on board the frigate Alligator. He became a British subject and was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Nova Scotia militia in 1797. He served as an officer in the 2nd Battalion of Halifax militia and he took a regiment to Chezzetcook and Lawrencetown to defend the coast from an attack by Napoleon's navy in 1804. In 1802, owing to his education, he received a license to teach in Nova Scotia. He was first married to a Mrs. Whittear and later, circa 1805 or 1806, married Maria Louise Naugle from Eastern Passage, with whom he raised seven children. He returned to France later in life to address either family money matters or arrears in his pay and is believed to have died there.

d'Eon, Roger Alfred

  • Person
  • 1918-2004

Roger Alfred d'Eon was born in Upper West Pubnico, Nova Scotia on November 21, 1918. He was the son of Ambroise “Leander” and Alma Laura (Amirault). On May 1, 1944, Roger married Exilda Julie d'Entremont. They had 7 children. Roger died on February 27, 2004 and Exilda died on April 16, 2006. He was a retired fishing captain of a scallop dragger for Lawrence Sweeney Fisheries.

d'Eon, Adelbert Laurie 1912-2003

  • Person

Adelbert Laurie d'Eon was born in Middle West Pubnico, Nova Scotia on May 6, 1912. He was the son of Jacques “Alfred” and Anne “Francoise” d'Eon. On November 4, 1947 he married Rose Marie d'Entremont. Adelbert died in 2003 on the 2nd day of March and his wife died in 2007, on the 23rd day of February. Adelbert had a few businesses from the nineteen twenties to the nineteen nineties. His first job was running a press at a local canning factory. Then he drove passengers and managed to get a franchise to operate a passenger bus service from Pubnico to Yarmouth. Adelbert built his bus shop “Middle West Pubnico Bus Builders”, a local manufacturer of buses. This company would take truck chassis and convert them to buses. Over the years the bus shop was enlarged twice and the doors had to be made higher and wider as the buses and trucks kept getting bigger. During the war years the business flourished. At its peak they employed 21 people and they operated taxies and passenger buses at the same time; Adelbert d'Eon drove a bus to Yarmouth for 35 years. West Pubnico Bus Builders meant quality so they would get orders for milk trucks, bread trucks, vans, fire trucks, and shopmobiles. In the mid 1940's, he went into the restaurant business opening up the Red Cap Diner with his cousin. Later adding cabins and converting an old house into a motel that they named La Baronnie Motel.

d'Entremont, Silvain, 1796-1881

  • Person
  • 1796-1881

Silvain d'Entremont was born 3 March 1796 at West Pubnico, Nova Scotia. He was the son of Cyrille d'Entremont and Anastasie Pothier. D'Entremont was the owner of a general store that sold dry goods. In 1824, he married Elizabeth Amirault and they had six children. Silvain d'Entremont died on 7 November 1881.

d'Entremont, Raymond, 1875-1974

  • Person
  • 1875-1974

Fish merchant; born the 29 of August 1875 at West Pubnico, Yarmouth County; son of Francis and Natalie (Pothier) d'Entremont; studied at Ste. Anne's College; married the 14 of November 1907 to Sadie M. Daughter of William d'Entremont of West Pubnico; Member for Yarmouth Co., 1925-1928; Liberal Conservative; Roman Catholic; died the 26 of January 1974, at Waterville, Kings Co., N.S.

d'Entremont, James G., 1871-1956.

  • Person
  • 1871-1956

Jacques Gilbert d'Entremont, known as James G. and called "Jim", was born 16 October 1871 at West Pubnico, Nova Scotia. He was the son of Nicolas d'Entremont and Anne Vitaline Amirault, and the brother of H. Léander d'Entremont. James left school at the age of 16 to fish on the Grand Banks off Newfoundland. In 1895 he married Elaine Elisabeth-Anne d'Entremont, known as Lizy-Ann, and they had nine children. In 1912, James was named Fishery Overseer for the County of Yarmouth. He died 16 June 1956.

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