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Break-ins at StanFest grounds


RCMP in Guysborough County are investigating a recent break and enter that occurred at the grounds of the annual Stan Rogers Folk Festival in Canso.

Sometime during the overnight hours on Dec. 10, multiple buildings at the festival grounds were broken into and several doors were damaged in the process.

This kind of damage significantly impacts the operations of the non-profit organization, RCMP said in a news release.

Troy Greencorn, the artistic director and founder of StanFest and creative director of the deCoste Performing Arts Centre in Pictou, did not wish to comment when contacted via email on Tuesday.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact police 902-366-2440. Those wishing to remain anonymous can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to 'CRIMES' (274637).

Tips can also be submitted by Secure Web Tips at

Launched in 1997, StanFest has won a number of East Coast Music Awards and attracts more than 10,000 music over the course of the three-day event, which is held every July.


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