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Heather Rankin’s new winter album due out Dec. 1

Published November 24, 2017 – 2:19pm 

It’s been 20 years since the last time Heather Rankin got into the holiday spirit on record, with her sisters Raylene and Cookie on an album that became a Canadian Christmas classic, Do You Hear.. .

The timing seemed right to return to crisp, wintry sounds and her new release, Imagine, due out on Dec. 1, is a gorgeous evocation of Christmas and a compendium of the complicated mix of emotions the annual event often brings. There is nostalgia,

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By JOHN R KENNEDY. Wednesday, November 22nd 2017 – 9:05 am
Heather Rankin knows there’s some irony in making a cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine” the title track of her first solo holiday album.

“It was a conscious decision,” Rankin insisted, on the phone from Halifax.

Lennon’s famous song, released in 1971, expresses hope for a world with “no religion” filled with “people living for today.” He wrote: “Imagine there’s no heaven / It’s easy if you try / No hell below us / Above us only sky.”

Rankin explained: “I was raised in the Catholic church but I consider myself to be an open and accepting person and I’m still learning.

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Digby church to host a unique event

The Digby Courier. By James Mallory.

DIGBY, N.S. – The audience at a church in Digby is expecting to increase exponentially as a unique opportunity presents itself next month.

Tomato Tomato will be stopping by the Grace United Church on Dec. 20 as part of its Maritime Christmas 2017 tour. Special guests at this show include Dave Gunning, Heather Rankin and Ray Legere.

Reverend Alex Constable of the Grace United Church says the opportunity to welcome more people from the community is a wonderful gift.

“I think it’s something that we can give and use this God-given space to benefit people and to fulfill needs that are there,” he said.

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Canada C3 Snapshot: Heather Rankin

As one of the writers of the Canada C3 song River of Nations, Heather Rankin is a well known friend of Canada C3. Heather took part in Leg 2, travelling from Montreal to Baie-Comeau. Now that a few months have passed since Heather’s time on our ship, we asked her for her thoughts on the experience.

“We visited some of the more remote communities in Canada and learned about their people and their beautiful cultures and traditions as well as some of the challenges they have faced for generations. I came away from the journey with a new understanding of some of the more painful parts of Canadian history involving First Nations,

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