Friday, January 18, 2019


Demonstrators advocate for equal justice

About 20 people gathered beside the Pictou Justice Centre to once again raise awareness of a workplace injury suffered last fall by Nhlanhla Dlamini. The group sought to demonstrate their ongoing support for Dlamini and protest the postponement after his alleged assailant, Shawn Hynes’, court appearance to February. Hynes has been charged with one count […]


MacDonald sets five N.S. track records

STELLARTON — It was quite a year in 2018 for Cara MacDonald. Now, after all the accolades and track and field records, she’s looking ahead to what more she can do. MacDonald, a middle-distance runner for Pictou County Athletics, broke five Athletics Nova Scotia bantam-age records in 2018 and was named the ANS bantam female […]

Saunders school hosts Challenger Baseball

STELLARTON — Students at G.R. Saunders Elementary School got a chance recently to enjoy Challenger Baseball, with the help of Mayor League Baseball’s Toronto Blue Jays. Instructors with the Jays Care Foundation visited the school last Thursday for an hour-long morning session in the gym. Saunders is among schools that have accepted the foundation’s offer […]

Arts & Entertainment

Fundraising for a friend

The Abercrombie Fire Department will be a busy spot for a good cause on January 26 as members team up with those from the New Glasgow Fire Department to host a fundraiser for one of their own. Donnie Grant is a 22-year member of the Abercrombie Fire Department who is recipient of a 20-year long […]


A show for the ages

Pictou County’s own Eleganza Extravaganza is making its way back on stage with more sass, more laughs and more musical prowess than ever before with the third year of Jake and Shaun’s Big Gay Affair in Pictou County and Beyond. What started humbly has now made its way on tour across the province and further […]

#NowMoreThanEver Community Video 8

#NowMoreThanEver Community Video 7


Time for action, not politics, on NP

To the Editor: Several weeks ago our local municipal leaders, MLAs and MP gave us food for thought with their lofty goals for 2019 and reflections on 2018. As a reader, I was rather excited to peruse their comments since I was certain they would, as an elected official, have something profound to share about […]

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  1. The Gift of the Other

    January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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