Mi’kmaq heritage celebrated

WESTVILLE — The town hall gym rang with song, jingle dresses and the thunder of a drum Saturday afternoon. Billed as Fall Family Fun Day, the afternoon celebrated Mi’kmaq heritage and resembled something of an indoor powwow. Although on a smaller scale than the annual summer powwow, the event featured multiple kinds of traditional dance,...

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Walking for wishes

Wishmaker parade raises $10,000-plus The Children’s Wish Foundation Wishmaker Parade raised enough money for a wish, and a head start on another. Saturday’s festivities raised $10,200 — a slight bit more than the $10,000 the charity requires to fulfill a wish. Ahead of the noon parade of kids, students, and vintage cars — all led by a piper —...

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Garden club blossoms with sculpture unveiling

The Westville and Area Garden Club planted a seed of an entirely different kind. Following the day-long series of workshops and idea exchanges of the Nova Scotia Association of Garden Clubs Region 2 Fall Rally — which the club hosted — events moved to Acadia Park where a gardening monument was formally unveiled. The raceless, ageless,...

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Memory of slain police officer, firefighter honoured

The memory of a Stellarton woman was honoured Saturday. The late Catherine Campbell, a 10-year veteran of the Stellarton Fire Department and a decorated member of the Truro Police Service, was remembered and permanently etched into the city-scape of the town she loved, with the Town of Stellarton formally dedicating one of the benches in...

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Memory of slain police officer, firefighter honoured

The memory of a Stellarton woman was honoured Saturday. The late Catherine Campbell, a 10-year veteran of the Stellarton Fire Department and a decorated member of the Truro Police Service, was remembered and permanently etched into the city-scape of the town she loved, with the Town of Stellarton formally dedicating one of the benches in...

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Locals involved in Indie Author Day

For all the bright lights, shiny things and distractions around it, nothing motivates the creative mind quite like a deadline. And as deadlines go, catching Canada’s 150 is a pretty big one. And yet, with ‘Where Pines and Maples Grow’, a group of eight local authors managed to do just that. Known in group form...

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First artisan fair draws crowd

The first of a possibly annual art show, exhibit and extravaganza took place Sunday near Glasgow Square. Sale Along the River: An Artisan Fair featured a wide range of locally created artworks and was organized by the newly relaunched Creative Pictou County. Willa Kray, secretary with Creative Pictou County, spearheaded Sale Along the River. She said the...

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Volunteers help Share the Warmth

NEW GLASGOW — The Share the Warmth campaign may be into its 16th year but staff, customers and friends of Atlantic Fabrics were as passionate about the project as ever. All six Atlantic Fabrics locations take part in making quilts and donating them to worthy causes local to them. The East River Road location will be donating...

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Run for the Cure raises $30,000 locally

Some 165 participants and volunteers turned out to Trenton Park on Sunday morning to take part in the 5th annual CIBC Run for the Cure. Between them, they raised $30,000 for breast cancer research and advocacy in Atlantic Canada. This marks the third year the walk/run has taken place in Trenton Park. Participants enjoyed a...

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Pulling off a fundraiser

The United Way of Pictou County pulled in $1,200 Saturday morning. Taking place at the Pictou County Wellness Centre, the unique United Way fundraiser Pulling for Change saw 10 teams compete to see who could pull a firetruck the quickest. Teams paid an entry fee of $100 to take part, and the highest pledging team...

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