River John child amputee embraces life “Just the Way I Am”

The War Amps is this year embarking on its second century of service. What began as an Association to assist war amputee veterans returning from the First World War, has expanded its programs over the years to support all amputees, including Jaxon Sutherland, 7, of River John. Jaxson is a partial left hand amputee and,...

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Celebrating 20 years on the river

They thought they could. So they did. Twenty years ago, a group of breast cancer survivors set out to prove there was a whole lot more to life after breast cancer. Women Alike ABreastARiver dragon boat team was born. These wives, mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts, friends formed the group in New Glasgow after attending a...

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SMITH, Kathleen M.

Halifax / Pictou It is with deep sadness, the friends and family of Kathleen Mary Smith announce her passing on July 20th, 2019. She was born in Pictou, a daughter of the late Harold and Donna (Babineau) Smith. After high school, Kathleen trained in financing and was a secretary/receptionist in the Administration Department for the […]

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Local business expanding to build factory

Twin Rivers Properties is a local success story and is continuing its growth. The locally owned and operated company is expanding to build a pre-fabricated modular construction facility to augment their mini-home park and rental operations. “These homes will be completely finished coming out of the factory,” explains Blair van Veld who co-owns the company...

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Aline Pottie

Aline Mary Pottie (Cormier) passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2019 after a long period of decline brought on by circulatory issues. Born in Pictou NS in 1933, she completed one year of secretarial study at Mt. St. Bernard College in Antigonish, where she subsequently met her future husband, Roswell Pottie. They were married in […]

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Little Harbour Hookers showing work at The Bistro

NEW GLASGOW — Rug hooking is both an art and a craft. Cut strips of wool or yarn are pulled through a backing cloth with a crochet-type hook. In the 1850s, machine rugs were becoming popular. They were expensive so this country craft was born out of necessity. Hooking became very popular in New England,...

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And all that jazz …

A musician with local roots continues to hit the high notes in her musical career, including a performance this week at the Montreal International Jazz Festival. Beth McKenna, a graduate of North Nova Education Centre (2008) and now based in Montreal, has developed a career for herself in the arts, known as being one of...

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Driver charged following two-vehicle collision

TRENTON – New Glasgow Regional Police are investigating after a two-vehicle collision here Wednesday. At approximately 5:30 p.m. on July 3, New Glasgow Regional Police, Trenton Fire Department and Emergency Health Services responded to the collision at the intersection of North Main Street and Park Road.  The collision involved a lone Pictou County male driving a...

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Provincial Seamen’s Memorial Service in Canso

The Seamen’s Memorial in Canso was constructed in 1976 to mark the 75th anniversary of the incorporation of the Town of Canso by the Canso Lions Club with donations from the Lions and the community. The Seamen’s Memorial highlights four centuries of the fishing heritage of the Canso Area and contains numerous names of fishermen...

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Volunteers, support needed to keep Viola’s Place operating

Of all the needs of Viola’s Place, compassionate volunteers top the list. There is plenty of food, dishes, warm bedding, a comfortable living room area complete with sofa, armchairs, books and games and a large-screen television, and enough beds for eight people. Separate male and female washrooms provide an opportunity for guests to enjoy a...

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