River makes his own indelible mark on our hearts

River, our handsome two-year-old golden retriever, has an intriguing personality that continues to combine charm and kindness with pensive thought. He is often intense and a little serious, staring with deep, dark, warm brown eyes.   He even possesses an inner serenity that is quite unusual for his breed. As you stare into those big beautiful...

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River – A special combination of calmness, jubilation and devotion

River possesses a soft yet intense stare with charcoal rimmed milk chocolate eyes that melt the heart and guarantees him more than his fair share of the family room couch. This, however, is far from his only demand. If there happens to be a stray blanket or too many pillows on the couch he sits...

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River turns two – winding and weaving through our lives

Our handsome River turns two today (26th of October) and it so hard to believe he is technically no longer a puppy. His birthday took place three days after we lost our first Golden retriever the amazing Striker and we always viewed River’s birthdate as a sign of what was meant to be as Striker was born...

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Sweet sounds of baby grand piano Grace Glen Haven Manor

NEW GLASGOW — Regardless of one’s scope of musical knowledge, a baby grand piano is widely recognized as a high calibre instrument as well as a lovely piece of furniture in any home. Glen Haven Manor is now the proud owner of a baby grand piano which was donated to the long-term care facility by...

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Johnny Miles Event inspires Glen Haven employees Learn to Run group

NEW GLASGOW – The Johnny Miles Running Event Weekend is not only the inspiration for Glen Haven Manor’s Learn to Run program, it will also be the debut course for several employees new to running. The program, based on the C25K (Couch to 5km), was offered as one of the healthy workplace programs at Glen...

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Trinity Embraces the Race

Trinity United Church is cancelling services this Sunday morning so that the congregation can fully get into the spirit of Johnny Miles Running Event by encouraging in person neighbours, friends, families and visitors who are taking part in this great healthy lifestyle event! To be more precise, Trinity will join with their neighbours at St....

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Life with a Rock Star

River is now 18 months old and by most accounts a full-fledged dog. He has developed his own distinct personality and travelling with him is kind of like being the road crew to a rock star. You have a job that needs to be done but no one really cares or gives you much attention...

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Absence makes the heart grow fonder: River finds a pack and new independence

Our three family dogs have all had a very special place in our lives and hearts, each one making his own indelible mark. When you are forced to say the final heartbreaking goodbye to one, the heart wonders if it can ever be brave enough or even open enough to love again. The unconditional love...

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Snow angels, frosty beach walks and cosy winter nights …

River continues to grow into a lovely dog who showers us with affection and soaks up hugs and kisses, while keeping us entertained and yes, on our toes. There are surprises and smiles around every corner. The Christmas tree hunt with River was an experience to remember because he thought it was a most exciting...

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Spirited, spunky and loving – River zooms his way into our hearts

A year ago on December 17 in a blinding snow storm River became a part of our family. A white-knuckle drive home to New Glasgow from northern New Brunswick was his introduction to life with the Dickson/Campbell family. He snuggled in like he always belonged and despite the crawl home, it was full speed ahead....

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