Libraries welcoming places – in more ways than one

It was a sentiment echoed over and over again on Tuesday afternoon — libraries are the heart of a community. With the help of a new initiative partnered by the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce, the Multicultural Association of Pictou County and more, Pictou-Antigonish Regional libraries will now serve as official welcoming centres to their […]

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Long-time friends launch self-development program

PLYMOUTH – Two Pictou County residents who want to make people’s lives better have combined forces through their long-time friendship to start a youth self development organization called Dream Candy. Deelle Hines and Camilla MacDonald have scheduled two six-week programs beginning in January at the Plymouth Community Centre, featuring an introduction to self-development. “It’s a […]

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The Hippest summer, tragedies and the gifts that ensue

SCOTSBURN – The Tragically Hip owned the summer of 2016. From the moment the band announced that frontman Gord Downie had an incurable brain tumour,  fans were all captivated. So many people have been inspired by Downie’s example, not least of all Carlton Munroe who was recently diagnosed with the same cancer. “The will and […]

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Sounds of Joy concert scheduled for Friday

NEW GLASGOW – Pianist Nicole Green and tenor Marcel d’Entremont will headline the 2016 edition of the Sounds of Joy concert on Friday at Trinity United Church. The concert is produced by Donna Hargreaves and will start at 7 p.m. Proceeds will be dedicated to the Tearmann Society. “It’s thrilling to have Nicole and Marcel […]

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Christmas concert fills void from cancelled school events

The ongoing dispute between the provincial government and the province’s teachers has resulted in many Christmas and seasonal activities being cancelled; however, children from Pictou Elementary School got to sing their songs afterall. Rather than a school-sanctioned Christmas concert, the kids instead performed for the residents of the Odd Fellows Home in Pictou on Tuesday […]

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