SOC in favour of P-12 option for Pictou schools

Nearly 100 people attended the latest School Options Committee meeting in the Pictou Academy gym on December 1. The meeting served as an update on the process of the SOC’s decision with what to do with the Pictou Schools post review process. As the SOC made a few presentations on relevant topics such as optimization, […]

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New round of bidding for idle Trenton facility

TRENTON – Local civic leaders are reacting to the province’s decision to begin a new round of bidding for the former railcar and wind tower manufacturing facility in Trenton. Business Minister Mark Furey met Tuesday morning with Trenton Mayor Shannon MacInnis and Pictou County’s five other municipal leaders before confirming at a brief press conference […]

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No injuries after pellet gun found on school bus

NEW GLASGOW – No students were injured earlier this week when police received a report about a possible firearm onboard a school bus. On Tuesday at approximately 3:45 p.m., New Glasgow Regional Police received the report. Police responded and upon investigation it was determined that the replica firearm was a pellet gun which was brought […]

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New Glasgow Regional Police arrest 41 year old for voyeurism

NEW GLASGOW – A 41-year-old New Glasgow man has been charged by New Glasgow Regional Police with voyeurism. The arrest was made on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at approximately 10:20 a.m. at a Westside Medical Centre after receiving a complaint about voyeurism. Police say the incident happened in the staff washroom, where the suspect was video […]

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Staples Superpower your School contest accepting entries

Ten environmentally conscious schools across the country will each earn $25,000 worth of new technology from Staples Canada as part of the retailer’s Superpower your School Contest. Schools are invited to enter the contest at Staples.ca/PowerEco and share their eco initiatives for a chance to win. The Superpower your School Contest runs until January 31, […]

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Dozens help with Life Shelter’s move

NEW GLASGOW – Dozens of volunteers showed how many hands make light work on Saturday as the Life Shelter’s belongings were removed from its former premises. Members of a steering committee seeking a new home for the Life Shelter have also been buoyed by the possibility that it could be resurrected elsewhere. “It’s wonderful,” committee […]

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