Trading in careers

STELLARTON — Pictou County is full of inspirational women to look to, come International Women’s Day and month. And at the Pictou Campus Nova Scotia Community College, some women are smashing stereotypes and stigmas and taking on jobs that may be seen as more traditionally male-dominated jobs. Women who enrol in trades may be few […]

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Stellarton’s MACKMariplex merges with Big Erics

HALIFAX – Big Erics Inc. announced today the acquisition of the Stellarton-based MACKMariplex. The merger of two companies allows Big Erics to continue to strengthen its offering as trusted partners both in end-to-end product and service-based solutions to commercial kitchen customers and discerning home chefs alike. “We are thrilled to welcome the MACKMariplex team to […]

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To block a clearcut

Clearcutting, in my mind, represents everything that’s wrong with forestry past and present. Yes, there are nuances to this industry I will never fully grasp and the economic drivers involved are powerful, but through the lens of sustainability, clearcutting is absurd. I’ve had the privilege, and the misfortune, of walking through forests before and after […]

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Reasons to smile

This year marks the ninth year for the annual Ed Bowden Community Wellness Award as part of the annual Community Health Board grants. The grants go out to programs in the community that are helping to promote community health and wellness through many different means. The Ed Bowden Award is named after a strong and […]

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On behalf of flowers

In May of 2016, I pulled off a Hants County highway and parked by a barely perceptible trail, leading into a thin forest with powdery white gypsum erupting from the soil everywhere I cared to look. Had I not done my homework and enlisted the help of local naturalists I could never have found what […]

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STEM-ming out into science

Big things have been in the works for a Pictou County teenager after travelling to New York to attend the UN Women and Girls in Science conference. Abby Coleman was chosen to take part in the international conference after making it to nationals in the annual school science fair for her project on drinking water […]

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Watch us grow

STELLARTON — Cannabis production in Stellarton has officially begun. Zenabis Global Inc. CEO Andrew Grieve announced the facility’s official opening on Monday after receiving its Health Canada approval to cultivate and grow cannabis at the former electronics plant on Acadia Avenue. The 255,000 square-foot facility is the third for Zenabis and adds a design capacity […]

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