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“Health, Stress and Breathing”

“Sometimes we hold onto stress and don’t make the necessary changes to reduce it. After a while, it effects all the systems of our body. It is very damaging and depleting.” Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner, Sharon Conroy, says our daily stressors are significant and the way we deal with our worry can have a […]

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Santa comes to town

The North Nova – Nova Scotia Jeep Club was well represented at the New Glasgow Fire and Rescue Santa Claus Paradein New Glasgow  on Sunday evening. The parade, originally scheduled for Saturday, was postponed due to road conditions after Friday night’s snowfall. (Jess photo)

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Mill taking action against fishermen

Northern Pulp is taking action against the fishermen who prevented the survey of the Northumberland Strait. Kathy Cloutier, director of Corporate Communications for Paper Excellence Canada which owns Northern Pul, has confirmed the move. “Northern Pulp has initiated an action seeking an interim injunction to prevent blockades and/or other obstructions clearing the way for contracted […]

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Fire damages Stellarton home

STELLARTON – A man and his five-year-old daughter have been displaced by a fire early Wednesday afternoon that damaged an older, two-storey house in Stellarton. They are staying with nearby relatives for now and have been helped by Canadian Red Cross volunteers with emergency purchases of clothing, some other basics, and a comfort toy for […]

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Local groups receive gov’t grants to improve accessibility

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County is among several groups across the county and province to receive provincial government grant money to improve accessibility. Community groups and municipalities across the province are investing in capital improvements to improve accessibility at community and municipal facilities. Municipal Affairs Minister Chuck Porter, on behalf of Communities, Culture […]

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Counting sheep

I recall when at least 15 families raised sheep on Pictou Island. Some had as few as six sheep while others had as many as 40 or more. The main requirement of the sheep was for their wool although mutton was also a delicacy. Every islander had their own personal markings on their sheep’s ears. […]

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