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What’s Cooking… for Thanksgiving dinner?

Gingerbread, rice pudding, pumpkin pie and apple cake are all familiar Thanksgiving desserts, but have you heard of blancmange, apple fool or mount guard? These are just a few of the old, handwritten recipes found in the Nova Scotia Archives and now posted online, just in time for Thanksgiving. The archives’ newest online resource, What’s […]

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Pictou West residents engaged in Pints & Politics session

The Pulse Pictou County Pints & Politics Municipal Election Series wrapped Thursday with a final session held at the Caribou Fire Hall. Although better attended than some of the prior events, several candidates were absent from three of the featured districts. One minor change from previous sessions was implemented and that was to allow school […]

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Pints & Politics picks up steam in Pictou and Trenton

By Debbi Harvie and Heather Brimicombe PICTOU – Fat Tony’s was bursting at the seams Wednesday night as Pictou residents came out to listen to candidates running in the October 15 municipal elections. The Pints & Politics event was one of seven conducted in each municipality throughout the county in advance of online voting beginning […]

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New nursing staff coming to Pictou County

New Glasgow, Westville and Stellarton are among the areas that will getting new nurse practitioners and family practice nurses. According to the Nova Scotia Health Authority, this means 2,400 more patients combined in these communities will be able to join a collaborative health team. The province is giving Nova Scotia Health Authority an extra $3.6 […]

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Second Pints & Politics garners more support in New Glasgow, less in Westville

By Debbi Harvie and Aaron Cameron Shared services, infrastructure, seniors, youth retention, jobs and economic development were key areas candidates in the New Glasgow municipal election spoke about Tuesday night at Glasgow Square. Sixteen individuals running as councillors could have attended, instead, four from Ward 1 attended, three from Ward 2, and all six from […]

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Senior support groups can apply for grants to help seniors stay safe

Local senior support groups can now apply for grants to help seniors stay safe and live independently. The Senior Safety Grant program is funded by the departments of Seniors and Justice. It provides up to $20,000 to non-profit, community-based safety programs that provide information, support, and guidance to seniors. Programs that promote education and awareness […]

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