Residents learn about solar power

PLYMOUTH — Residents received a short course on how to apply for solar panel installation through a novel provincial program. Plymouth resident Andy Thompson, who represents District 11 on Pictou County Municipal Council, outlined the success of the centre in successfully applying to the Solar Electricity for Community Buildings Pilot Program. The result was 72...

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Living with vision loss topic of lunch and learn

CARIBOU RIVER — Living with vision loss will be the focus of a lunch and learn session being held in Caribou River. Julie Martin will be speaking on the topic at the session scheduled for May 30 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Caribou River community centre. Martin has been dealing with vision...

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Golden years

It is a year for celebrating 50th anniversaries and a local couple is marking this milestone with a celebration being held at a facility that is also marking its 50th anniversary. And the two are interwoven and connected in the most special of ways. Cheryl and Robert ‘Red’ MacKean will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary...

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This Is Adventure

Inspiration and motivation come from different places for different people: A movie, a book, a song, a memory. For Rich Brand, it comes from within and he’s doing his utmost to share it with as many people as he can. From a kayak. Alone. With nothing to keep him company except his thoughts of inspiring...

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Firearms, marijuana seized following fire

CARIBOU RIVER – Marijuana plants, marijuana cultivation materials and multiple firearms were seized following a structure fire on Monday. At approximately 12 p.m., the Pictou County District RCMP responded to a structure fire on Gordon Road, Caribou River. As a result of preliminary investigation, the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit executed a search...

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Moved to create cross

WATERSIDE – Easter and a key moment in time have struck Billy Swanton at the right time. A religious man who resides in Waterside, Swanton felt inspired to build a cross and locate it on Wednesday near a dish for his Internet and phone that was placed on a post the previous day. “It can...

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Heads turn at bobbin lace event

CARIBOU RIVER – Donna Bullerwell was pleased to see a good number attend the Maritime Bobbin Lace Day at the Caribou River Community Centre recently. Bullerwell is part of the Strait Lacers, a local group of women who make bobbin lace, and she organized the lace day event for the second year in a row....

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Caribou River Lunch and Learn group asking: What’s up Doc?

CARIBOU RIVER – Do you know you can call a nurse to get an answer to a medical question or to ask if you need a doctor’s visit? Do you know you can call the VON and have a driver take you to an appointment, to the pharmacy or to the grocery store? Or that...

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