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Local agencies get grant to help reduce poverty

Communities throughout Nova Scotia, including Pictou County, will receive funding to support those living in or facing poverty. Pictou County Roots for Youth Society has received $27,746 for the Homeless No More project, from the Building Vibrant Communities grant program that helps community-based organizations develop innovative approaches and build their capacity as government works to reduce […]

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A growing project

Downtown New Glasgow is really blossoming this summer with the new edition of the New Glasgrow Community Garden, right in the heart of downtown. The idea came to local business owner Carey Allan as she looked out the windows of her Provost Street pottery studio, Perfect Diversity. Since the demolition of the Maritime building, the […]

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Honouring our Community

The gymnasium in Pictou Landing First Nation was a place of celebration on Saturday as people gathered for the 27th annual PLFN Mawio’mi. The events brought dancers, drummers, vendors and spectators together from Pictou Landing First Nation and communities as far as Maine and Quebec. Despite the rain and the move indoors, co-lead organizer Haley […]

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Local Habitat for Humanity group has eye on retaining young families

A new building project is in the works for Stellarton and, while it will be on a smaller scale physically, it will have big effects. It’s a Habitat for Humanity house that will provide affordable housing to a local family. Stellarton Mayor Danny MacGillivray explains, “It was an idea that formulated with me after I […]

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Hark! A herald angel brings… presents and other Christmas things

Pictou County has it’s very own Christmas angel to watch over those in need. Quietly doing her part to make sure everyone has a Merry Christmas, Irene Anderson has been giving away presents, dinners and cards for the last few years to those who reach out in need of assistance. Anderson began buying Christmas dinners […]

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Community telethons provide important support this time of year

Halifax – With the season of giving upon us, Eastlink is proud to support community fundraising efforts in communities across the Maritimes. Over the past two months, local telethons like the Pictou County Christmas Fund and the Hants County Christmas Angels Telethon have raised over $178K. “While we’re committed to supporting our communities year round, […]

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Dr. Kombu Brewing Company holding school workshops about fermentation

Dr. Kombu Brewing Company, makers of Solas Kombucha and based in New Ross, Nova Scotia, is engaging its local community by providing workshops in schools to teach young people about fermentation — namely, kombucha. Kombucha is a fermented non-alcoholic tea that starts from a culture (SCOBY—Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast) and creates an all-ages […]

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