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Going, going — gone: Westville Rotary Club Auction ends

After 69 years, the Westville Rotary Club will no longer be running their Annual Rotary Club Auction. The Rotary Club Auction started on the local radio station for many years, it was then run on K Vision at its studio for a number of years and for the last 19 years has been run as...

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Sharing for Jessica Smith

As the saying goes, “It is better to give than to receive” and this has always been the philosophy of Jessica Smith, Executive Director of the United Way of Pictou County. In her time at the helm, Smith has always been one to encourage community support through her job, but not always in a financial...

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A ready friend to the animals

When seven-year-old Lily Stewart of Westville, was a little girl, she was devastated when her cat Max, ran away. Not returning. Lily decided to break the piggy bank that she had since she was born, and donate her savings to the SPCA. At that time, she decided to make friendship bracelets and came up with...

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Whale of a donation …

Members of the Lobster Fishers of Area 26A presented a major donation to the Pictou Lobster Carnival. Committee chairperson Shawn McNamara, left, and media relations officer Kent Corbett, centre, received cheques totalling more than $6,000 from local fisherman Tracy MacCarthy on behalf of his fellow fishers. The following wharves collected either monetary contributions or a...

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Kinsmen support food bank

The Kinsmen Club of New Glasgow recently made a $5,000 donation to the Pictou County Food Bank (East) at a Weeks Jr. A Crushers hockey game.  The Kinsmen generate their funds through many club initiatives including Kinsmen Eastlink TV Bingo. Pictured from left are:  John Russell, vice-president of the Kinsmen Club of New Glasgow; Ray...

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Animal love

The kids of Pictou County showed how much they care about their community last Thursday during the latest 100 Kids Who Care meeting at the Westside Community Centre. During this meeting, three presentations were made by three children on the charity of their choice. During voting, the kids could choose between the SPCA, the IWK...

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Christmas Kettle Campaign Reaches $1.86 Million in the Maritimes

HALIFAX – Once again, Maritimers answered The Salvation Army’s call for support for its annual Kettle Campaign contributing $1.86 million to help deliver vital programs and services across our communities this year. Kettle funds were collected at 200 sites across the Maritimes from mid-November through to December 23. Donations were also received through The Salvation...

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NSCC principal lauds Sobey donation

STELLARTON — The principal of the Pictou Campus Nova Scotia Community College was over the moon with joy at the announcement of a multi-million dollar contribution to the community college. Donald R. Sobey Foundation, The Sobey Foundation, and Frank, Heather, Karl and Ann Sobey will collectively contribute $6.5 million to empower generations of Nova Scotia...

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Museum gets sharp donation

WESTVILLE — The Pictou County Military Museum has received a donation of an updated model of the Devils Brigade combat knife. Jonathon MacKay, a county resident and frequenter of the museum, made a connection with Case, the maker of the updated knife, to make the donation happen. Exactly 75 years after the original knife had...

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Aberdeen Health Foundation puts out Giving Tuesday Challenge

NEW GLASGOW – Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, now there’s Giving Tuesday. It is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place annually after Black Friday, this year on November 29. Locally, the Aberdeen Health Foundation is getting involved. A donation to the Foundation is a gift that keeps on...

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