Teachers rally against government’s planned changes of system

TRURO – While 20 selected teachers from the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board met with the education minister Monday afternoon, even more rallied outside the school where they were meeting. Cherie Abriel, a current junior high school teacher with 29 years in the education system, was one to speak at the rally outside the Truro Junior […]

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Rise up

A protest rally called Nova Scotians Rise Up will be taking place at the Legislature in Halifax on Tuesday, February 27, beginning at 12 p.m. and running until 5 p.m. Many groups and organizations from across the province are expected to come together to protest against the sitting Liberal Government  that they say is undermining […]

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Growing opposition to Liberal education reforms

HALIFAX – With the announcement of the results of yesterday’s vote, Nova Scotia teachers have clearly added their voice to those who have lost confidence in the McNeil government’s approach to the education system. “We would not be in the current situation had the Liberal government not insisted on moving forward with these dramatic changes […]

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School board rep scolds move to axe school boards

STELLARTON – A school board veteran is reacting strongly to the province’s quick intentions to eliminate Nova Scotia’s school boards. Ron Marks, who chairs the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board’s financial services committee, said the intention announced by Education Minister Zach Churchill to dissolve the province’s seven elected school boards will not allow the government to […]

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How does your garden grow?

What started as a hobby has ‘grown’ into something much larger for those involved with the Pictou County Continuous Learning Association. It’s a garden, or more specifically, a community garden, that started because two of PiCCoLA’s instructors are avid gardeners. Deanna Ferguson, program manager and part-time instructor at PiCCoLA, explains that both she and Carollynne […]

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Pantry outgrows space

What started out as a single, generous donation has taken flight and turned into a growing movement. Last month, the Pictou County Continuous Learning Association (PiCCoLA) was the beneficiary of a $300 donation from Amanda MacIntosh and her music students, proceeds from their Christmas recital. The money was earmarked for PiCCoLA’s Pantry. Before that donation, […]

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