Spooky good fun

Things are getting spooky in Pictou with the Witches Den getting ready to open its door for the holiday season. Each year the Star of the Sea Society hosts a haunted house in the basement of the building by Stella Maris Church as a fundraiser for the society. “It takes about six weeks, a little...

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Local students heading to WE day

Young philanthropists from all over Pictou County will be congregating in Halifax this week to take part in WE Day on November 30. The gathering of students from all across the province is hosted by the organization ME to WE to help reward and inspire students to give back to their community and the world....

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Halloween safety tips from RCMP

The following article has been supplied by RCMP: With the excitement of Halloween, costumed kids sometimes forget their safety rules, which can make the evening dangerous as drivers navigate roads. However, there are a few things parents/guardians, children/teens and motorists can do to make sure everyone celebrates safely. Parents and Guardians: Know who your children...

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Scaring up donations

The Pictou West Food Bank will see a boost in donations this Halloween, thanks to the WE Scare Hunger program. Students will be going door to door collecting donations for the food bank on October 31. The project is an initiative of the ME to WE program, a social program that runs in schools to...

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MSVU Students’ Union Annual Haunted House to support Shelter Nova Scotia

HALIFAX – Looking for a bit of spooky fun while supporting a good cause? The Mount Saint Vincent University Students’ Union will be holding their annual Haunted House on Saturday, October 21st from 6 to 11pm in the Rosaria Student Centre on the Mount Saint Vincent University campus. This year the MSVU Haunted House will...

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Tainted candy appears in Westville

Westville Police Service is investigating after an incident related to trick or treating on Halloween. On November 1, Westville Police were advised that a teenager from the county area was trick or treating in the Town of Westville on Halloween night. The following morning, the teen’s parent was sorting through and checking the treats when...

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Police remind motorists to be careful on Halloween

New Glasgow Regional Police advise motorists and trick or treaters to drive and treat or treat safety. To most, Halloween is an exciting time of year and tonight the streets and roads will notice an increase of children in costumes travelling from house to house in search of candy and treats. Motorists should drive with...

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SPCA scaring up spook-tacular fundraiser for the second year

GRANTON – That time of year has come again where the crisp, dark night lends itself well to the horrors that lurk in the shadows. It’s Halloween. To celebrate the season, the SPCA of Pictou County is offering a night of screams, laughs and fun with the SPCA Haunted Trail. Agnes Leavitt, shelter manager, notes...

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