Walk With a Doc draws crowd

CORRECTION:  This article originally listed the event as running every second Friday when, in fact, it will take place every second Saturday. It was standing room only as Sally O’Neill from Active Pictou County and Dr Brad MacDougall, from the Westville Clinic, addressed the 50 participants of the Walk With a Doc Pictou County kick-off....

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Have a healthy Holiday season

Tis the season for celebration! Since many holiday gatherings are focused on food, you might find it difficult not to overindulge. Our team of Sobeys Dietitians are here to help you enjoy the season without losing sight of your health goals. It’s all about balancing fun, food and activity. What’s your party plan? Here are...

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Heartland Tour visits Pictou County

The 2018 Heartland Tour to promote active, health lifestyles attracted 180 bikers, as well as walkers earlier today. Bike and walking routes started and ended at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The longest bike route included Mount William, Alma, Route 376 to Pictou, Highway 106, Abercrombie Road, New Glasgow and Stellarton. (Goodwin photo)...

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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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Healthy bat colony discovered

The discovery of a colony of healthy bats is a hopeful sign for Nova Scotia’s at-risk bat population. Scientists estimate that nearly 300 healthy female little brown bats and their young are thriving at the site, which is the largest known maternity colony in the province. A press release from the Department of Natural Resources...

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