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Sobey Foundation establishes $1 Million cardiorespiratory service at St. Martha’s Hospital

ANTIGONISH –  Saint Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation (SMRHF) is bursting with pride. That’s because the Sobey Foundation has made a transformative $1 million gift in support of cardiorespiratory care at the hospital. In recognition of the gift, the cardio and respiratory services will be named Sobey Cardiorespiratory Services. Frank Sobey, chair of the Sobey Foundation, […]

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Collision claims the life of one and leaves four injured

ENFIELD – A motor vehicle collision on Highway 102 yesterday has claimed the life of one and has left four injured. Just after 3 p.m. Tuesday, RCMP, EHS and Halifax Regional Fire responded to a collision on Highway 102, between Exits 6 and 7. Initial investigation determined that a 2011 Toyota Corolla, that was travelling […]

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Helping ‘spread Christmas cheer’ for fourth year in a row

TRENTON — Christmas will be a little bit brighter for some local residents. Nicole LeBlanc is continuing with the project she spearheaded, Spreading Christmas Cheer in Pictou County. “I started doing this in honour of my grandmother Evelyn, who had been in and out of hospital during Christmas time.” Her grandmother had a bulletin board […]

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Services being enhanced despite psychiatrist’s exit, Vienneau says

NEW GLASGOW — The remaining local psychiatrist says service is being strengthened despite the departure of the area’s other psychiatrist. Dr. Theresa Vienneau, who practises in New Glasgow but is also the Nova Scotia Health Authority’s department head of psychiatry for the Northern Zone that includes hospitals in New Glasgow, Truro and Amherst, acknowledged the […]

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Arrest made in suspicious death

BAYHEAD – The situation that was unfolding in Tatamagouche earlier this morning  has been resolved. Shortly before midnight, Colchester District RCMP responded to a 9-1-1 call from a residence on Clarks Road, Bayhead. Upon arrival, officers discovered a deceased female.  A male suspect was located by members shortly after.  The man drove off in a vehicle […]

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Redevelopment of North Cumberland Memorial Hospital moves ahead

Government is moving ahead with plans to replace the hospital in Pugwash. “We are investing in infrastructure for a healthier Nova Scotia,” said Premier Stephen McNeil today (April 11). “Building this modern facility will allow us to continue meeting the needs of the community for years to come.” As part of this phase of redevelopment […]

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Women’s Institute stitches finger friends

For about five years, children at hospitals locally and in Halifax have been given a special gift to help them get through difficult or painful procedures. Small, hand knit finger puppets have been keeping the children company, thanks to the dedication and determination of the Womens Institute branches in Pictou County. The Womens Institute in […]

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