Lyme talk draws crowd searching for answers

Nearly 400 people heard from American doctors about Lyme disease and how to treat it during a series of Lyme talks on Friday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. About 300 people crowded the community room that evening to hear presentations by Dr. Richard Dubocq from Maine and Dr. Marty Ross from Texas. Dubocq and...

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Lyme group feels let down after Somers’ presentation

PICTOU — Members of a Lyme disease support group say they are not happy with a recent presentation by a medical health officer. Dr. Ryan Sommers, Nova Scotia Health Authority’s medical health officer for Northern Nova Scotia, addressed Pictou County Municipal Council’s recent finance committee meeting. But Lyme advocate Amy Hayne said she questions some...

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Whistler’s Walk author speaks to hikers

By Eric Wilson A “hiker-active” crowd of about 75 met at Scotsburn Fire Hall on March 2 for the 2019 Cape to Cape Trails membership and public meeting. Brief reports were given on signage and volunteerism (Tom Brennan), Why We Hike (Jim Vance), Historical Perspectives (Ken Fraser of Pictou County Roots Society), Pictou County Trails...

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Honouring our Community

The gymnasium in Pictou Landing First Nation was a place of celebration on Saturday as people gathered for the 27th annual PLFN Mawio’mi. The events brought dancers, drummers, vendors and spectators together from Pictou Landing First Nation and communities as far as Maine and Quebec. Despite the rain and the move indoors, co-lead organizer Haley...

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