And all that jazz …

A musician with local roots continues to hit the high notes in her musical career, including a performance this week at the Montreal International Jazz Festival. Beth McKenna, a graduate of North Nova Education Centre (2008) and now based in Montreal, has developed a career for herself in the arts, known as being one of...

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NNEC grads ’19 celebrate

It was a day of celebration and a clean sweep on some of the big awards at North Nova Education Centre during the annual graduation ceremony. Grads Max van Zyl, Aaron Day, Mark Atwood, Victoria Dunn and Charles MacLean took home some big prizes and lots of bursaries for their post-secondary careers. Grads celebrated their...

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Svendsen, Mahon: Organized crime

NEW GLASGOW – Sarah Svendsen and Rachel Mahon, two young and immensely talented organists, call their act Organized Crime Duo. Asked to describe their show they say, “Think of the Carol Burnett shows or Victor Borge – classical music with a twist.” Their comedy show is built around the pipe organ, in this case the...

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Relay proves no one faces cancer alone

Pictou County Relay for Life on Saturday brought family and friends together to celebrate loved ones and survivors of cancer. Hundreds gathered to remember and to share memories and struggles, the good times and the not so good times. Each with their own personal story. Some were eager to share, some sat quietly thinking, others...

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North Nova earns Skills Canada tools

NEW GLASGOW – It was a surprising morning last Friday when five North Nova Education Centre students entered a work room and saw $10,000 worth of tools on the floor. They expressed quiet awe at the virtually new equipment and accessories for the school’s Career Exploration Program (CEP) that instructor Andrew Parsons drove home with...

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Ready for Relay

Pictou County’s Relay for Life event is ready to kick off in a big way this year with a venue change. After rain and high winds prompted the event at Glasgow Square to end early last year, committee members have found a spot with an indoor relocation as an option because of weather. North Nova...

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Fridays for Future rallies held

Students took their message to the streets on Friday. They were conducting a peaceful demonstration supporting an initiative known as “Fridays for Future,” which was started by teen climate activist Greta Thunberg of Sweden. This initiative is meant to shed light on the issue of climate change, and how it is affecting the world. “All...

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Music Festival results

Classes in the annual New Glasgow Music Festival wind down this week and will culminate in the Stars of the Festival Sunday afternoon at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre in Pictou. Here are results from Band competitions: 3065 School Band Workshop Silver: New Glasgow Academy Concert Band, New Glasgow  3030 School Band Grade 6 &...

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Reasons to smile

This year marks the ninth year for the annual Ed Bowden Community Wellness Award as part of the annual Community Health Board grants. The grants go out to programs in the community that are helping to promote community health and wellness through many different means. The Ed Bowden Award is named after a strong and...

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Competition hot at Chill Out

New Glasgow Farmer’s Market was the place to be on Saturday — a place to chill out and Chill Out. Not only was the market open and packed with vendors, but the fifth annual Chill Out was held which offered something for everyone. Aside from the marshmallow roasting pit, local entertainment and the kids activity...

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