NRHS celebrates graduation

ALMA – It was a magical time for graduates last Thursday at Northumberland Regional High School. A list of graduates’ names totalling 209 was recited for the grads and others who packed the school’s gymnasium. Conditions were unusually comfortable due to the rather cool evening. It has been a generally sweltering time for graduation exercises...

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Women helping women

It’s something that many won’t speak of, many don’t think of, and many worry about. Period. Even though female hygiene products are a necessity for many it can take a chunk out of a small budget to be able to buy the monthly supplies. And Pictou Pharmasave is looking to help women. Period. The local...

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Classical music tour draws local students

NEW GLASGOW — Music students are getting an opportunity to hear classical music performed by artists already scheduled to visit Pictou County. Their next scheduled chance will be on October 23 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre and will feature the Montreal-based ensemble Les Songes, a quartet that consists of Baroque...

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Artists show their stuff at fisheries museum

Twenty-five artists have their work on display this month as part of the 28th annual Pictou County Artists Association Show and Sale. The display opened on September 1 with a reception at the Northumberland Fisheries Museum in Pictou. Sheila Green, who has been a part of the association for four years and organized the show,...

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Creating positivity: Deck the Stalls

Positive reinforcement can mean the world to someone struggling, especially to those with a mental illness. With a new project being put together by local organization Dream Candy, local high school students will receive the boost of confidence and positivity that they might need to make it through a tough day — all from a...

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MacDonald sets new mark

NEW GLASGOW — Cara MacDonald has provided some Panther Pride at New Glasgow Academy. MacDonald eclipsed a 17-year record in the junior girls’ 400-metre distance when she won the gold medal on Friday during the two-day Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation provincial track and field championships in Sydney. Her time of 60.06 seconds broke the...

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Students rally for water

PICTOU – Middle and high school students from local schools gathered last Friday at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre for an historic WE Walk for Water Day rally to promote clean water sources around the world. The rally was among many similar events that took place across Canada, the U.S. and Great Britain to celebrate...

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The meaning of team

More than $7,000 was raised over the weekend to help Brayden Ross, a North Nova Education Centre hockey player, and his family after his recent diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia. A silent auction was organized by parents, friends and teammates, set up during the Bantam Memorial Tournament at the Pictou County Wellness Centre over the...

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Chill Out weather not so chilly

Last weekend’s weather might not be reflecting it, but winter is here and it’s just the beginning. To help kick off the beginning of the chilliest season, the Town of New Glasgow held its annual Chill Out event on Saturday at the farmer’s market as a way to also help kick off winter carnival season...

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Parkinson Super Walk September 9

NEW GLASGOW – Dennis McGee says he looks forward to taking part in the Pictou County Parkinson Super Walk. The annual event will take place on September 9 at Northumberland Regional High School in Alma. Registration is at 1 p.m. and the walk starts at 2 p.m. “We strive to get more people involved every...

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