Trading in careers

STELLARTON — Pictou County is full of inspirational women to look to, come International Women’s Day and month. And at the Pictou Campus Nova Scotia Community College, some women are smashing stereotypes and stigmas and taking on jobs that may be seen as more traditionally male-dominated jobs. Women who enrol in trades may be few […]

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Pulling together

The rainy weather on Saturday morning didn’t stop Pictou County from pulling together — literally — as the United Way Pulling for Change event started up after a half hour delay. With 11 teams registering for this year’s event, participation may have been slightly down but the soggy weather didn’t dampen the spirits of participants […]

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Nearly 300 graduate from NSCC

It was a day of smiles and proud families last Thursday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre as nearly 300 graduates celebrated the culmination of hard work and dedication at the Nova Scotia Community College Pictou Campus graduation. As the ceremony began, the graduates and their musical escorts could be heard before they rounded the […]

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Strong showing at job fair

People are looking for work and some 40 employers reached out to them last Wednesday during a job fair at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The event took place under the auspices of Nova Scotia Works and Career Connections, with some employers attracting long lineups of people either looking for work or for a career […]

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Three times a charm

TONEY RIVER — Jami Fay has lived most of her adult life, thanks to someone else. Or someone else’s kidneys to be exact. Fay, who grew up in Pictou County and has lived the past 24 years in Liverpool, N.S., is gaining back her strength and her life since undergoing her third kidney transplant surgery […]

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