Sky’s the limit for journalism student with local connection

A journalism student with Pictou County connections has just made a presentation to the World Journalism Education Congress in Paris. Safiyah Marhnouj was selected as the representative for the Americas (Canada, United States and South America) in order to give a voice to journalism students. She is the daughter of Beth Haslam, formerly of Pictou...

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Governor General Julie Payette becomes Patron of 4-H Canada

OTTAWA – 4-H Canada is pleased to announce that Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, has accepted to become a patron of 4-H Canada. “This is the first time in the history of 4-H that we have been granted a viceregal patronage,” said David Hovell, Chair of the 4-H Canada...

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Hundreds ‘remember’ during County service

PICTOU — A clear, cold day on Sunday marked the return of Standard Time and the occasion of the 83rd Pictou County Remembrance Day parade and service. Harsh sun cast long shadows and blustery winds challenged presenters and prompted Bill Echlin from Branch 16 of the Royal Canadian Legion to advise those laying wreaths to...

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Pictou connection in Ottawa

Central Nova MP Sean Fraser caught up with Pictou resident Ron Cunningham today in Ottawa. Cunningham is in the nation’s capital as part of the official delegation for the Vimy Ridge commemoration. Cunningham served in the Canadian Armed forces and is in Ottawa representing his grandfather John (Jack) Carrigan, who served in the First World...

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