Pedal Pals: A community collaboration

Everyone should be able to enjoy biking and with the newly formed group Pedal Pals, everybody can. With the partnership of Let Abilities Work and Active Pictou County, Lloyd McLean has piloted a project that has and will continue to benefit people of all abilities in the community and beyond. The Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library helped...

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Seeing is believing

Julie Martin sees well beyond her vision loss. One of the things she missed about her former life — when she had her eyesight — was reading all of the local news and events in her community. She wanted know what was going on in her community and, since moving to Pictou County 11 years...

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Council approves capital funding for new Cultural Hub

PICTOU — Town Council has tentatively approved its share of funding for a Cultural Hub at its regular meeting on Monday. The recommendation to approve came at its monthly committee meeting on Sept. 9 after hearing a joint presentation by chief librarian Eric Stackhouse on behalf of the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library (PARL) and deCoste Performing...

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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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Spotlight on white canes

As the old saying goes, it’s not polite to stare. The group Visually Impaired Pictou County and member Julie Martin is hoping to bring some awareness of those who use canes because of low or total vision loss. The group meets in the New Glasgow Library on the last Friday of every month upstairs, which...

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Antigonish Community Health Board celebrates 11 Wellness Fund recipients

ANTIGONISH – Eleven community groups in Antigonish County have received funding from Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and the Department of Health and Wellness (DHW) for projects that support local health care priorities. Grants from The Wellness Fund are awarded annually to non-profit organizations across the province working to improve health in their communities, based...

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Silent Witness group receives 100 Women Who Care award

PICTOU — The Pictou County Chapter of Silent Witness has a ready-made use for the funds it has received from 100 Women Who Care Pictou County. The local group received the funds at the most recent 100 Women Who Care event last Thursday at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre and plans to use the money...

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Reconciliation and remembering

PICTOU LANDING — Community members, librarians and museum employees gathered in the new Pictou Landing First Nations Fire Department to take part in a reconciliation workshop on Monday. The audience sat completely silent listening intently all morning to a brief account of Mi’kmaq history from Gerald Gloade, Program Development officer at The Confederacy of Mainland...

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Cemetery walk … if you dare

PICTOU — The first of what some people hope will be an annual cemetery walk to highlight the history of Laurel Hill Cemetery has been scheduled for 7 p.m. on October 27. St. Clair Prest and a cast of characters will lead the historic walk through what is known as “the old burial ground” to...

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Creativity on display

NEW GLASGOW – The Friends by the Sea Artists’ Association, led by artist Cathy Leeming, know that artwork is as unique as the artist themselves. In the Regional Library Headquarters space above the New Glasgow Library they express their creativity through their artwork, painting there every Friday for over 10 years. As a way of...

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