Lyme group feels let down after Somers’ presentation

PICTOU — Members of a Lyme disease support group say they are not happy with a recent presentation by a medical health officer. Dr. Ryan Sommers, Nova Scotia Health Authority’s medical health officer for Northern Nova Scotia, addressed Pictou County Municipal Council’s recent finance committee meeting. But Lyme advocate Amy Hayne said she questions some...

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Stellarton Homecoming has it all

Stellarton Homecoming has so many fabulous activities planned for this year that festival-goers won’t go home hungry or bored! This year’s Homecoming will run July 24-28 and kicks off Wednesday at 10 a.m. with the Coffee Party at the Presbyterian Church. The Charity Ice Cream Social, sponsored by Bounce Around Inflatables and Highland District Soccer,...

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Heartland Tour returning to community on July 7

Get ready: The Heartland Tour is returning to Pictou County on July 7. Join in the fun of a walk or ride followed by prize draws and a lunch. The event is taking place at the Pictou County Wellness Centre which offers plenty of safe parking, washrooms and air-conditioning. A shorter, family-friendly walk as well...

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Pedal pushing

Bike Week begins this weekend and there are many events planned to celebrate. JUNE 8 Official Bike Week opening will be held at New Glasgow Farmers Market, 216 Glasgow Street: 9:30 am – Official Bike Week Proclamation with New Glasgow Town Crier. Sponsor:  Town of New Glasgow Official Bike Week Opening Ride (34kms) 10:00 am...

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PC Wellness Centre gets federal funding

It just became easier for the Pictou County Wellness Centre to host a big curling event this fall. Central Nova MP Sean Fraser announced $201,000 in federal funding to help the facility. “This is a big day for northern Nova Scotia,” he said, while pointing to the potential $2 million economic impact generated by the...

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The Stadium

For 70 years, the New Glasgow stadium stood as probably the most influential sports palace in northeastern Nova Scotia for thousands of Pictonians, particularly the youth of the town. For the stadium, as we knew it in the 50s, 60s and 70s, before it became the John Brother MacDonald Stadium, to honour the memory of...

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Walk With a Doc draws crowd

CORRECTION:  This article originally listed the event as running every second Friday when, in fact, it will take place every second Saturday. It was standing room only as Sally O’Neill from Active Pictou County and Dr Brad MacDougall, from the Westville Clinic, addressed the 50 participants of the Walk With a Doc Pictou County kick-off....

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Rocking the Wellness Centre

Curling’s profile is about to get raised to a new level in Pictou County. The Pictou County Wellness Centre will host the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling Tour Challenge event in November. Jim Nix, event co-chairman, said of Tuesday’s announcement, “This is massive. The event will feature 60 teams and involve two tiers.” He explained,...

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Ready to rock and roar

The Pictou County Wellness Centre will host the  Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling Tour Challenge event in November. The announcement was just made at the Wellness Centre by Kevin Martin, an Olympic, world and four-time Canadian champion and a member of the World Curling Hall of Fame, as well as event co-chairs Jim Nix and...

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Tumbling down…

There is not much left now of the former John Brother MacDonald Stadium in New Glasgow. Demolition of the former rink began last week with the gutting of the inside and the removal of the external steel. The Stadium was once home to the Weeks Crushers before that team’s move to the Pictou County Wellness...

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