Elvis Stojko appearing at Mariposa East ice show in March

NEW GLASGOW — ELVIS is in the building. Three-time World Figure Skating Champion and two-time Olympic Silver medalist Elvis Stojko will be making a special appearance at the annual Mariposa East Skating Centre ice show in March. Stojko’s appearance with the local club was confirmed in late November while he was finishing up with the...

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Put on your best ‘ugly’ holiday wear for the YMCA Ugly Sweater Run

On Saturday, December 15, community members will sport their best ‘ugly’ sweaters in the most festive and merriest 4k’ish run of the year. “It is a community event that uses fun, and physical activity to bring people together of all ages,” says Heidi Sinclair, acting executive director, at the YMCA of Pictou County. “As a...

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Cancellation notice

Due to the uncertainty of the weather over the next couple of days the Nova Scotia Health Authority Board of Directors’ We’re Here to Listen event scheduled for Wednesday, November 28 at the Pictou County Wellness Centre is being cancelled. The NSHA Board of Directors values its relationship with Pictou County residents and hopes to return...

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Military Appreciation Night being hosted by Crushers on November 8

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers are hosting a Military Appreciation Night during their Maritime Junior Hockey League game against the Valley Wildcats on Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. It’s an opportunity for fans to take part in the game that starts at 7 p.m. and for the Crushers to honour Canada’s...

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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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Olympic Park celebrated

STELLARTON — An Olympic-sized event was celebrated Sunday with two Olympic athletes in attendance. A good crowd gathered as the park at Valley Woods was officially renamed Olympic Park in honour of the two Olympic athletes who come from the town. Les ‘Babe’ Mason, boxer, and Blayre Turnbull, hockey player, were the guests of honour...

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Brian Burke to be keynote speaker at reception

The Weeks Crushers Jr A Hockey Club, in partnership with the Pictou County Wellness Centre, are bringing one of hockey’s biggest personalities to town. Brian Burke will be the keynote speaker for a reception and dinner on September 18. As part of the evening, the Crushers will unveil their team captains for the 2018/19 season....

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Heartland Tour returning to Pictou County July 10

It all starts — and ends — at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. On July 10, the 12th annual Heartland Tour returns to Pictou County. Local organizers have been busy planning cycling and walking events to appeal to all ages and abilities. Kathy Saulnier is the community leader and has overall responsibility for the 50...

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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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Raising the flag a shared honour

MOUNT WILLIAM — There was a sense of unity, honour and recognition in the air as the Grand Council Flag of the Mi’kmaq Nation climbed skyward on the flag pole outside of the Pictou County Wellness Centre last week. That feeling of togetherness issued forth from the remarks made prior to the flag raising in...

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