Sacred fire at First Nation

PICTOU LANDING – A traditional sacred fire was celebrated last week at the Pictou Landing First Nation. Everett Savary was one of four people known as fire keepers who tended and fed a sacred fire inside a teepee. He shared his knowledge of the ancient Mi’kmaq ceremony. The others were Darren Bernard, River Paul and Brandon Bernard. They […]

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Autism walk 2018 raises record funds

STELLARTON – The annual Autism Walk just keeps growing. More than 700 people registered for the seventh edition of the walk on Saturday in Stellarton, and organizer Allison Kearley marvels at how the event keeps drawing more participants and raising more funds. Kearley is among members of Autism Pictou County, which is a chapter of Autism […]

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Young and old honour miner’s memory

STELLARTON — It’s not often that you associate school children with a fallen coal miner, but it was fitting that the G.R. Saunders Elementary School choir was on hand for the 93rd William Davis Miners’ Memorial Day ceremony on Monday. For, as guest speaker John Ashton said in his remarks, children were also victimized by […]

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Weigh-in complete

Brody Blair made weight on Friday during official weigh-ins at the Holiday Inn Express in Stellarton. His weight was 167.8 pounds. With him are Hubert Earle, left, and Tommy Davis of the Nova Scotia Boxing Authority.  Blair will be featured on a pro-ring boxing card at the Pictou County Wellness Centre on Saturday night. He’s […]

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Deadline approaching for Population Health Funding opportunity

NEW GLASGOW — Projects that support early childhood development, address homelessness, improve accessibility to nutritious food and encourage healthy lifestyles are a few examples of the types of projects that could qualify for the Aberdeen Health Foundation’s Population Health funding. Last month, the Aberdeen Health Foundation announced $50,000 in funding to support community-based projects that […]

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