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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Spinning up new business

Pictou County will be getting into the groove this month when what will be the only store dedicated to selling vinyl records in the county makes its debut on Record Store Day. Dennis Balesdent of Trenton has been spending the last few weeks sorting through hundreds of records getting ready for the grand opening of […]

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County students celebrate We Day X

PICTOU — On Friday, April 27 students from 11 Pictou County schools will tackle the rising world water crisis and take action with a We Day X event and host the community’s first WE Walk For Water. This international fundraiser aims to provide access to clean water for life to 50,000 people in developing communities. […]

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No Pipe open house draws a crowd

The provincial and federal environment ministers will be receiving lots of letters after a well-attended open house on Saturday organized by Friends of the Northumberland Strait. Approximately 300 people were at the No Pipe Open House throughout the afternoon, which was held at the Northumberland Fisheries Museum in Pictou and included the opportunity to sign […]

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Hockey team remembered

Fatal crashes occur so infrequently that it is easy for them to shock people. A collision last Friday between a tractor trailer carrying peat moss and a bus carrying members of a hockey team has had a harrowing effect on Humboldt, Sask., where the team is based, and throughout Canada and the hockey world. The […]

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True ambassador

NEW GLASGOW — Nancy Marshall has a smile as big as the great outdoors and a natural creativity that she loves to share with others. Marshall is a resident of Glen Haven Manor and a regular volunteer at the Aberdeen Regional Hospital’s fifth floor. Each Tuesday, she takes the CHAD Transit bus to the hospital […]

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Sweet time of the year

STELLARTON — Spring has finally sprung and along with the flowers that are starting to pop up, another sure sign of spring — Girl Guide cookies — is also blossoming. The vanilla and chocolate sandwich cookies are back again this year and the Brownies of Stellarton have been getting ready to sell all their sweet treats. […]

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