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Local family practice teams being strengthened

A medical collaborative practice in Westville is getting stronger with the addition of new staff. This comes as part of the announcement that more Nova Scotians will have access to primary health care with the addition of 39 health professionals across the province. Nurse practitioners (NPs), family practice nurses (FPNs), social workers (SWs) and a […]

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Standup comedian Derek Seguin stopping in Pictou on national tour

PICTOU — Comedian Derek Seguin is taking his one-man standup comedy show Derek Seguin 43.0 on the road again for a national tour and will stop in Pictou as part of the tour. The tour runs from March 22 to June 16 and will be at the deCoste Perforing Arts Centre on March 23 before […]

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Friends of Northumberland Strait say Iain Rankin hasn’t done his homework on pulp effluent

PICTOU — A citizens group in Pictou County is urging the environment minister to do more homework with regards to Northern Pulp. Friends of the Northumberland Strait (FONS) want Iain Rankin to understand how the mill’s proposed new effluent treatment plan could impact the Northumberland Strait. FONS points to Rankin’s response to a concerned citizen […]

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Three injured in crash at Trenton Connector and Abercrombie Road

ABERCROMBIE – Pictou District RCMP is investigating a collision at the intersection of Abercrombie Road and the Trenton Connector. At 2:50 p.m. on Friday, RCMP, EHS and Abercrombie Fire Department, responded to a two-vehicle collision involving a 2009 Ford Ranger and a 2011 Hyundai Accent. As a result, the driver of the Hyundai, a 25-year-old […]

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The show must go on!

As the saying says, ‘the show must go on’ and at Pictou Academy, they are sticking to it. Despite the possible impending teachers strike, the school’s annual musical production will go on. Haphazardly Ever After is the musical of choice this year, hitting all the notes of family-friendly, interesting and funny that the cast was […]

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