Murray, Abbass finalists for national science fair

STELLARTON — Two local middle school students will have qualified their projects for the 2019 Canada-Wide Science Fair. Noah Abbass from East Pictou Middle School and Annika Murray from New Glasgow Academy were among four finalists who received major awards at the recent Chignecto East Science Fair that takes place annually at the Nova Scotia Community...

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‘Amazing Race’ ignites this weekend

More than 100 youth from communities throughout northern Nova Scotia and Cape Breton will be teaming up and competing for prizes in their own version of the Amazing Race.’ Adaptation of the popular television show into a day of games and activities is by the Youth Ministry team of the Diocese of Antigonish as part...

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Nova Scotia Nature Writing and Art Contest for Youth

The Nature Writing and Art Contest is inviting youth ages 7-15 years who live in Nova Scotia to submit a written piece (short story, non-fiction, poetry, etc.) OR an original artwork (painting, drawing, collage, etc.) that is inspired by: native plants or animals of Nova Scotia (native means a species that occurs naturally in a...

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Walk with Reese set for April 30

PICTOU — The sixth annual Walk with Reese is scheduled for Sunday in Pictou. Kora Hanrahan, Reese’s mom, is among those organizing the event that will start at 9 a.m. with registration and the walk at 10 a.m. Walkers will gather at the former Pressroom on Water Street before the five-kilometre trip along the Jitney...

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Mashup Weekend starts tonight

“Mashup Weekend: Pictou County” starts today at 6 p.m. at the Nova Scotia Community College in Stellarton and there is still time to register (either online or in person at the door). The purpose of this event is to turn business ideas into actual businesses in Pictou County. Organizers want to fill the room with...

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Shaving for the cause

Pictou County will be looking a little cleaner cut and freshened up after September 3 as three local barbers work their magic to help out those fighting testicular cancer. As the only shop between New Glasgow and Halifax that does shaves as well as cuts, Craig MacEachern and James Ackerman of Craig’s on Mane in...

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Bras Across the Bridge supports Breast Cancer Foundation

NEW GLASGOW – The George Street Bridge may look a little different this week with a splash of colour, all for a good cause. The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is once again stringing Bras Across the Bridge to raise awareness of breast cancer and celebrate Paint Canada Pink Week. “August 13 to 19 is Paint...

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