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Antigonish preparing to roll out welcome for 2019 Nova Scotia 55+ Games

ANTIGONISH – With just over three months to go, the Town and County of Antigonish are busy preparing to host the 2019 Nova Scotia 55+ Games. From August 1-3, Antigonish will welcome an estimated 800 seniors from every region across the province to compete in the bi-annual 55+ Games. The announcement of the winning bid...

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Three county volunteers to receive Senate Medal

PLYMOUTH – Senator Michael L. MacDonald  will be presenting Senate 150 Medals to three long-time community volunteers from Pictou County this Saturday at an event in Plymouth. Receiving the medal will be Joanne Cumminger of New Glasgow, Anne Emmett of Pictou and Allan Murray of Stellarton. The Senate of Canada 150 Medal celebrates the 150th...

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Supportive Living concept gets new address in Antigonish

ANTIGONISH – Well known Antigonish entrepreneur, Steve Smith and his wife, Kathy officially opened the doors of The Maples Supportive Living, a long-awaited option for seniors who may need assistance and support with the activities of daily living. The hotel-like residence offers seniors an “all-inclusive” lifestyle that will provide meals in a restaurant-style setting, laundry...

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LORDA park opens for summer season

LANSDOWNE – Some nice days this spring have attracted people once again to LORDA. People come from throughout Pictou County and beyond to the Lansdowne Outdoor Recreation Park and all that it offers for seniors and others to enjoy. They discover, once they arrive, the expansive park grounds and a sense of serenity and calm...

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CHAD Transit received 100 Women donation

PICTOU — Sunday drives will soon be within reach of more seniors in Pictou County. CHAD Transit is rolling out the novel service after becoming the most recent recipient of the financial prize at the most recent gathering for the 100 Women Who Care group. The local transit service received the most votes from 100...

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Funding announced for Stellarton community hall

Staff and council members of Stellarton joined Central Nova MP Sean Fraser at the community hall on Park Street, also known as Leo Fahey Way in Stellarton. Fraser stopped in to check out the space and announce that more than $150,000 that will be given out in the Central Nova Riding this year to benefit...

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W.A. MacLeod students & Glen Haven Manor residents shine through Socializing with Seniors School Exploratory Program

NEW GLASGOW — Grades seven and eight students from Dr. W.A. MacLeod Consolidated School have visited residents of Glen Haven for three sessions as part of their school’s exploratory program. Teacher Michael McPherson, who co-ordinates the visits for the students, is enthusiastic about the benefits of the Thursday afternoon visits for both the students and...

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Therapy dogs bring ray of sunshine to seniors home

NEW GLASGOW — Many residents at Glen Haven Manor are guaranteed to experience a bright ray of sunshine every Tuesday with visits from either Gracie or Murphy — two therapy dogs that are part of the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program — and their owners Mitch Gammon and Sue Muir. Residents beam and large...

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Past and future …

We’re now more than a week into 2018 and local political leaders are weighing in on what the past year has brought. They are also sharing their views on what they hope for this year … Sean Fraser Member of Parliament for Central Nova As Canada 150 draws to a close, it is an appropriate...

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Hark! A herald angel brings… presents and other Christmas things

Pictou County has it’s very own Christmas angel to watch over those in need. Quietly doing her part to make sure everyone has a Merry Christmas, Irene Anderson has been giving away presents, dinners and cards for the last few years to those who reach out in need of assistance. Anderson began buying Christmas dinners...

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