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Torch Run on Wednesday

Michelin and the Law Enforcement Torch Run Community will be running through Pictou County on Wednesday.  The run starts at 9 a.m. at Michelin and will finish at Summer Street Industries and the New Glasgow Police Station where a barbecue will be held in support of Special Olympics Pictou County. The barbecue will run from noon...

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Help Sobeys raise money for Special Olympics

Today through September 23, Sobeys, Safeway, Foodland, IGA, Urban Fresh and Thrifty Foods customers will be asked to say “YES” to donating $2 at the checkout in support of Special Olympics.  Sobeys aims to raise $700,000 for Special Olympics Canada with 100 per cent of customer and corporate donations benefiting individuals of all ages with...

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Flame of Hope on the move …

A crowd gathered on the Pictou waterfront at the RCMP detachment this morning to see the Special Olympics Flame of Hope take off on tour to other parts of Pictou County. The Flame will be touring Nova Scotia communities enroute to the Canadian Special Olympics Summer Games in Antigonish, which begins with opening ceremonies today....

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Trio joins Special Olympic Games

STELLARTON — Track and field and gymnastics athletes are among those from Pictou County who are taking part in the 2018 Canadian Special Olympics Summer Games in Antigonish. Stacey Saunders and Lucy Rogers are in track and field and work out at Pioneer Coal Athletic Field, while rhythmic gymnastics athlete Kara Scott has been practising...

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Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre opens July 3

ANTIGONISH – Rehearsals are on in full swing for the 31st season of Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre. The season begins July 3 and continues for eight weeks with five different shows in repertory. This year’s company once again brings together top professional artists from across the country, including Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Montreal, Toronto and...

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Way up high …

Angela MacKay, one of the supervisors at Staples New Glasgow, spent her afternoon at the mercy of her customers. Their donations to Special Olympics could extend her stay on the lift.  Please pop by and donate this afternoon. (Photo submitted by Brian Cameron)...

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Relaxed performances open the doors at Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre

ANTIGONISH – Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre is opening its doors in a new way with the addition of “Relaxed Performances” to its regular schedule. A Relaxed Performance is one in which the environment is specifically adapted to relax the traditional expectations around silence, darkness, and stillness in the theatre. It is designed to benefit people...

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Paddlers raise $112,000

When 750 paddlers hit the East River for the 16th Annual Dragon Boat Races on Saturday, they made up 37 teams and competed in 40 races. But more importantly, they raised $112,000. That money will go to local Special Olympics and breast and prostrate cancer-related causes. Marketing director Meghan Brophy and chair Bob Rogers said...

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Scramble fun

The annual Summer Street Scramble is now winding down for the day but we caught up with some of the participants. Above, Special Olympics athlete Daniel Martin putts a ball into the hole during the Scramble today at the Abercrombie Golf and Country Club. Right, Craig Smith deals a mean hand of Black Jack Thursday...

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Charity strikes gratifying note

It bears repeating that charity begins at home, but it doesn’t end there. Two events in a week show us how great it is to give to causes that help people in ways far beyond what we may comprehend. It’s the 15th anniversary of the Race on the River that is scheduled for Friday and...

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