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A lifetime of care

Not even retirement could keep her away — Vivian Breen has certainly earned the lifetime achievement award for her 52 years as a licensed practical nurse in Pictou County and across Nova Scotia. Breen so enjoyed her work as an LPN that, just two months after retiring from Shiretown Nursing Home in Pictou, she returned […]

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By Pat Healey   ELMSDALE: The first-ever Electrical Vehicle (EV) charging station was officially launched Monday, June 25, next to the Tim Hortons in the Elmsdale Shopping Centre. N.S. Power, Emera, and project partners including Kings-Hants Liberal MP Scott Brison and Hants East MLA Margaret Miller, the Minister of N.S. Natural Resources, gathered to celebrate […]

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Sumarah’s razed

Anyone who remembers buying North Stars shoes at Sumarah’s when they were youngsters will remember this Stellarton building well; it was razed earlier today. Sumarah’s Clothing Shop, located on Foord Street, was owed and operated for many years by George Sumarah. The building was located between Gram’s Cafe Bakery on one side and the Medical […]

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Sutherland offers ice-making options

VICTORIA, B.C. – An engineer who grew up in Stellarton has made a life from a low-energy ice-making process. Art Sutherland is co-founder of Accent Refrigeration Systems Ltd., which was launched in 1980 and is based in Victoria, B.C. He has travelled around the world to install more efficient ammonia-carbon dioxide-based cooling systems that reduce […]

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Young and old honour miner’s memory

STELLARTON — It’s not often that you associate school children with a fallen coal miner, but it was fitting that the G.R. Saunders Elementary School choir was on hand for the 93rd William Davis Miners’ Memorial Day ceremony on Monday. For, as guest speaker John Ashton said in his remarks, children were also victimized by […]

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Creating positivity: Deck the Stalls

Positive reinforcement can mean the world to someone struggling, especially to those with a mental illness. With a new project being put together by local organization Dream Candy, local high school students will receive the boost of confidence and positivity that they might need to make it through a tough day — all from a […]

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