Boat building returns for students at PLFN

PICTOU LANDING — Boat building has created team building for students at Pictou Landing First Nation. Grade 5 and 6 students gathered in the gym to learn how to build two small rowboats that would eventually be transported to open water to test their workmanship and the boats’ seaworthiness. “We started it last year,” said...

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International School Strike for Climate – Fridays for Future Rally this week in Pictou

Youth around the world declared May 24, 2019, as an international climate strike day. Through Pictou County Climate Strikes, the youth of Pictou County are joining the worldwide Fridays for Futures movement. The goal is to empower the youth of Pictou County to let their voices be heard as they confront one of the most...

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Taking the stress out of the dress

One of the signature moments and long-lasting memories that many students create in their high school experience is prom night and getting to participate in the right of passage before graduating. Prom is not a wonderful and exciting time for everyone though. Along with dresses and tuxedos come price tags in the hundreds of dollars...

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Accountants provide funding opportunities to NSCC students

As the youngest of 10 children in his family, Kevin MacDonald knew money could be hard to come by. He also knew the lasting impact education could make on people’s lives. A longtime chartered professional accountant in New Glasgow, MacDonald and his business partner, Heather Murphy, are helping open that path to students at Nova...

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Building skills

PICTOU LANDING FIRST NATION — Grade five and six students from Pictou Landing First Nation School had the chance to learn new skills and tackle a project most adults can say they have never done during an experiential learning program at the school. Students, accompanied by two professors from Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax...

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Veterinary visit: Local students learn about the ins and outs of the vet

Education and excitement seemed to go hand in hand last week as the Grade 4/5 French immersion class from A.G. Baillie Memorial School made their way to the East River Animal Hospital to learn what a veterinarian does and some of the things they see on the job. After a tour of the office to...

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Mock crash to demonstrate realities of impaired driving

NEW GLASGOW – Grade 12 high school students from North Nova Education Centre will see firsthand the devastating realities associated with impaired driving by drugs or alcohol and the realities emergency responders face each time they respond to a crash involving teens. New Glasgow Regional Police, New Glasgow Fire Department, Trenton Fire Department, MADD Pictou...

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Bus accident in Lyons Brook

UPDATE: LYONS BROOK – No one was seriously hurt when a school bus transporting nine students left the road and partly overturned near West Pictou Consolidated School on Route 376 on Monday afternoon. Pictou RCMP Const. Ryan Murnahan said the crash occurred at about 3:30 p.m. when driver of the bus attempted a left turn...

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St.FX first university in Canada to develop Service Learning, awarded $280,000 to expand program

ANTIGONISH – St. Francis Xavier University’s Service Learning program is the successful recipient of $280,000 over four years through the recent round of Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program. The funding will allow StFX to expand and build on its Immersion Service Learning program and existing partnership in Ghana. Specifically, it will allow the program...

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WE Day Atlantic: changemakers leave feeling inspired, excited

HALIFAX — Inspired. Excited. Eager. That’s how thousands of energetic and screaming students were left feeling as they headed home from the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax on November 30 from WE Day Atlantic, which featured a vast array of guest speakers and A-plus musicians who spoke and performed. The celebration — held to recognize the...

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