Group searching for volunteers

Pictou County Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue (PCVGSAR) is one of 23 teams in Nova Scotia that help recover and search for those in need. On Saturday, the team was asking the community for help as they set up outside of Walmart seeking new volunteers to join the organization. With a sunny day, it certainly...

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Volunteers, support needed to keep Viola’s Place operating

Of all the needs of Viola’s Place, compassionate volunteers top the list. There is plenty of food, dishes, warm bedding, a comfortable living room area complete with sofa, armchairs, books and games and a large-screen television, and enough beds for eight people. Separate male and female washrooms provide an opportunity for guests to enjoy a...

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Volunteers of the year

Each year, communities across Canada celebrate National Volunteer Week. National Volunteer Week 2019 takes place from April 7 to April 13. The primary purpose of this specially designated week is to thank and honour people who donate their time to help others by supporting the causes in which they believe. Volunteer Week also serves to reinforce the...

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Countdown on to Coldest Night walk

There is still more need for teams and team captains for a fun, accessible fundraiser. Stacey Dlamini, executive director of Pictou County Roots for Youth, says there is plenty of room available for people to participate in the group’s Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser coming up Feb. 23. “Currently there are 25 teams registered....

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National recognition for three local volunteers

Three Pictou County volunteers were recognized nationally with Senate 150 Medals on Saturday afternoon during a ceremony at the Plymouth Fire Hall. Senator Michael MacDonald, Cape Breton, presented the medals to Joanne Cumminger of Plymouth, Allan Murray of Stellarton and Anne Emmett of Braeshore for their exemplary volunteer record spanning over many years and many...

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Community Cupboard says farewell

There was a lot of tears and choking back feelings Wednesday morning as all the belongings collected so carefully for the Community Cupboard were spread on tables and across the lawn outside the former church for patrons to take one last look through. “It’s irreplaceable… in the run of a month we have so little...

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Opening ceremonies

Opening Ceremony for the 2018 Special Olympics Summer Games was held Tuesday at the Keating Millenium Center at St. Francis Xavier  University in Antigonish with a packed house. Athletes, supporters, officials, dignitaries, volunteers and fans enjoyed the event which showcased Maritime hospitality at its best with guest performances from Charlie A’Court, among others. (Photo by...

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Heartland Tour returning to Pictou County July 10

It all starts — and ends — at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. On July 10, the 12th annual Heartland Tour returns to Pictou County. Local organizers have been busy planning cycling and walking events to appeal to all ages and abilities. Kathy Saulnier is the community leader and has overall responsibility for the 50...

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Giant sale to assist Habitat for Humanity

The Pictou County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia is planning a fundraiser to assist in their first build. The event will take place in June and include a sale, barbecue and silent auction at a temporary location the group has acquired for the fundraiser at 24 Front St., Pictou, beside the post office....

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Community telethons provide important support this time of year

Halifax – With the season of giving upon us, Eastlink is proud to support community fundraising efforts in communities across the Maritimes. Over the past two months, local telethons like the Pictou County Christmas Fund and the Hants County Christmas Angels Telethon have raised over $178K. “While we’re committed to supporting our communities year round,...

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