Autism walk 2018 raises record funds

STELLARTON – The annual Autism Walk just keeps growing. More than 700 people registered for the seventh edition of the walk on Saturday in Stellarton, and organizer Allison Kearley marvels at how the event keeps drawing more participants and raising more funds. Kearley is among members of Autism Pictou County, which is a chapter of Autism...

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Cemetery walk … if you dare

PICTOU — The first of what some people hope will be an annual cemetery walk to highlight the history of Laurel Hill Cemetery has been scheduled for 7 p.m. on October 27. St. Clair Prest and a cast of characters will lead the historic walk through what is known as “the old burial ground” to...

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Inaugural Walk honours Catherine Campbell

The life of the late Const. Catherine Campbell was celebrated Sunday with the inaugural Catherine Campbell Walk. Campbell’s family planned for the walk to take part during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which takes place between November 25 and December 10. The event also took place two days prior to the National...

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Silent Witness makes history

TRENTON – The first ever Pictou County Remember Me Walk was held Sunday at Trenton Park. Since 1990 51 women in Nova Scotia lost their lives to domestic violence. Donna MacGregor, of the Pictou County Chapter of Silent Witness Nova Scotia, said  as that figure is limited to confirmed murder-suicides and murders that ended in...

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Thanks for the support

To the Editor: On behalf of the 2016 Pictou County Walk for ALS which was held on June 4, 2016,  I would like to thank the people of Pictou County and beyond for your incredible support and kindness. Over the past five years, we have truly seen the immense generosity of this community. Not only...

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Emotional journey

  The Casim family of Pictou had a long, emotional walk in their journey to Canada. The family walked again – by choice and under much happier conditions – this past Sunday when they took part in the Pictou Walk with Refugees for a Stronger Canada. The event, which was organized by CAiRN in support...

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Autism walk raises $64,000

The fifth annual Walk the Walk for Autism gave local families 64,000 reasons to smile. The walk, which was held Saturday at the G.R. Saunders Elementary School, was one of nine taking place in the province. The local walk raised more than $64,000 while in excess of $250,000 was raised provincewide. Local participant Allison Kearley...

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