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International Climate Strike Friday in New Glasgow

Youth, and now people of all ages around the world are striking in order to promote climate change awareness, demand that world leaders make urgent changes, and encourage adults to consider the environment first when voting. Last Friday, Sept. 20, more than 4 million people from countries all around the world were striking. Pictou County...

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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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National Youth Bowling May 4

NEW GLASGOW – Youth and bowling will be served on May 4 at the Heather Lanes when it hosts the 2019 Atlantic Youth Bowling Council Inc. national championship. Nearly 20 local bowlers could be among more than 150 young bowlers who will be joined by several hundred family members and coaches to celebrate the wonder...

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Dart players prepare for Canadian event

WESTVILLE – Two young dart players who have been honing their craft lately are getting ready to contest Canadian Youth Dart championships in Saskskatchewan. Abbey Harty and Dillon MacLellan are scheduled to attend the event that goes from May 15 to 20 in Saskatoon. They are among 10 Nova Scotians travelling to the event. They...

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County man charged for obtaining sexual services from youth

PLYMOUTH – A local man has been  charged for obtaining sexual services from youth. Between March 2018 and November 2018, a 30-year-old man from Stellarton was contacting three females under the age of 18 from Pictou County, and making arrangements to pay them for sex. All of the incidents, except for one that happened in Cape Breton, occurred...

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YMCA retreat focuses on mental health

With mental health awareness on the rise, 16 local youth took the extra step with the help of the Pictou County YMCA and learned Mental Health First Aid at a recent youth camp near Truro. Gittens Lodge played host to the first every youth retreat this year for the YMCA and the two-day camp proved...

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Cannabis info session Monday night

The Pictou County Policing Agencies and the Aberdeen Hospital Liaison Committee will be sponsoring an information session on cannabis on Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. The session will focus on cannabis involving youth, laws and you from various community speaking representatives. Guests speakers will include : · Doctor Ryan Sommers, medical officer of health for...

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Roots House grows community roots

The doors are officially open to the two new transition houses Pictou County Roots for Youth has opened on Temperance Street in New Glasgow. The houses are designed to help youth transition from Roots House, an emergency shelter, to being independent; they are also welcoming youth who haven’t dealt with Roots House before to seize...

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Nova Scotia Nature Writing and Art Contest for Youth

The Nature Writing and Art Contest is inviting youth ages 7-15 years who live in Nova Scotia to submit a written piece (short story, non-fiction, poetry, etc.) OR an original artwork (painting, drawing, collage, etc.) that is inspired by: native plants or animals of Nova Scotia (native means a species that occurs naturally in a...

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Street Crime Unit seizes crystal meth

Crystal meth has been seized from a home in New Glasgow. On June 16th at approximately 3 p.m., Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant at a residence on Muir’s Lane.  At this time, police seized a quantity of crystal methamphetamine. As a result of investigation police arrested a16-year-old female youth...

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