Firefighters using technology to respond to fires

LITTLE HARBOUR – The last thing one might think about when they have a serious injury or fire in their home is who is going to come help after 9-1-1 is called. But that is always a concern to the firefighters who have been called to the scene, hoping there will be enough man power...

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SPCA scaring up spook-tacular fundraiser for the second year

GRANTON – That time of year has come again where the crisp, dark night lends itself well to the horrors that lurk in the shadows. It’s Halloween. To celebrate the season, the SPCA of Pictou County is offering a night of screams, laughs and fun with the SPCA Haunted Trail. Agnes Leavitt, shelter manager, notes...

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Town Square Pavilion officially opened

STELLARTON – The sun was not shining and the water was not leaping, but children still flocked to the water pad at the newly opened Stellarton Town Square Pavilion last week. The park had a soft opening this summer, but was officially opened on Monday with approximately 50 people in attendance. Frank Sobey, chair of...

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Learning ABCs of winterizing

LYONS BROOK – Now is the time to start thinking about how to prepare your plants and trees for the upcoming winter season. Robert Parker of West River Greenhouses attended the first Lunch and Learn session hosted by the Lyons Brook Women’s Institute recently to help guide people on how to keep their plants safe....

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Painting for play

THORBURN – Sue Harrington looks on in despair as she drops her child off at Thorburn Elementary School every day. She sees the children just standing around, not wanting to play on the weathered play sets. So she and a couple of parents began a group, Active Kids Development Project, to improve the play space...

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Heads turn at bobbin lace event

CARIBOU RIVER – Donna Bullerwell was pleased to see a good number attend the Maritime Bobbin Lace Day at the Caribou River Community Centre recently. Bullerwell is part of the Strait Lacers, a local group of women who make bobbin lace, and she organized the lace day event for the second year in a row....

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SOC puts fourth option on the bargaining table

PICTOU – The school review process for the three schools in Pictou has brought about many strong emotions from the community, with most in agreement that they would like to see the P-12 students remain in the town. When the review process began, the School Options Committee was provided with three options to consider from...

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CIBC Run for the Cure surpasses last year’s total

TRENTON – A sea of pink flooded Trenton Park on Sunday for the fourth annual Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure in Pictou County. The event surpassed last year’s total of funds raised by more than $2,000 with a total of $37,029.91 raised by the 285 participants, which were also up from...

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Make a Wish … Jeana’s Wish continues to give back

NEW GLASGOW – Nina Davey and Cassie Clarke could be seen holding back tears through their smiles as they honoured the memory of their friend, Jeana English. The pair hosted a skating event by donation only, to raise funds for the Children’s Wish Foundation in memory of English who lost her battle with brain cancer...

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