Crowd shows Black Lives Matter in Pictou County

While riots and police force have begun escalating in the U.S., a protest in Pictou County is gaining momentum. Demonstrators have been stepping out since Sunday afternoon in downtown New Glasgow across from the George Street Bridge on a gravel lot to show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Saturday night, Jay Reddick...

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HLM shining in the realty business

Moving your entire home might not be the first thing you would think about doing in the middle of a pandemic but those that have already started the process or just sold their house do not have a lot of choice. This is where HLM Realty has stepped up in the health crisis to help...

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Silent, but not forgotten

It may have been quiet at Tearmann House over the past few weeks as the pandemic saw the country shut down and many were stuck inside. During the more restrictive part of the quarantine, Tearmann House saw something it hasn’t seen in quite some time: an empty house. Although an empty women’s shelter may sound...

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The lightning ‘bug’

Pictou Campus of the Nova Scotia Community College is moving a piece of the past into the future with a revamp of 1997 ‘Voltswagen’ Beetle with an engine swap to turn it into a Tesla. The project turned into a campus-wide initiative that faculty had been looking into for a few years now, finally able...

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It’s wine o’clock somewhere

It’s almost something out of a dream. You’re stuck at home and all of a sudden an amazing gift of wine, candy, and self-care products comes from nowhere to land at your front door. This isn’t the stuff of fairy tales but it is certainly a little bit of magic that others are spreading in...

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Salon owner encourages self-care during stressful time

Although she can’t make her community shine through the colourful locks on their head and the confidence a new hairdo will give them, Chelsea Sutherland of Chelsea Laine Salon is making her community shine in other ways. The local business owner has been busy during the lock down created by COVID-19 changing up how clients...

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Local fisherman catches rare albino lobster

It was a once in a lifetime catch for AJ Francis on Wednesday when he pulled his lobster traps out of the water and found an albino lobster nestled among the other lobsters. Albino lobsters are often referred to as a one in a million chance or one in a million catch so it certainly...

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Palliative care in a pandemic

Society celebrates Palliative Care Month and the importance of the service Although cancellations are the norm due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Aberdeen Palliative Care Society is still spreading the message of end of life care in honour of Palliative Care Month. Now more than ever people have been focusing on their health by staying...

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Justice is served

New mural titled ‘Justice’ unveiled in New Glasgow Justice can stand for different things and mean different things to people, which is what makes the latest large scale art piece in downtown New Glasgow so captivating to everyone who sees it. A new art installment titled Justice can now been viewed on the north side...

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Virtual cry wins Stewart first place

Jim Stewart has won another title in an international town crier competition, without even saying a word. Stewart heard about the competition organized by the town of Melksham, UK, a few weeks ago and, after finding out that it would be a virtual competition open to participants internationally, he decided to take part. Stewart noted...

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