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No horse-ing around

Jenna Smith has set out to show the healing powers that horses can have with people dealing with trauma. Having formerly been a police officer during her time in British Colombia, Smith has turned to help others in a different way with animal therapy. With the goal to combine her counselling background with something new,...

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Big things coming for 2020’s Relay

In anticipation of this year’s event, the committee for Pictou County Relay for Life have been preparing since October and is starting to ramp up preparation for the June event. With some big changes to the committee, a lot of familiar faces are still around in new committee positions. Former ambassadors Neil MacKinnon and Kevin...

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Dress of their dreams …

It was an experience to remember for some high school students Saturday afternoon as they had a chance to try on and pick out their prom dresses. The Glass Slipper Organization, New Glasgow chapter, held its first dress event of 2020 this past Saturday, opening up the doors of the community room in the New...

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Market welcomes 2020

The New Glasgow Farmers Market kicked off the new year and new decade with the seasonal opening on Saturday morning. A good crowd turned out to the opening to get their fill of local goods and catch up with those who they may not have seen over the holiday season. Market manager Kristi Russell shared...

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Glass Slipper Organization hosting another dress event

NEW GLASGOW — The Glass Slipper Organization is preparing to help local teenagers with prom festivities again this year by providing dresses for students who might not be able to afford one. The next Glass Slipper event will be held on January 11 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the New Glasgow Library. The organization is...

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Chief Paul reacts to threats and Facebook posts

Chief Andrea Paul of Pictou Landing First Nations says she has been receiving lot of hateful feedback after her enraged Facebook post about Northern Pulp and calling into question the effect of lobbyists. “… These money hungry White men would sell their children for money. Greedy F***ers,” Paul wrote on her personal Facebook page following...

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Not diggin’ the snow

Norma-Jean McGuire shovels out her car in Pictou on Thursday morning after finding it under a large snowdrift following Wednesday’s storm. Some parts of Pictou County received upwards of 60 cm of the white stuff on Wednesday and Wednesday night. The storm, the first major one of the year and decade, closed schools in Pictou...

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Hopes for the future

County leaders work toward good things to come in new decade The dawn of a new decade has local political leaders looking forward to a bright future. The past year was filled with opportunities all across Pictou County, according to the area’s municipal leaders. It was highlighted by the development of the Pictou County Regional...

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Cheers to the first born babies of new year and new decade

The dawn of a new decade is something Sonya Joy Crim won’t forget. Crim’s new infant twins were officially the first babies to be born at the Aberdeen Hospital in 2020. With a scheduled C-section for the morning of January 1, the babies’ coming that day was no surprise, but she did not know that...

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Wilber let go from NP transition taskforce

UPDATE: in response to the Transition Team removing Robin Wilbur from his post, the following is a statement from Kelliann Dean, deputy minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Trade, and forestry transition team lead: The forestry transition team was formed to collaborate on ways to support the forestry sector and the workers and businesses connected to...

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