Working on Westville

Group brainstorms about beautification and celebrations Despite the snowy weather, Westville Mayor Lennie White saw a group of approximately 20 people gathered last week to the second of Westville’s planning forums to help improve the town with ideas from the citizens. The first meeting, held in January, focused on gathering ideas for the town to...

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MEGA help for YMCA with MEGAthon

It will be a day of fun, friends and fitness all for the Pictou County YMCA on February 29 as the organization hosts the annual MEGAthon event. Teams of five are encouraged to sign up for the event that includes different types of fitness and a ton of fun for those participating, all to help...

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New view of life

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but what happens when you can’t see? You make up for sight in many other ways. Chris Knowles and the Visually Impaired Art Group that meets once a week in New Glasgow set out to create masterpieces without ever seeing it themselves. Knowles started losing his...

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Mentoring Plus gets federal boost of $3.4 million

It was good news for seniors of Pictou County on Monday morning as Central Nova MP Sean Fraser and Minister of Seniors Deb Schulte announced $3.4 million in funding over four years from the New Horizons Program to go toward the Mentoring Plus program. Schulte was happy to announce the latest news from the New...

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Roads remain slippery

A trailer truck became stuck this morning on Abercrombie road as well as a few cars attempting to get up the hill and turn close to the Granton turn off, just before the Pictou Causeway. RCMP were in attendance assisting traffic....

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Connection and independence — delivered

Meals on Wheels offers more than just food In the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life, it can be easy to forget the difference that simple things can make to someone. For many seniors across the county, a delivery of one meal a week makes more of a difference than giving them food for the...

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Remembering Africville

Just in time to kick off African Heritage Month, a travelling exhibit of Africville is making its way to Pictou County at the Museum of Industry. The exhibit is a hybrid of one that has toured all over Canada and the United States to teach more people about Africville. The exhibit is set up with...

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Domo Arigato, NGA Robotics Club

They may only be in middle school but the boys of the New Glasgow Academy robotics team are out to change their community for the better and have been working hard on the idea to do so. The club ranging in grades five to eight is student-driven and lets members learn how to create robots...

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Panther Pantry feeds hungry children, nurtures friendship

A school cafeteria might seem like a place where hunger wouldn’t be a problem, however, kids sent to school without a lunch may tell you otherwise. To help avoid any child having to go without food, the Panther Pantry was created. When New Glasgow Academy was designed and built, the need for a nutrition lab...

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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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