Young businesswomen show entrepreneurial spirit

Friends spend August making masks, and money Instead of spending the hot August days at the pool, two young entrepreneurs decided to make some cash. The 12-year-old BFFs put their heads together, combined their creativity and talent, and made personal protective masks, which they sold and are still selling. It all started, Avery Chabassol explains,...

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‘Big’ celebration helps agency mark 40 years

It would have taken a lot more than the summer storm last Tuesday to keep the smiles off the faces of those who braved the elements and attended the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County’s 40th anniversary celebration. The event was held at the Highland Drive-In Theatre and began with entertainment by favourite local...

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Litter pickup event running next week

Next week is a perfect chance to pick up litter in the Town of Pictou. Madeline MacPhail, summer intern with the town, is helping organize the event which runs Monday through Friday, Aug. 17-22. The Great Nova Scotia Pick-Me-Up, which is Nova Scotia’s largest volunteer-driven community clean-up program,  has been comically renamed by MacPhail as...

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Game changer

WearWell Garments distributing new face masks with eye on manufacturing locally Five months into the new normal of living with the threat of COVID-19, a local company is working on a virtual game changer. WearWell Garments Limited in Stellarton is distributing RealGuard personal protective face masks, protected by Livinguard technology, that are touted as being...

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REJUVENATION

Fundraising underway for pavilion at Green Hill Park Rejuvenation of the Green Hill Provincial Park is one step closer to reality. All that’s needed to complete the new pavilion is a little assistance from the community. A group of dedicated individuals has been quietly working behind the scenes for several years with the Department of...

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Walk through time on Heritage Walk

A Heritage Walk offered by the Museum of Industry offers a glimpse into Stellarton’s rich coal mining history. With each stop along the Heritage Walk, museum interpreters provide historical vignettes, explaining the significance of the sites and the history of the area. Summer interpreter Paul LaLande, who comes from a coal mining family, brings the...

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Natal Day fun

There was plenty to see and do on Monday in Pictou as Natal Day was celebrated. Plenty of food, sunny skies and a festive atmosphere greeted downtown visitors. Here, from the left, the volunteers with the Pictou Lobster Carnival provided a fundraising barbecue. From the left: Kent Corbett, Marion MacDonald and Shawn McNamara are hard...

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Trenton Park revitalization beginning

Even a global health pandemic can’t keep great things from happening at Trenton Park. A tender has just been awarded to Higgins Construction in the amount of $1,699,700 for the first phase of work as part of the revitalization project spurred by The Hemlock Group, a group of engaged volunteers whose goal is to create...

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Friends, community host ‘unforgettable’ birthday bash

“Unforgettable.” That was the one word Pictou’s Helen Scammell used to describe her ‘surprise’ 85th birthday bash last week. Many people turned up on her lawn on July 22 to celebrate Scammell on her birthday. The event was planned by friends in the Pictou and Area Garden Club and included fellow garden club members, friends...

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Dogs On Point lapping up success

A local business did not let itself go to the dogs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The global health pandemic resulted in doggy heaven for some: many people are now working from home and their four-legged man’s best friends are getting used to all the extra attention. Dogs On Point, located in Glengarry, continued to meet...

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