MacKENZIE, Alice I.

MacKENZIE, Alice Isabel – age 85, of River John passed away October 23rd, 2019 in the Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Alice was a daughter of the late Seldon and Greta (Brown) Heighton and was predeceased by common law husband, Lawson Robar; siblings, Thomas Heighton, Mildred Sillers, Donald and Raymond Heighton. Alice is survived by […]

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Superstitious feeling …

It was the perfect night to meet spirits. Cold gusts of wind lashed the rain sideways, causing it to undulate like stark white sheets against an inky black sky. Thunder rolled and lightning lit up the night sky like a blazing noon-time sun. Wasn’t fit for man nor beast. But it was prime time for...

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NDP’s Betsy MacDonald proud of her campaign

New Democratic Party candidate Betsy MacDonald was “encouraged” by the results of the federal election and by the campaign in general. When contacted by phone on Monday evening, after Liberal incumbent MP Sean Fraser was declared the winner in Central Nova, MacDonald said she was “very proud” of her campaign. “We ran a very strong...

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Run for the Cure raises almost $30,000 locally

Trenton Park was a sea of pink and white on Sunday as a crowd gathered in solidarity. The occasion was the Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure which raises funds to create a future without breast cancer. Dedication, enthusiasm and energy were prevalent as participants walked or ran distances of either one kilometer...

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Straight from the heart

An ex-pat who comes home to visit every summer is drawn to the Ship Hector. Every year, Doris (nee Jessinghouse) Arnold returns “home” from her residence in Owen Sound, Ont., and spends a couple of months at the Ship Hector site in Pictou. She visits almost daily and enjoys spending time with the volunteers and...

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New look for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Wednesday was a banner day for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County. The 40-year-old Pictou County organization was celebrating with the other branches from across the country that form the 106-year-old national Big Brothers Big Sisters organization: A new day and a new look – but the same intent. The kickoff was held on...

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Seeing is believing

Julie Martin sees well beyond her vision loss. One of the things she missed about her former life — when she had her eyesight — was reading all of the local news and events in her community. She wanted know what was going on in her community and, since moving to Pictou County 11 years...

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