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Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia seeks input from Nova Scotia’s rapidly growing charitable and nonprofit sector

HALIFAX -The Nonprofit and Charitable Sector’s contribution to Nova Scotia’s GDP has grown to 12.3 per cent. This rate of growth has outpaced other provinces, making it the highest share of any province or territory and well above the national average of 8.5 per cent. “It is exciting to see this growth in Nova Scotia, […]

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Friends of the Northumberland Strait benefiting from CD featuring Atlantic Canadian artists

Dave Gunning says he “can’t wait to hear the whole thing.” He is referring to a CD in which one of his songs are featured — as are songs by other ‘who’s whos’ of the Atlantic Canadian music scene — all of whom have donated a track. The project is a fundraiser for Friends of...

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Mission: Accomplished

It was pure old-fashioned Pictou County generosity that enabled the Pictou County Christmas Fund committee to reach its goal. A couple of last-minute pledges just seconds before the telethon ended on Sunday meant that $80,325 was pledged, slightly more than the group’s $80,000 goal. Monique Sobey, PCCF chair, was elated with the result. “We very...

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Nova Scotia farmers to gather for the 124th year

TRURO – Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture will be hosting their 124th annual general meeting at the Best Western Glengarry on Thursday November 28th and Friday November 29th, 2019. This two-day event will see farmers from across the province gather to discuss key topics in Nova Scotia agriculture, such as agriculture land, soil health, transportation...

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Curling Day clinics at four local clubs

NEW GLASGOW – You’ve seen how the pros do it, now’s your chance to give it a try. Last week during the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling at the Pictou County Wellness Centre, more than 60 teams of professional athletes demonstrated the fun, sportsmanship and camaraderie of the game. And now, you can see what...

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Beginning to look like Christmas

The Pictou County Christmas Fund organizing committee is at it again — working to raise funds that will provide a Christmas dinner to families in need this holiday. As it has done since the mid-1950s, the committee organizes a telethon featuring many talented members of the community. This year’s event is scheduled to take place...

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Hector de-rigging

Volunteers joined a crew from Moodie’s Crane Rentals this afternoon (Tuesday) in de-rigging the Ship Hector to get it ready for winter. Here, Laurie MacDonald works to unravel the rope around the bowsprit so it can be removed by a crane. The other masts were being removed from the ship as well....

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Francis Dorrington: Come a long way …

In recognition of the announcement that former New Glasgow town councillor Francis Dorrington will receive the Order of Nova Scotia, we are reposting this article that ran in February 2017 as part of African Heritage Month … Francis Dorrington has come a long way from the days when he was not allowed to sit and...

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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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