First social justice award aimed at changing lives

The past 10 months have been filled with wonder, travel, hard work and recognition for a New Glasgow graduate. Patience Mpenzi came to New Glasgow with her parents and four siblings less than a year ago after spending 14 years in a refugee camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa. Within the short...

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The power of positivity

Travis Francis has absolutely no room in his busy life for negativity of any sort. He started his own business, Lucrative Apparel, just three months ago and it is taking off like a speeding bullet. “It was one of my dreams.” He had been lobster fishing prior to COVID-19. In an effort to keep his...

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‘Miles’-stone achieved

Runner Billy MacEachern completes 100th marathon — the Johnny Miles Eighty-five thousand miles or approximately 136,795 kilometres. That’s the approximate distance Billy MacEachern has run in his lifetime. So far. To put that into perspective, that’s the equivalent of running 24 hours a day for two and half years. Father’s Day wasn’t the event he...

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New reality for horse rescue spot

An altered society due to COVID-19 is changing the ability for an animal rescue centre to raise funds. Earth ARC Rescue, located at 644 Heron Road, in Four Mile Brook, is struggling to generate funds that are needed to do the work it does. In a pre-pandemic world, Earth ARC would be hosting its Farm...

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Home gardens making a comeback during days of health pandemic

It’s a revival, of sorts. Victory Gardens, which were popular during the First and Second World Wars, have come back around — this time to boost morale during these days of isolation due to COVID-19. The added benefit? They can contribute to the health and well-being of everyone. Jonathon MacKay of United We Stand Pictou...

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Spilling the beans

The soybeans that are spilled in the River John and Louisville Road area of the Sunrise Trail had still not been cleaned up as of Monday. River John resident Catherine Hughes said it was her partner, June Daley, who first noticed treated soybeans had been spilled on June 5 when she was out walking their...

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Ahead of the curve and ‘Shining On’

Ahead of Hair Health and Beauty Retreat has proven it’s ahead of the crowd during the worldwide health pandemic. While public health restrictions surrounding COVID-19 closed hair salons and cosmetology services right away, the downtown Pictou business continued to be on the cutting edge with the gift ware side of its business. “We created an...

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Opening soon: Fuel for body and vehicle

There will soon be a new place to fuel up in Pictou — fuel for both your vehicle and your body. The new structure located at the rotary housing a Sobeys Gas Bar and Needs convenience store as well as a McDonald’s restaurant is nearing completion. The property is owned by Donald MacDonald’s Somerled Properties...

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Fairy garden takes wings

If you build it, they will come. That often quoted movie line has taken on new meaning for a young Chance Harbour Road resident who created her own ‘field of dreams.’ Leah O’Hagan believes in fairies with all her heart. When a friend at school told the eight-almost-nine-year-old that she had a fairy in her...

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Rising to the top and ‘Shining on’

If it hadn’t been for a school trip to Quebec, local residents may not have been able to savour all of the delectable goodies that are made at Generations Bakery and Beyond. Red Seal bakery owner Dana Welsh explains that after graduating from the Culinary Institute of Canada in Charlottetown, PEI, he worked as a...

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