North Nova Education Centre graduates 196

A total of 196 students graduated from North Nova Education Centre this year. Among the graduates and prize winners are: The “Call Me Amazing” Daniel Arsenault Kindness Award, valued at $100, for a student who exemplifies kindness toward others; displays compassion and integrity; sees the good in others; always focuses on the positive; is gracious...

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Many award winners at Northumberland Regional High School

Students from Northumberland Regional High School combined to win almost $280,000 in scholarships and awards this year. Among them with prize totals were: Carson Cameron won $81,350; Madison Walsh won $51,250; Cyenna Link won $44,075; Evelyn Munroe won $30,750; Grace Hall won $28,300; Hannah Warren won $23,450; and Bailey Chase won $20,550. The students with...

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MacMillan, Davey Academy medal winners

DITOR’S NOTE: The Class of 2020 is one for the history books. The threat of COVID-19 has cancelled graduation cemeonies across the province and beyond. While traditional graduation ceremonies could not be held, grads at each of the high schools in Pictou County were given their moment in the sun… The smiles on the faces...

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PCREN expands business support services, introduces Virtual Adviser Program

The Pictou County Regional Enterprise Network has expanded its business support services by introducing a new Virtual Adviser Program in an effort to further assist Pictou County companies adjusting to the impacts of COVID-19, Powered by On-Demand Talent Platform BoomersPlus, this free program will match qualified Pictou County companies with a seasoned Adviser to help...

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VIC opens

Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores (DEANS) have opened the Rest Area VIC back up at the Westville Location. Opened yesterday, June 29, it will be staffed by summer  students Haylee Hodgson, Kenyon Greene and Reese Richards as travel counsellors, as well as Maddie MacIntyre who will be working as the French travel ambassador. They will...

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GIROTTI, Theresa (Murphy)

GIROTTI, Theresa (Murphy) – Theresa was a petite force of nature armed with a lightning-fast mind who could bring the house down with one dryly measured quip. The quiet bemusement on her face belied a razor-sharp wit and keen eye for the absurdity and silliness of any situation. After a brief illness Theresa passed away […]

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CAMERON, Marion

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marion Cavell Cameron (MacPherson), of Westville on June 24, 2020 at the age of 78. Marion was the beloved wife of the late Murray Cameron of Mt. Thom and the loving mother of Cavell (Scott) Hughes.  Her grandchildren Tanner Hughes (Matt Webb) and Keegan […]

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Loneliness

Dr. T. Jock Murray and Janet Murray “All the lonely people, Where do they all come from?” — Eleanor Rigby, by Paul McCartney ^ When former prime minister Theresa May of Great Britain appointed a Minister of Loneliness, she said it was recognizing one of the greatest public health challenges of our age. If you...

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Pictou included in Bluenose Sail Past Summer schedule

Nova Scotia’s iconic Bluenose II will sail into ports and harbours around the province – including Pictou – this summer in a unique tour fit for the times dubbed Sail Past Summer. “Ninety-nine years ago, Captain Angus Walters took up the mantle of the Bluenose, representing the hopes and pride of Nova Scotians,” said Communities,...

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