BELL, Alan V.

BELL, Alan V.,Pictou – It is with heavy hearts that the family of Alan Victor Bell announce his death which occurred suddenly and unexpectedly on January 23, 2021 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. He was the only son of the late Leslie George Victor Bell and Doris Edith Reeve Bell. He was born in […]

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Getting down to ‘Business Unusual’

The Pictou County Chamber of Commerce is set to showcase the resilience, determination and innovation of several local businesses, organizations and individuals in an evening celebrating success stories from the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The streaming event, taking place Thursday evening, will be dedicated to frontline workers. Jack Kyte, executive director of the...

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Federal-provincial funding aims to offset COVID-19 costs for forestry operations

By Jake Boudrot Advocate Media Inc. HALIFAX: The provincial slice of a federal fund is designed to help forestry operations deal with the COVID-19 global pandemic. As a result of an agreement with the Government of Canada, the provincial government confirmed that $668,000 will be provided from the federal Forest Sector Safety Measures Fund. “All...

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Distracted driving campaign launched

“Better left unread than dead.” That’s the theme this week as New Glasgow Regional Police launches a distracted driving campaign. According to a press release from New Glasgow Regional Police, driving requires your full attention as distractions can compromise judgment and affect the ability to drive safely, so it is important to stay focused at...

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The first female medical graduate from Dalhousie

By Dr. Jock Murray and Janet Murray Women had a rough time getting into medical schools in the 19th century. In England, Scotland, The United States and Canada, women were applying to medical schools but being refused entry. Queen’s University allowed a few women in at this time but the outcry from faculty, students and...

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Antigonish man arrested for impersonating police officer

UPDATE TO ORIGINAL STORY: By Jake Boudrot The Reporter ANTIGONISH: The RCMP is looking for motorists who may have been pulled over by a suspect driving a replica police vehicle. Last week, the RCMP arrested a 23-year-old man from Antigonish for impersonation of a police officer, and seized a vehicle. According to a press release...

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JANKOV, Alan N.

JANKOV, Alan N., Caribou Island, July 16, 1942 – January 18, 2021 – The death of Alan Nicholas Jankov – 78, of Caribou Island, occurred peacefully at the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit, New Glasgow on January 18th, 2021 with his soul mate Gail at his side. Alan was dedicated to many things in his […]

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Nods and accolades for Gunning album

This year is starting out to be a positive one, on many fronts. For favourite Pictou County musician Dave Gunning, it’s starting with five folk award nominations for his album, Up Against the Sky. The album is a 2020 Canadian Folk Music Awards nominee for: Contemporary Album of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Contemporary...

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