Mental health support is available for all ages

Living through a pandemic is stressful, not only physically but mentally. Many people have more anxiety because their daily routines are interrupted and their futures are uncertain. The Nova Scotia Health Authority has mental health programs available. These can provide relief to those who struggle with mental health issues regularly or those who are feeling...

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RCMP arrest four people under Health Protection Act

DARTMOUTH – Nova Scotia RCMP charged four people under the Health Protection Act, in relation to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Two people were charged on March 31 for failing to self-quarantine or self-isolate after returning from out of country. Two others were charged for failing to maintain a social distance of two metres or six feet....

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CEO of seniors care facility urges implementation of safety measures

NEW GLASGOW – The CEO of one of Pictou County’s largest seniors homes, urges people to make a difference and stay home. Glen Haven Manor’s Lisa M. Smith said, “This is our time to make a difference. Not tomorrow. Not next week, but today! The only way to prevent the spread of this virus is...

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Worldwide 200th anniversary celebration goes online

To the Editor: This April, while respecting social-distancing measures, local members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints , along with 16 million members worldwide, will celebrate online the 200th anniversary of a pivotal moment in their history: the First Vision of the prophet Joseph Smith. The restored religious tradition born from this...

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Seeking info on former resident

To the Editor: My name is Richard Baldwin and my wife’s grandfather came from England on a boat as a very young boy; born 1899, and stayed with a family, I believe named MacQueen, from 1911 to 1919 as a indentured servant. He was sent over to Nova Scotia through the Middlemore Children Home. Believed...

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New Glasgow police chief retires, new chief appointed

There will be a change of command with the New Glasgow Regional Police Department. After 44 years with the New Glasgow force, Chief Eric MacNeil has announced his retirement.  MacNeil served in the role of chief for the last three years and served the previous 10 years as deputy chief.  “We wish Eric and his...

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Blue Lobster launches $50,000 hospitality industry support fund #thebigtip

STELLARTON – Nova Scotia Spirit Co. and Blue Lobster Vodka Soda are launching a hospitality support fund with $50,000 going to those in the industry affected by COVID-19 closures. While the days of meeting on Fridays for an adult beverage at our favorite local bars and restaurants have come to an end for now, the...

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Canadian Geographic Education launches online initiative to reach self-isolating students

In response to a need for online educational resources, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) is launching Canadian Geographic Education’s #OnlineClassroom, which will offer its free, bilingual learning tools to all Canadians to support teachers, parents and students isolating at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Our new #OnlineClassroom provides Can Geo Education with a great...

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At-home learning to take place while schools remain closed until at least May 1

Students will find a new way of learning since schools across the province will remain closed until at least May 1. Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Zach Churchill sent a notice to parents on Monday informing them of the closure during these “extraordinary times.” To keep students learning for the next four weeks, an...

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