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Larger gathering numbers, more steps to reopen

Good news today regarding COVID-19: There were no new cases in the province. Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health for Nova Scotia, announced today a new gathering limit of 10 and more steps toward reopening the province. “Nova Scotians have done the hard work to flatten our curve and...

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CAMERON, Linda Jane

Cameron, Linda Jane, age 55, of Saltsprings, NS, passed away peacefully May 26, 2020 in the Palliative Care unit of the Aberdeen Hospital after a strong and courageous battle with glioblastoma. Linda was born to Freeman and Alma (Patriquin) Hiltz on April 15, 1965 and married the love of her life Keith Cameron on November […]

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How to make your home healthier during the Coronavirus crisis

By: Michelle Gilfoyle Now that we’re spending more time at home than ever before, it’s wise to assess the healthiness of your space. A healthy home can improve your physical and mental wellbeing, whether it’s a shared space, family home, or solo apartment. Here’s how to make your home healthier during the Coronavirus.  Get an...

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HENRIKSEN, Doris M.

“Baby”                                                                                             Stellarton / Pictou HENRIKSEN, Doris Mary – 96, of Pictou, passed away May 26, 2020.  Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Archibald and Mary Jane (Murphy) Jamison.  She was an avid reader, sang in the St. James Church choir and belonged to the Anglican Church guild.  Doris is survived by […]

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Health Protection Act charge

New Glasgow Regional Police have charged a 32-year-old man for violating the Nova Scotia Health Protection Act, in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Wednesday, May 27, at approximately 5:20 p.m., New Glasgow Regional Police responded to a business on East River Road to charge a man who failed to socially distance himself at the...

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Lyme: Be aware every month

To the Editor: May Lyme Disease Awareness Month is drawing to a close but please remember to be aware every month. Ticks are out there year round depending on the weather. Lyme disease is a vector-borne disease as are so many other diseases carried by ticks as well as some other disease spreading insects. According...

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Organizers bringing back the rack in August 2021

NEW GLASGOW  – Organizers of Pictou County Ribfest announced today that they have shifted to planning for 2021 amid the current COVID-19 pandemic. The organizing committee recognizes the potential for preventive measures such as practicing physical distancing and limiting social gatherings to extend well into the summer months. “This was a very difficult decision,” says...

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Kindness Rocks at the Aberdeen Hospital Gratitude Garden

Calling all artists, creative-types and anyone looking to show support to health care workers. The Aberdeen Health Foundation and Aberdeen Hospital Auxiliary are creating a Gratitude Garden at the hospital. This can be a great project for the whole family.  Everyone is invited to paint rocks with fun and encouraging messages for hospital staff as...

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Riverfront Jubilee cancelled for 2020

NEW GLASGOW – There will be no live music on the Glasgow Square stage this year with the cancellation of the annual Riverfront Jubilee. The board of directors have announced the 2020 event – which was scheduled to take place July 31-August 2 – will not take place due to uncertainty resulting from the COVID-19...

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