Author turns personal experience into new book

SUNDRIDGE — Monica Graham, an author living in Sundridge outside River John, says a chance conversation with someone at Nimbus Publishing led to her latest book. Senior Moment: Navigating the Challenges of Caring for Mom, goes to print at the end of April and will be available shortly thereafter. The book follows Graham’s experience of...

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Growing pollinators in the River John area

SEAFOAM — A local woman is hoping to grow the community’s pollinator population. Kiva-Marie Belt started in February as a ranger with the David Suzuki Foundation’s Butterflyway Project and will soon help people in the area establish small plots for pollinators. “I was expecting it to be difficult to get 12 people to participate, but...

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Step forward

A step toward sidewalks in Blue Acres has been taken. The Municipality of Pictou County passed a motion during its Property Services meeting on March 15 to issue a Request for Proposals regarding the design of sidewalks in Blue Acres. Andy Thompson, councillor for District 11 that includes Blue Acres, says he’s happy that first...

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Pictou musician’s band livestreaming concerts for new album

WHITEHORSE – A musician originally from Pictou will be live online Friday night. Whitehorse band Major Funk, which features Adrian Burrill on vocals and trumpet, is releasing its debut full-length album March 19. Due to pandemic limits for in-person events, the band is hosting two livestream concerts to help celebrate the release. “It was the...

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Shannon MacInnis seeking Liberal nomination for Pictou Centre

The former mayor of Trenton wants to stay involved in politics — but at the provincial level. Shannon MacInnis is seeking the Liberal nomination for Pictou Centre in the next provincial election. MacInnis said via a press release that he would like to use his years of political experience in the municipal sector to help...

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Food forest in Scotsburn enters second phase

SCOTSBURN — A local food forest is continuing to grow. Raina McDonald, the project lead of the Scotsburn Community Food Forest, says phase two of the multi-phase project is underway following an exciting and successful start. “What’s in phase two depends a little bit on the funding support we receive,” said McDonald, noting a loose...

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Traditional exhibitions, fairs cancelled for 2021

BIBLE HILL: Anyone hoping to take the family to the exhibition this summer, will have to wait another year. The Exhibitions Association of Nova Scotia announced the cancellation of traditional exhibitions and fairs for 2021 in response to the coronavirus pandemic and need to follow public health guidelines and restrictions. This includes the Pictou-North Colchester...

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CODE CRITICAL

River John woman raising concerns about medical response time following father’s death Grace Joudrey-Clough misses her father’s sense of humour and the patience he showed with her two sons. “I miss a lot of things,” said Joudrey-Clough about her father, Teddy Joudrey, who died at home on Dec. 21 from a heart attack. He was...

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NS author pens book about resiliency

TRURO – Strength, hope, resiliency. Those three words fill the pages of Karen Dean’s new book, We Are Unbreakable: Raw, Real Stories of Resilience, which launched online through Amazon at the end of November. “I named the voice in my head Gina, in honour of my friend (Gina Goulet) taken in the mass shooting,” said...

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Fire departments throughout province benefitting from weekly 50/50 draws

AMHERST – What started as a way for one fire department raising funds to support local causes has since turned into one of the largest online 50/50 draws across Canada. The weekly Nova Scotia Firefighters 50/50 draw has grown in the past seven months, to the point where 227 fire departments and non-profit organizations that...

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