Planning for a healthier community: The determinants of health

By Dr. T. Jock Murray and Janet Murray For The Advocate In a previous column I talked about the opportunities to reform the health care system in the post Covid-19 pandemic. We have to focus on the determinants of health. The medical care model concentrates on better health outcomes for the individual, but the determinants...

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Stormy seas over retaining wall in Black Point

A debate on coastal properties and ordinary high-water marks has been sparked in Black Point after a number of complaints to the Department of Resources over a rock retaining wall built to maintain the integrity of a property and prevent erosion. Property owner Beth Skerrett started the Black Point Beach Preservation Group when she became...

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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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Villa opens outdoor visiting area

The smiles said it all: Valley View Villa has opened its outdoor visiting area and families are enjoying all that it offers. On Thursday morning, Gwen Langille-MacKinnon of Pictou was able to visit Ruth Sutherland in the brightly decorated and screened gazebo in the front yard at the villa. Staff delivered juice and fresh blueberry...

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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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That’s a novel idea

Dorothy MacIntosh is an inspiration. The spunky 86-year-old (soon to be 87), who has already written several books – what she calls “stories for the family” – has just had her first novel published. The novel is called The Old Violin, published by Friesen Press. It is quite a departure for the Lyons Brook resident...

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Waiting with open arms

Brand new wooden tables and chairs are empty, new toys are waiting to be loved and little child-height sinks and commodes stand waiting to be used. Samantha MacDonald is in a holding pattern. The director of child care for the YMCA of Pictou County’s High Street Child Care Centre in New Glasgow has a brand...

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