Palliative care in a pandemic

Society celebrates Palliative Care Month and the importance of the service Although cancellations are the norm due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Aberdeen Palliative Care Society is still spreading the message of end of life care in honour of Palliative Care Month. Now more than ever people have been focusing on their health by staying...

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Justice is served

New mural titled ‘Justice’ unveiled in New Glasgow Justice can stand for different things and mean different things to people, which is what makes the latest large scale art piece in downtown New Glasgow so captivating to everyone who sees it. A new art installment titled Justice can now been viewed on the north side...

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Virtual cry wins Stewart first place

Jim Stewart has won another title in an international town crier competition, without even saying a word. Stewart heard about the competition organized by the town of Melksham, UK, a few weeks ago and, after finding out that it would be a virtual competition open to participants internationally, he decided to take part. Stewart noted...

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Stretching above and beyond

Pictou County Yoga helps quarantined clients with home workouts Lying on the couch and getting to do nothing all day for quarantine might sound ideal to some, but those with a workout routine have been finding ways to keep themselves active in their households. Pictou County Yoga and Fitness has been helping out with the...

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And they’re off!

Local lobster fishermen set off from the wharves earlier this morning to begin their season of fishing, which had been delayed this year due to COVID-19 concerns. On Wednesday, the NORTHUMBERLAND FISHERMEN’S CO-OP announced that due to low market conditions this year all members are going to keep one clawed lobster out of their catch...

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In-site-ful assistance

Photographer makes snap decision to revamp business A local photographer’s heart broke when she thought about all of the new moms who would not be able to get professional photos of their newborns due to restrictions in place with the COVID-19 pandemic. A mother of two herself, Jennifer Smees decided to change her business model...

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Video series launches that gives mental health tools

Sometimes, your brain can be a real jerk. Particularly during these days when dealing with a health pandemic. But a new video series has been created to provide tools to alleviate some of the anxiety and stress of the current situation. United We Stand Pictou County, the grassroots group that formed to help people in...

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Long-term care: Creativity, resilience strong in the face of pandemic

The situation that has unfolded at Northwood Manor in regards to COVID-19 is sure to be scary for family who have loved ones in local nursing homes. The long-term care home in Halifax has suffered more than 40 deaths of residents since the pandemic outbreak and many staff members also tested positive for the virus....

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A window to the past

On a street already named to commemorate an influential figure in our history, another piece of New Glasgow’s history has been brought to life by the paintbrush of local artist Janet Wallace. True to Pictou County and Nova Scotia, directions by referring to where everything once was, the three murals on the side of the...

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Spirits soaring with NS flag

Jean MacDonald’s heart sank when she went outdoors to examine her Nova Scotia flag. “My first thought was someone marked all over it,” the well-known Pictou resident said. The flag was recently hung on her garage door and she was proud to have it fly. “Then I looker closer and I could see signatures all...

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