Centennial celebrations include commendation to “Mother of Tartan Day”

St. Andrew’s Society of Pictou County is marking its centennial this year and has plans in place to celebrate all year long. One of the ways in which the 100-year-old organization plans to highlight the occasion is with a special presentation to Jean MacKaracher Watson who is referred to by the local group as “the...

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Stellarton pharmacy offering COVID-19 vaccine

Pharmacy First in Stellarton is among the pharmacies in the province that will be offering a COVID-19 vaccine to those age 80 and older. Anyone 80 and older and born between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31, can start to book their vaccine as of 7 a.m. on Tuesday, March 23. “We are honoured and excited...

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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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Lemons to lemonade

Group makes memories from time spent in lockdown Like turning lemons into lemonade, a couple of congregation members from St. David’s Presbyterian Church in Toney River turned a pandemic lockdown into a beautiful work of art. Last spring, the church’s Mission Awareness project, initially intended to be completed by the children of the church, was...

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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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Summer Street delivering healthy food for hungry bellies

Putting healthy food in hungry bellies is the focus of a new food delivery program. Summer Street’s new Prepared Meals program is the new game in town when it comes to providing frozen food from fresh ingredients throughout Pictou County. The program was developed to fill the gaps between other meal delivery programs that had...

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Salute to frontline grocery store workers

Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Bowl for Kids Sake event selects honorary chairs Ready, set, bowl! Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County is gearing up again to host its largest fundraiser, the annual Bowl of Kids Sake event, which will be held as a virtual event this year in keeping with the health guidelines necessitated...

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Over the top

Participants in this year’s Coldest Night of the Year event, a fundraiser for Pictou County Roots for Youth Society, helped put the fundraiser over the top. Raising more than $60,174 means the local effort was 120 per cent of its $50,000 goal. Thirty-seven teams comprised of 284 walkers participated in the 2021 event which took...

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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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