Virtual fundraiser planned for food bank

The Pictou County Christmas Fund and the Pictou County Food Bank are hoping the community will help them pivot in the face of a global health pandemic. Earlier this month the volunteer members of the Christmas Fund board announced the 46th annual Pictou County Christmas Fund telethon, which had been scheduled for Nov. 28 this...

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Advocate donates timber structure to NNEC for classroom Timmmmbeeerrr! Fortunately, there are no logs falling at North Nova Education Centre but there are soon to be some erected for a new outdoor classroom, thanks to a donation from Advocate Media. A large timber frame that was once used as an expo feature at forums as...

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Be safe this Halloween

Something scarier than ghosts and ghouls is lurking in our communities this Halloween. It’s COVID-19. Despite the worldwide health pandemic, it will be business as usual this October – or as the case may be, trick or treat as usual. Trick-or-treaters in Stellarton have a Halloween curfew. Following advice from the town’s police commission, council...

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Celebrate Respiratory Therapists Week

There is no better time than Respiratory Therapy Week (October 25-31) for the Aberdeen Health Foundation to recognize and celebrate the commitment and dedication of the remarkable team at the Aberdeen Hospital. This year in particular has brought into focus the exceptional work of this diverse and critical group of specialists.   Throughout the COVID-19...

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IGNITE Atlantic receives CANIE Social Innovation Award

IGNITE Atlantic received the CANIE Social Innovation Award presented by Sovereign Insurance. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in Canada’s entrepreneurship and innovation community and this year, delivers a message of resilience and hope during these challenging times.  IGNITE Atlantic is being recognized for their continued work throughout Nova Scotia to build an innovation ecosystem in...

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Community Links invites creative submissions by or featuring older adults

Older adults across Nova Scotia are being invited to share what they have been making, baking or creating since March, when COVID-19 made it necessary to stick close to home.    Community Links, a non-profit focused on aging well, has launched a campaign inviting submissions of creative works by or featuring older Nova Scotians. Photos of paintings, sculptures, homemade masks or baked goods; videos of dance routines and choir songs as well as digital...

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REN launches e-commerce fund to support local businesses

The Pictou County Regional Enterprise Network (PCREN) is launching an e-commerce fund to help small businesses create or enhance their digital presence. New online tools will enable local businesses to increase their visibility and competitiveness while minimizing the impact of COVID-19. “We have heard from many local businesses over the last number of months about...

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Pictou County Christmas Fund announces 2020 telethon cancellation

NEW GLASGOW — The worldwide health pandemic COVID-19 continues to have a devastating effect on local families — in more ways than previously identified. The Board of Directors for the 2020 Pictou County Christmas Fund have announced the postponement of the 46th annual telethon until November 28, 2021. Social distancing requirements and limits on the...

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More improvements in COVID-19 testing for Nova Scotians

Premier Stephen McNeil announced today, Oct. 6, that the province is increasing its capacity to test Nova Scotians with symptoms of COVID-19 as quickly as possible. “Testing is an important part of the public health measures,” said McNeil. “Our testing strategy has been working very well, but there are always improvements we can make. These...

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David Myles coming to Glasgow Square

The worldwide health pandemic may have halted plans for the 25th annual Riverfront Jubilee this year, but the committee remains dedicated to bringing live music to local residents. The Riverfront Jubilee will present David Myles in concert at Glasgow Square Theatre on October 24. Tickets will be $45 and available at ticketpro.ca starting at 8...

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