Rolling with the punches

When it comes to fundraising amid a worldwide health pandemic, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County decided to just “roll” with it. The agency’s major fundraiser, Bowl for Kids Sake, had been scheduled for early April but had to be cancelled due to COVID-19 and the public health measures that were put in place...

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Staff shining brightly

From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic the Travelodge in New Glasgow has remained open. That is mostly due to the hard work and dedication of its staff, praises manager Erika McCluskey. Teamwork and compassion have made all the difference, she says. “There were so many daily changes in the beginning, however, the team took...

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Wellness Centre to remain closed

Many businesses will be opening up on Friday, but the The Pictou County Wellness Centre will continue to remain closed until further notice.  In light of recent announcements from the province regarding the easing of COVID-19 policies and procedures, Wellness Centre management is currently in the process of developing a return to business strategy, however...

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No ‘masking’ this talent

Diana Spurvey has boxes of body parts in her shop. But it’s not what you think, she laughs. Spurvey used to make porcelain dolls, from beginning to completion, when she lived in Ottawa — she would fire the porcelain, paint it and dress the dolls. Now living in Central West River, she no longer makes...

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HLM shining in the realty business

Moving your entire home might not be the first thing you would think about doing in the middle of a pandemic but those that have already started the process or just sold their house do not have a lot of choice. This is where HLM Realty has stepped up in the health crisis to help...

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Larger gathering numbers, more steps to reopen

Good news today regarding COVID-19: There were no new cases in the province. Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health for Nova Scotia, announced today a new gathering limit of 10 and more steps toward reopening the province. “Nova Scotians have done the hard work to flatten our curve and...

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Silent, but not forgotten

It may have been quiet at Tearmann House over the past few weeks as the pandemic saw the country shut down and many were stuck inside. During the more restrictive part of the quarantine, Tearmann House saw something it hasn’t seen in quite some time: an empty house. Although an empty women’s shelter may sound...

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Customer service ‘shines’ during COVID-19

Lori Falconer left her comfortable corporate life and took a plunge into the unknown by opening her own business. “It was all or nothing,” the owner of Supplements 101 chuckles. But she hasn’t looked back. The new business in Stellarton has been open for fewer than six months and is already making a mark for...

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How to make your home healthier during the Coronavirus crisis

By: Michelle Gilfoyle Now that we’re spending more time at home than ever before, it’s wise to assess the healthiness of your space. A healthy home can improve your physical and mental wellbeing, whether it’s a shared space, family home, or solo apartment. Here’s how to make your home healthier during the Coronavirus.  Get an...

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Health Protection Act charge

New Glasgow Regional Police have charged a 32-year-old man for violating the Nova Scotia Health Protection Act, in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Wednesday, May 27, at approximately 5:20 p.m., New Glasgow Regional Police responded to a business on East River Road to charge a man who failed to socially distance himself at the...

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