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Newly created endowment fund will aid YMCA

A newly created endowment fund will assist the YMCA of Pictou County. Citizens for a Healthy Pictou County, the group responsible for initiating the $37 million Pictou County Wellness Centre project, and subsequently the successful fundraising campaign, are creating, in co-operation with the YMCA of Pictou County, the fund to assist the Y to offer...

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Crushers fan!

If the person circled in this photo is you, congratulations! You’re the lucky winners of a pair of tickets to any Weeks Crushers home game at the Pictou County wellness Centre. Contact our office for details on how to get your tickets. This week, the Crushers play the Yarmouth Mariners at the Pictou County Wellness...

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Panther Pantry feeds hungry children, nurtures friendship

A school cafeteria might seem like a place where hunger wouldn’t be a problem, however, kids sent to school without a lunch may tell you otherwise. To help avoid any child having to go without food, the Panther Pantry was created. When New Glasgow Academy was designed and built, the need for a nutrition lab...

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A boat SO big …

It was the autumn season of 1960 and my father was preparing to build himself another boat. The planking for his boats had to be of perfect choice and without any knots. He knew of a lumber yard in Merigomish that would provide such materials and he took a load of this planking in his...

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MacKay announces bid for Conservative party leadership

Former Central Nova MP Peter MacKay has made it official: He will run for the Conservative Party leadership. A native of Pictou County, MacKay made his announcement official earlier today at the Museum of Industry in Stellarton, the same place where he announced his withdrawal from politics in 2015. At that time, he wanted to...

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Plans progress for skate park

PICTOU — A group is creeping closer to reaching its goal of building a new skate park in Pictou. Pictou County Skate Park Society, a local group dedicated to fund-raising, and the Town of Pictou have been working in partnership for several years to construct a skate park facility at Broidy Park. The facility is...

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No horse-ing around

Jenna Smith has set out to show the healing powers that horses can have with people dealing with trauma. Having formerly been a police officer during her time in British Colombia, Smith has turned to help others in a different way with animal therapy. With the goal to combine her counselling background with something new,...

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Big things coming for 2020’s Relay

In anticipation of this year’s event, the committee for Pictou County Relay for Life have been preparing since October and is starting to ramp up preparation for the June event. With some big changes to the committee, a lot of familiar faces are still around in new committee positions. Former ambassadors Neil MacKinnon and Kevin...

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Mill files Supreme Court challenge

ABERCROMBIE  – Northern Pulp filed a motion in Supreme Court of Nova Scotia today. The company is challenging Environment Minister Gordon Wilson’s decision requiring an Environmental Assessment Report for the company’s proposed effluent treatment facility. It filed a request with the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia for a judicial review of Wilson’s Dec. 17, 2019,...

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Northern Pulp issues layoff notices to salaried employees

ABERCROMBIE – Northern Pulp Nova Scotia (Northern Pulp) has started issuing layoff notices to salaried employees at its kraft pulp facility. Earlier this month, Northern Pulp began the orderly wind down of operations to meet the impending deadline of Jan. 31, 2020, imposed by the Boat Harbour Act following Premier Stephen McNeil’s decision to honour...

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