Comfort, joy … and warmth

When Frances Campbell’s church needed help with a fundraiser, she did not hesitate to answer the call. The avid quilter offered comfort and warmth in the form of a lap quilt with a Christmas theme to be raffled off for Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. “I’m a sewer and I’ve made quilts for the better...

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Westville man charged in fatal single vehicle accident

HILLSIDE – RCMP have charged a Westville man following a fatal single vehicle collision that happened  July 16 on Egypt Road in Hillside. On July 16 at approximately 1:36 a.m. Pictou District RCMP responded to a single vehicle crash where a vehicle left the roadway and overturned. One woman was pronounced deceased at the scene. Two...

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Christmas comes early

Autism Nova Scotia — Pictou County Chapter received an early Christmas gift from GFL Environmental Inc. The multi-national waste services company just gave $5,000 to the local not-for-profit. Annette Drapeau Reynolds, account manager with GFL, applied for the funding on behalf of the local autism group through her company’s The Fill Circle Project. “Full Circle...

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Music students raising their voices over not being able to sing in school

“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” — Confucius All they want to do is sing. But as numbers of those infected with COVID-19 continue to climb in the province, some local students are wondering when they will be able to get back to singing. Since school resumed for the...

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2020 YMCA Peace Medal awarded to organization serving seniors

The YMCA of Pictou County celebrated Peace Week the week of November 14, along with every Y across Canada. One of the week’s highlights is awarding the Peace Medal, which goes to an individual or community group that demonstrates the values expressed by PEACE (Participation, Empathy, Advocacy, Community, and Empowerment.) This year, the medal was...

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Tree lighting and festive fun in New Glasgow

This holiday season is different from past years, as we are in the grip of a worldwide health pandemic. But the Town of New Glasgow is ramping up its holiday initiatives. The town is focusing on the importance of buying local and supporting local businesses. A marketing campaign will run until Dec. 18 on the...

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Local small businesses launch curated Pictou County boxes

Just in time for the holidays, a group of small local businesses along with the Pictou County Regional Enterprise Network (PCREN) and Summer Street have launched curated boxes of local Pictou County goods. “We know that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought challenges for everyone, including our local business community,” said Sarah MacIntosh-Wiseman, CEO, Pictou County...

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Man charged after barricading himself in residence

Police and fire department personnel were involved for nearly 12 hours on the weekend with a disturbance in downtown New Glasgow. Early morning on November 29 at 1:10 a.m. New Glasgow Regional Police attended an Archimedes Street residence on a report of a disturbance.Upon further investigation by officers and a brief interaction with officers, the lone...

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No injuries in three-vehicle collision

No one was injured Sunday after three vehicles collided at the intersection of George Street and Archimedes Street, New Glasgow. At 9:30 a.m., New Glasgow Regional Police, New Glasgow Fire Department and Emergency Health Services responded to the crash that involved a Chevrolet Colbalt, a Honda Fit and a Honda CRV. Damage to all vehicles...

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Gingerbread House decorating party cancelled

The Gingerbread House decorating party has fallen victim to COVID-19. This much anticipated annual event, hosted by the United Way of Pictou County, has been cancelled due to rising numbers of those infected with the virus. The house build was to take place at the Museum of Industry this year. Ellen Fanning, executive director of...

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