Cautiously pessimistic

Why “Apocalypse” is the wrong word when describing insect declines A few years ago the world was electrified when someone, somewhere, declared an “insect apocalypse,” the ignominious end of all those tiny creatures on whom we daily depend, of whom we take virtually no notice, and who, all by themselves, make up the vast majority...

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Municipal Election results

The results are in! Pictou County voted and the results have been released. See below for results for your municipality: Municipality of Pictou County DISTRICT 3 Robbie MACINNIS 171Darla MACKEIL 579Spoiled 5Declined 3Total 758 DISTRICT 6 Robert G PARKER 558Erinn WRIGHT 249Total 807 DISTRICT 8 Peter BAIRD 270Larry TURNER 385Spoiled 3Declined 2Total 660 DISTRICT 10...

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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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Trenton man arrested on child porn charges

A Trenton resident was arrested in connection to charges involving child pornography. On October 14 at approximately 8:45 a.m., New Glasgow Regional Police Major Crime Unit, Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit and H-Division Digital Forensic Services executed a search warrant on a Grandview Avenue residence. The search warrant has been the result of...

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Egg recall

On October 7, following a routine protocol, Hilly Acres Farm, in Cape Breton, began a voluntary recall of eggs due to a possible Salmonella concern. Canadian Food Inspection Agency was notified and has since issued a formal recall of specific egg products as a precaution. Hilly Acres Farm sell eggs mainly throughout Cape Breton and...

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NSCAD announces New Glasgow artist-in-residence participants

NSCAD University continues its artist-in-residence program with the Town of New Glasgow, with NSCAD alumni Merryn Tresidder beginning his residency this month in the central Nova Scotia community.  “A residency program is an exciting option for artists who have an interest in community engagement, developing teaching skills, and sharing their work with a diverse group...

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Aberdeen celebrating Breastfeeding Week

It’s Breastfeeding Week in Canada, October 1-7th 2020, to promote the importance of breastfeeding. This year’s theme is “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet.” Breastfeeding contributes to a healthier planet by…. Being environmentally friendly, there is no packaging or waste Being low cost, convenient and readily available Reducing baby’s exposure to the effects of toxins...

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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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Celebrating culture

Tonya Francis sings the honour song to open a celebration of Mi’kmaq Heritage Month at the NSCC Pictou Campus on Monday morning. (Photos of the honour song were taken with permission given)...

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RCMP warn of phone, computer scams

The Nova Scotia RCMP is warning the public about a number of threatening phone and computer scams being reported throughout the province.  There are many types of scams on the rise in the province and the most recent one involves callers falsely representing an organization, such as police or government agency. The caller will then threaten to arrest the individual or suspend...

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