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VIC opens

Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores (DEANS) have opened the Rest Area VIC back up at the Westville Location. Opened yesterday, June 29, it will be staffed by summer  students Haylee Hodgson, Kenyon Greene and Reese Richards as travel counsellors, as well as Maddie MacIntyre who will be working as the French travel ambassador. They will...

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Pictou included in Bluenose Sail Past Summer schedule

Nova Scotia’s iconic Bluenose II will sail into ports and harbours around the province – including Pictou – this summer in a unique tour fit for the times dubbed Sail Past Summer. “Ninety-nine years ago, Captain Angus Walters took up the mantle of the Bluenose, representing the hopes and pride of Nova Scotians,” said Communities,...

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Safe grad – virtually

COVID-19 has meant the cancellation of graduation ceremonies, proms and safe grad events. This year. students from all three high schools throughout Pictou County will be able to view virtually, the devastating realities associated with texting and impaired driving and the realities emergency responders face each time they respond to a crash involving teens. This...

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Sleep study with cancer survivors opens up to Atlantic Provinces

According to 2019 Canadian Cancer Society statistics, the Atlantic Provinces have the highest rates per capita of cancer incidents in Canada. Thankfully, the relative survival rate for cancer is better than ever before, meaning that more people will be living as cancer survivors and managing the long-term side effects of the disease and its treatment....

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Grateful patient gives back

NEW GLASGOW – In 2019 during a visit on PEI, Cathy Boswell slipped and took a tumble with severe consequences. She was advised to see her doctor and set up orthopedic and physiotherapy treatments when she returned to Nova Scotia. Once home however, in pain and extreme discomfort, she decided it was best to go...

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Local companies turning heads with START[2020] nominations

Two local companies are among those named as finalists in START[2020], announced by IGNITE, the Nova Scotia Innovation Hub, and BioNB. Green Oil Solutions (https://greenoilsolutions.ca/) and Cultivated EcoSystems (https://cultivatedeco.ca/) are among the five nominated for START[2020], a partnership between IGNITE, The Innovation Hub, and BioNB to support sustainable innovation in Atlantic Canada and to highlight...

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New Glasgow Police seeking info on robbery

New Glasgow Regional Police Major Crime Unit is investigating an attempted robbery at the Aberdeen Hospital. On June 20 at approximately 11:25 p.m., a lone male entered the hospital and attempted to steal personal items from a hospital employee. The employee was working at the boiler building located at the rear of the hospital,. The suspect fled...

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YMCA steps up into the home

The Pictou County YMCA didn’t skip a beat when the provincial state of emergency was called. The organization moved on to help clients however they could during the unprecedented times. Because of this the YMCA has been nominated for the advocates shine on award for showing dedication to our community. Whether it was online classes...

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Ha!ifax Busker Festival reimagines 2020 event

With COVID-19 restrictions prompting the cancellation of all major events and large gatherings, Halifax Busker Festival, originally scheduled for July 29 to August 3, is, in true street performer fashion, twisting and transforming itself into a digital festival for its 34th year. Festival producers are developing on an online version of the event that will...

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Tender awarded for signalized intersection for East River Business Park

The tender for construction of a signalized intersection near the East River Business Park has been awarded to S.W. Weeks Construction. The local company was one of four businesses that bid on the project and the New Scotland Business Development Inc. Board of Directors accepted its tender of $767,400. “On behalf of the board, we...

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