Laser acupuncture treatment and smoking

 “I went for the treatment, which was relaxing and pleasant. Afterwards, I had no withdrawal symptoms, no stress and no desire to have a cigarette – Six years and counting!” Laser acupuncture therapy, can be thought of as one variation on ‘Acupuncture without the Needles’. It can be a very effective treatment for chronic pain,...

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Nova Scotia’s doctors ratify new four-year contracts

The province’s doctors signaled they’re ready for change by approving two new four-year agreements with the provincial government on Nov. 25. “These contracts begin to recognize the value of Nova Scotia’s doctors and will help to begin stabilizing some of the most vital services in our health-care system so that patients have better access to...

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Theatre Antigonish celebrating the holidays with all things local

ANTIGONISH – Theatre Antigonish continues its holiday tradition of staged radio plays with an original piece called Christmas in “Antigonowhere”, on stage at the Bauer Theatre on December 7 and 8. The play, written by Laura Teasdale and Justin Gregg, is a hilarious and heartwarming story about a group of tourists who are stranded in...

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Bill’s Lunch

More then 200 Pictou businessmen and their wives gathered in the Pictou Legion on Wednesday night June 16th 1976 to attend a gala night testimonial dinner to honor the retirement of Bill Watters, long time former owner and operator of Bill’s Lunch on Front Street. Highlights of Bill Watters’ career were outlined for the guests...

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Nova Scotia farmers to gather for the 124th year

TRURO – Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture will be hosting their 124th annual general meeting at the Best Western Glengarry on Thursday November 28th and Friday November 29th, 2019. This two-day event will see farmers from across the province gather to discuss key topics in Nova Scotia agriculture, such as agriculture land, soil health, transportation...

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Look both ways before buying a car

In a recent column I expounded on the encouraging fact that Canada’s electrical grid derives 67 per cent of its juice from renewable sources, chiefly hydroelectric, wind and solar in descending order. If you include nuclear, which is carbon free though not renewable, the number jumps to 82 per cent. This is our nation’s single...

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Thee departments respond to fire

Three volunteer fire department were at the scene fire Wednesday. At approximately 2 p.m., Trenton Fire Department, with assistance from Abercrombie, Little Harbour and Pictou Landing fire departments, responded to a structure fire at the E and R Langille Contracting business on Little Harbour Road. Preliminary investigation by fire officials has deemed the fire to...

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Two youth facing charges following altercation at Antigonish school

ANTIGONISH – Two students are facing charges following an altercation at a school here. At 10:46 a.m. today, Antigonish District RCMP responded to a call of an altercation between two youth and another youth at a school in Antigonish. The victim, a male, was assaulted by two other males and the victim sustained minor injuries....

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Nominations open for the 46th Provincial Volunteer Awards

Know an outstanding volunteer who deserves recognition? You can now nominate them for a Provincial Volunteer Award. Every year, to mark National Volunteer Week, the Province of Nova Scotia celebrates volunteers nominated by organizations and communities at the Provincial Volunteer Awards. “The annual Provincial Volunteer Awards is our way of saying thank you to the...

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Stakeholders discussing Northern Pulp Focus Report

The four major stakeholders are currently speaking jointly to the media at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre about the Northern Pulp Focus Report. This is the first time any of the groups have spoken to media since the public comment period on Northern Pulp’s Focus Report closed on November 8.  From left: Pictou Mayor Jim...

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