Staff shining brightly

From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic the Travelodge in New Glasgow has remained open. That is mostly due to the hard work and dedication of its staff, praises manager Erika McCluskey. Teamwork and compassion have made all the difference, she says. “There were so many daily changes in the beginning, however, the team took...

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No ‘masking’ this talent

Diana Spurvey has boxes of body parts in her shop. But it’s not what you think, she laughs. Spurvey used to make porcelain dolls, from beginning to completion, when she lived in Ottawa — she would fire the porcelain, paint it and dress the dolls. Now living in Central West River, she no longer makes...

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HLM shining in the realty business

Moving your entire home might not be the first thing you would think about doing in the middle of a pandemic but those that have already started the process or just sold their house do not have a lot of choice. This is where HLM Realty has stepped up in the health crisis to help...

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Customer service ‘shines’ during COVID-19

Lori Falconer left her comfortable corporate life and took a plunge into the unknown by opening her own business. “It was all or nothing,” the owner of Supplements 101 chuckles. But she hasn’t looked back. The new business in Stellarton has been open for fewer than six months and is already making a mark for...

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Salon owner encourages self-care during stressful time

Although she can’t make her community shine through the colourful locks on their head and the confidence a new hairdo will give them, Chelsea Sutherland of Chelsea Laine Salon is making her community shine in other ways. The local business owner has been busy during the lock down created by COVID-19 changing up how clients...

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Primary care clinics “busy” since creation last month

TATAMAGOUCHE – New primary access care clinics are going “quite well”, according to a representative with the Nova Scotia Health Authority. Dr. Aaron Smith, co-medical executive director with Dr. Tanya Munroe for the Northern Zone, said the past five weeks with the three new primary care clinics have been busy. “We really want to make...

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Santa’s coming on Saturday

Santa Claus is coming to town! It’s true. The jolly old elf in red, who is normally enjoying some much needed rest this time of the year, will be visiting Stellarton on Saturday. Not to drop off toys, rather, to just say hello and boost morale during the COVID-19 pandemic. A post on Stellarton Fire...

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Our Turn to Cook ‘Shines on’ during health pandemic

“Her generosity and care for the disenfranchised is to be commended …” “Brenda and staff have innovated to make sure they could continue to provide us all the best food and service … and helping our most vulnerable people get good food…” Praise for what Our Turn to Cook has done for local residents to...

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Drive-in re-opening

Some good news for a change: The drive-in is re-opening. Highland Drive-In Theatre is opening up in Westville where Empire Drive-In once was and owner Eric Barker hopes it will be ready for audiences as early as mid-June. Barker has owned the property, which has the ability to hold approximately 500 cars, since 2014. It...

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Stretching above and beyond

Pictou County Yoga helps quarantined clients with home workouts Lying on the couch and getting to do nothing all day for quarantine might sound ideal to some, but those with a workout routine have been finding ways to keep themselves active in their households. Pictou County Yoga and Fitness has been helping out with the...

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