Game changer

WearWell Garments distributing new face masks with eye on manufacturing locally Five months into the new normal of living with the threat of COVID-19, a local company is working on a virtual game changer. WearWell Garments Limited in Stellarton is distributing RealGuard personal protective face masks, protected by Livinguard technology, that are touted as being...

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Dogs On Point lapping up success

A local business did not let itself go to the dogs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The global health pandemic resulted in doggy heaven for some: many people are now working from home and their four-legged man’s best friends are getting used to all the extra attention. Dogs On Point, located in Glengarry, continued to meet...

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Revving up and ‘shining’ on

Jim Nelson is a busy man and a busy mechanic. His popular automotive repair shop on Archeron Court, off of Beaufort Street in Stellarton, rings with the sounds of wrenches and ratchets clanging and air compressors humming. While many businesses closed down during the COVID-19 pandemic, Jim Nelson Automotive continued to operate, providing the same...

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Double scoop of joy as Corina’s shines on

Here’s the scoop: Corina Saunders of Corina’s Ice Cream Parlour in Stellarton attributes one thing to her huge success: her customers. Saunders has been in the food and restaurant industry for 34 years and in business for herself for 18 years. “I’ve done everything in the food and beverage industry from front of the house...

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Dishing up a shining success

“Meet me at Maggy’s.” That phrase is heard more and more often today as business heats up at Maggy’s Diner, located inside the Water Street Market and Bakery on Water Street, Pictou. The diner opened at the beginning of May, just when the COVID-19 crisis was ramping up. “The plan was to open the diner,...

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New reality for horse rescue spot

An altered society due to COVID-19 is changing the ability for an animal rescue centre to raise funds. Earth ARC Rescue, located at 644 Heron Road, in Four Mile Brook, is struggling to generate funds that are needed to do the work it does. In a pre-pandemic world, Earth ARC would be hosting its Farm...

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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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Ahead of the curve and ‘Shining On’

Ahead of Hair Health and Beauty Retreat has proven it’s ahead of the crowd during the worldwide health pandemic. While public health restrictions surrounding COVID-19 closed hair salons and cosmetology services right away, the downtown Pictou business continued to be on the cutting edge with the gift ware side of its business. “We created an...

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Rising to the top and ‘Shining on’

If it hadn’t been for a school trip to Quebec, local residents may not have been able to savour all of the delectable goodies that are made at Generations Bakery and Beyond. Red Seal bakery owner Dana Welsh explains that after graduating from the Culinary Institute of Canada in Charlottetown, PEI, he worked as a...

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Garden club growing with the changing times

The Pictou and Area Garden Club has turned buds into blooms, literally. The club’s annual plant sale is a major fundraiser for the group. Once a year every year, the members bring in plants and slips from their own gardens, re-pot them and sell them. The funds generated are used to purchase the materials needed...

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