Working together and responding during extraordinary times

As Nova Scotians and the rest of the world grappled with the swift and dramatic effects of COVID-19, everyone quickly realized who the essential workers and frontline heroes were. They kept grocery stores, gas stations, and pharmacies open, transported supplies, and provided vital services to those in need. Among those heavily relied upon have been...

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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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Don’t neglect your health: Doctors’ offices still open for business

Now is not the time to neglect your health. That is the message local family doctors are sending to patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Simran Ohson, a family doctor at the Pictou West Collaborative Practice in the Sutherland-Harris Memorial Hospital, said with empty waiting rooms in doctors’ offices, he believes there is a misconception...

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MLA Karla MacFarlane encourages support for Denim Day

During Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, Pictou West MLA Karla MacFarlane says it’s especially important to be aware that sexual assault can happen to anyone regardless of gender, age, or sexual orientation. It isn’t only a physical crime, it also robs victims of their control. “Events like Denim Day are absolutely successful in raising...

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No baby deliveries at the Aberdeen

NEW GLASGOW – The inpatient women’s and children’s unit at Aberdeen Hospital is temporarily closed for labour and deliveries, including for any planned deliveries, until further notice.  Pregnancy and delivery care will be provided at Colchester East Hants Health Centre in Truro or St. Martha’s Regional Hospital in Antigonish depending on the patients’ home location....

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Bye-bye 2019: Welcome to a new decade!

To quote Charles Dickens: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times … The last year has seen trials and tribulations, victories and defeats, highs and lows. There was an increased awareness of environmentalism, less certainty about the future, a federal election, a year since the legalization of cannabis … all...

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Hold on to your … tree

Heavy rain and high winds have been the order of the day so far today. High winds have blown down the Christmas tree beside the Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow. The tree was only recently stood along East River Road. (Goodwin photo)...

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Car show this weekend

NEW GLASGOW — The Pictou County Antique Car Club is marking 50 years as members prepare to host the club’s annual Show and Shine this weekend. The event is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the Scott Weeks Sports Complex. Inclement weather has frequented the show in...

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A dedication for the dedicated

As one of their big moments of 2018, the Aberdeen Hospital, with the help of the Ladies Auxiliary, was able to open the brand new Minimally Invasive Surgical Suite. Looking around a room of pink coats during the dedication last week, there was just one person missing. A former member of the auxiliary and the...

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Driver charged after pedestrian struck

New Glasgow Regional Police have charged a driver after a pedestrian was struck in a crosswalk. On Feb. 2  at approximately 10:40 a.m., New Glasgow Regional Police, New Glasgow Fire Department and Emergency Health Services responded to a 9-1-1 call and attended the scene of a motor vehicle collision involving a 2010 Toyota Corolla and...

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