Pedal Pals: A community collaboration

Everyone should be able to enjoy biking and with the newly formed group Pedal Pals, everybody can. With the partnership of Let Abilities Work and Active Pictou County, Lloyd McLean has piloted a project that has and will continue to benefit people of all abilities in the community and beyond. The Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library helped...

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$3.8 M in upgrades coming for Trenton Park

TRENTON — Local stakeholders are lauding the government funding for improvements at Trenton Park. Cindy MacKinnon from Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores emceed the announcement last Friday of $3.8 million in government funding for the project. She was accompanied by Jennifer Bethell from the Hemlock Group, who took part in the press conference, while the...

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Measuring what matters

What does quality of life mean for you? Tell Engage Nova Scotia. The Nova Scotia Quality of Life Initiative from Engage Nova Scotia is collecting data to improve your quality of life. You just have to participate. Over the next few days, some 80,000 Nova Scotians will find an envelope containing the invitation to participate...

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Walk With a Doc draws crowd

CORRECTION:  This article originally listed the event as running every second Friday when, in fact, it will take place every second Saturday. It was standing room only as Sally O’Neill from Active Pictou County and Dr Brad MacDougall, from the Westville Clinic, addressed the 50 participants of the Walk With a Doc Pictou County kick-off....

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Reasons to smile

This year marks the ninth year for the annual Ed Bowden Community Wellness Award as part of the annual Community Health Board grants. The grants go out to programs in the community that are helping to promote community health and wellness through many different means. The Ed Bowden Award is named after a strong and...

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Positive start to year for Pictou

PICTOU – Mayor Jim Ryan says he hopes the prospects for two developments in Pictou will help the town and surrounding region. Ryan was commenting on the sale of the former golf club on Beeches Road and a recent Canadian Living magazine survey that listed Pictou as one of 22 towns to visit. “The Town...

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