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Local man receives Award for Culinary Excellence

A local man is among six top Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) culinary graduates who were recognized today, July 16, at the inaugural presentation ceremony for the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Culinary Excellence at Government House in Halifax.  The six award recipients are: — Quentin Connolly, culinary skills, Pictou Campus — Hyungnam Oh, culinary arts,...

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Leadership skills earn student award from RBC

A student at Northumberland Regional High School is receiving an award from the Royal Bank of Canada for her leadership and academics. Emma Currie, who runs the communications committee and co-heads the prom committee at NRHS, will receive the $1,000 scholarship at graduation. “I think I might’ve been chosen for it maybe for my involvement...

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Aleta Williams being inducted into Atlantic Journalism Hall of Fame

HALIFAX — A former local journalist is among five to be honoured with an inaugural award. The new Atlantic Journalism Hall of Fame will be officially launched at the Atlantic Journalism Awards gala dinner and awards show on April 28 in Halifax. Aleta Williams, former family editor and columnist at the former Evening News, will...

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Local teen takes provincial volunteer award

One of Pictou County’s busiest volunteers is being provincially recognized in the upcoming volunteers’ celebration that is held annually in Halifax. Nina Davey has been named the Provincial Youth Volunteer of the Year. “I found out a few weeks ago,” said Davey who added that she was excited about having been nominated for the award....

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Chelsea Pettipas wins autism prize

LINACY — Chelsea Pettipas has been recognized on a national level. Pettipas received the eighth annual International Naturally Autistic People (INAP) special achievement award for community achievement during a ceremony on October 1 in Vancouver. She was among Canadians who were saluted during the ANCA World Autism Festival and was recognized for her contribution to...

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Tatamagouche Brewing Company wins industry awards two days in a row

Tatamagouche Brewing Company is winding down their fourth summer of operation after opening on Main Street, Tatamagouche in June 2014. This Monday, the brewery was awarded with Refreshment Local Partner of the Year by the NSLC. Owner, Christiane Jost says, “We were very surprised and pleased to be awarded by the NSLC. We have been...

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Members of Sobey family among those to receive 2017 Humanitarian Award

(Editor’s note: This story has been modified from the original. The press release indicated it was Rob Sobey who chaired the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation, and in fact that was Frank Sobey.) HALIFAX – The Canadian Red Cross has announced that business leaders Paul, Frank and Rob Sobey will be co-recipients of its 2017 Humanitarian...

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Mackie wins drag racing award

NEW GLASGOW — Faber Mackie was still smiling from his recent drag racing achievement. Mackie, who has raced for more than 40 years, captured the 2017 Super Street championship during the Northeast Division National Open race program on July 29 in Miramichi, N.B. With it goes a Wally trophy presented in memory of Wally Parks,...

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Washburn shares X award

ANTIGONISH — Ryan Washburn is a co-winner of the St. FX Male Community X-Cellence Award. The New Glasgow native and track and field team member was presented the award jointly with X-Men hockey player Eric Locke. Washburn, a fourth year sprinter, will graduate with a science degree in human kinetics degree this spring. He is...

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John Hamm honoured to receive life achievement award

John Hamm says he’s honoured to be this year’s recipient of the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce’s Advocate Life Achievement Award. The retired medical doctor and former Nova Scotia premier received the award Wednesday night as part of the chamber’s annual business achievement awards gala at the deCoste Centre. “I was totally surprised when I...

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