Local groups receive gov’t grants to improve accessibility

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County is among several groups across the county and province to receive provincial government grant money to improve accessibility. Community groups and municipalities across the province are investing in capital improvements to improve accessibility at community and municipal facilities. Municipal Affairs Minister Chuck Porter, on behalf of Communities, Culture...

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‘Big’ move planned

This fall will bring a fresh start filled with infinite possibilities for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County. The local non-profit agency will be moving into its new location in about six weeks’ time, after purchasing a house in New Glasgow and turning it into a spectacular two-storey office space. And the agency’s executive...

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Trailblazer earns her rest

Pictou County is mourning the death of a dedicated community leader and former journalist who walked softly through life yet blazed a trail as she travelled. Edna Aleta Theadora (Johnston) Williams, 94, passed away on April 4. She was a talented journalist who was respected by the legions of people she wrote about and those...

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Rockin’ and bowlin’

From left: Mary Francis Galvin, left, project co-ordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County, accepts a donation from Devon Chisholm on Tuesday at Heather Bowling Lanes during a special bowling and donation challenge featuring East Coast FM’s Ann MacGregor and Alex Theriault leading to the Rock n’ Bowl and Bowl for Kids Sake...

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BIG donation

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County was recently boosted with the donation of $1,375 from Investors Group. The funds were made possible because IG provides financial support to non-profit organizations in which the spouses of their consultants are involved. In this case, Investors Group consultant Mike MacKean, left, received the funding on behalf of...

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BIG news for local agency

Christmas has come early for those involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County. They have purchased a house. The local agency has many accomplishments on their list, but one they did not have, is owning their own space. They can now add this to their bucket list as they were successful in obtaining...

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Gift the gift of time

Skye Enfield-MacLean, and hundreds of local students just like her, is looking for a special gift this Christmas that cannot be bought in a store. She is looking for time; specifically, YOUR time. Skye is looking for a mentor. She, like many others in this community, is on a wait list with Big Brothers Big...

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‘BIG’ night for awards at local agency

NEW GLASGOW — Bigs, Littles and all points in between were in the spotlight Thursday when Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County held its annual Award Appreciation evening. The event, held at the North End Rec Centre in New Glasgow, is organized by the agency to show appreciation to its supporters, sponsors and volunteers...

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Bowl for kids a hit again

NEW GLASGOW — A day of fun, laughter and fundraising celebrated Canada during the 37 annual Pictou County Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids event. The long-standing event managed to raise approximately $46,000 for the organization to help them match up children with adults as mentors. “It went very very well,” said Margie Grant-Walsh,...

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Three decades of caring

To spend 30 years dedicated to one particular cause today is remarkable. But to spend that length of time working in the non-profit sector — and loving every minute of it — is truly cause for celebration. Last week, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County marked a milestone when the organization celebrated 30 years...

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