Youth call for action

NEW GLASGOW — People of nearly all ages gathered at Glasgow Square last Saturday for a youth-oriented rally calling for the end of racism. Teens Now Talk and =ITY Inspiring Today’s Youth Society) hosted the Stomp out Racism and Black Lives Matter rally under the themes Stomp out Racism and Hold the Line. The event...

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Making a statement

The Town of New Glasgow and the local Black Lives Matter movement are coming together to make a statement, a big statement, on Provost Street. Similar to cities around the world, New Glasgow will be painting “Black Lives Matter” on two blocks of the downtown street in support of the movement. Jay Reddick, one of...

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Taking a stand … against domestic violence

Members of the Black Lives Matter movement took a stand against domestic violence Sunday evening outside of the New Glasgow Police station. The protest was sparked by a recent incident that happened in the community. After those involved and some in the community felt the response by NGRPD was not appropriate for the situation, the...

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Rags to riches

Local entrepreneur breathes life into old fabrics by upcycling Born out of necessity and a life long passion, Janelle’s Upcycled and New Fashions came to life this July after owner Janelle Clyke found herself without a job due to the global health pandemic. This, along with some encouragement from friends, pushed Clyke to pursue her...

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First social justice award aimed at changing lives

The past 10 months have been filled with wonder, travel, hard work and recognition for a New Glasgow graduate. Patience Mpenzi came to New Glasgow with her parents and four siblings less than a year ago after spending 14 years in a refugee camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa. Within the short...

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Pictou County shows: Black Lives Matter

The message was clear in New Glasgow this weekend: Black Lives Matter. A couple of hundred people showed up in support of the movement on Saturday afternoon for a peaceful march through the streets of New Glasgow showing Pictou County that members of the local black community, as well as allies, are here to ensure...

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