Breakfast, sunny side up

From left: Terri Lynne Reid, Patrick Howell and Julia Reid enjoyed breakfast dockside on Thursday during the annual River John Festival Days, which continues through the week. (Goodwin photo)...

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YMCA Peace Week opens with awards

Two individuals and an organization were honoured Monday with Peace Medals presented by the YMCA of Pictou County. Henry Green, Beth McNeill and Safe Harbour, were honoured as local community members who have made significant contributions towards peace building. Awards presentations took place at a breakfast that featured guest speaker Tareq Hadhad, founder of Peace...

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Cookhouses provided virtual smorgasbord of eats

During the 1960s, one-room community schools in Nova Scotia – including the one on Pictou Island – were in the process of closing their doors. Many Pictou Islanders didn’t want their children leaving their homes alone and moving to the mainland to attend the larger schools. Several Island families began to leave their roots on...

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Community celebrates Betsey 250

The thing about history is that if you poke around it long enough, something interesting is bound to turn up. And 250 years of history provides a lot of material to sift though. It was the Betsey that not only brought the first British immigrants to the area as well as the first people of...

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LifeShelter closes

NEW GLASGOW – The Life Shelter has closed its doors for good. The Board of Directors and membership of The LifeCenter Church made the difficult decision to close The LifeCenter Church and The LifeShelter on Marsh Street on October 2. Declining church membership, financial pressures and the recent resignation of Pastor Keith Hazzard were contributing...

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Festival breakfast

Steve Craib, left, and Ronnie Langille got a chance to sample the breakfast they helped prepare today during the 2016 River John Festival Days. (Goodwin photo)...

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