United Way in homestretch of campaign

Adds extra incentive to help campaign reach goal   Almost there. The United Way of Pictou County has almost reached its campaign goal. But the non-profit agency needs a little boost. Alastair Conway, who is in his second year as campaign chairman, says the United Way campaign is currently at $277,800 — or 88.2 per...

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Tim Houston new leader of PC Party

HALIFAX — Pictou East MLA Tim Houston has a new job. He was elected leader of the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservatives at a leadership convention Saturday at the Halifax Exhibition Centre after one ballot. Houston was perceived as the front-runner in the election and following the first ballot results, the remaining four candidates — including...

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Large park revitalization announced in Trenton

Trenton Park will be getting a facelift over the next few years, with the help of a group of citizens working to improve the green space. The Hemlock Group formed about four years ago with the idea of improving the park that is widely used. Wednesday evening at the Trenton Park pavilion the group, along...

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Fundraising campaign launched to help library

ANTIGONISH – Friends of the Antigonish Library launched a 2017 fundraising campaign to offset chronic underfunding. As FoAL launches its 2017 fundraising campaign, Friends of the Antigonish Library (FoAL) is again soliciting the community to reach our $7500 goal. The board is deeply grateful to its dedicated annual donors. However, the library cannot rely on...

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Premier blocks return to bargaining table

To the Editor: In 2013, the McNeil Liberals campaigned on investing in education. Move ahead three years and Nova Scotia is facing the first teacher’s strike in the history of this province. I continue to believe that if government engages and listens to classroom teachers, this will give our students the best opportunity for success....

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