Panel salutes Women Alike ABreastARiver

NEW GLASGOW — It was a magical time on Thursday as members of a team completed a project by installing a commemorative plaque in tribute to the 20th anniversary of Women Alike AbreastARiver. MacGregors Industrial Group employees placed and secured the plaque that features messages and photos on the panel and frame at Rotary Park....

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Paddles up: 18th Annual Race on the River set for Saturday

More than 40 teams will be racing on Saturday in the Race on the River Dragon Boat Festival. This year marks the 18th anniversary of Race on the River with more than $2 million raised in support of the three beneficiaries: Women Alike Breast Cancer Survivor’s Society, Special Olympics Northern Region, and Pictou County Prostate...

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National recognition for three local volunteers

Three Pictou County volunteers were recognized nationally with Senate 150 Medals on Saturday afternoon during a ceremony at the Plymouth Fire Hall. Senator Michael MacDonald, Cape Breton, presented the medals to Joanne Cumminger of Plymouth, Allan Murray of Stellarton and Anne Emmett of Braeshore for their exemplary volunteer record spanning over many years and many...

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Three county volunteers to receive Senate Medal

PLYMOUTH – Senator Michael L. MacDonald  will be presenting Senate 150 Medals to three long-time community volunteers from Pictou County this Saturday at an event in Plymouth. Receiving the medal will be Joanne Cumminger of New Glasgow, Anne Emmett of Pictou and Allan Murray of Stellarton. The Senate of Canada 150 Medal celebrates the 150th...

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Lighting the Night

Red, gold and white lanterns lit up the night in Pictou on Saturday as Pictou’s first Light The Night Walk raised $37,772. Supporters, people remembering loved ones and survivors of blood cancer gathered to walk along the Jitney Trail and raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. “It’s impressive. When I look...

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Help Light the Night on September 15

PICTOU — Organizers hope the Light the Night walk in September will be the first of many in Pictou. Sharon Stewart, who co-owns Sharon’s Place Family Restaurant, and other family members and friends are helping to inaugurate the walk in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC). The walk is scheduled to...

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Relay for Life growing

More than $61,000 was raised at the Pictou County Relay for Life over the weekend. Twenty-seven teams signed up for the relay this year, an increase over last, with Jeana’s Girls named the top fundraising team of the event with $17,785. The team received the Marilyn DeCoste award, a newly named award in honour of...

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Paddles up for Italy

The weather on Saturday may not have been the best but the Maritime Dragons were ready to go and out on the East River practising twice that day for their big trip to Italy. A group of breast cancer survivors from Pictou County’s dragon boat team and a team from Saint John, NB, are preparing...

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RELAY FOR LIFE: Surviving, reflecting

One of the Pictou County Relay for Life teams features not just one but two cancer survivors who are proud to attend the event each year. Shane Hampton and Neil MacKinnon, who the team Mac Attack is named after, both enjoy their time walking and being a part of the event that really brings the...

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RELAY FOR LIFE: Two negatives make a positive

The youngest Pictou County Relay for Life team has a powerful story behind its start and its team captain who is known for her volunteerism and fundraising efforts each year. Nina Davey spearheads the team Jeana’s Girls each year at Relay for Life. Davey is making something that has left a negative mark on her...

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