Sleep study with cancer survivors opens up to Atlantic Provinces

According to 2019 Canadian Cancer Society statistics, the Atlantic Provinces have the highest rates per capita of cancer incidents in Canada. Thankfully, the relative survival rate for cancer is better than ever before, meaning that more people will be living as cancer survivors and managing the long-term side effects of the disease and its treatment....

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United to make a difference for cancer… One dreamer at a time

NEW GLASGOW — Relay for Life has its Dream Team, again. Ten members of the local community have agreed to combine their efforts to raise an extraordinary amount of funds for the 15th Relay for Life scheduled for June 6 at the North Nova Education Centre. The last time a Dream Team was formed in...

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Big things coming for 2020’s Relay

In anticipation of this year’s event, the committee for Pictou County Relay for Life have been preparing since October and is starting to ramp up preparation for the June event. With some big changes to the committee, a lot of familiar faces are still around in new committee positions. Former ambassadors Neil MacKinnon and Kevin...

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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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