School board rep scolds move to axe school boards

STELLARTON – A school board veteran is reacting strongly to the province’s quick intentions to eliminate Nova Scotia’s school boards. Ron Marks, who chairs the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board’s financial services committee, said the intention announced by Education Minister Zach Churchill to dissolve the province’s seven elected school boards will not allow the government to...

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Sobeys gives $10,000 Presenting Sponsorship to deCoste

PICTOU — Sobeys is partnering with the deCoste Performing Arts Centre to bring a special group of events to the Pictou stage. In September, the deCoste launched an ambitious Canada 150 series with 14 concerts. “We wanted to showcase the cultural diversity of Canada by presenting a collection of shows that represented the regions of...

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Unfolding situation in Tatamagouche

Schools in Tatamagouche have been closed for the day (September 18) at the request of RCMP. The Chignecto Central Regional School Board website says this was done as a precautionary measure due to an active situation in the community. Any students who were already on a bus are safely waiting for pick up by a...

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Locals among those honoured by school board at 25-Year Service Awards Ceremony

TRURO – Several local individuals were honoured when the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board (CCRSB) paid tribute to its dedicated employeesTuesday at the annual 25-Year Service Awards Ceremony. Gary Adams, CCRSB superintendent and CEO, thanked the employees for their dedicated service and commitment to students. “From their first tentative steps into a classroom, to the confident...

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What’s in a name?

PICTOU – Pictou Elementary School is leading the charge to have its name changed. The April 5 ruling by the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board to change the shool into a P-8 school and rename Dr. Thomas McCulloch School to Pictou Academy has brought about the need for the name change. So a committee is working...

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Academy students to remain in Pictou

PICTOU – High school students will continue to attend school in Pictou. There was wide-ranging reaction during a special meeting on Wednesday in Truro from the delegation of more than 100 local people who witnessed the decision by Chignecto-Central Regional School Board members who voted in favour of converting Pictou Elementary to a Primary to...

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P-12 option looms over school debate

PICTOU — More than 200 people heard an impassioned plea from Pictou’s mayor for a P-12 school last night. They also heard an option from the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board’s staff that would keep the town’s students in Pictou. Jim Ryan, who became Pictou’s mayor last fall after 34 years as an educator and the...

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Police chief retiring

NEW GLASGOW — Police Chief Delaney Chisholm announced his retirement on Tuesday from New Glasgow Regional Police, effective March 31, 2017. “It has been a great privilege to work with the members of the New Glasgow Regional Police Service and this has been a rewarding experience that I have greatly valued,” says Chisholm. “I am...

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French Immersion deadline extended

The Chignecto-Central Regional School Board (CCRSB) has extended the application deadline for the Early French Immersion program at A.G. Baillie Memorial School and the Middle French Immersion program Frank H. MacDonald Elementary. The application deadline for both programs is now February 287. Early French Immersion (Grade Primary entry). The information package (including the application form)...

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Second semester will now begin on February 2nd for CCRSB

PICTOU – Due to today’s school cancellation in Cumberland County, and the inability of many students in Pictou, Colchester and East Hants to attend school (because of buses travelling on paved roads only) and complete exams, the exam schedule and start of second term is being adjusted as follows: Tuesday, January 31st – All students...

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