Priming the pumps

Insulin pump funding scale needs adjusting   The story of a student at A.G Baillie school who, with her family, was hosting a penny parade to fund the girl’s new insulin pump has stuck with Tammy MacLaren. The New Glasgow resident was shocked when she heard that there was no funding for insulin pumps and...

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Pictou County Multi-Sport beginning

The benefits of getting children to participate in more than sporting activities are great, but so can be the challenges. It could be time, money or even the location of the event that prevent some children, or their parents, from committing to new sporting activities. But what if some of these challenges were lessened? Pictou...

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Running for wishes

On their way from Sydney to Yarmouth, crew members of the HMCS Halifax made their way through Pictou County running to raise money for Children’s Wish Foundation, Nova Scotia Chapter, to help make a wish come true for a certain Wish child. The group of eight runs 10 km each and every day, running a...

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McHappy Day helping local Women and Children’s Unit

NEW GLASGOW – The proceeds from this year’s McHappy Day will purchase a vein viewer for the Aberdeen Hospital Women and Children’s Unit. Staff from the New Glasgow McDonald’s delivered their $9,000 donation to the Aberdeen Health Foundation and got to see the area where the vein viewer will be put to work when it...

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Children and adults with disabilities to receive enhanced support at home

Children and adults with disabilities and their families who qualify for more support at home will receive it without having to wait. Under the current program, Nova Scotians with disabilities who qualified for Enhanced Family Support were placed on a waitlist until funding became available, as the funding for this program was capped. As of...

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BIG news for local agency

Christmas has come early for those involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County. They have purchased a house. The local agency has many accomplishments on their list, but one they did not have, is owning their own space. They can now add this to their bucket list as they were successful in obtaining...

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Last-minute gifts that give back: A holiday rescue guide

The holidays are fast approaching, which means last-minute gift shoppers are urgently searching for that special something to give their special someone. UNICEF Canada offers this holiday rescue guide, a list of meaningful gifts that will help children in need this season. “It’s been a tough year for kids. From famine to war to hurricanes,...

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Healthy sleep habits for back-to-school

One in four Canadian children have insomnia, including difficulties falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up too early. Poor sleep can make it harder for children to learn and pay attention. It can even make it harder for children to control their emotions, make healthy eating choices, and to be physically active. This is why...

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New playground in the future for North End

NEW GLASGOW — Plans are underway to update the playground in the North End. A meeting was held last week at the North End Recreation Centre concerning updating the facilities at the playground there. It was apparent to some on the board that one of the structures on the playground would have to be replaced...

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March Break camps in New Glasgow

NEW GLASGOW – New Glasgow Recreation is offering a full slate of March Break activities. This year’s March Break Camp, from March 13-17, for grades primary to six, will feature a theme a day that includes a Super Hero Mission, You’re a Star, Little Olympians, I Love Cooking and a Snow Day. Emily Morton-Fraser with...

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