Agency finds alternate way to hold annual Wii challenge

Serving children is what Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County does best and including them in their major fundraiser Bowl for Kids Sake is important. This year, however, has proved to be somewhat of a challenge. The agency’s main student event, a Wii Bowling Challenge that usually happens in the elementary and middle schools,...

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Women’s Institute stitches finger friends

For about five years, children at hospitals locally and in Halifax have been given a special gift to help them get through difficult or painful procedures. Small, hand knit finger puppets have been keeping the children company, thanks to the dedication and determination of the Womens Institute branches in Pictou County. The Womens Institute in...

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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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Amy Hood sentencing delayed until December

Nearly a year after former Pictou County school teacher Carolyn Amy Hood was tried and found guilty of sex crimes against children, she has yet to be sentenced. This was to have taken place in Pictou Provincial Court on Thursday, but after hearing the submissions from Crown and defence council, Judge Del Atwood withheld his decision...

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Get an A+ in school zone safety

Pencils are sharpened, book bags are packed and parents and guardians are preparing to send the kids off to school. As classes resume across the province this week, Nova Scotia RCMP asks motorists and students to pay attention when driving or walking near school zones. Here are some school zone safety tips to keep in...

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