#GreatBigLift getting closer

The Pictou waterfront at the Hector Quay has changed its look daily since last week in preparation for the #GreatBigLift. The Hector, which was launched here on Sept. 16, 2000, is being lifted out of Pictou Harbour and placed on blocks in the quay yard to begin restoration. Darlene MacDonald, a director of the Ship...

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DEANS optimistic about tourism

The tourism industry is taking a beating with the COVID-19 pandemic, said Cindy MacKinnon, managing director for Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores. With events both large and smaller being cancelled across the region, she said she expects it will be a “tough summer.” MacKinnon gave a presentation on tourism in 2019 to Stellarton Council recently....

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Palliative care in a pandemic

Society celebrates Palliative Care Month and the importance of the service Although cancellations are the norm due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Aberdeen Palliative Care Society is still spreading the message of end of life care in honour of Palliative Care Month. Now more than ever people have been focusing on their health by staying...

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The pilot who came ‘of a good stock’

My parents’ generation used to have a saying that was quite common in conversations back in the post-war years. A specific person, they would suggest, “comes of a good stock.” It was a way of describing someone from a family of distinct character. It was meant as a meaningful compliment. I thought of it recently....

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Glen Haven invites community to celebrate Mother’s Day through flower decals in support of the Alzheimer’s Society Nova Scotia

NEW GLASGOW – Although the familiar traditions of Mother’s Day must be altered this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Glen Haven Manor has come up with several innovative ways to assure the day is still very special and that residents’ families have meaningful ways to demonstrate their love and affection for the mothers in...

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That familiar smile is gone forever

I never met Heidi Stevenson, the RCMP officer who was one of the victims of the devastating murder rampage that shocked all of us two Sunday mornings ago. Members of my family and her family know each other, however. Our daughter Charlotte and Heidi’s husband Dean were among a group of friends who attended school...

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High School senior jumps in with help

What does an ambitious, conscientious, passionate high school senior do when school’s out for an extended period of time? Fill out scholarship applications of course. Oh, and dive head first into helping a grassroots organization by making a promotional video. That’s what Claire Wilson did. The senior at Northumberland Regional High School in Alma put...

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