Salute to frontline grocery store workers

Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Bowl for Kids Sake event selects honorary chairs Ready, set, bowl! Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County is gearing up again to host its largest fundraiser, the annual Bowl of Kids Sake event, which will be held as a virtual event this year in keeping with the health guidelines necessitated...

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COVID-19 enables renovations to be done at Sherbrooke Village

Every year, Sherbrooke Village is a popular destination for many local residents as well as tourists from all over the world. And while Covid -19 resulted in a downturn in museum traffic at the museum in 2020, it also allowed for a few long overdue upgrades and improvements. According to a press release, Sherbrooke Village...

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Sharing the love

It may be shaping up to be a long season for those in nursing homes, as lockdown protocols at many places continue and winter weather continues. But a pair of students at Pictou Academy are doing their best to combat the winter blues for residents with some handmade Valentine’s Day cards. As part of their...

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Jim McKenna seeking Liberal nomination in Pictou Centre

Jim McKenna is looking to become the Nova Scotia Liberal Party’s candidate for Pictou Centre in the next provincial election. The New Glasgow resident has a long history of service to the community. He currently serves on the boards of the Pictou County Fuel Fund, the Pictou Academy Educational Foundation, and Pictou County Safe Harbour....

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Ready to Grow

Farmers Market ramping up barn building campaign Just as the New Glasgow’s Farmers Market barn fundraising campaign was beginning to ramp up last year, everything came to a halt for the world with the health pandemic. After initiating a new online ordering system, reopening the market, and keeping the online orders coming, nearly a year...

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Provinces eases up public health restrictions

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced today, Feb. 5, that public health restrictions will be eased effective Monday, Feb. 8 to allow events and other gatherings. “We have been seeing a low number of new cases daily and that allows us to ease some restrictions, while...

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Public Health Mobile Units to take proactive testing to Pictou

COVID-19 testing will be dine in Pictou this weekend. A press release from Nova Scotia Health says that in an effort to keep COVID-19 under control in Nova Scotia, Public Health is travelling to communities where there are currently no active cases or potential exposures – like Pictou. This gives Public Health a way of...

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Business Unusual celebrates community resilience

Local businesses and organizations shone brightly last night as the Pictou County Chamber hosted a first-ever event – virtually. In a year like no other, the Chamber pivoted from its usual annual Business Awards event to host a unique community event. The Business Unusual Awards were aimed at celebrating community resiliency during the COVID-19 pandemic....

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Fire departments throughout province benefitting from weekly 50/50 draws

AMHERST – What started as a way for one fire department raising funds to support local causes has since turned into one of the largest online 50/50 draws across Canada. The weekly Nova Scotia Firefighters 50/50 draw has grown in the past seven months, to the point where 227 fire departments and non-profit organizations that...

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Back to their roots

The unforgettable smell of the salt air and a picturesque downtown have lured an Ontario couple to town. Chris Sereda and Stephanie Mann recently purchased the former Pictou Puffin Bed and Breakfast on Front Street. They spent the past few months renovating top to bottom — all three floors of the circa 1855 house —...

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