Heartland Tour returning to Pictou County July 10

It all starts — and ends — at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. On July 10, the 12th annual Heartland Tour returns to Pictou County. Local organizers have been busy planning cycling and walking events to appeal to all ages and abilities. Kathy Saulnier is the community leader and has overall responsibility for the 50...

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Ahmed Nassrat wins national award for his fight to end MS

A local man has received a national award for his fight to end multiple sclerosis. This past weekend, the MS Society of Canada, Atlantic Division president, Ben Davis, presented the National Award of Merit to Ahmed Nassrat of Pictou County for his outstanding work for people living with MS. The MS Society relies on the...

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Ahmed Nassrat eyes Ironman

STELLARTON – One challenge has led a Pictou County resident to try another one. Ahmed Nassrat says he’s considered training for an Ironman Triathlon after recently completing a bike tour of parts of Europe that combined the experience of long-distance cycling with raising funds on behalf of MS research. “I set a goal two years...

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McLean cycling twice for Alzheimer’s

LYONS BROOK – Renowned local cyclist Lloyd McLean is planning two one-day bike rides this summer to promote the work of the Alzheimer’s Society. McLean’s first trip will be the Prince Edward Island Tip-to-Tip ride on the Confederation Trail, a distance of 273.4 kilometres, on July 31. The second will a round trip of 294.4kms...

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