Working together and responding during extraordinary times

As Nova Scotians and the rest of the world grappled with the swift and dramatic effects of COVID-19, everyone quickly realized who the essential workers and frontline heroes were. They kept grocery stores, gas stations, and pharmacies open, transported supplies, and provided vital services to those in need. Among those heavily relied upon have been...

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Food banks, others adapting to change in wake of COVID-19

PICTOU – Volunteer lunch and food bank services are adapting to rapidly changing protocols in response to the COVID-19 virus pandemic. First Presbyterian Church volunteers have reduced their weekly lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Thursday at the church hall to take-outs only this week and will not operate on March 26 or...

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Aberdeen observes Breastfeeding Week

NEW GLASGOW — Rheanna MacDonald says she is getting used to parenthood and her newborn baby. She delivered her seven-pound, four-ounce son, Grayson MacDonald-Muir, on Oct. 2 at the Aberdeen Hospital. Both are doing fine and breastfeeding is a part of her first child’s progress. “He’s been doing pretty well breastfeeding,” she said. “It wasn’t...

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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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