Paddles up for Italy

The weather on Saturday may not have been the best but the Maritime Dragons were ready to go and out on the East River practising twice that day for their big trip to Italy. A group of breast cancer survivors from Pictou County’s dragon boat team and a team from Saint John, NB, are preparing...

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O’Tooles get ready for Parkinson Walk

PICTOU – Bob O’Toole and his wife Marjorie are among those preparing for the upcoming Parkinson Super Walk. The 2017 edition is scheduled for September 9 at the Northumberland Regional High School in Alma. “It means a lot to be there,” Bob said. “It means a lot to raise funds to do the research to...

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Dr. Johnnie Miles Williston Fund is advancing training of local health care staff

NEW GLASGOW – Each year, the Aberdeen Health Foundation’s Dr. Johnnie Miles Williston Fund provides funding to advance training and therapeutic approaches available at the hospital. This year, 12 staff members in a number of departments are receiving funding support, including the Rehabilitation Department. The department’s occupational therapist was able to attend a conference to...

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The Hippest summer, tragedies and the gifts that ensue

SCOTSBURN – The Tragically Hip owned the summer of 2016. From the moment the band announced that frontman Gord Downie had an incurable brain tumour,  fans were all captivated. So many people have been inspired by Downie’s example, not least of all Carlton Munroe who was recently diagnosed with the same cancer. “The will and...

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