Breaking down barriers

Cathy Grant is breaking down barriers. She is a female in charge of a program for men who have been abusive to women. And coming from an Inuit and Mi’k maq heritage, she is also a minority. Grant is keenly intelligent and observant in a quiet and gentle way. She is calm, cool and collected...

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Barb’s Bench dedicated

NEW GLASGOW — More than 60 people gathered on Saturday to officially dedicate Barb’s Bench in memory of Nova Scotian women who have died as a result of violent domestic relationships. The bench is one of several being placed across the province and is located beside the New Glasgow Farmers Market, facing the East River....

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Something good from something bad

Nearly two years ago, local artist Barbara Brown Conrod had an  opportunity to participate in an art show specifically to shed light on the issue of sexual assault after the Rehtaeh Parsons case became national news. Parson’s grandmother, who lives in Pictou County and is an artist herself, brought some artists together to hold a...

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