At-home learning to take place while schools remain closed until at least May 1

Students will find a new way of learning since schools across the province will remain closed until at least May 1. Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Zach Churchill sent a notice to parents on Monday informing them of the closure during these “extraordinary times.” To keep students learning for the next four weeks, an...

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Schools hosting N.S. race finals

NEW GLASGOW — Two local schools are hosting the Nova School Athletic Federation’s 2019 cross country running championships this fall. North Nova Education Centre and New Glasgow Academy will be the hosts for the event on October 28 at Trenton Park. Opening ceremonies at 11 a.m. will precede the first of six races beginning at...

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High school rugby season resumes

NEW GLASGOW – Rugby is back at two local high schools. The host North Nova Gryphons defeated the Dr. J.H. Gillis Royals on Wednesday in their regularly-scheduled girls’ rugby game at the NNEC field. The Northumberland Nighthawks have moved their home games against their male and female counterparts from Cobequid Education Centre to Thursday at...

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Accountants provide funding opportunities to NSCC students

As the youngest of 10 children in his family, Kevin MacDonald knew money could be hard to come by. He also knew the lasting impact education could make on people’s lives. A longtime chartered professional accountant in New Glasgow, MacDonald and his business partner, Heather Murphy, are helping open that path to students at Nova...

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Digging into the environment

A lot has changed in the last 15 to 20 years, and the Pictou County landfill is proof of that. Grade 2s from G. R. Saunders Elementary School in Stellarton recently got a smell of what it is like at the landfill and how all the waste that Pictou County residents produce is managed. As...

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Veterinary visit: Local students learn about the ins and outs of the vet

Education and excitement seemed to go hand in hand last week as the Grade 4/5 French immersion class from A.G. Baillie Memorial School made their way to the East River Animal Hospital to learn what a veterinarian does and some of the things they see on the job. After a tour of the office to...

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Teachers rally against government’s planned changes of system

TRURO – While 20 selected teachers from the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board met with the education minister Monday afternoon, even more rallied outside the school where they were meeting. Cherie Abriel, a current junior high school teacher with 29 years in the education system, was one to speak at the rally outside the Truro Junior...

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Rise up

A protest rally called Nova Scotians Rise Up will be taking place at the Legislature in Halifax on Tuesday, February 27, beginning at 12 p.m. and running until 5 p.m. Many groups and organizations from across the province are expected to come together to protest against the sitting Liberal Government  that they say is undermining...

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Growing opposition to Liberal education reforms

HALIFAX – With the announcement of the results of yesterday’s vote, Nova Scotia teachers have clearly added their voice to those who have lost confidence in the McNeil government’s approach to the education system. “We would not be in the current situation had the Liberal government not insisted on moving forward with these dramatic changes...

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School board rep scolds move to axe school boards

STELLARTON – A school board veteran is reacting strongly to the province’s quick intentions to eliminate Nova Scotia’s school boards. Ron Marks, who chairs the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board’s financial services committee, said the intention announced by Education Minister Zach Churchill to dissolve the province’s seven elected school boards will not allow the government to...

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