Have a healthy holiday season

‘Tis the season of family, celebration and lots of food! Temptation seems to be everywhere — chocolates at the office, your mom’s favourite pie on the counter, and so many holiday buffets. How do you stick to your diabetes meal plan while everyone around you seems to be indulging? By following some of our tips...

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Award-winning Nova Scotia documentary tours province

ANTIGONISH – Nova Scotia filmmaker Aube Giroux is travelling around the province with her award-winning feature documentary film, “Modified”. The film tells the story of the filmmaker and her mother, whose shared love of food leads them into a deeply personal investigation into the world of genetically modified foods (GMOs). The film has received 13 festival...

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Have a healthy Holiday season

Tis the season for celebration! Since many holiday gatherings are focused on food, you might find it difficult not to overindulge. Our team of Sobeys Dietitians are here to help you enjoy the season without losing sight of your health goals. It’s all about balancing fun, food and activity. What’s your party plan? Here are...

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Eating 9 to 5: Eating well at work

Many of us spend a significant amount of time at work. Whether you work weekdays from 9 to 5, or shift work, it can be a challenge to make healthy food choices. Read on for some tasty tips that will help make planning workday meals a breeze!   Brown Bagging It Save money and time...

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Chef tour helps salute local food production

NEW GLASGOW — A rare opportunity to showcase local food took place recently and featured a film crew that documented a chefs’ tour of local producers. Alain Bosse, the Braeshore resident known as the Kilted Chef and for his promotion of local food, was joined by Isaac Toups, a chef from New Orleans, La. and...

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Kindness returned: Food for all

More than a year after landing in a new country and working to adjust and settle in, AbdulKadir Casim is hoping to share the same giving spirit that brought him and his family to Canada as refugees to those who might not know where their next meal will come from. Casim runs Alladin, a Syrian...

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A bear(y) big problem

Pictou County is no stranger to wildlife and this year, residents seem to be seeing a bit more of it than usual. The Department of Lands and Forestry in Pictou County has had a very busy season with bears that like to treat themselves to garbage bins and green bins all over the county. “This...

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County gathering local producers for agri-map

The Municipality of Pictou County is embracing its rural roots and putting together a project to help local producers promote their products. As a way to help combat food insecurity, County Council is producing a map of the local agricultural producers where customers can find locally grown food of all kinds. “Connecting the farmers to...

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Starbucks making Pictou County debut this fall

Something big is brewing for coffee lovers to look forward to this year. Starbucks Coffee is coming to Pictou County this fall with a new location opening in New Glasgow on East Rover Road attached to Subway. “The building plans are just getting underway,” said Greg Burrows, owner and operator of the Subway Franchises, who is opening...

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Be prepared when your power goes out this winter

Living in Canada, we’ve all experienced a bad winter storm, such as the one expected today. Freezing temperatures, piles of snow and, every so often, the power goes out. This begs the question: Is your home ready for a power outage? Laura Litchfield, executive director HPBAC, provides useful tips on how to use wood and...

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