Citizens group presents case for keeping rink open

STELLARTON — One year after Stellarton Town Council made the difficult decision to cease operations at Stellarton Memorial Rink, a group continues to work hard to save it. The amount of thought and effort they put into determining other options was evident as their findings were presented last week to the community. The Stellarton Memorial...

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Y child care centre to open in January

NEW GLASGOW — The Pictou County YMCA’s new child care centre is set to open in January. “It’s coming along really well,” Y child care manager Tara Gallant said. “I’m excited about this. The Y always wanted to open another centre. I get to do that now.” It’s the Y’s second centre and it is...

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Young and old honour miner’s memory

STELLARTON — It’s not often that you associate school children with a fallen coal miner, but it was fitting that the G.R. Saunders Elementary School choir was on hand for the 93rd William Davis Miners’ Memorial Day ceremony on Monday. For, as guest speaker John Ashton said in his remarks, children were also victimized by...

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Locals among those honoured by school board at 25-Year Service Awards Ceremony

TRURO – Several local individuals were honoured when the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board (CCRSB) paid tribute to its dedicated employeesTuesday at the annual 25-Year Service Awards Ceremony. Gary Adams, CCRSB superintendent and CEO, thanked the employees for their dedicated service and commitment to students. “From their first tentative steps into a classroom, to the confident...

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Thailand and the county connection

Pictou County can boast a connection to the ambassador of Thailand. Donica Pottie, who spent some of her early years in Stellarton and New Glasgow,  has been named Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand. She will also be Canada’s representative to the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Lao Democratic People’s Republic. The position is one...

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