J.J. Grant new member of Order of Canada

NEW GLASGOW – Brigadier-General (retired) John James Grant has been named a member of the Order of Canada. Grant was one of 120 members, officers and companions announced on Friday. He was cited for his contributions to the people of Nova Scotia as an entrepreneur, community leader and lieutenant-governor. He became the province’s lieutenant-governor in...

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Resolution run joins First Night fest

NEW GLASGOW — The annual New Year’s Eve Resolution Fun Run has taken on a new dimension in a different place. Family First Night celebrations hosted by the Town of New Glasgow on December 31 will coincide with the run and help participants ring in the New Year from 6 to 8 p.m. at Glasgow...

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Abduction update: none took place

NEW GLASGOW – Police have determined that an abduction reported last weekend did not take place. But Pictou County District RCMP is continuing to investigate the alleged assault that took place in Blue Mountain. New Glasgow Regional Police received a report on January 20 at about 8:45 p.m. of an abduction that took place in...

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Cross Fit new path toward fitness

NEW GLASGOW – Clan Cross Fit has become a new club with an interesting concept of personal fitness. Jason MacInnis and Ashley Greening introduce the regimen of weights, jumps, rowing and other exercise in late May and now boast about 20 members at a given time at their facility they opened in late May on...

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Dickson followed dad, brother into sports

It would have been a surprise if Clint Dickson hadn’t had athletic genes from birth. His dad, Foster Dickson, was considered one of Pictou County’s finest hockey players and one of its superior coaches. His older brother, Wayne Dickson, was a multi-sport star in high school and university. So it was to be expected that...

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