Local LPNs going to Northwood

Two LPNS are going to Northwood Manor to assist staff there in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. Lisa MacKinnon and Katie Nickerson, both work at Glen Haven Manor in New Glasgow. They answered the call for help secure in the knowledge that if the tables were reversed, the help would come here. “It didn’t take...

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Lauchie Rankin

Jack with his wife Mary Rankin raised a family of nine children on Pictou Island during the 1900s. There was Laura, Duncan, Dolina, Annie Mae, Lauchie, Vernie, Florence, Joan and one granddaughter Lorina. The three Rankin boys, Lauchie, Vernie and Duncan married their Island sweethearts. Duncan married Verna who was the daughter of Billie and...

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Halifax on Orkin Canada’s list of top 10 bed bug cities for 2019

TORONTO – The highly anticipated Orkin Canada list of top bed bug cities is out! Similar to the past three years, larger cities and travel centres claimed the top spots. This past year saw significant bed bug sightings across the country, from infestations in federal buildings to private homes. In less than two decades, Cimex lectularius,...

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Cherry gave me just five seconds

During my 65 years in the newspaper business, I talked face-to-face with Donald S. Cherry only once. That was more than enough. It was a November evening in 1972, about an hour before an American Hockey League game at the Halifax Forum between the Nova Scotia Voyageurs and Rochester Americans. I had been appointed sports...

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Christmas tree for Boston from Pictou County

BLACK POINT – Residents of Black Point are happy a white spruce tree on their property will be this year’s annual Christmas tree in Boston. Corina Saunders and her partner Desmond Waithe recently received word that the 60-year-old tree is being trimmed and shipped there after a ceremony that will coincide with cutting down the...

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Francis Dorrington and former mayor Ann MacLean to receive highest honour of the Province of Nova Scotia

A New Glasgow man and a former New Glasgow mayor are among five trailblazing Nova Scotians who will be invested into the Order of Nova Scotia after having made outstanding contributions to their province. Francis Dorrington, a former town councillor, and Ann MacLean, former New Glasgow mayor, joins three others in the honour. Lt.-Gov. Arthur...

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Sobeys Inc. makes public seating using plastic bags

STELLARTON – Sobeys Inc. today announced plans to donate a collection of public seating made entirely of recycled plastic bags and heavier recycled plastic materials, such as bins, to be installed in family-oriented community spaces across Atlantic Canada. The first piece, the specially designed Ultimate Picnic Table, will be unveiled today on the Halifax Waterfront....

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The Local Climate – Vote Earth

I’ve never enjoyed talking politics, always searching of the genuine behind blatant facades, but at times like this it’s critical we pay attention. This coming election is the most important in my lifetime. I say that about every election and it’s always true, because each takes us closer to the climatic deadlines which will shape...

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Sanity and other things lacking

The harm we’ve done our atmosphere is one of the most thoroughly studied phenomena in human history, the subject of international scientific inquiry and consensus for decades now. The same ironclad scientific methodology which allowed us to reach the moon, land rovers on Mars, exchange our thoughts by way of smartphones and internet, split the...

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FORECLOSED

EDITOR’S NOTE: This project is the result of months of interviewing, data gathering, and data analysis by students in the investigative workshop and MJ program at the school of journalism at the University of King’s College. The reporting and writing team is made up of MJ student Bethanee Diamond and workshop students Ava Coulter, Ian...

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