Happy Halloween!

No tricks, just sweet little faces today at the YMCA of Pictou County’s Child Care Centre. These Superheroes were dressed for the occasion today and ready for trick or treating tonight....

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Allergy awareness group promoting teal pumpkins for Halloween

Since November 2005, the Karen Lynn MacDonald Allergy Awareness Society has been raising the importance of recognizing, preventing and raising funds to aid those who are affected with anaphylactic allergies. This Halloween, the society is encouraging people to support the Teal Pumpkin Project©. Halloween can be a challenging time for children with food allergies. Here...

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Halloween hauntings at Lunch and Learn session

LYONS BOOK — Halloween is just around the corner and Halloween Fun is the topic for the Lyons Brook Lunch and Learn session coming up on Oct. 30. Everyone is encouraged to get in the spirit of Halloween and come and hear about Halloween traditions and have some fun. Wear a costume, mask or not....

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How sweet it is

We arrived at the office today to find this beautiful orange guest sitting on our doorstep with a note that read: “No Tricks, just treats. You got this pumpkin because we think you’re neat. Take this pumpkin (courtesy of Sobeys) and carve something sweet!” Thanks to Pulse Pictou County for the community-spirited gesture! We’ll carve...

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Spooky good fun

Things are getting spooky in Pictou with the Witches Den getting ready to open its door for the holiday season. Each year the Star of the Sea Society hosts a haunted house in the basement of the building by Stella Maris Church as a fundraiser for the society. “It takes about six weeks, a little...

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Local students heading to WE day

Young philanthropists from all over Pictou County will be congregating in Halifax this week to take part in WE Day on November 30. The gathering of students from all across the province is hosted by the organization ME to WE to help reward and inspire students to give back to their community and the world....

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Halloween safety tips from RCMP

The following article has been supplied by RCMP: With the excitement of Halloween, costumed kids sometimes forget their safety rules, which can make the evening dangerous as drivers navigate roads. However, there are a few things parents/guardians, children/teens and motorists can do to make sure everyone celebrates safely. Parents and Guardians: Know who your children...

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Scaring up donations

The Pictou West Food Bank will see a boost in donations this Halloween, thanks to the WE Scare Hunger program. Students will be going door to door collecting donations for the food bank on October 31. The project is an initiative of the ME to WE program, a social program that runs in schools to...

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MSVU Students’ Union Annual Haunted House to support Shelter Nova Scotia

HALIFAX – Looking for a bit of spooky fun while supporting a good cause? The Mount Saint Vincent University Students’ Union will be holding their annual Haunted House on Saturday, October 21st from 6 to 11pm in the Rosaria Student Centre on the Mount Saint Vincent University campus. This year the MSVU Haunted House will...

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Tainted candy appears in Westville

Westville Police Service is investigating after an incident related to trick or treating on Halloween. On November 1, Westville Police were advised that a teenager from the county area was trick or treating in the Town of Westville on Halloween night. The following morning, the teen’s parent was sorting through and checking the treats when...

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