Survey launches to help understand challenges faced by local business community

Pictou County business owners and entrepreneurs are being invited to participate in a 10-minute online survey. The Pictou County Regional Enterprise Network (PCREN) and the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce are launching this survey to better understand the needs, opportunities and challenges faced by the local business community now and in the future. “Over the...

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Ugly Sweater Run

Close to 200 participants ran into the holiday spirit at the YMCA of Pictou County’s  6th Annual 4k Ugly Sweater Run on Saturday. “The run is a family event to encourage people to get outside, to get moving, and to spend time together being active,” Heidi Sinclair, communication and philanthropy manager, YMCA of Pictou County....

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Peace Medal breakfast

Guest speaker Dr. Robin Neustaeter, left, was welcomed by volunteer Sarah Santos at the YMCA Peace Medal Breakfast earlier this morning at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Neustaeter, who is currently an assistant professor in adult education at St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, teaches at the Coady International Institute. The annual breakfast was provided by...

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‘100 Women’ help Viola’s Place

PICTOU — Viola’s Place just got a financial boost from 100 Women Who Care. The society that operates an overnight shelter at a former church in New Glasgow received the most votes from local 100 Women Who Care members on August 8 during the group’s third meeting of the year at the deCoste Performing Arts...

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Put on your best ‘ugly’ holiday wear for the YMCA Ugly Sweater Run

On Saturday, December 15, community members will sport their best ‘ugly’ sweaters in the most festive and merriest 4k’ish run of the year. “It is a community event that uses fun, and physical activity to bring people together of all ages,” says Heidi Sinclair, acting executive director, at the YMCA of Pictou County. “As a...

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Peace Walk wraps week of events

YMCA Peace Week wrapped up in Pictou County on Saturday morning with a community walk from the New Glasgow Farmers’ Market along the Samson Trail. The week’s events were designed to connect people, the Y’s acting executive director Heidi Sinclair said. “Just providing opportunities to bring people together, to chat and to be physically active,...

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YMCA Peace Week opens with awards

Two individuals and an organization were honoured Monday with Peace Medals presented by the YMCA of Pictou County. Henry Green, Beth McNeill and Safe Harbour, were honoured as local community members who have made significant contributions towards peace building. Awards presentations took place at a breakfast that featured guest speaker Tareq Hadhad, founder of Peace...

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$16,500 stronger

The YMCA Strong Kids are $16,500 stronger. That’s the amount of money that was raised Saturday during the Y’s Spinathon in support of the Y’s Strong Kids program. “Last year was great for a first year but this year is even more enthusiastic,” said Pictou County YMCA CEO Dave MacIntyre while astride a stationary bike....

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Bubble bonanza

STELLARTON – Two local not-for-profits are teaming up this year to bring big fun to Pictou County. The United Way of Pictou County and the YMCA Strong Kids program are partnering to bring a bubble soccer tournament to the William M. Sobey Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton. The idea emerged when the local chapter of...

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