Cold weather, warm hearts

When the temperatures plummet, we can’t seem to think beyond a hot cup of cocoa, a warm blanket and a cozy fire burning in our hearth. While that’s the reality for many, it’s just a dream for some in our community who have no place to go to get out of the cold. You can...

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Fire displaces family of three

NEW GLASGOW – Three people have been displaced by a fire today  that extensively damaged an older, two-storey house in New Glasgow. Pictou County volunteers with the Canadian Red Cross have arranged emergency lodging, meals, clothing purchases and other aid for a couple and their 18-year-old son. There were no injuries from the fire, reported...

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Viola’s place ready to settle in

NEW GLASGOW — It was a big night for Viola’s Place Society on Monday as the board had its first meeting after purchasing its new building. The meeting took place in the new building on Marsh Street and, in some cases, it was the first time some of the board members had the chance to...

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Coldest Night walkers raise $40,000+

NEW GLASGOW — Walkers demonstrated last Saturday how they hold the same feeling for Roots House as they did for the Life Shelter in New Glasgow. More than 300 walkers and nearly 40 volunteers combined their efforts to raise $40,973.70. Pictou County Roots for Youth Society program director Stacey Dlamini was ecstatic with the result...

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Community input needed to establish local shelter

The group looking into establishing a local homeless shelter says more community input is needed before they can go further. The Pictou County Shelter Steering Committee met in Pictou last week to continue discussions on how to move forward with the formation of a new homeless shelter for Pictou County. After much debate on whether...

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Community input needed to establish local shelter

The group looking into establishing a local homeless shelter says more community input is needed before they can go further. The Pictou County Shelter Steering Committee met in Pictou last week to continue discussions on how to move forward with the formation of a new homeless shelter for Pictou County. After much debate on whether...

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Dozens help with Life Shelter’s move

NEW GLASGOW – Dozens of volunteers showed how many hands make light work on Saturday as the Life Shelter’s belongings were removed from its former premises. Members of a steering committee seeking a new home for the Life Shelter have also been buoyed by the possibility that it could be resurrected elsewhere. “It’s wonderful,” committee...

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Coldest Night walk aiding Roots for Youth

NEW GLASGOW – Roots House director Stacey Dlamini is elated to host the Coldest Night of the Year walk. The annual walk in New Glasgow will raise funds for the Pictou County Roots for Youth Society, which operates Roots House in town. “We’re very excited,” she said. “It’s a fundraiser that’s very well supported by...

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LifeShelter closes

NEW GLASGOW – The Life Shelter has closed its doors for good. The Board of Directors and membership of The LifeCenter Church made the difficult decision to close The LifeCenter Church and The LifeShelter on Marsh Street on October 2. Declining church membership, financial pressures and the recent resignation of Pastor Keith Hazzard were contributing...

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