Countdown’s on to Grand Slam of Curling

Organizers of Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling say they feel the event will help raise the sport’s profile in Pictou County. Jim Nix and Donalda Buckingham co-chair the host committee for the Slam event that will takes place from Nov. 5 to 10 on both ice surfaces at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Slam...

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Hero’s sendoff

Very few people can say that by the age of 18 they had touched people from all corners of the earth. Although shy and soft-spoken, Daniel Arsenault has seemed to make a bigger impact on those around him than anyone could have ever imagined. Born with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Daniel lived his life to its...

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Garden Therapy

Conservation horticulturist Melanie Priesnitz spends a great deal of time in the garden. She has been helping the visitors of Acadia University’s Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens unplug and connect to nature, for years. Recalling her career, in Ontario, working in office buildings she says, “I was wistfully looking out the window, wishing I was outside...

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