Relay for Life growing

More than $61,000 was raised at the Pictou County Relay for Life over the weekend. Twenty-seven teams signed up for the relay this year, an increase over last, with Jeana’s Girls named the top fundraising team of the event with $17,785. The team received the Marilyn DeCoste award, a newly named award in honour of...

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Local teen takes provincial volunteer award

One of Pictou County’s busiest volunteers is being provincially recognized in the upcoming volunteers’ celebration that is held annually in Halifax. Nina Davey has been named the Provincial Youth Volunteer of the Year. “I found out a few weeks ago,” said Davey who added that she was excited about having been nominated for the award....

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WE Day Atlantic: changemakers leave feeling inspired, excited

HALIFAX — Inspired. Excited. Eager. That’s how thousands of energetic and screaming students were left feeling as they headed home from the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax on November 30 from WE Day Atlantic, which featured a vast array of guest speakers and A-plus musicians who spoke and performed. The celebration — held to recognize the...

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Y hosts Ron MacLean at 50th birthday bash: Peace Medals presented

It was a special time on Monday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre as Hockey Night in Canada’s Ron MacLean was welcomed to join the Pictou County YMCA’s 50th breakfast birthday bash. Peace awards were presented in three categories as part of YMCA Peace Week, while MacLean saluted those who contribute to communities while regaling...

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Fundraising frenzy

They may be small but Jeana’s Girls are doing huge things in Pictou County and beyond for the Children’s Wish Foundation. The group of teenagers have multiple fundraising projects on the go this fall as a part of the Heroes Challenge as well as the National Sears Kids Ride for Cancer. The ride is one...

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Relay brings in more than $60,000

NEW GLASGOW — The rain cleared just in time for the 12th annual Pictou County Relay for Life participants to enjoy clear skies for the event that took place Saturday from 6 p.m. to midnight. The event saw teams from all over the county come out to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. “I’m...

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Royal Flush

Pictou Mayor Jim Ryan was the recipient of a beautiful bouquet of flowers yesterday – delivered in a deep pink toilet! The delivery was made by members of Jeana’s Girls, a group of girls dedicated to raising money for cancer research in memory of their friend, Jeana English. Jeana’s Girls was the top fundraising team...

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Make a Wish … Jeana’s Wish continues to give back

NEW GLASGOW – Nina Davey and Cassie Clarke could be seen holding back tears through their smiles as they honoured the memory of their friend, Jeana English. The pair hosted a skating event by donation only, to raise funds for the Children’s Wish Foundation in memory of English who lost her battle with brain cancer...

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