He’s back: Peter MacKay announces return to politics

STELLARTON — An ebullient overflow crowd roared its approval on Saturday as Peter MacKay made official his bid for the federal Conservative party leadership. A capacity crowd that resulted in standing room only crammed the Museum of Industry’s main lobby, including many long-time supporters who joined current and past provincial Progressive Conservative MLAs, to salute...

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Learning abroad

PICTOU — A Pictou Academy student is taking a special trip to Mexico in March. Katrina Bate, who is in Grade 11, is among 21 students travelling to the state of Campeche from March 6 to 21 as part of the Nova Scotia-Campeche International Learning Camp and service learning project for 2020. She is among...

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Young leader recognized

Marlee Paul is only nine years old but she’s already been recognized as a community leader. The beguiling Grade 5 student at Pictou Landing First Nation School was one of three recipients of the prestigious Sammy Gehue Achievement Award, which is presented by The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq to aspiring young leaders. In fact, Marlee...

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Sport retreat refines future needs

BRAESHORE — More than 30 people gathered for a two-day sports retreat last week at the Pictou Lodge Beach Resort to reach agreement on focal points designed to expand sports’ reach in the province. Rae Gunn, Highland Region manager for Recreation Nova Scotia, was one of the 31 people who took part in the event....

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Leadership skills earn student award from RBC

A student at Northumberland Regional High School is receiving an award from the Royal Bank of Canada for her leadership and academics. Emma Currie, who runs the communications committee and co-heads the prom committee at NRHS, will receive the $1,000 scholarship at graduation. “I think I might’ve been chosen for it maybe for my involvement...

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Atlantic high school students invited by 4-H to explore leadership in communication and community engagement at StFX

Atlantic High School Students invited by 4-H to Explore Leadership in Communication and Community Engagement at StFX   ANTIGONISH – One hundred Atlantic high schools students and 4-H seniors will come to the St. Francis Xavier University From May 11 to 13 to participate in workshops and sessions on communication and community engagement. Jordan MacDonald,...

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Time to ‘win with Tim’

Sunday was a big day for Tim Houston, Pictou East MLA, as he officially announced his candidacy for the Progressive Conservative Party leadership of Nova Scotia. The lyrics, “Put me in coach” from the song Centerfield played as Houston and his family made their way on stage to an at-capacity crowd at Glasgow Square to...

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Three from New Glasgow being honoured for dedication to community

For Canada’s 150th, Molson Canadian is calling on the nation to share the real life stories of Canadians acting with connection, class, celebration, commitment and contribution. And three people from New Glasgow are among those to be celebrated. The brand is going to celebrate and inspire the best of Canadian character by rewarding those that...

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Putting 150 to good use

The weather was perfect Monday morning for some fun in the sun at Pictou Landing First Nations Elementary School. The kids attending the school were treated to a morning of fun and exercise with one of the Grade 12 leadership classes from North Nova Education Centre. The class joined the kids for the morning to...

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Girls from Sipekne’katik First Nation present Story of Peaked Cap Project in New York

Two young women from Sipekne’katik First Nation, Hants County, are part of Canada’s delegation to the United Nations 61st Congress on the Status of Women in New York. Shurenda Michael and Michaela Julian will present a workshop on Wednesday, March 15, on indigenous girls’ leadership. It will feature the story of Nova Scotia’s Peaked Cap...

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