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Gathering limits for participants in performing arts, sports to increase

Government is increasing the allowable numbers for participants in performing arts, sport and organized physical activity. Effective Oct. 1, the number of people who can participate in one of these activities without physical distancing will increase from 10 to 50. For most sports, this will allow full team practices and competition to resume, while for...

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Pictou included in Bluenose Sail Past Summer schedule

Nova Scotia’s iconic Bluenose II will sail into ports and harbours around the province – including Pictou – this summer in a unique tour fit for the times dubbed Sail Past Summer. “Ninety-nine years ago, Captain Angus Walters took up the mantle of the Bluenose, representing the hopes and pride of Nova Scotians,” said Communities,...

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Local groups receive gov’t grants to improve accessibility

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County is among several groups across the county and province to receive provincial government grant money to improve accessibility. Community groups and municipalities across the province are investing in capital improvements to improve accessibility at community and municipal facilities. Municipal Affairs Minister Chuck Porter, on behalf of Communities, Culture...

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Vanguard Exhibit featured at McCulloch House Museum & Genealogy Centre

The life and work of 32 remarkable Nova Scotians are being featured in an exhibit at the McCulloch House Museum from November 15 to January 15. Vanguard: 150 Years of Remarkable Nova Scotians profile 32 Nova Scotians from the past 150 years whose lives exemplify innovation and change, and champion diversity. “This exhibit highlights some...

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Local agencies get grant to help reduce poverty

Communities throughout Nova Scotia, including Pictou County, will receive funding to support those living in or facing poverty. Pictou County Roots for Youth Society has received $27,746 for the Homeless No More project, from the Building Vibrant Communities grant program that helps community-based organizations develop innovative approaches and build their capacity as government works to reduce...

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Local projects to benefit from new Culture Innovation Fund

Today, June 4, government announced investment in 31 projects approved in 2017-18 under the $1.5 million Culture Innovation Fund. “Each of these projects demonstrates the power of harnessing the arts, creativity and our culture to address complex social issues,” said Leo Glavine, minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage. “These projects show how artists, public institutions...

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Premier names new Cabinet

Nova Scotia’s new Executive Council is in place after Premier Stephen McNeil and 16 other cabinet ministers were sworn in during a ceremony at Pier 21 in Halifax today, June 15. “I am excited to get to work with this team and Nova Scotians from one end of this province to the other to build...

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