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A long journey has finally come to an end. Viola’s Place opened its doors last Friday. In the fall of 2016, the Life Shelter in New Glasgow shut its doors and since then temporary shelters were in place for those in the county without a home until another permanent shelter could be established. “We looked...

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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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Ordinary to remarkable

In this, the season of giving, many are wondering what they can do to help make a difference in the lives of others. Once the gifts are unwrapped, the Christmas feast is consumed and the New Year has been rung in, continue that spirit of goodwill by mobilizing a team of family members and friends...

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