Meeting of the minds

NEW GLASGOW — The local mentoring project partnering with Dalhousie University and a couple of other towns has kicked off its first in-person meeting since the pandemic hit and is now ready to take the next step to help young professionals in Pictou County. A group of mentors as well as co-ordinator for the project,...

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Rolling with the punches

When it comes to fundraising amid a worldwide health pandemic, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County decided to just “roll” with it. The agency’s major fundraiser, Bowl for Kids Sake, had been scheduled for early April but had to be cancelled due to COVID-19 and the public health measures that were put in place...

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Agency helps students in a BIG way

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County has lent a helping hand to several local students. The agency has just handed out cash awards to this year’s recipients of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County Bursary. Grace Scott, Shania MacPhail and Megan DeYoung received $500 each to contribute to their secondary education. Big...

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Mentoring matters

NEW GLASGOW — Town of New Glasgow officials have partnered with educators, with input from Pictou County Big Brothers Big Sisters, on a novel life-long learning project to mesh retired men and women with young people’s aptitudes. More than a dozen people met at Glasgow Square on March 2 to continue the initiative called Trained...

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