Ask the Money Lady: Credit card debt

My New Year’s Resolution is to get my finances in order, but I have a lot of credit card debt and I don’t know what to do to get it under control.  Should I declare bankruptcy?  I am worried this will make things even worse, any ideas? Sincerely,   Julie XXXX (Drowning in Credit Cards) Dear...

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Money well spent

It’s almost that time of year when we open our wallets and let their contents scatter to the winds of consumerism, buying things we almost certainly don’t need in order to enjoy the short lived thrill of newness. I do it myself, occasionally weighed down with extra dollars and so lightening my load at the...

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Police warn of counterfeit money

Westville Police are warning the public of counterfeit Canadian dollar bills that are showing up. One was found on Spring Garden Road this summer and one recently showed up in circulation within the past two weeks. The bill is printed on plain photocopier paper and has no hologram on the bill. A solid grey blotch...

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Police warning there are counterfeit U.S. bills circulating

New Glasgow Regional Police are warning the public that there are counterfeit U.S. bills circulating in the New Glasgow area, according to reports from businesses. The reported bills have been in $100 U.S. denominations. Const. Ken MacDonald says U.S. currency has a number of security features like watermarks, a colour-shifting bell in the inkwell symbol,...

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Police looking for owner of large quantity of money

New Glasgow Regional Police are hoping to spread a little Christmas cheer. On the evening of Thursday, December 21st , a concerned citizen found a large sum of money in the Westside of New Glasgow area and immediately turned the money into the New Glasgow Regional Police. Police are asking for the public`s assistance in...

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Police investigate home invasion in Pictou

PICTOU – Police are investigating a home invasion that took place Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. at a residence on High Street. The initial investigation determined that two males entered the residence with a firearm demanding pills and money. The suspects then fled the scene. The RCMP Police Dog Services searched for the suspects but did...

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Highway 104 talk recessed

When governments truly want to do something, they do it. When they don’t, they delay. Discussion about twinning Highway 104 between Sutherlands River and Antigonish is a case in point. Members of the Liberal McNeil government saw the calendar and did two things with the subject of twinning the highway. They accepted informally the 15,000...

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Painting for play

THORBURN – Sue Harrington looks on in despair as she drops her child off at Thorburn Elementary School every day. She sees the children just standing around, not wanting to play on the weathered play sets. So she and a couple of parents began a group, Active Kids Development Project, to improve the play space...

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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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