Y child care centre to open in January

NEW GLASGOW — The Pictou County YMCA’s new child care centre is set to open in January. “It’s coming along really well,” Y child care manager Tara Gallant said. “I’m excited about this. The Y always wanted to open another centre. I get to do that now.” It’s the Y’s second centre and it is...

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Back to school

Hundreds of parents and kids are excited for the first day of school today. Classes have resumed for the 2019-20 school year. The athletic field beside New Glasgow Academy was filled to capacity this morning as first-time students waited with their parents and returning students all waited for the first bell of the school year....

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Comic genius

Artistic talent is thriving in Pictou County. As some have taken years to master their craft, the youngest participant at New Glasgow’s Art at Night this year has only had a few years to hone his skills; but they have certainly caught the attention of many. Cillian MacPherson, 9, was tucked in the Fly by...

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Students educated during language fair

NEW GLASGOW — Language fairs are a good way for young people to learn more about languages other than English, Nanda Shirke says. Shirke, an educator and a member of the Multicultural Association of Pictou County organized a novel language fair which the association sponsored in the gymnasium of New Glasgow Academy, one of the...

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Growing again: New Syrian families welcomed to community

The word “flurry” comes to mind for Sarah MacIntosh-Wiseman. It’s been a busy few weeks for the chairperson and other volunteers of Pictou County Safe Harbour, getting five homes set up for families from Syria. “All it took was the wonderful people who come out of the woodwork to help,” she said about getting things...

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MacDonald sets new mark

NEW GLASGOW — Cara MacDonald has provided some Panther Pride at New Glasgow Academy. MacDonald eclipsed a 17-year record in the junior girls’ 400-metre distance when she won the gold medal on Friday during the two-day Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation provincial track and field championships in Sydney. Her time of 60.06 seconds broke the...

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East Coast Kitchen Party at New Glasgow Academy

NEW GLASGOW — Organizers are getting ready to host the fourth annual East Coast Kitchen Party afternoon pub at the New Glasgow Academy. The pub will run from 4:30 to 9 p.m. on Saturday and it is sponsored by Pickles Pools and Spa. Money raised goes toward the school’s music program, art program, Panther Pantry,...

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Stinking good lesson

MOUNT WILLIAM — Some of the lessons learned last week by Grade 2 students across the county may have stunk a bit, quite literally, as the students took a trip to the Pictou County Solid Waste landfill to learn about recycling, garbage and composting. The students, who said they had a blast, went on a...

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Students get glimpse of war

NEW GLASGOW — Students are learning more about war, thanks to a visit by two veterans. Bill Green, director of Remembering Canada’s Heroes who resides in Springhill, and Ray Coulson, an Amherst resident and manager/curator of the Nova Scotia Highlanders Regimental Museum in Amherst, visited students at New Glasgow Academy last Friday. They are scheduled...

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