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None could cut it as well as the barber

For an understandable reason, I doubt there’s anyone in Pictou County who remembers the day Harry Trainor arrived in New Glasgow with razors and clippers in his luggage. It was 100 years ago. He had lived in the town previously, coming from Charlottetown with his family at the age of five. After attending St. John’s...

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Assistance needed to locate stolen ATV

New Glasgow Regional Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a stolen ATV from a yard in New Glasgow. The 2004 ATV was stolen from a shed on Third Street. Suspect(s) broke into the shed and stole the ATV sometime between Tuesday, June 23 at 10 p.m. and Wednesday, June 24 at 5...

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Outdoor curbside visits for residents at Glen Haven Manor beginning today

NEW GLASGOW – Glen Haven Manor is thrilled that long-term care facilities in Nova Scotia have the green light for outdoor visits between residents and their families and will begin those visits at 11 am. today.  “We know how much it will mean to our residents to be able to see and speak to their...

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Through the 1950s, the best ball ever

I still haven’t forgotten how it began 70 years ago this month. I had just turned 12 and was in my last weeks of grade six at Acadia Street School in New Glasgow. The annual move to the family cottage at Rustico Beach wasn’t far away. It was in early June that I changed my...

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First responder answers the call

NOTE: This article was originally published on the 25th anniversary of the Westray Mine disaster. We are republishing it today in recognition of the 28th anniversary … Doug Dort has seen more tragedy and heartache than he could ever recall. As a fire fighter and an emergency medical technician of 46 years, it is a...

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Twinning project awarded

The chief of the Barneys River Fire Department says the awarding of the highway 104 twinning project is a dream come true. “This is great news. It is a dream come true to see this project now becoming a reality. This will mean a lot to have a safer road from Sutherlands River to Antigonish....

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Dragon Boat Festival cancelled for this year

There will be no Race on the River in New Glasgow this year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the unknowns surrounding it with regards to self-distancing and no large gatherings, the Board of Directors is concerned about moving forward with this year’s New Glasgow Race on the River Dragon Boat Festival. A press release...

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Don’t drink and Drive-Thru

That’s a takeout order one driver probably did not anticipate. An impaired driving charge has been laid following a collision at the McDonald’s Drive-Thru. On Wednesday, April 8th , at approximately 6:30 p.m., New Glasgow Regional Police responded to a motor vehicle collision at the fast food outlet on East River Road, New Glasgow. The...

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New temporary clinic opening in New Glasgow

Good news for Pictou County residents who don’t have a family doctor or nurse practitioner: a clinic is opening here for you. The Nova Scotia Health Authority is opening an interim primary care access clinic in New Glasgow, and one in Truro, to provide care for immediate primary health care needs. The clinics will be...

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CEO of seniors care facility urges implementation of safety measures

NEW GLASGOW – The CEO of one of Pictou County’s largest seniors homes, urges people to make a difference and stay home. Glen Haven Manor’s Lisa M. Smith said, “This is our time to make a difference. Not tomorrow. Not next week, but today! The only way to prevent the spread of this virus is...

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