Play inspired by Viola Desmond makes its world debut at Neptune

The world premiere of Controlled Damage, written by Canadian playwright Andrea Scott, in association with Toronto’s b current performing arts, runs Feb.4-23 at Neptune Theatre. The play explores the life of Viola Desmond and how her act of bravery started a ripple effect throughout society. The play shines a light on how her actions impacted different cultural...

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Panther Pantry feeds hungry children, nurtures friendship

A school cafeteria might seem like a place where hunger wouldn’t be a problem, however, kids sent to school without a lunch may tell you otherwise. To help avoid any child having to go without food, the Panther Pantry was created. When New Glasgow Academy was designed and built, the need for a nutrition lab...

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Y’s child care work continues

NEW GLASGOW — Work has gone inside in an effort to complete construction of the Pictou County YMCA’s new child care centre. It is expected to open later this winter on the site of the original Brown School on the corner of Mountain Road and High Street. Samantha MacDonald, the Y’s director of child care,...

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Public transit one step closer

Public transit between Stellarton and New Glasgow is one step closer to reality to today. Leo Glavine, minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage, just announced a $200,000 investment from the province for the fixed loop transit between the two towns. CHAD Transit will operate the new service in addition to its existing on-demand, door-to-door service...

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Hopes for the future

County leaders work toward good things to come in new decade The dawn of a new decade has local political leaders looking forward to a bright future. The past year was filled with opportunities all across Pictou County, according to the area’s municipal leaders. It was highlighted by the development of the Pictou County Regional...

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Top cop retires

Retired Westville/Stellarton Police Chief Don Hussher jokes that he spent a year in prison. As a correctional officer. “When I first left the military I landed a job in Fort Saskatchewan, AB, as a correctional officer. Seven years in the military, 44 years in policing and one year in prison — that always wakes them...

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J.J. Grant named to Order of Canada

NEW GLASGOW — Brigadier-General (retired) and former lieutenant-governor Jim Grant says he’s honoured to be named a member of the Order of Canada. Grant was one of 120 members, officers and companions — and was the only local recipient — announced recently. He was cited for his contributions to the people of Nova Scotia as...

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Info sessions planned for forestry sector

Workers and business owners affected by the announced closure of Northern Pulp will have access to information that will help them make decisions about their future. Government is working with Service Canada and Nova Scotia Works to hold open houses for those who wish to access employment programs and services, whether they are currently unemployed...

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Career journey together inspires young couple

NEW GLASGOW — Arlie and Patrice Adolfo, who come from close-knit families in the Philippines and who both work as LPNs at Glen Haven Manor, remain very connected and proud of their homeland, yet their journey to Canada has given them another special place they have grown to love and are proud to call home...

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Bye-bye 2019: Welcome to a new decade!

To quote Charles Dickens: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times … The last year has seen trials and tribulations, victories and defeats, highs and lows. There was an increased awareness of environmentalism, less certainty about the future, a federal election, a year since the legalization of cannabis … all...

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