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Chamber project to showcase non-profit sector

This summer the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce has initiated a unique research study to quantify the economic and social impact of Pictou County’s non-profit sector. The project is being led by the Chamber’s student assistant Kayla Flinn with advisory assistance from Michele Ward from Kid’s First and Margie Grant-Walsh from Big Brothers Big Sisters...

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Taking the stress out of the dress

One of the signature moments and long-lasting memories that many students create in their high school experience is prom night and getting to participate in the right of passage before graduating. Prom is not a wonderful and exciting time for everyone though. Along with dresses and tuxedos come price tags in the hundreds of dollars...

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‘Big’ move planned

This fall will bring a fresh start filled with infinite possibilities for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County. The local non-profit agency will be moving into its new location in about six weeks’ time, after purchasing a house in New Glasgow and turning it into a spectacular two-storey office space. And the agency’s executive...

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Pantry outgrows space

What started out as a single, generous donation has taken flight and turned into a growing movement. Last month, the Pictou County Continuous Learning Association (PiCCoLA) was the beneficiary of a $300 donation from Amanda MacIntosh and her music students, proceeds from their Christmas recital. The money was earmarked for PiCCoLA’s Pantry. Before that donation,...

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