Daley running for council in Ward 3

Elizabeth Daley is running for New Glasgow Council seeking a seat as councillor for Ward 3. “I moved to New Glasgow in 1995 and have lived on the Westside since my arrival; I’m on my third residence…but still on the Westside,” she laughs. Since she arrived, Daley has worked at three different financial institutions —...

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North Nova Education Centre graduates 196

A total of 196 students graduated from North Nova Education Centre this year. Among the graduates and prize winners are: The “Call Me Amazing” Daniel Arsenault Kindness Award, valued at $100, for a student who exemplifies kindness toward others; displays compassion and integrity; sees the good in others; always focuses on the positive; is gracious...

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First social justice award aimed at changing lives

The past 10 months have been filled with wonder, travel, hard work and recognition for a New Glasgow graduate. Patience Mpenzi came to New Glasgow with her parents and four siblings less than a year ago after spending 14 years in a refugee camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa. Within the short...

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Local women to benefit from Women On Fire

Proceeds from a local calendar intended to promote self-love will soon be awarded to young women trying to help their peers. Chelsea Sutherland, who created the Women On Fire calendar, donated $3,600 on Thursday, March 12 to high schools in the area for a nomination-based recognition award that will go to a graduating student who...

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Mentoring Plus gets federal boost of $3.4 million

It was good news for seniors of Pictou County on Monday morning as Central Nova MP Sean Fraser and Minister of Seniors Deb Schulte announced $3.4 million in funding over four years from the New Horizons Program to go toward the Mentoring Plus program. Schulte was happy to announce the latest news from the New...

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Community meeting at NNEC to decide skilled trades

It has recently been announced that North Nova Education Centre will become a Skilled Trades site in the next year or two.    North Nova is thrilled by this news, as it will increase the opportunities we are able to offer our students.    “There is a lot of excitement here at North Nova as...

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Drive for supplies

Some parents may not think twice about spending the money for new school supplies, but that may not be the case for everyone. For the sixth year running, Meghan Hartling is collecting together school supplies for schools in Pictou County. The items Hartling collects go toward helping teachers in the schools replace things that might...

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And all that jazz …

A musician with local roots continues to hit the high notes in her musical career, including a performance this week at the Montreal International Jazz Festival. Beth McKenna, a graduate of North Nova Education Centre (2008) and now based in Montreal, has developed a career for herself in the arts, known as being one of...

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NNEC grads ’19 celebrate

It was a day of celebration and a clean sweep on some of the big awards at North Nova Education Centre during the annual graduation ceremony. Grads Max van Zyl, Aaron Day, Mark Atwood, Victoria Dunn and Charles MacLean took home some big prizes and lots of bursaries for their post-secondary careers. Grads celebrated their...

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Svendsen, Mahon: Organized crime

NEW GLASGOW – Sarah Svendsen and Rachel Mahon, two young and immensely talented organists, call their act Organized Crime Duo. Asked to describe their show they say, “Think of the Carol Burnett shows or Victor Borge – classical music with a twist.” Their comedy show is built around the pipe organ, in this case the...

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