A closet of care

If you believe in karma then it’s safe to say that high school students Raven Eldstrom and Jessica Stewart will have a lot of good things coming to them after creating Northumberland Regional High Schools Karma Closet. The project is in its second year and has been a great success, being used by many students....

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Hundreds stirred by climate rally

NEW GLASGOW — Slogans like “The sea levels are rising; so are we!”shared verbally and on posters said it all as more than 200 people gathered for a climate change rally last Friday at Carmichael Park. Northumberland Regional High School student Keeley Shipley emceed the rally at the park’s gazebo and was among the many...

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Local hikers part of three-day trip

MELVILLE – One of the leaders of a three-day hike along part of the Cape-to-Cape Trail says she is looking forward to the challenge. Elaine Falconer, an avid hiker and Hike Nova Scotia member, is one of four leaders of a group that will complete part of the trail during a three-day hike in Colchester...

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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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NRHS celebrates graduation

ALMA – It was a magical time for graduates last Thursday at Northumberland Regional High School. A list of graduates’ names totalling 209 was recited for the grads and others who packed the school’s gymnasium. Conditions were unusually comfortable due to the rather cool evening. It has been a generally sweltering time for graduation exercises...

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Women helping women

It’s something that many won’t speak of, many don’t think of, and many worry about. Period. Even though female hygiene products are a necessity for many it can take a chunk out of a small budget to be able to buy the monthly supplies. And Pictou Pharmasave is looking to help women. Period. The local...

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Classical music tour draws local students

NEW GLASGOW — Music students are getting an opportunity to hear classical music performed by artists already scheduled to visit Pictou County. Their next scheduled chance will be on October 23 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre and will feature the Montreal-based ensemble Les Songes, a quartet that consists of Baroque...

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Artists show their stuff at fisheries museum

Twenty-five artists have their work on display this month as part of the 28th annual Pictou County Artists Association Show and Sale. The display opened on September 1 with a reception at the Northumberland Fisheries Museum in Pictou. Sheila Green, who has been a part of the association for four years and organized the show,...

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Creating positivity: Deck the Stalls

Positive reinforcement can mean the world to someone struggling, especially to those with a mental illness. With a new project being put together by local organization Dream Candy, local high school students will receive the boost of confidence and positivity that they might need to make it through a tough day — all from a...

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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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