Free tool connects Pictou Campus students to local housing

SSTELLARTON – Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) has partnered with Places4students.com to connect learners and landlords in campus communities across the province. Using the free service, students searching for long- and short-term housing options can connect with local companies and community members offering various accommodation options — such as apartments, sublets or single rooms. Those...

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Community innovation at its best

‘Ignite-ing help for the frontline IGNITE Labs Inc. started a fire and MacGregor’s Industrial Group is helping to fan the flames. And it’s all in the name of community innovation and helping frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19. MacGregor’s Industrial Group is using 3D printing technology to make ear savers that attach to personal...

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Tiaras and Ties to mark BIG 40th celebration

For Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County, 40 years does not seem that long. This year, they are celebrating their 40th anniversary of serving children and youth through mentoring programs and are kicking off the year of celebration with their signature event, Bowl for Kids Sake. Margie Grant-Walsh, executive director says, “For an event...

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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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Premier announces forestry transition team members

Premier Stephen McNeil announced today, Jan. 3, the government and forestry sector members of the transition team created to support sector workers and businesses affected by the announced closure of the Northern Pulp mill in Abercrombie. Kelliann Dean, deputy minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Trade, was previously announced as the team lead. Other members include:...

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Bidding farewell to a career of passion

Leadership at the Nova Scotia Community College, Pictou Campus, will be different in 2020. Campus principal Dave Freckelton has retired and the community gathered at the college last week to congratulate him. Freckelton spent 41 years at the college in a handful of different positions and the community lauded him as an inspiration and change...

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Challenge accepted: Local NSCC students win Challenge NS competition

EDITOR’S NOTE: Pictou Team # 77 won first place in this competition. Winners:  Mickayla Fraser, Rylee Mclean and Saje Macleod won $2,000. View their video at https://youtu.be/zl8GFYoGn_A It was crunch time for Nova Scotia Community College students last week as they worked on the Challenge Nova Scotia question for this year. Annually, a competition is...

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The Local Climate – Pilikan

The Pilikan House is a living lab on the Middleton campus of the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC), designed and equipped to produce as much energy as it in turn consumes, championing what the science folk call net zero housing. I was downright giddy when I arrived for a tour. “The house has the potential...

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Passion, painting and property

Retired from teaching and unable to sell truckloads of wood from his property in Durham, Mike Hartlen decided to create a new partnership with his wife of more than 40 years, Donna. While neither of them call it a business and a lot of their creations get donated back to the community, they are seeing...

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Local stylist wins gold in competition

A local stylist is golden. Shelby Tait, 2017 Cosmetology honours graduate of the Nova Scotia Community College, recently competed in the Goldwells Global Colorzoom competition and on July 8 she heard she took gold in the New Talent Colorist category. A member of the Chelsea Laine Salon and Colour Bar, Tait will be going to...

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