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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Nova Scotians complete close to 12,000 Quality of Life surveys

Close to 12,000 Nova Scotians logged onto their computers or sat down with their pencils to complete Nova Scotia’s first, province-wide Quality of Life Survey.  The 180-question survey is led by Engage Nova Scotia, in partnership with Nova Scotia Community College, and conducted by the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) at the University of Waterloo....

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Ready for the next step

There was lots of celebration at the Pictou County Wellness Centre last week as the Nova Scotia Community College Pictou Campus saw 282 graduates cross the stage to receive certificates and diplomas in different programs. Among the highlights of this year’s graduation ceremony included the presentation of an honorary diploma for the School of Business...

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Corrections offers help for offenders

PRIESTVILLE — It was another busy time on June 5 as The Northeast Nova Scotia Correctional Facility hosted its second annual community supports fair to assist inmates with their future life choices. About a dozen self-improvement, health, education agencies and advocacy groups gathered in several rooms at the facility to offer an opportunity to connect...

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NSCC Pictou Campus to celebrate graduates during convocation

NSCC’s Pictou Campus will celebrate approximately 280 graduates during a convocation ceremony on June 13 at 10 a.m. at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The ceremony is one of 21 convocation celebrations taking place across the province to mark the achievements of more than 4,500 NSCC graduates.  All convocation ceremonies will be live-streamed and will be available...

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Enactus brings life to NSCC walls

Spring has sprung a little sooner at the Nova Scotia Community College Pictou campus with some new greenery sprouting up in one of the campus hallways. A brand new living wall was installed in one of the main hallways of the school as part of a project from the campus Enactus group. The idea came...

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Trading in careers

STELLARTON — Pictou County is full of inspirational women to look to, come International Women’s Day and month. And at the Pictou Campus Nova Scotia Community College, some women are smashing stereotypes and stigmas and taking on jobs that may be seen as more traditionally male-dominated jobs. Women who enrol in trades may be few...

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