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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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Pictou County 2020: BOLD – Next Conversation to be held at NSCC March 7

STELLARTON — More than 225 people gathered in October 2014 to join in a conversation called Pictou County 2020. The event, inspired by the One Nova Scotia Report, had a purpose of continuing to build a culture of success and positivity in this community. That first event culminated in a vision statement for Pictou County:...

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Junior Achievers craft pendants

It’s Junior Achievement Month. Pictou County Junior Achievement program is part of a worldwide, non for profit organization. Its primary goals are to promote entrepreneurship, financial literacy and how to run a business, all for the youth in our communities. The program in Pictou County is run by volunteers Shannon MacLean and Willa Kray, both...

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Accountants provide funding opportunities to NSCC students

As the youngest of 10 children in his family, Kevin MacDonald knew money could be hard to come by. He also knew the lasting impact education could make on people’s lives. A longtime chartered professional accountant in New Glasgow, MacDonald and his business partner, Heather Murphy, are helping open that path to students at Nova...

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Groups prepare to host more Syrian families

NEW GLASGOW — More Syrian families could be coming to Pictou County. Two groups that have sponsored families already living in the county — Pictou County Safe Harbour through Trinity United Church in New Glasgow and Communities Assisting Refugees Now (CAiRN) through Pictou United Church — have an opportunity to welcome more families to the...

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