Public Health Mobile Units to take proactive testing to Pictou

COVID-19 testing will be dine in Pictou this weekend. A press release from Nova Scotia Health says that in an effort to keep COVID-19 under control in Nova Scotia, Public Health is travelling to communities where there are currently no active cases or potential exposures – like Pictou. This gives Public Health a way of...

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Paranormal in Pictou

McCulloch House focus of Haunting episode It may not have been a stormy night but it was certainly dark and a little spooky when the cast and crew of Haunted spent the late hours of the night at the McCulloch House in Pictou. The Eastlink show travels around Nova Scotia spending a couple of nights...

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Welcome Home to Pictou County

A comprehensive guide to Pictou County is now available, thanks to a community effort to prepare the document. The 92-page Welcome Home to Pictou County, Nova Scotia — A community guide to the place we call home, is available online, with a limited run of print copies throughout the community. The notion stemmed from the...

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Online vigil Friday night

To the Editor: As residents of Nova Scotia, we are needing to summon the kind of strength we did not know we had in order to face the atrocities of this week.  News of a mass shooting is always devastating. News of a mass shooting that took place in your neighborhood is a nightmare. News...

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New presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health has announced two new presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of positives in the province to seven. As of today, March 17, Nova Scotia has 934 negative test results, six presumptive positive cases and one confirmed case The two new presumptive cases are...

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Oh, Baby! What’s in a name?

Charlotte is Nova Scotians’ favourite baby name for 2019. The top 10 names for 2019 are Charlotte, Jack, Owen, Noah, Olivia, Benjamin, Liam, Amelia, Oliver and Emma according to Nova Scotia’s Registry of Vital Statistics. The most popular names usually remain consistent over the years. There are a few new names gaining popularity such as...

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Shellfish harvesting areas affected by Dorian

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Gulf Region, wishes to inform the public that a large portion of shellfish harvesting areas on the coasts of eastern New Brunswick, northern Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island are closed due to heavy rainfall amounts which accompanied hurricane Dorian over the weekend.   These closures are in effect for a...

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Penguins of the North

A few weeks ago I took to the Bay of Fundy, catching a boat from Grand Manan Island to our oceanic border with the United States. In these hotly contested waters can be found a small stretch of land, Machias Seal Island, protected by the Canadian Wildlife Service as a migratory bird sanctuary for the...

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Mother-daughter duo conquer pageant world

Scotsburn residents and mother-daughter duo, Sherri Muir and Scotia MacDonald, thought it would be a great bonding experience and ran in the Ms Nova Scotia International 2019 and Miss Teen Nova Scotia International respectively. Muir was delighted to be named Ms Nova Scotia and have her daughter be the Ms Teen Nova Scotia runner-up. “We...

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True believer

Family advocates importance of Human Organ and Tissue Donation Act Steven Stewart had no interest in donating his organs to anyone. Ever. He flat-out did not believe in it. Until the day his life turned upside down and he became a believer pretty quickly. That was the day his son, Steven Jr., needed a kidney....

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