deCoste fall lineup has wow factor

The fall lineup for the deCoste Performing Arts Centre has music, comedy, CD releases and more all leading into a busy Christmas season. Upcoming on Sept. 30 is a true Canadian legend. Paul and Lily Horsdal could not have predicted the musical success their third child would have when he began his solo career in...

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Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) launches on-campus ‘Carry It’ campaign

Post-secondary students are one of the highest-risk groups in escalating opioid crisis TORONTO – Ahead of International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) on August 31st, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) launched the “Carry It Toolkit,” an opioid overdose education campaign aimed at Canadian post-secondary students. The resources support educational institutions across Canada in preventing and...

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Sky’s the limit for journalism student with local connection

A journalism student with Pictou County connections has just made a presentation to the World Journalism Education Congress in Paris. Safiyah Marhnouj was selected as the representative for the Americas (Canada, United States and South America) in order to give a voice to journalism students. She is the daughter of Beth Haslam, formerly of Pictou...

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Governor General Julie Payette becomes Patron of 4-H Canada

OTTAWA – 4-H Canada is pleased to announce that Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, has accepted to become a patron of 4-H Canada. “This is the first time in the history of 4-H that we have been granted a viceregal patronage,” said David Hovell, Chair of the 4-H Canada...

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Hundreds ‘remember’ during County service

PICTOU — A clear, cold day on Sunday marked the return of Standard Time and the occasion of the 83rd Pictou County Remembrance Day parade and service. Harsh sun cast long shadows and blustery winds challenged presenters and prompted Bill Echlin from Branch 16 of the Royal Canadian Legion to advise those laying wreaths to...

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Pictou connection in Ottawa

Central Nova MP Sean Fraser caught up with Pictou resident Ron Cunningham today in Ottawa. Cunningham is in the nation’s capital as part of the official delegation for the Vimy Ridge commemoration. Cunningham served in the Canadian Armed forces and is in Ottawa representing his grandfather John (Jack) Carrigan, who served in the First World...

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