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Newly created endowment fund will aid YMCA

A newly created endowment fund will assist the YMCA of Pictou County. Citizens for a Healthy Pictou County, the group responsible for initiating the $37 million Pictou County Wellness Centre project, and subsequently the successful fundraising campaign, are creating, in co-operation with the YMCA of Pictou County, the fund to assist the Y to offer...

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Ticket winner

Do you love to watch Crushers hockey live at the Pictou County Wellness Centre on Thursday nights? All season long, we find someone in the crowd at a game and make them a lucky winner of a pair of tickets to any Crushers regular season home game. Some tickets have yet to be claimed. All...

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Y’s child care work continues

NEW GLASGOW — Work has gone inside in an effort to complete construction of the Pictou County YMCA’s new child care centre. It is expected to open later this winter on the site of the original Brown School on the corner of Mountain Road and High Street. Samantha MacDonald, the Y’s director of child care,...

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Winner, winner

If you like the Weeks Crushers and this is you, congratulations! You’ve won two tickets to any Crushers home game at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Contact our office on George Street, Pictou, for details. The Crushers play the South Shore Lumberjacks this Thursday night....

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Luck be a lady …

If the person circled in this photo is you, congratulations! You’ve just won two tickets to any Weeks Crushers MHL home game at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Contact our office at 21 George St., Pictou, for details. The Crushers play the Yarmouth Mariners tonight....

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Bye-bye 2019: Welcome to a new decade!

To quote Charles Dickens: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times … The last year has seen trials and tribulations, victories and defeats, highs and lows. There was an increased awareness of environmentalism, less certainty about the future, a federal election, a year since the legalization of cannabis … all...

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Crushers host Timberwolves after winning streak halted

The Pictou County Weeks Crushers will try to return to the win column on Thursday when they host the Miramichi Timberwolves in their next MHL game. Starting time is 7 p.m. at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Crushers’ ended their recent winning streak at six games on Saturday with a 6-5 overtime loss to...

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Local impact mixed from “Grand Slam”

PICTOU — Some local businesses saw benefits from the recent Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Holiday Inn Express manager Alayna Munroe welcomed the event, which filled the hotel near the Wellness Centre. “It’s great to showcase Pictou County — we could have it every year,” she said. “The more...

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Y gives Peace a chance

Awards and testimonials on Monday highlighted the annual Y Peace breakfast in the Pictou County Wellness Centre’s community room. The breakfast helped launch Y Peace Week which this year is being observed from November 16 to 23. The YMCA of Pictou County hosted the breakfast and conducted proceedings that also included an address by special...

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Peace Medal breakfast

Guest speaker Dr. Robin Neustaeter, left, was welcomed by volunteer Sarah Santos at the YMCA Peace Medal Breakfast earlier this morning at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Neustaeter, who is currently an assistant professor in adult education at St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, teaches at the Coady International Institute. The annual breakfast was provided by...

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