MLA Karla MacFarlane encourages support for Denim Day

During Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, Pictou West MLA Karla MacFarlane says it’s especially important to be aware that sexual assault can happen to anyone regardless of gender, age, or sexual orientation. It isn’t only a physical crime, it also robs victims of their control. “Events like Denim Day are absolutely successful in raising...

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Give me shelter

When home isn’t the safest place to be… Home is the safest place to be. Stay home. Self-isolate and help #flattenthecurve during these days of COVID-19 chaos. Sounds idyllic. The opportunity to work comfortably from home yet still be connected with family sounds like a dream come true for many women. But what if home...

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March Break fun for everyone

STELLARON — The Museum of Industry is applying the old adage of something for everyone in a big way during March Break. Part of Nova Scotia’s museum network, the local museum is offering a variety of programs as it marks March Break from March 16 to 24. “I think we will have kids having a lot of...

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Pro-life rally fosters pro-choice demo

A pro-life demonstration in New Glasgow on Sunday attracted approximately 40 people and inspired a counter pro-choice rally across the street. It was part of an hour-long annual event called Life Chain taking place across the country where participants are encouraged to “pray silently while holding signs proclaiming their support of the right to life,”...

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Senator promotes empowerment, inclusion

The Pictou County Women’s Resource and Sexual Assault Centre started International Women’s Day off with some inspiration from Senator Dr. Wanda Thomas Bernard. The senator spoke during the breakfast event that took place at Summer Street last Thursday morning. Bernard took to the podium to talk about the roots of gender-based violence as well as...

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