Y child care centre to open in January

NEW GLASGOW — The Pictou County YMCA’s new child care centre is set to open in January. “It’s coming along really well,” Y child care manager Tara Gallant said. “I’m excited about this. The Y always wanted to open another centre. I get to do that now.” It’s the Y’s second centre and it is...

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Pedal Pals: A community collaboration

Everyone should be able to enjoy biking and with the newly formed group Pedal Pals, everybody can. With the partnership of Let Abilities Work and Active Pictou County, Lloyd McLean has piloted a project that has and will continue to benefit people of all abilities in the community and beyond. The Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library helped...

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YMCA MEGAthon set for Saturday

Like most five year olds, Parker McDavid loves to swim, play sports and build LEGO. However, those aren’t the only things that Parker enjoys – he is also very creative, a budding artist and a philanthropist! Parker has put his artistic talents to good work by painting a picture of a tree, bird house and...

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YMCA retreat focuses on mental health

With mental health awareness on the rise, 16 local youth took the extra step with the help of the Pictou County YMCA and learned Mental Health First Aid at a recent youth camp near Truro. Gittens Lodge played host to the first every youth retreat this year for the YMCA and the two-day camp proved...

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Peace Walk wraps week of events

YMCA Peace Week wrapped up in Pictou County on Saturday morning with a community walk from the New Glasgow Farmers’ Market along the Samson Trail. The week’s events were designed to connect people, the Y’s acting executive director Heidi Sinclair said. “Just providing opportunities to bring people together, to chat and to be physically active,...

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Pictou County Multi-Sport beginning

The benefits of getting children to participate in more than sporting activities are great, but so can be the challenges. It could be time, money or even the location of the event that prevent some children, or their parents, from committing to new sporting activities. But what if some of these challenges were lessened? Pictou...

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Trio joins Special Olympic Games

STELLARTON — Track and field and gymnastics athletes are among those from Pictou County who are taking part in the 2018 Canadian Special Olympics Summer Games in Antigonish. Stacey Saunders and Lucy Rogers are in track and field and work out at Pioneer Coal Athletic Field, while rhythmic gymnastics athlete Kara Scott has been practising...

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Trenton girl saves grandmother’s life

When Kaylee Campbell started her day on Monday, she had no idea it would be life altering — both for her and her grandmother. And she certainly had no idea she would save her grandmother’s life. The 12-year-old Trenton resident stopped in at the West Side Subway restaurant in New Glasgow to enjoy lunch with...

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Y hosts Ron MacLean at 50th birthday bash: Peace Medals presented

It was a special time on Monday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre as Hockey Night in Canada’s Ron MacLean was welcomed to join the Pictou County YMCA’s 50th breakfast birthday bash. Peace awards were presented in three categories as part of YMCA Peace Week, while MacLean saluted those who contribute to communities while regaling...

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MacDonald salutes European influence

A chance meeting with Max Ivanov sent Lowell MacDonald into recall about his first encounter with European hockey and how it has influenced the NHL. MacDonald was left with the irony of having enjoyed his best years in the National Hockey League when he was a star left-winger with the Pittsburgh Penguins, while the current...

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