Warm Hearts ready for family

The timeline is coming to a close for the Warm Hearts group as they wait for the refugee family they are sponsoring to arrive in Pictou County. Having spent the last four years in Turkey the family, originally from Iraq, is anxious as well and has been in contact with the group to say hello...

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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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United Way in homestretch of campaign

Adds extra incentive to help campaign reach goal   Almost there. The United Way of Pictou County has almost reached its campaign goal. But the non-profit agency needs a little boost. Alastair Conway, who is in his second year as campaign chairman, says the United Way campaign is currently at $277,800 — or 88.2 per...

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Time of reward for Jr. Achievers

STELLARTON — Junior Achievers basked in the glory of business success as they ended their company project and earned more than $2,600. The young people combined to achieve $2,660 in sales, well beyond the $1,240 break-even point. The result was second place among the estimated 20 or more similar operations around the province. It also meant...

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Pictou County 2020 takes “BOLD” stance

STELLARTON — Pictou County 2020 has decided it’s time to be bold. The local group hosted a gathering last Thursday that attracted more than 50 people for a series of discussions about future steps for the organization and the community. Susan MacConnell, Nancy MacConnell-Maxner, Janice Fraser and Sally O’Neill are part of the original group who led the...

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Priming the pumps

Insulin pump funding scale needs adjusting   The story of a student at A.G Baillie school who, with her family, was hosting a penny parade to fund the girl’s new insulin pump has stuck with Tammy MacLaren. The New Glasgow resident was shocked when she heard that there was no funding for insulin pumps and...

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Clean Foundation empowering communities

Human activity and the effects of climate change are threatening the future of Nova Scotia’s coastal communities. But a series of upcoming free workshops hopes to give residents on the front lines the tools to help combat the changes using what they already have in their own backyards. Clean Foundation’s Northumberland Strait Coastal Restoration Project...

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County man hospitalized following serious assault

MILLSVILLE – A local man remains in hospital following an assault. On Feb. 18 at approximately 2 a.m., a woman came to a home on Irving Young Road asking for help with her vehicle as she was having car trouble. A man came outside to help her, and he was attacked and assaulted by another...

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Day drinkers nabbed by RCMP

ANTIGONISH – Six daytime impaired drivers were arrested in eight days here. Nova Scotia RCMP’s Northeast Traffic Services has arrested six impaired drivers since January 19. Members of the Traffic Unit, which covers Antigonish, Pictou, and Guysborough Counties, have identified these drivers through a variety of methods, including traffic stops, check stops, and 911 calls from the...

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Williams sisters in world premiere of Grant’s The Bridge

There are some recognizable Pictou County faces in the world premiere production of former Halifax poet laureate Shauntay Grant’s play, The Bridge, which is now playing at Neptune Theatre in Halifax. Well known New Glasgow sisters Murleta Williams and Charla Williams both play choristers and Murleta is also musical director. Murleta explains of the play,...

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