Highland Homecoming presents all things Scottish

Highland Homecoming will be celebrated Sunday, Sept. 15, at the Hector Heritage Quay in a big way. Various events will be held at the Quay including free admission, a blacksmith demonstration by Nathan Zastrow from the working forge that is on site, tours of the replica Ship Hector, sales in the gift shop, folk art...

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Reasons to smile

This year marks the ninth year for the annual Ed Bowden Community Wellness Award as part of the annual Community Health Board grants. The grants go out to programs in the community that are helping to promote community health and wellness through many different means. The Ed Bowden Award is named after a strong and...

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County pays homage to stricken Syrian family

PICTOU — The local community has reached out to the Syrian family whose seven children perished in a recent house fire in Halifax. Two groups that have sponsored Syrian families whose members are living in Pictou County hosted events in tribute to the Barho family, whose parents survived the blaze last week. Communities Assisting Refugees...

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Groups prepare to host more Syrian families

NEW GLASGOW — More Syrian families could be coming to Pictou County. Two groups that have sponsored families already living in the county — Pictou County Safe Harbour through Trinity United Church in New Glasgow and Communities Assisting Refugees Now (CAiRN) through Pictou United Church — have an opportunity to welcome more families to the...

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Pictou Rotary club pays tribute to Art MacDonald, presents awards

BRAESHORE — It was a night of humour and reverence — and a few surprises — as the Rotary Club of Pictou  celebrated its 75th anniversary and honoured 50-year club member Art MacDonald. Members of MacDonald’s family — four generations — joined him for tributes paid to Art MacDonald in the areas of education, health...

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Albarazi family arrives in Pictou

PICTOU — They were happy, hungry and a little tired. But the Albarazi family is now in Canada. The four members of the family arrived on May 31, the third family sponsored by Communities Assisting Refugees Now (CAiRN), a group that has worked in partnership with Pictou United Church to help three Syrian families escape...

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Long journey ends with welcome

Pictou’s second Syrian family will be officially welcomed to the community this Thursday, Oct. 5. Taking place at Pictou United Church, 5:30 to 7 p.m., the event will be as much a thank you from the Albarri family to the community as it is a welcome. The family — father Yasser Albarri, mother Nada Alaa...

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Casim family marking one year with CAiRN

PICTOU — The Casim family from Syria is approaching a one-year milestone since their arrival in Pictou. February 28 will mark the one-year anniversary for Abdul Kadir Casim, his wife Lema and their two children who have been living in Pictou since they landed at Stanfield International Airport last year. Pictou United Church is hosting...

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