Learning abroad

PICTOU — A Pictou Academy student is taking a special trip to Mexico in March. Katrina Bate, who is in Grade 11, is among 21 students travelling to the state of Campeche from March 6 to 21 as part of the Nova Scotia-Campeche International Learning Camp and service learning project for 2020. She is among...

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Wolverines win basketball honours

LYONS BROOK — The West Pictou Wolverines went undefeated in their invitational middle school girls’ basketball tournament on Saturday at the West Pictou Consolidated School gym. The Wolverines dominated the opposition with pressure defence, which created scoring opportunities through transition and set offence. The Wolverines were in Pool A with Pugwash and Springhill, while Dr....

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Climate crisis brings faith leaders to Pugwash

PUGWASH   – Faith and indigenous leaders from across Atlantic Canada and internationally will be hosting a traditional Mi’kmaw feast for the media at the Thinkers Lodge o Sept. 25 t 12 noon. This event culminates a three-day retreat of reflection, ceremony, and intense and dialogue with 17 leaders – gathering their collective guidance and wisdom...

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Climate emergency brings youth leaders to Pugwash

PUGWASH –  On Sunday, July 28th at 12 noon, youth from across Atlantic Canada will be planting a red oak tree at the Thinkers Lodge in Pugwash as a symbol of their commitment to fighting climate change and protecting the planet for the next seven generations. This public and media event culminates an intensive three-day...

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Thunder, lightning and a little bit of luck

Weird, wacky weather recently blew across parts of Nova Scotia especially in the Pugwash area on Wednesday, August 18. Lightning struck and wild winds blew, however weird weather patterns have occurred before. It happened on Saturday August 8, 1959.  I recall how nice the day started with a beautiful, clear blue sky and not a...

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Writing on Fire workshop

Writing on Fire 2018 is just around the corner, and it’s going to be ablaze this year. Six amazing authors will work with teens in schools from New Glasgow to Pugwash on  October 25. On October 26, (the Provincial Inservice Day), the new Tatamagouche Regional Academy will host the annual day of writing workshops for...

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Celebrations, picnics and boat races in 1955 …

During past years, different communities around this area would host grand celebration each year. Some places that I recall these happenings being held were at Pictou Landing, Cape John and yes Pictou Island. These events usually drew thousands of people from various places much like the Pictou Lobster Carnival does today. Locals from such places...

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Global crisis brings leaders to Pugwash

PUGWASH – Sixty-one years ago, at the height of the Cold War, Nova Scotia philanthropist and industrialist Cyrus Eaton brought 22 leading scientists from the around the world to the Pugwash Thinkers’ Lodge to address the threat of nuclear war. Inspired by this historic meeting, a smaller but no less dedicated group of leaders met...

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Pugwash Village Commission defends village in wake of anti-gay accusation

The chairman of the Pugwash Village Commission says it is unfair that Pugwash is being dragged into a controversy that has nothing to do with the village. The Maritime Conference of the Seventh Day Adventist Church will host a week long conference with one agenda item that has raised concern in the LGBTQ community. Bill...

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RCMP investigates theft of firearms

PUGWASH – Cumberland District RCMP is investigating a complaint of break, enter and theft from a residence in Malagash. On the August 1, Pugwash RCMP was called to a residence in Malagash for a report of a break and enter. Home owners were away from the area but a property caretaker discovered that a culprit(s)...

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