Shirley Murray and family announce funding for deCoste, new library

PICTOU – A major funding announcement on Thursday helped to open the Pictou County Chamber awards gala at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre. Executive director Troy Greencorn introduced Advocate President and CEO Sean Murray and his mother Shirley Murray, who jointly announced the $400,000 funding commitment for proposed improvements to the centre and construction of...

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Growing again: New Syrian families welcomed to community

The word “flurry” comes to mind for Sarah MacIntosh-Wiseman. It’s been a busy few weeks for the chairperson and other volunteers of Pictou County Safe Harbour, getting five homes set up for families from Syria. “All it took was the wonderful people who come out of the woodwork to help,” she said about getting things...

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Students get big-time help

It has been said that all many of us need to succeed is a break, or a lift, or a second chance. Nova Scotia Community College students officially got a huge boost last week with the official launch of a public financial campaign called Make Way to complete the NSCC Foundation’s goal to raise $25...

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Hopes for brighter future

NEW GLASGOW – Excitement and chatter filled Trinity United Church last week as newcomers to Pictou County graduated from an intensive six-week English as an Additional Language course. The students, numbering in close to 30, consisted of three Syrian families as well as two Indian families; ages ranged  from small children to adults. “It’s been...

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