… and they’re off!

Khaya Dlamini and his big sister Trinity Dlamini wait patiently for the bus that will take them to school this morning – to Grade 4 French Immersion and Grade 9. The Pictou residents are among the many students and teachers in Pictou County that returned to school today....

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Schools closed for hurricane Dorian clean-up

All public schools in Nova Scotia will be closed on Monday, Sept. 9. Based on the recommendation of the Emergency Management Office, schools will be closed to ensure students and staff remain safe as the clean-up after hurricane Dorian continues. Officials are continuing to assess all schools and ensure that buildings and properties are safe...

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Grading time!

Lily MacDonald, 7, Nyla Borden, 5, and Noah MacKay,6, get excited for the end of school this Friday. Brimicombe photo)...

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High school rugby cancelled

NEW GLASGOW – The local rugby community is reacting to a decision to eliminate rugby as a high school sport. Rugby teams heard over noon hour on Thursday that the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation’s Board of Governors decided at its regular spring meeting to cease rugby play as of noon that day, citing safety...

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Trap Day on Pictou Island

Trap day was always an exciting event for us kids living on Pictou Island in the late 1950s and early 60s. This one day in particular usually meant a day absent from school for us boys. This was the first day of lobster season and someone was usually looking for a little extra help. There...

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Emma Taylor eyes rugby World Cup

SCOTSBURN — Rugby and school continue to run parallel to each other for Emma Taylor. The Canadian national team member and former rugby champion with the St. Francis Xavier X-Women has been playing rugby and attending school in Ireland for the past three years. Most recently, she has been completing a Masters degree in project...

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Lessons in liberation

Hundreds of graves lined neatly in rows, shining and carefully decorated with flowers. It can be hard to describe the impact of some experiences in words but that is what two local teachers will be doing this coming year and likely for quite some time as they relay the powerful experiences they had while guests...

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Mindfulness in the Classroom

Deep breathing, positive visualization and physicality as a recipe for inner peace and a healthier classroom. This is the intent behind “Go Noodle”, “Flow” and “Think about It” – popular activities in a series of programs aimed at integrating mindfulness into the daily academic schedule. Mindfulness is essentially a conscious focus on the present moment...

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Students at Frank H. MacDonald relocating

Chignecto Central Regional Centre for Education will be relocating students planning to attend Frank H. MacDonald Elementary School this September due to a recently discovered structural issue. During recent renovations at Frank H. MacDonald, a structural issue was identified that will need to be repaired while students and staff are not present. The primary to...

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Academy third in girls’ soccer

PICTOU – The Pictou Academy Pitbulls came home last weekend with third-place honours at the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation’s Division 3 girls’ soccer championship in Lockeport. Leigha MacDonald scored both goals as Pictou defeated the host Lockeport squad 2-0 on Saturday in the bronze medal match to secure third place. “The game was very...

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