Therapy dogs bring ray of sunshine to seniors home

NEW GLASGOW — Many residents at Glen Haven Manor are guaranteed to experience a bright ray of sunshine every Tuesday with visits from either Gracie or Murphy — two therapy dogs that are part of the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program — and their owners Mitch Gammon and Sue Muir. Residents beam and large...

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Past and future …

We’re now more than a week into 2018 and local political leaders are weighing in on what the past year has brought. They are also sharing their views on what they hope for this year … Sean Fraser Member of Parliament for Central Nova As Canada 150 draws to a close, it is an appropriate...

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Hark! A herald angel brings… presents and other Christmas things

Pictou County has it’s very own Christmas angel to watch over those in need. Quietly doing her part to make sure everyone has a Merry Christmas, Irene Anderson has been giving away presents, dinners and cards for the last few years to those who reach out in need of assistance. Anderson began buying Christmas dinners...

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Seniors Festival in full swing

The Pictou County Seniors Festival is in full swing, having started earlier today with bowling at Heather Lanes in New Glasgow. The official opening at 11:30 a.m. was followed by a barbecue and entertainment then a few games of bingo – all at Trenton Rink. (Brimicombe photo)...

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Premier names new Cabinet

Nova Scotia’s new Executive Council is in place after Premier Stephen McNeil and 16 other cabinet ministers were sworn in during a ceremony at Pier 21 in Halifax today, June 15. “I am excited to get to work with this team and Nova Scotians from one end of this province to the other to build...

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Taking in history

It was a day of discovery and learning for the Elders of Pictou Landing First Nation as they took a trip to the Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame in New Glasgow on Monday. The group explored the museum to look at local Pictou County Sports stars and First Nations sports stars from Pictou...

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NDP says it will reverse cuts to Pictou County nursing homes

NEW GLASGOW – NDP Leader Gary Burrill will make a platform announcement this afternoon at a nomination meeting here. Burrill will announce that an NDP government will reverse Stephen McNeil’s cuts to nursing homes in Pictou County and across the Strait region. Burrill is in Pictou County for the nomination of Deborah Stiles in Pictou...

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Seniors suffering with funding cuts

Local non-profit nursing homes are dealing with the repercussions of a second round of budget cuts in two years under the provincial Liberal government. Four local homes have been affected by these cuts including three non-profit and one privately owned nursing home. Valley View Villa in Riverton is among the non-profit homes that will see...

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MP Sean Fraser announces funding for seniors programs

Saturday was a happy one for seniors throughout the county. Central Nova MP Sean Fraser was on something of a mini tour throughout the riding, unveiling four major funding announcements in Pictou County related to the New Horizons for Seniors Program. The program is a federal program through the Ministry of Families, Children and Social...

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