United to make a difference for cancer… One dreamer at a time

NEW GLASGOW — Relay for Life has its Dream Team, again. Ten members of the local community have agreed to combine their efforts to raise an extraordinary amount of funds for the 15th Relay for Life scheduled for June 6 at the North Nova Education Centre. The last time a Dream Team was formed in...

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Big things coming for 2020’s Relay

In anticipation of this year’s event, the committee for Pictou County Relay for Life have been preparing since October and is starting to ramp up preparation for the June event. With some big changes to the committee, a lot of familiar faces are still around in new committee positions. Former ambassadors Neil MacKinnon and Kevin...

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Ready for Relay

Pictou County’s Relay for Life event is ready to kick off in a big way this year with a venue change. After rain and high winds prompted the event at Glasgow Square to end early last year, committee members have found a spot with an indoor relocation as an option because of weather. North Nova...

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Junior Achievers craft pendants

It’s Junior Achievement Month. Pictou County Junior Achievement program is part of a worldwide, non for profit organization. Its primary goals are to promote entrepreneurship, financial literacy and how to run a business, all for the youth in our communities. The program in Pictou County is run by volunteers Shannon MacLean and Willa Kray, both...

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Hide-and-seek event to support Cancer Society

SALT SPRINGS — One of the oldest and most popular children’s games has been chosen as a way to have fun and raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. Shannon MacLean and her husband Pat MacLean have found a new way to aid their cause. Having been Splatz Paintball enthusiasts for 15 years at its...

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Making their way into the (business) world

Some of Pictou County’s up and coming business people had the chance to take advice from some of the best and to try their hand at the business world as well last week. Nearly finished of their 18-week program, Junior Achievers from Northumberland Regional High School and North Nova Education Centre stepped up to give...

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