NSCC challenge set for Friday

STELLARTON – More than 400 Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) students will spend 12 consecutive hours starting at 10 a.m. developing solutions to a challenge issued to them by Premier Stephen McNeil. The students at various campuses that include Pictou are participating in NSCC’s fifth Annual Challenge Nova Scotia Competition – a pan-provincial event that...

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Hillside Girls Club anniversary event draws a crowd

In its early days, the Hillside Girls Club offered young women in the community a place to go. “We just joined because it was something to go to. Back in those days, we had nothing to go to,” said Christina Anderson, who was a teenager when she joined the club that met in the one-room...

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Building skills

PICTOU LANDING FIRST NATION — Grade five and six students from Pictou Landing First Nation School had the chance to learn new skills and tackle a project most adults can say they have never done during an experiential learning program at the school. Students, accompanied by two professors from Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax...

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Pictou County firefighters test their skills

By Brian Cameron RIVERTON – Pictou County firefighters gathered early Saturday morning to once again test their ability to move large volumes of water from  remote water sources to emergency scenes. This test hosted by the Eureka Fire Department would be the seventh such tests of this scale since Pictou County firefighters were the first...

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Silver skills

SEAFOAM – Dylan Langille is leaving Moncton with his bags a bit heavier after having won a silver medal at the recent Skills Canada competition. In April, Langille won gold at the Nova Scotia Skills competition in his field of graphic design which pushed him onto the next level. Hailing from Seafoam, Langille just graduated...

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