New First Nation school opens

PICTOU LANDING — Students and staff are realizing their dream for a new Pictou Landing First Nation School. They began occupying their new Pre-Primary to Grade 8 facility on February 11. “We’re very pleased,” said principal Irene Endicott as she marveled at how the completed school mirrors what they hoped it would look and function like...

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Two youth facing charges following altercation at Antigonish school

ANTIGONISH – Two students are facing charges following an altercation at a school here. At 10:46 a.m. today, Antigonish District RCMP responded to a call of an altercation between two youth and another youth at a school in Antigonish. The victim, a male, was assaulted by two other males and the victim sustained minor injuries....

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A closet of care

If you believe in karma then it’s safe to say that high school students Raven Eldstrom and Jessica Stewart will have a lot of good things coming to them after creating Northumberland Regional High Schools Karma Closet. The project is in its second year and has been a great success, being used by many students....

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Back to school

Hundreds of parents and kids are excited for the first day of school today. Classes have resumed for the 2019-20 school year. The athletic field beside New Glasgow Academy was filled to capacity this morning as first-time students waited with their parents and returning students all waited for the first bell of the school year....

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Boat building returns for students at PLFN

PICTOU LANDING — Boat building has created team building for students at Pictou Landing First Nation. Grade 5 and 6 students gathered in the gym to learn how to build two small rowboats that would eventually be transported to open water to test their workmanship and the boats’ seaworthiness. “We started it last year,” said...

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International School Strike for Climate – Fridays for Future Rally this week in Pictou

Youth around the world declared May 24, 2019, as an international climate strike day. Through Pictou County Climate Strikes, the youth of Pictou County are joining the worldwide Fridays for Futures movement. The goal is to empower the youth of Pictou County to let their voices be heard as they confront one of the most...

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Taking the stress out of the dress

One of the signature moments and long-lasting memories that many students create in their high school experience is prom night and getting to participate in the right of passage before graduating. Prom is not a wonderful and exciting time for everyone though. Along with dresses and tuxedos come price tags in the hundreds of dollars...

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Accountants provide funding opportunities to NSCC students

As the youngest of 10 children in his family, Kevin MacDonald knew money could be hard to come by. He also knew the lasting impact education could make on people’s lives. A longtime chartered professional accountant in New Glasgow, MacDonald and his business partner, Heather Murphy, are helping open that path to students at Nova...

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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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Veterinary visit: Local students learn about the ins and outs of the vet

Education and excitement seemed to go hand in hand last week as the Grade 4/5 French immersion class from A.G. Baillie Memorial School made their way to the East River Animal Hospital to learn what a veterinarian does and some of the things they see on the job. After a tour of the office to...

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