Mock crash to demonstrate realities of impaired driving

NEW GLASGOW – Grade 12 high school students from North Nova Education Centre will see firsthand the devastating realities associated with impaired driving by drugs or alcohol and the realities emergency responders face each time they respond to a crash involving teens. New Glasgow Regional Police, New Glasgow Fire Department, Trenton Fire Department, MADD Pictou...

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Bus accident in Lyons Brook

UPDATE: LYONS BROOK – No one was seriously hurt when a school bus transporting nine students left the road and partly overturned near West Pictou Consolidated School on Route 376 on Monday afternoon. Pictou RCMP Const. Ryan Murnahan said the crash occurred at about 3:30 p.m. when driver of the bus attempted a left turn...

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St.FX first university in Canada to develop Service Learning, awarded $280,000 to expand program

ANTIGONISH – St. Francis Xavier University’s Service Learning program is the successful recipient of $280,000 over four years through the recent round of Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program. The funding will allow StFX to expand and build on its Immersion Service Learning program and existing partnership in Ghana. Specifically, it will allow the program...

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WE Day Atlantic: changemakers leave feeling inspired, excited

HALIFAX — Inspired. Excited. Eager. That’s how thousands of energetic and screaming students were left feeling as they headed home from the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax on November 30 from WE Day Atlantic, which featured a vast array of guest speakers and A-plus musicians who spoke and performed. The celebration — held to recognize the...

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Students get big-time help

It has been said that all many of us need to succeed is a break, or a lift, or a second chance. Nova Scotia Community College students officially got a huge boost last week with the official launch of a public financial campaign called Make Way to complete the NSCC Foundation’s goal to raise $25...

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NSCC principal lauds Sobey donation

STELLARTON — The principal of the Pictou Campus Nova Scotia Community College was over the moon with joy at the announcement of a multi-million dollar contribution to the community college. Donald R. Sobey Foundation, The Sobey Foundation, and Frank, Heather, Karl and Ann Sobey will collectively contribute $6.5 million to empower generations of Nova Scotia...

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Stinking good lesson

MOUNT WILLIAM — Some of the lessons learned last week by Grade 2 students across the county may have stunk a bit, quite literally, as the students took a trip to the Pictou County Solid Waste landfill to learn about recycling, garbage and composting. The students, who said they had a blast, went on a...

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Putting 150 to good use

The weather was perfect Monday morning for some fun in the sun at Pictou Landing First Nations Elementary School. The kids attending the school were treated to a morning of fun and exercise with one of the Grade 12 leadership classes from North Nova Education Centre. The class joined the kids for the morning to...

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PA students partner with local company to create video

Pictou Academy students and local company Media Ladder have officially shared their collaborative video that showcases the students thoughts on the recent review of the Pictou Schools. After working together on the video it has been released and Media Ladder has given The Advocate special permission to share the video with the public on our...

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Students get glimpse of war

NEW GLASGOW — Students are learning more about war, thanks to a visit by two veterans. Bill Green, director of Remembering Canada’s Heroes who resides in Springhill, and Ray Coulson, an Amherst resident and manager/curator of the Nova Scotia Highlanders Regimental Museum in Amherst, visited students at New Glasgow Academy last Friday. They are scheduled...

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