Supporters uphold CHAD’s service

NEW GLASGOW — More people need to understand CHAD Transit’s value, Tim Houston says. The Pictou East MLA and provincial Progressive Conservative leader was guest speaker at its recent annual general meeting at Summer Street Industries. Houston said he envisions CHAD and similar bus companies in Nova Scotia as providing a solution to overstressed Emergency...

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Torch Run on Wednesday

Michelin and the Law Enforcement Torch Run Community will be running through Pictou County on Wednesday.  The run starts at 9 a.m. at Michelin and will finish at Summer Street Industries and the New Glasgow Police Station where a barbecue will be held in support of Special Olympics Pictou County. The barbecue will run from noon...

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Scramble day!

These staff members of MacDonald & Murphy Inc., New Glasgow, were busy adding up pledges sheets from those individuals who are participating in the Summer Street Scramble today – the 25th event! Early morning rain did not dampen the enthusiasm of the golfers to either play or raise funds for the worthwhile cause. The action...

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Relay for Life hosting kick-off party

NEW GLASGOW — Pictou County Relay for Life is getting ready for this year’s event, first with a team kick-off party. The event will be held Saturday at Summer Street Industries from 2 to 4 p.m. with live music featuring Hangman. “We wanted a way to show the teams that the committee is committed to...

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Silent Witness group receives 100 Women Who Care award

PICTOU — The Pictou County Chapter of Silent Witness has a ready-made use for the funds it has received from 100 Women Who Care Pictou County. The local group received the funds at the most recent 100 Women Who Care event last Thursday at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre and plans to use the money...

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Final fashion show for Models for Mental Health

It will be a bittersweet farewell to the catwalk on November 5 as the final Models for Mental Health event takes place. Lily DeYoung and Shawna Coleman, creators of the successful mental health fundraiser, are taking a break from the fashion show side of things after this year’s Models for Mental Health Fashion Show on...

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Thriller of a dinner theatre

NEW GLASGOW – “I’m giving you, On count of three, To show your stuff, Or let it be …” Michael Jackson music is the theme of this year’s Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County’s Grafton Street Dinner Theatre. The annual dinner theatre is taking place November 10 at Summer Street Industries and promises to...

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Third turn on catwalk

Some Pictou County residents are getting ready to do what the popular song by Right Said Fred says and “do a little turn on the catwalk, shake their little tush on the catwalk” – all in the name of mental health. The participants in this year’s Models for Mental Health event are already preparing for...

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100 women lend helping hand

The Pictou County chapter of 100 Women Who Care made some dreams come true last week. Now 138 members strong, they held the last of this year’s quarterly meetings, giving away $13,800 to The Pictou County Women’s Resource and Sexual Assault Centre. Shelley Curtis-Thompson, executive director of the centre, was thrilled and a bit in...

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