Countdown’s on to Grand Slam of Curling

Organizers of Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling say they feel the event will help raise the sport’s profile in Pictou County. Jim Nix and Donalda Buckingham co-chair the host committee for the Slam event that will takes place from Nov. 5 to 10 on both ice surfaces at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Slam...

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International Climate Strike Friday in New Glasgow

Youth, and now people of all ages around the world are striking in order to promote climate change awareness, demand that world leaders make urgent changes, and encourage adults to consider the environment first when voting. Last Friday, Sept. 20, more than 4 million people from countries all around the world were striking. Pictou County...

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Online friendship ends in European adventure

CHANCE HARBOUR — What began as a simple online gaming friendship ended up as an actual face-to-face meeting on the other side of the world. That was the experience of New Glasgow’s Connor Janes. The 20-year-old befriended a fellow gamer from England who goes by the online name of Froob McGuffin. It was McGuffin who...

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Fridays for Future rallies held

Students took their message to the streets on Friday. They were conducting a peaceful demonstration supporting an initiative known as “Fridays for Future,” which was started by teen climate activist Greta Thunberg of Sweden. This initiative is meant to shed light on the issue of climate change, and how it is affecting the world. “All...

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‘Giant’ of a summer for local band

Andre Pettipas and the Giants have a huge summer ahead of them. During a recent interview, Trenton drummer Mark Cosh spoke about the band’s upcoming single release, their Canadian tour and shows in Sweden. Cosh said he’s feeling excited and overwhelmed about everything the Antigonish-based band has coming up. “We never really gave up,” he...

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