Villa opens outdoor visiting area

The smiles said it all: Valley View Villa has opened its outdoor visiting area and families are enjoying all that it offers. On Thursday morning, Gwen Langille-MacKinnon of Pictou was able to visit Ruth Sutherland in the brightly decorated and screened gazebo in the front yard at the villa. Staff delivered juice and fresh blueberry...

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A lifetime of care

Not even retirement could keep her away — Vivian Breen has certainly earned the lifetime achievement award for her 52 years as a licensed practical nurse in Pictou County and across Nova Scotia. Breen so enjoyed her work as an LPN that, just two months after retiring from Shiretown Nursing Home in Pictou, she returned...

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Former nursing home administrator charged with theft

RIVERTON – A 47-year-old woman from Pictou County has been charged with theft over $5,000 following a lengthy investigation by RCMP. Following a complaint of an internal theft from the Valley View Villa Nursing Home in Riverton, Pictou District RCMP conducted an investigation and has charged the former administrator with one count of theft over $5,000. Several...

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Seniors suffering with funding cuts

Local non-profit nursing homes are dealing with the repercussions of a second round of budget cuts in two years under the provincial Liberal government. Four local homes have been affected by these cuts including three non-profit and one privately owned nursing home. Valley View Villa in Riverton is among the non-profit homes that will see...

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