Veteran “honoured” to receive Quilt of Valour

Veteran of the Second World War, multiple medal-earning soldier, proud husband to the love of his life, caring step-father to 10 children, life of service… Fraser Boyles is well accomplished and now has one more achievement: as recipient of a Quilt of Valour. “I was really surprised and really honoured,” to receive it, Boyles said,...

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Pieces of the past

A host to treasures from long ago and an abundance of history, the home of Pictou’s Raymond Gregory has the makings of his very own museum. The military collector has many pieces that he is proud to show and share their extensive history. A selection of artifacts was laid out on his table one day...

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Local veteran opening eco-adventure park for fellow veterans

Peace and bliss can be hard to find when many everyday things can be a trigger for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). To help aid in healing and relaxation for those who face the same challenges and experiences, Tyson Bowen is creating an eco-adventure park for fellow veterans. Having joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 2005...

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Memory of slain police officer, firefighter honoured

The memory of a Stellarton woman was honoured Saturday. The late Catherine Campbell, a 10-year veteran of the Stellarton Fire Department and a decorated member of the Truro Police Service, was remembered and permanently etched into the city-scape of the town she loved, with the Town of Stellarton formally dedicating one of the benches in...

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Veterans honoured for ultimate sacrifice

PICTOU – The wind was cold as many struggled to lay their wreaths at the cenotaph in Pictou on Remembrance Day. One wreath in particular stood out as a group of three  children and an older gentleman made their way to the cenotaph with assistance, at the end of the service. The wreath was laid...

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