Viola’s place hosts first AGM

Since opening its doors officially on October 26, 2018, Viola’s Place Society has had only two nights without occupants and those were the first two nights. Since then, volunteers have offered shelter, warmth, food and companionship to 38 different guests. Bednights, referring to one guest who spends the night, have totaled 596 since opening until March 29,...

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Singing for your sweetheart

Not everyone can serenade their sweetheart, so you can always get someone else to do it for you! The Vocal Chords are back for another year of singing to their heart’s content to anyone and everyone who gives their valentine hotline a ring. The former barbershop singers and longtime vocalists will be singing to others’...

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Coats of caring

Winter has hit Pictou County early this year and has everyone scrambling for winter jackets to keep warm. But not everyone has a coat to cover up with during the winter season. The Coats for Kids program has been providing children and adults with warm winter jackets for years and has just partnered with Viola’s...

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Open for business

A long journey has finally come to an end. Viola’s Place opened its doors last Friday. In the fall of 2016, the Life Shelter in New Glasgow shut its doors and since then temporary shelters were in place for those in the county without a home until another permanent shelter could be established. “We looked...

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Animal love

The kids of Pictou County showed how much they care about their community last Thursday during the latest 100 Kids Who Care meeting at the Westside Community Centre. During this meeting, three presentations were made by three children on the charity of their choice. During voting, the kids could choose between the SPCA, the IWK...

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