What’s in a name?

Your average North American can recognize 150 corporate logos without effort or preparation. Our evolutionary gifts for pattern recognition, once wielded by our ancestors to understand and embrace the complexities of nature, are now being clogged by companies from which we purchase the necessities. Most of us are incapable of missing a Tim Hortons on...

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Lottery winners paying it forward

Margie and Gerry Stewart were lucky after they won $1.75 million with Lotto 649 just about a year ago. To share their cheer and a bit of their luck, the couple have been playing Mr. and Mrs. Claus and helping out some people around Pictou County, just for the joy of it. “It was sporadic,...

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Red Cross aids family whose home was damaged by fire in Westville

WESTVILLE – A family of four has been displaced by a fire early Saturday that heavily damaged a two-storey house here. Disaster volunteers with the Canadian Red Cross are assisting the couple, their four-year-old daughter and two-year-old son with emergency lodging and food. Purchases of new clothing and other essentials were arranged through a partnership...

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