Female National Hockey Team setting up camp in Pictou County

Team Germany to experience Pictou County hospitality Pictou County will host a National Women’s Hockey team before the World Championships in April. Team Germany will be spending the week of March 23 to 29 here as it prepares for the 2020 IIHF Women’s World Championship. This is an annual tournament consisting of the world’s top...

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Roaring end to Grand Slam

Curling event exceeds expectations at Wellness Centre Days, weeks and years leading to the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling have led to ultimate triumph at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Organizers feel it has been mission accomplished in every facet of the event that drew hundreds each day to the curling, meals, entertainment and hospitality....

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PC Wellness Centre gets federal funding

It just became easier for the Pictou County Wellness Centre to host a big curling event this fall. Central Nova MP Sean Fraser announced $201,000 in federal funding to help the facility. “This is a big day for northern Nova Scotia,” he said, while pointing to the potential $2 million economic impact generated by the...

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Sharing for Jessica Smith

As the saying goes, “It is better to give than to receive” and this has always been the philosophy of Jessica Smith, Executive Director of the United Way of Pictou County. In her time at the helm, Smith has always been one to encourage community support through her job, but not always in a financial...

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Wellness Centre Building Authority serves notice to Nustadia Recreation Inc.

WESTVILLE ROAD — Nustadia will not be returning to operate the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Board of Directors of the Pictou County Wellness Centre Building Authority Inc. announced by press release on Saturday that they have given notice to not renew the facility Management and Operating Agreement with Nustadia Recreation Inc. effective March 31, 2018. It said...

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Wellness Centre showing lower operating expenses

WESTVILLE ROAD — Operating costs at the Pictou County Wellness Centre are coming down. General manager David Hood outlined on Monday how figures from the November financial statements indicated the month was better than budgeted. He said projections show the fiscal year-end deficit on the centre’s operations would be down more than $100,000 from the...

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Make a Wish … Jeana’s Wish continues to give back

NEW GLASGOW – Nina Davey and Cassie Clarke could be seen holding back tears through their smiles as they honoured the memory of their friend, Jeana English. The pair hosted a skating event by donation only, to raise funds for the Children’s Wish Foundation in memory of English who lost her battle with brain cancer...

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