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The great renaissance of the home workout Editor’s Note: Kelly MacLeod’s name has been corrected in this online version of the story. She was incorrectly identified.) If you have ever said that you are not a “gym person” well, this is your moment. In our new world of social distancing and self-isolation we are now...

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MEGA help for YMCA with MEGAthon

It will be a day of fun, friends and fitness all for the Pictou County YMCA on February 29 as the organization hosts the annual MEGAthon event. Teams of five are encouraged to sign up for the event that includes different types of fitness and a ton of fun for those participating, all to help...

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Walk With a Doc draws crowd

CORRECTION:  This article originally listed the event as running every second Friday when, in fact, it will take place every second Saturday. It was standing room only as Sally O’Neill from Active Pictou County and Dr Brad MacDougall, from the Westville Clinic, addressed the 50 participants of the Walk With a Doc Pictou County kick-off....

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United Way hitting the green

Pictou County United Way is ready to have some fun on the green this week with their fourth annual golf tournament. While the fundraiser is not their biggest of the year, the organization is thankful for the teams that participate as well as enjoying the fun day out on the green. “For us it’s about...

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Raising the flag a shared honour

MOUNT WILLIAM — There was a sense of unity, honour and recognition in the air as the Grand Council Flag of the Mi’kmaq Nation climbed skyward on the flag pole outside of the Pictou County Wellness Centre last week. That feeling of togetherness issued forth from the remarks made prior to the flag raising in...

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$16,500 stronger

The YMCA Strong Kids are $16,500 stronger. That’s the amount of money that was raised Saturday during the Y’s Spinathon in support of the Y’s Strong Kids program. “Last year was great for a first year but this year is even more enthusiastic,” said Pictou County YMCA CEO Dave MacIntyre while astride a stationary bike....

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Bubble bonanza

STELLARTON – Two local not-for-profits are teaming up this year to bring big fun to Pictou County. The United Way of Pictou County and the YMCA Strong Kids program are partnering to bring a bubble soccer tournament to the William M. Sobey Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton. The idea emerged when the local chapter of...

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