Friday, January 18, 2019

On the move

An increased customer demand is seeing local chocolatiers make another move. Michael Foote, who owns and operates Appleton Chocolates with his wife, Heather, said the business will remain open inside the Tipperary Café on Main...
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Emergency rooms in Tatamagouche, Pugwash see closures

The two emergency rooms on the North Shore are facing closures due to lack of physician coverage. The Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital Collaborative Emergency Centre in Tatamgaouche will be closed until 2 p.m. July 14. In...

Local fisherman adamant effluent pipe into strait won’t go ahead

The president of the Northumberland Fishermen’s Association is “very concerned” about a proposed effluent pipe from Northern Pulp in Pictou County out into the Northumberland Strait. “We are adamant it’s not going to happen,” said...

A royal opportunity

Elizabeth Heighton has seen pictures and videos before of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. But she said that was nothing like actually being there. The 17-year-old from River John had the opportunity to compete at the...

Pictou County man dies in collision in River John

A 50-year-old man from Pictou County died Saturday in a vehicle collision in River John. Just after 6:20 p.m. Saturday, Pictou County District RCMP responded to a head-on collision on the West Branch Road, also...

Pugwash teen takes taekwondo titles

Jessica Liebmann added two more taekwondo titles to her name in November, bringing her first place finishes on the national level to six. “Taekwondo… it’s a family,” said Liebmann, a 17-year-old Grade 11 student attending...

Changes coming to Tatamagouche emergency department

The hours of operation at the Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital Collaborative Emergency Centre are changing for two months. Beginning Aug. 1, the emergency centre will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through...

Licensed to grow

Flying under the radar of the public, a company in Wentworth has received Health Canada’s first marijuana production license in the province. Breathing Green Solutions Ltd. was issued the license on Nov. 10, and chairman...

Hospital sees opening of new healing garden

Patients, staff, and visitors of the Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital now have a special space to head to – a healing garden. The healing garden was a joint vision between hospital staff and the auxiliary,...

The spirit of Christmas lives with the Odd Fellows

Jimmie LeFresne’s and Alan Hayman’s eyes light up with the joy of Christmas when they talk about the efforts of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) to bring Christmas cheer to needy families. This...
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