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Life guards from across the province gather at Melmerby Beach to compete

The sun was beating down and the sweat was rolling down their backs as life guards from across the province prepared to take part in the first round of a series of three events known as Life Saving Sport on Melmerby Beach last Tuesday.
“The first goal of life guards is to improve their skills,” explains Paul D’Eon, director of the Nova Scotia Life Guard Service. “That makes them better rescuers and these competitions provide incentive for them to train hard.”
The winner receives no trophy or medal, but more than that they get pride and the knowledge that if the situation arises, they are up to the task of saving someone in distress.
“They get the pride in knowing they are the best,” says D’Eon. “We also hand out awards at the end of the year.”
This competition helps gear up the life guards for the season and keeps them training throughout the season with two more rounds at the beginning and end of August, and the Canadian Championships August 23-25 hosted by Nova Scotia this year in Martinique.
This event has been hosted at Melmerby beach the past 20 years, to culminate the training camp with the life guards from across the province.
The competition consists of five events, the one km run for girls and boys, the 400m swim, 600m board paddle, tube rescue and wading relay event.
“The wading relay is a really fun event for the participants,” says D’Eon. “We usually have 60 to 70 participants each year and the minimum age is 16 to compete and they must hold a certificate for life guard/life saving.”
D’Eon says it is a healthy way to showcase the life guards’ skills.
“It shows the skills the life guards possess when they have to go into action,” says D’Eon. “They don’t just sit there and work on their tan, they are ready to go when needed and this competition showcases that.”

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And the winners are…

BRAESHORE – Two three-time winners were among those receiving awards that were presented last Thursday during the annual People’s Choice presentations by the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce at the Pictou Lodge Resort.
Rita’s Cosy Corner and Blinkhorn Realty each received awards for the third straight year in their respective categories – Rita’s in the family dining category and Blinkhorn’s in the Real Estate section.
The event takes place each year with people given the opportunity to vote for their favourite local operations in a variety of categories.
Burt Langille, president of the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce, extended thanks to the many sponsors who make the event run smoothly. They include: Presenting Sponsor: Visalus bodybyvi; Event Sponsors: A.P.Reid, Bergengren Credit Union, Michelin, Pictou Lodge, RBC and Sobeys; Media Sponsors: The Advocate, 94.1 ECFM, Yolo Marketing.
A total of 12,761 individual votes were cast in 22 categories.
The winners are:
►Best Accommodations: Sponsored by Blinkhorn Real Estate. Winner: Holiday Inn Express
►Best Arts/Entertainment Venue: Sponsored by Travelodge NG. Winner: deCoste Entertainment Centre
►Best Automotive: Spon-sored by Coco Beach Tanning Studio. Winner: Highland Ford
►Best Bar/ Lounge/ Pub: Sponsored by Staples. Winner: The Thistle
►Best Building Supplies: Sponsored by St. Brendan’s Exploration. Winner: Proudfoots Home Hardware
►Best Coffee Shop: Sponsored by Yolo Marketing. Winner: Tim Horton’s
►Best Family Dining: Sponsored by Scotsburn. Winner: Rita’s Cosy Corner
►Best Fast Food: Sponsored by Bergengren Credit Union. Winner: Wendy’s
►Best Festival: Sponsored by Visalus bodybyvi. Winner: Riverfront Jubilee
►Best Financial Services: Sponsored by Michelin. Winner: Scotiabank
►Best Fine Dining: Sponsored by RBC Royal Bank, Winner: Hebel’s
►Best Florist/Garden Centre: Sponsored by Travel Our Way. Winner: McKean’s
►Best Grocery: Sponsored by A.P. Reid. Winner: Sobeys- Westside
►Best Hair/Barber/Spa/Tanning: Sponsored by Visalus bodybyvi. Winner: Coco Beach
►Best Media/Advertising: Sponsored by Sobeys. Winner: 94.1 ECFM
►Best Office/Print: Sponsored by Central Supplies. Winner: Staples
►Best Pizza: Sponsored by Herron Chevrolet. Winner: Alice’s
►Best Real Estate Agency: Sponsored by Scotiabank. Winner: Blinkhorns
►Best Specialty Retailer: Sponsored by TD Canada Trust. Winner: End Vapor Shop
►Best Specialty Healthcare Provider: Sponsored by Acropole Pizza. Winner: Visalus bodybyvi
►Best Sports/ Recreation Facility: Sponsored by Sobeys. Winner: The Pictou County Wellness Centre
►Best Travel Agency: Sponsored by Acro Lounge. Winner: Travel Our Way

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Van project closer to reality

Fundraising efforts have barely gotten underway, and Maxine and Eric Heighton are already $7,384.80 closer to their goal.
Eric Heighton was involved in an online voting competition for the chance to win one of three wheelchair accessible vans. He remained within the top five for all of North America, however, did not win the van.
Friends of his, however, were not so quick to accept defeat and began setting up a bank account for funds.
“We are just getting things started,” explains wife, Maxine Heighton. “We are getting ready to sell tickets on some items and we have 100 T-shirts that have been donated that we are going to sell.”
A Gospel Song was hosted on Sunday and a yard sale have helped bring in funds, bringing their total now to more than the aforementioned $7,000 plus.
“That is all just from general donations so far.”
To help raise Heighton’s spirits, his friends, also veterans of the military, came to visit and patch Heighton and his wife into the retired NATO motorcycle group.
“They came to support him,” says Maxine Heighton.
Beth Sinnis, an old friend of Eric Heighton’s has spearheaded the fundraising campaign to get Heighton a wheelchair accessible van.
Donations are being accepted.
“Anyone interested in donating or hosting a yard sale or any fundraising event can get a hold of us through our Facebook site, Help Eric Heighton Win a Wheel chair Van We need votes, or A Van for Eric,” says Maxine Heighton.
Donating can be done at any Scotiabank location in the province in trust to Eric Heighton transit 80903 or online at http://www.gofundme.com/38nlgs or https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cm.
“In less than a month, we raised a lot of money,” says Maxine Heighton. “We have really not even done any fundraising events yet. It will all come in time but we are very pleased and Beth is working so hard.”

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Kevin Vopni cycling to aid Relay for Life

PICTOU – A nursing student from Thunder Bay, Ont. is completing his journey by bike across Canada to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
Kevin Vopni hopes to reach St. John’s, N.L. by next Sunday to finish the trip in honour of his father, Ron Vopni, who is a two-time cancer survivor.
Kevin Vopni has been a Relay for Life participant in Thunder Bay. He has raised $11,000 so far on this trip, and the amount he raised by the time his eastward pedaling reached Thunder Bay was more than any individual in the city’s Relay for Life event this year, and second to the top team.
His parents are travelling to St. John’s to drive him back home.
Vopni started on April 30 in Vancouver with a friend, who pedaled with him to Thunder Bay.
“It all started with us wanting to do something for fun before our careers got started,” said Vopni, who is in his fourth year of a Bachelor of Science in nursing program at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay.
“Once we decided to go across Canada, we decided to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society because my dad beat cancer twice and is in remission right now. It’s one way of fighting back. Before I left I had $1,500 and handed it to the Canadian Cancer Society. I handed out forms before I left and since then people have been going on line to contribute.”
Vopni has had few problems with the trip. His bike has sustained a few broken spokes and two flat tires, he’s lost 17 pounds from an already lanky frame and he’s found out the hard way that his tent is not waterproof.
He passed through P.E.I. last week and has amassed 6,288 kms once he arrived to stay overnight last Thursday in Pictou before proceeding to Port Hawkesbury on Friday and the ferry at North Sydney on Saturday.
He averages around 30 kilometres per hour and cycles while there is light.
“It’s been interesting,” he said. “I’d never been west of Winnipeg or east of Ottawa before this trip. It was easier than I thought it would be. When it’s raining and you’re against the wind, it’s hard. But when you meet so many nice people, you know why you’re doing this.”

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Festival of the Tartans musical line up sure to be a crowd pleaser

The sounds of the pipes, fiddles and more will be in the air throughout the 2013 Festival of the Tartans.
This will be the 56th year for the Festival of the Tartans and Highland Games celebrated in New Glasgow July 18 through 21.
An exciting lineup of incredible local talent will grace the stage individually and together at a new event to The Festival of the Tartans celebration.
The Tartan Teardown Variety Concert at Glasgow Square Theatre on Friday, July 19th will feature performances from ECMA nominee Fleur Mainville, as well as Keltic Kittens, Lewis MacKinnon, Alycia Putnam, Robbie MacInnis, John Spyder MacDonald, Scotia Highland Dancers and more.
Tickets are $10 in advance plus applicable fees or $15 at the door and $10 at the door if you wear your kilt.
Tickets are now on sale at Glasgow Square, Big Al’s Convenience, online at www.ticketpro.ca or call 1-888-311-9090. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.
Scottish-based Gaelic supergroup Daimh, one of the most exhilarating acoustic bands on the Celtic map will rock the Festival beer tent on Saturday, July 20th in one of only a small handful of dates in Nova Scotia this summer. Dàimh are a five-piece band based in Lochaber Scotland: an area as much renowned for its scenic beauty as for its rich musical and cultural heritage.
A long established favorite at folk festivals in Scotland, Ireland and across Europe, twice nominated for Folk Band of the Year at the Scots Traditional Music Awards, Daimh are also regulars on BBC Television.
Recent lineup changes have seen the introduction of Gaelic champion, Griogair Labhruidh on vocals and Uillean Pipes, adding the depth and power of his commanding vocal performances to an already phenomenal instrumental arsenal of bagpipes, fiddle, mandolin and guitar.
July sees the North American release of Daimh’s eagerly awaited fifth studio album. This recording once again sees the band blazing a new trail in the Scottish music scene with their own instrumental compositions skillfully integrated with traditional Gaelic songs.
Admission to this exciting performance is $5 or free with a festival field pass. For a complete schedule of events for this year’s Festival of the Tartans in New Glasgow visit www.festivalofthetartans.ca.

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Read by the Sea presents WordPlay 2013

The morning of July 20 at 9 a.m. welcomes all young people — from the picture book crowd to teens — to the River John School. Well-known authors will read from their work and inspire youth to try out their own imaginations during WordPlay. Following the workshops, the picture book and middle readers dazzle their audience at the Open Mic where they share the writing and art created in the morning, or a piece of writing they’ve brought with them.
This year’s authors include Jacqueline Halsey, whose love of all things nautical is evident in her rollicking picture book tale of The Terrible Horrible Smelly Pirate. She’ll introduce her young audience to a stinky pirate, a cracker-obsessed parrot and a clever mermaid. And, of course, there is a search for treasure. After her reading, Jackie will offer a piratical workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to create treasure-seeking paperbag pirates, to be brought to life in swashbuckling puppet plays.
For middle readers, Jan Coates will share her newly released book, The Power of Harmony. Set in Springhill, Nova Scotia, during the late 1960′s, this is the story of differences, bullying, friendship and a girl with a dream. Jan is the author of A Hare in the Elephant’s Trunk, nominated for the Governor Generals Award. Jan’s workshop will look at Character-Craft, the art of building people with words. Participants will learn how to create memorable characters who leap off the page and are hard to forget.
Teens can spend a morning filled with listening, talking, playing, writing and learning the art of creating suspense with author Vicki Grant who has been described as “one of the funniest writers working today;” her books are called “funny, scary and riveting.” Every book needs suspense and this workshop helps ramp up the tension on the road to riveting plots. Participants are encouraged to read Not Suitable for Family Viewing before the workshop and are asked to register in advance by email:readbtsea@gmail.com or by calling Helen Castonguay at 257-2519.

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Historical photo exhibit opens at deCoste

The Pictou Historical Photograph Society opened an exhibit Thursday in the Murray room of the deCoste Centre. The exhibit, titled Pictou Flashbacks, is a collection of memory rich photographs from Pictou’s past ranging from vintage class photos to townscapes to newspaper highlights of notable Pictonians.
The exhibit opened with an appropriate splash of fanfare with classic country songs performed by Nikki MacCallum and Greg Langille before stories and laughter from Sara Bronson, Jean MacDonald and Doris Young.
Bronson shared stories from her time at G.J. Hamilton & Sons and also talked about her recently published book “Lucky, The Story of a Farmer and Fawn” while Young shared stories about Pictou’s flying ace George Hill as well as a story of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands’s hospitable stay at Pictou Lodge during her exile in Canada during the Second World War.
Jean MacDonald, who formally ran a service station at the Y of Church and Water streets with her husband Archie, shared a pair of stories of unlikely fuel customers arriving in personal aircraft.
The MacDonald’s kept in contact for a number of years with one of them, Anne Cabot Wyman of the Boston Globe. MacDonald said Wyman was fueling up on her way back from interviewing the actor James Brolin who was then living in Cape Breton.
Pictou Deputy Mayor Lynn Vigneault addressed those in attendance.
In her comments she remarked “Looking at these photographs I actually remember the feel of fun I had at those events. In one I saw a very familiar face, my father. He said ‘when you live in a community you give back to the community.’” Vigneault noted that through preserving the photographs the PHPS is doing just that for Pictou by “making our immortality”.

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Irish Rovers help young Celtic musicians with Hawaii radio host

The call is out for Celtic musicians.
The Irish Rovers are looking to give local Celtic musicians the chance to be aired on an international Celtic radio program, the Maui Celtic Radio Show.
During their upcoming tour, which includes a show at the deCoste Centre on October 18, the Irish Rovers are bringing along friend Hamish Burgess, host of the Maui Celtic Radio Show, to collect Celtic music for his show.
“Hamish plays Celtic music from all over the world and we are hoping people will bring their music to our show to share with Hamish,” explains Irish Rover George Millar. “There are not many outlets in Canada where Celtic music can be heard, so we want to give musicians that chance, and if they can’t make it to our show they can send it to the radio station.”
Burgess will be doing double duty while on tour with the Rovers, as he is their official photographer as well. But his goal is to gather as much Celtic music as possible, listen to it and if he likes it, play it on his show.
“The show is aired every Sunday for two hours online all over the world. And I have heard musicians from Nova Scotia on there before,” says Millar.
The issue according to Millar, is that radio stations don’t focus on Celtic music and he feels it should be heard more often.
“There are tons of great fiddlers and musicians in Nova Scotia and perhaps when I retire I will start my own Celtic radio show in Canada, who knows,” he says. “We’ve been doing this for such a long time across the world that it’s nice to help the young talent trying to come up.”
The show airs all Celtic musicians around the world, including the Irish Rovers who are underwriters of the show.
“The beauty of the whole thing is that Celtic can be Celtic rock, fusion, Scottish, Irish, country-Celtic, they all blend well together,” says Millar. “We aren’t looking for one type of sound, just young bands that have been steeped in the Celtic tradition of Scottish and Irish music.”
Of course, Celtic music is going to continue to change and progress as all other forms of music have, and that’s what they are seeking.
“We want original music, or if they are doing a cover song, we want to hear their own take on it, their own arrangement.”
The Irish Rovers are nearing the end of their touring career, having been on the road for 50 years. They plan to retire from travelling in 2015, but will continue to write, record and perform at the odd festival, but there will be no more tours.
“That’s why we want young bands to step up and take over entertaining the audiences,” says Millar. There’s plenty of room for more artists and there is some great music in the Maritimes, I’ve heard it.”

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Stand up, Pictonians, for quality of life

To the Editor:
Pictonians are breathing a momentary sight of relief now that the ever-present pall of pollution hanging over Pictou is absent for a few days. Northern Pulp is shut down for repairs.
Unfortunately, it is only a temporary shutdown and only too soon the same acrid smells and particle pollution will once again drift over the town and suffocate the inhabitants.
Despite massive infusions of cash to this pulp mill, which is now owned by offshore interests, little has been done to mitigate the appalling environmental and health effects of the mill. It is reminiscent of the industrial revolution in 19th century Britain, when half the population suffered under dense palls of smoke.
Clear cut practices have continued to decimate the natural Acadian forests of this region, with little remaining of old growth timber. These practices have changed water flow and retention throughout Pictou County and beyond. Pictonians reminisce about how river flows and water retention have changed, decimating fish populations and allowing increasing environmental degradation.
Successive governments have done nothing to indicate they are prepared to tackle the problem head on, a series of environment ministers have not enforced current environmental regulations and show little inclination to do so. The constant threat of mill closure has caused them to back off.
What are the net benefits of a closure, a much healthier population with an increased life expectancy? The opportunity to increase tourism, attract clean industry, a retirement population which could significantly increase. A town and harbour which could be revitalized, with recreational boating and tourism opportunities including cruise ship destination.
There is a price to pay for industrial development,. The old Yorkshire saying: “Where there is muck there is money,” is true, and the consequent impacts on human suffering, premature death and a decreased quality of life is also true.
It is time for Pictonians to stand up for their quality of life and demand an end to the existence of Northern Pulp and Paper.
Michael Pierce
Three Brooks Road

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Veterans were only losers in food debacle

To the Editor:
Explain this: At the risk of being accused of being pit bullish, I feel obliged to make one final observation on this topic.
In May of 2012, the PCHA decided it was going to save $70,000 annually by serving the veterans at the NVU re-thermalized meals. Immediately upon making this change, complaints were received from the vets, their families and others concerning the poor quality of the meals.
Regardless, Patrick Lee’s response and actions, for the next 11 months, clearly indicated he had no intention of reversing his decision to provide what was described as sub-standard, tasteless and unappetizing food. This highly paid bureaucrat appeared oblivious to (or at least unmoved by) pointed and persistent criticism of his initial decision and of his obstinacy in staying that course.
Almost a year later, and a little less than two months prior to the Minister of Health & Wellness announcement in mid-June, Pat Lee appeared before the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs in Halifax. On April 25, 2013 he vigorously defended his cost saving decision to serve the veterans that unpalatable food. On June 18, he showed up with the Minister, for the public announcement at NVU, and held out that the decision to go back to the home cooked meals was a “joint” decision! Yeah sure… everyone buys that one! A safe wager might be that the provincial politicians were getting concerned about the increased criticism that was being leveled in their direction, and Mr. Lee got his ears pinned back as it were.
At any rate, maybe the right thing for the CEO to have done would have been to stand before those assembled (in particular the veterans and the staff who also suffered through this ordeal) and to have taken responsibility for his lousy decision, apologized and committed to do better in the future. Also, it might have been better had he left well enough alone the issue relating to how many volunteers who did (or didn’t) present themselves to help with the planning of the menu for the unit. The timing of that accusation about the supposed lack of volunteers had an aura of a wounded ego or a poor loser. Having said that, most people would agree that the only losers in this entire episode were our veterans, and at his hand. I know that the Chief Executive Officer for the PCHA has neither asked for, nor is he likely interested in any advice that I might offer. However, if he is feeling at all demoralized or defeated after having his cost saving decision reversed, there are nearby, some very courageous men who can talk with authority on getting up and dusting oneself off and getting on with the job regardless of the dangers or obstacles in the way.
Jim Hislop
West Kelowna, BC

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CIB work has already begun

To the Editor:
New Glasgow Communities in Bloom committee, under the planning and direction from marketing and communications director Kimberly Dickson, is getting ready for a busy 2013 season. The committee, along with other volunteers, will plant at Laurie Park, Carmichael Park, Africentric Heritage Park and other strategic locations. The town’s entrance will be planted by the grounds crew, with some possibility for Adopt-a-Bed sponsorship in special cases. Bloomer of the Week awards/ Garden Spotlight have already begun. These awards recognize curb appeal, greening and beautification.
Members are busy distributing We’ve Noticed cards throughout the town as well. Public works plans to paint the Carmichael Park gazebo and goal for painting and perennial planting is to be completed this summer. Money was raised by the CIB committee for this project. It is hoped council will agree to an official unveiling of the enhancements at a later date. A CIB clean up day is also planned. CIB members will participate in workshops at the New Glasgow Farmer’s Market. A tree planting project is also in the works.
The background and research for a community garden in New Glasgow is being undertaken by New Glasgow’s recreational manager Norma MacLeod and has been presented for council’s consideration. Kelly Cavan from Pictou County Health Authority suggested having a community garden within New Glasgow town limits would be more accessible, sustainable and stable. CIB members support this project. A date and more particulars on gala awards and CIB participant recognition possibilities will be announced soon.
The New Glasgow Communities in Bloom committee continues to give praise to our residents, community organizations, service clubs, volunteers, businesses and corporate leaders, to name a few who have partnered with our committee to help promote a sense of civic pride, environmental responsibility and action, heritage, tidiness and the list goes on.
The New Glasgow Communities in Bloom committee encourages and welcomes everyone from all walks of life to participate in our program. For more information contact marketing@newglasgow.ca.
We must all do our part, and help transform our town and community in all areas – not just some – into a lively, beautiful and sustainable place in which to live, work and visit. Together we can make a difference and celebrate our accomplishments.
Patti Long
New Glasgow

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Graduations highlight positive future

To the Editor:
Seventeen stages, 11 communities, 4,561 graduates… unlimited potential.
Convocation ceremonies have just ended, but the glow that comes from witnessing the infinite possibilities within each graduate lingers.
As they crossed the stage, I asked each graduate: ‘What’s next?’ The answers I got were as diverse and inspired as the individuals themselves, yet there was a shared confidence.
This year, NSCC presented three incredible individuals with honorary diplomas. One of those was Col. (Ret’d) Chris Hadfield who Skyped into our Annapolis Valley Campus ceremony. He thanked faculty and students for pulling his “fragmented imagery” into a map of his photos from the International Space Station and took the opportunity to remind each graduate of the tremendous privilege it is to have a Canadian education. He asked them to pay it forward by lending a hand to someone else working on a goal of a post-secondary education, helping to “make our world a better place.”
When I view our province’s potential through an economic lens, I see a positive future. When I view our potential in the eyes of each new graduate, it is outstanding. What post-secondary success brings to each student produces a ripple effect that is both immeasurable and priceless. It ranges from encouraging a family member or friend to follow in their footsteps, to becoming a positive role model for their children, to reminding themselves of their own self-worth after a tough start, surpassing what they originally thought possible.
With the excitement of convocation now a happy memory, I wish our 2013 graduates the very best as they take their education and head out to unleash their amazing potential.
Don Bureaux
President
Nova Scotia Community College

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Dinner helps raise funds for playground

To the Editor:
The Green Space Committee of the West Branch would like to thank all our friends and families that came out in support of our spaghetti dinner on June 16.
The food was excellent. The crew in the kitchen had a marvelous time cooking. It was a great event to meet and talk to one’s neighbours while listening to the music of the North Shore Slow Pickers.
Our community helped raise almost $1,200. This money supports the development of a natural playground for the children of West Branch and a green space for family recreational activities. The goal is to create a welcoming place for all members of the community.
Our committee would also like to thank all of the individuals and businesses that donated to the event to make it such a success. Thank-you!
Kate Smith, Marja Jorgensen and Kerstin Schlauss
West Branch

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Pictou preparing for changes

To the Editor:
A couple of wonderful, true quotes from a recent edition of the Chronicle Herald: “Nova Scotians love change as long as everything stays the same,” and, “We are good at stigmatizing success and suppressing change.”
So to all those always negative, always critical, know-it-all old farts out there, how about getting with the program and start doing something constructive and also realize that change in today’s world is inevitable and is generally positive.
I can tell you that the Town of Pictou is transitioning to changes that, over time, will be very positive and profound. It all won’t happen overnight by any means but it will happen.
Stay tuned.
Bob Naylor
Town Councillor

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Governance study delay unnecessary

To the Editor:
The discussion on the merits of a governance study for Pictou County has gone on for several years and with the final approval to participate by Stellarton and Westville, all six units are on board to proceed. The last decision to participate was made by Westville Council on March 25, however, as of yet the study has not proceeded.
As a councillor in Westville, I have asked on a monthly basis as to the status of the study. I have been advised that the Mayors and Warden committee have agreed to undertake a review of the terms of reference and the time line for sending out the request for proposals is September. The delay, in my personal opinion, is unnecessary.
The terms of reference for the study were drafted well over a year ago and formed the basis for the various council decisions to participate in the study. My motion passed in Westville was clear that our participation was based on the terms of reference as previously presented. The terms of reference are detailed and more than adequate to seek proposals and are very clear as to the scope of the study.
We have waited long enough to begin the process of positive change for our region. I would ask all municipal councillors, in all six units in Pictou County, to ask your CAO and mayor/warden why this study is being delayed and voice your desire to get the process started. As an elected municipal councillor, this may well be the most significant event that you will be involved with in your four-year term, with a long lasting impact on our county. Every unit is on board for the study and now we need to get on with it immediately. The time for action is now.
Lennie White
Westville Town Councillor

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Back patting was misplaced

To the Editor:
We, as a small group, have achieved what we set out to do by bringing home cooked meals back to our aging veterans. It was a grave injustice to have our war heroes fed re-thermal frozen foods every day for the rest of their lives and we set out to do what we considered the only right thing to do.
I commend Marlene Wells on her article June 25, but I question her feelings on Pat Lee and PCHA’S decision on making changes to the food services for our veterans in the first place.
Yes, I, too heard an apology from Pat Lee but remember it was a year ago that Mr. Lee stated, “Is it $70,000 to veterans’ food or is it $70,000 that’s put into psychological counselling for kids or to do some 30 hip and knee surgeries”?
To even ask such a question is outrageous when it comes to those who laid their lives on the line for us and the freedom we have.
The question that should have been asked is: Should we, the CEOs of the nine Health Board Authorities within the province, take our enormous pay raise or should we put it back into our healthcare?
Remember that it was Pat Lee and minister David Wilson who said, “In response to the outcry, we will be going back to serving home cooked meals.”
These are our war heroes, our veterans who have sacrificed so much for us so why was this ever placed on them in the first place?
Yes, all the NPD MLAs were present and in perfect step to announce a long-awaited decision to serve real food to the residents, our veterans of Sutherland Memorial Veterans Wing.
They created that mess over a year ago, so why all the patting on the back to fix what they broke?
Minister of Health David Wilson said that Tuesday’s announcement was based on the response to public outcry rather than trying to win votes. What a joke! And then to state that it will take up to two months to complete this decision. Minister David Wilson informed me at the announcement on Tuesday that it’s not the government who decides where the monies are to be spent but rather the organizations and in this case, Pictou County Health Authority.
Is it not the government who is supposed to be accountable for we, the tax payers’, dollars? When the members of government can throw millions upon millions of dollars into our nine provincial Health Board Authorities and not be responsible for how that money is spent, there’s something wrong.
Jim Turple
Hardwood Hill

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“Best of” awards need business’ support

The Pictou County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual “Best of Pictou County” awards last week at Pictou Lodge and it was a banner night for many local businesses.
Two county businesses – Rita’s Cosy Corner and Blinkhorn Realty – each received awards for the third straight year in their respective categories: Rita’s in the family dining category and Blinkhorn’s in the real estate section.
Always a hotly contested category that involves lots of friendly competition and camaraderie is the “Best” pizza division and this year’s winner was Alice’s Pizza. Close on its heels, in terms of good-natured competition, was the “Best” bar/lounge/pub and this year’s winner was The Thistle.
The annual event gives people of all ages and living in all areas the opportunity to vote for their favourite business in a variety of categories. All you need is a computer and the Internet to cast your vote.
This year, more than 12,760 individual votes were cast in a total of 22 categories. That’s a pretty good indication of the support the event has and the good-natured rivalry that is involved in the voting process. That friendly competitiveness, we believe, is crucial for the survival of local small businesses.
Another indication of the support the People’s Choice event enjoys is attendance at the mixer where the awards are handed out.
Just by looking around the Pictou Lodge last Thursday evening, it would seem as if all of the businesses in Pictou County were behind the event. The lodge’s main dining room was filled with representatives of the sponsoring businesses, and the nominated ones, socializing and networking. And after the awards were presented, many of those attendees stayed behind, even for a little bit of time, to congratulate the winners and make more connections.
All in all, it was a successful event.
It was, however, disappointing, that some of the businesses nominated and even some of the category sponsors did not have at least one representative at the event.
While some of the businesses without representation at the event may have been small in terms of staff available, some were not. And it was sad to see the vacancy and hear the silence when a business name was called, and no one was there to represent.
County businesses should get behind the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce. The mission of the local chamber is: “To distinguish itself as the pre-eminent voice of business in our region.”
Local businesses working with others with similar interests helps to make Pictou County a vibrant, strong and growing community. This helps local business succeed and by supporting local business, everyone is a winner.

Jackie Jardine

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Hometown hero: Ross’ heart remains in Pictou County

SALT SPRINGS – Jessie (Dawe) Ross really has a heart.
Despite living elsewhere in Nova Scotia, she remains close to Pictou County and enjoys her work with heart patients, many of whom she has found out are from here.
“I love coming back home,” she says.
Her mother, Judy Dawe, works with the VON and often attends to former patients of Jessie’s through her work as a nurse in cardiology at the Halifax Infirmary.
“Sometimes, Mom will have patients I had,” she says. “It’s a continuity of care in a strange way.”
Now 32, Jessie was born in Halifax but at a young age came to Pictou County when her late father got transferred through his work with the Department of Natural Resources.
She graduated from West Pictou District High School in 1999 and attended nursing school in North Bay, Ont.
During the summers she would work with the VON and later had one year in the Infirmary’s cardiology surgery unit, something that drove to her current work.
“That became a permanent thing,” she said. “I love my job, especially the pre-operation sessions. I see them before surgery and I see them when they go home. It’s nice to see them walking around and back to themselves.”
Jessie has considered a career change, which would take her into the realm of mental health.
“As a nurse I can venture into different areas,” she said. “I’ve wanted to work in community mental health services. One of the things I like is building relationships with people, learning their stories and guiding them through what they need.”
Jessie and her husband Matt, who is also from Pictou County, are living with her sister’s family in a log home her brother built with help from her dad in Nine Mile River, N.S. They hope to build their own home in the same area soon.
Jessie and Matt have not thought about moving back to Pictou County in the near future, perhaps when they retire.
She returns to visit her mom at least once a month, and one of those times last winter was with the Pictou County Heart and Stroke Support Group during the health show Feb. 23 at the Pictou County Wellness Centre.
They were assessing people’s risk for heart disease on behalf of the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation.
“That was my first time in the Wellness Centre,” she said. “The atmosphere was amazing. ”

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Librarian honoured for 40 years’ service

NEW GLASGOW – Fred Popowich has always seen the irony of his 40-year library that is now ending.
Speaking at a retirement party in his honour by the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library (PARL) last Thursday at the New Glasgow Library, Popowich said he was not sure when he and his wife Coreen arrived in Pictou County just how long they would stay.
They had lived in Montreal and arrived in Pictou County in November, 1973 after spending time on a project working in Africa.
“We thought we’d stay for two years and move if we didn’t like it, so I guess we like it and we have no plans to move,” he said.
“I’ve enjoyed the 40 years in Pictou County.”
Popowich officially retired on Friday. Among his fondest memories working for PARL is helping to drive the former Bookmobiles public libraries offered as a service to outlying areas.
“We ran two of them for a while and I was a spare driver,” he said. “It was a way to see the counties.”
PARL’s chief librarian, Eric Stackhouse, praised Popowich for his assistance in adding electronic reading services to its array of hard copy items.
“That’s a great accomplishment,” he said.
Popowich was also presented with the 2013 Norman Horrocks Award for the Library of Nova Scotia Association honouring his leadership in the library community.
He expressed appreciation for the colleagues he’s worked with over the years and those who access libraries’ services.
“I’ve always worked with great people,” he said. “It has always been great working with the public.”
Popowich also highlighted some of the guest speakers who have spoken at the library – such as author George Elliott Clarke, author and journalist Gwynn Dyer and local Giller Prize winner Johanna Skibsrud.
He said he anticipates a change of pace retirement will offer.
“I’m looking forward to gardening and travelling,” he said. “There will be a lot of changes, but I’ll still read some books.”

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4-H Days set for September

The local 4-H clubs are moving forward with their annual 4-H Days and competition, with help from the Pictou North Colchester Exhibition.
Although the Exhibition is not a go this year, because of work being done to the Hector Arena, the organizing committee is helping the county’s 4-H groups with their annual events.
“We have decided to hold it the first weekend in September, from Friday through Saturday,” explains Bonnie Allan, general leader for the Sunrise Trail 4-H and president of the Pictou County 4-H Leaders Council.
4-H Days is a qualifier for the provincial Pro Show, but is also a way for the 4-H members to practise and show what they have learned throughout the year.
“This will be our 100th anniversary and we are looking at having some special events to celebrate that. And it is also the Women’s Institute’s 100th anniversary in Nova Scotia, so we will be working with them on something special as well,” says Allan.
All events will be going forward for the 4-H members, however, some scheduling has yet to be worked out.
“It’s a work in progress,” Allan says, “but we are working with the sheep producers and the exhibition committee and the Women’s Institute to make sure this (event) goes forward.”

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Local man busted in kiddie porn, firearms investigation

A local man was among those arrested in a child porn/firearms investigation.
Leamund Knickle, 46, of Linacy, has been charged with possession of child pornography, making available child pornography and unsafe storage of a firearm.
The RCMP have been conducting the investigation in conjunction with various policing units across the Maritimes. It ended with the arrest of 22 individuals facing 64 charges.
“What we do know at this time is that a Linacy name came up and that it is Leamund Knickle,” says Sgt. Alain LeBlanc, communications officer for the RCMP.
Two children have been rescued from harm, thanks to the completion of Operation Snapshot II in Atlantic Canada, which is a co-ordinated information and resource sharing effort involving federal, provincial and municipal police agencies. Partners included the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, Halifax Regional Police, Cape Breton Regional Police, Charlottetown Police Service and Springhill Police Service, as well as RCMP divisions in Newfoundland & Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
“Internet-facilitated child sexual exploitation is a horrendous feature of the modern digital world and crosses many jurisdictions. In the fast-paced world of information technology, we are constantly adapting to new realities, and will continue to protect our children,” said RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson in a press release.
Operation Snapshot II, which began in April, was focused on two key priorities: first, to identify and rescue children who were victims of sexual exploitation, and second, to identify and charge high-risk offenders who collect, possess and/or distribute child sexual exploitation material online. Some investigations are still ongoing and more arrests could be made.

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Ten years, $22,000: Dragon boat racer spends decade raising money for Race on the River

The dragon’s eye will be dotted, drums beat and carnations strewn throughout the East River on July 26 and 27 during the annual New Glasgow Race on the River dragon boat races.
Florence vanVeen has been involved with the Race on the River for the past 10 years, and has enjoyed every minute of it.
She began by taking part as a paddler in one of the boats. It was a terrifying experience for vanVeen. But after re-learning how to swim and taking charge, she has been raising funds amounting to more than $22,000 in the past 10 years.
She started the first year with $900 and last year raised $4,792.10. Her personal goal this year is to bring her overall total to more than $25,000 for the Race on the River.
“There was one year, about four years ago, that no one on the team raised funds, so we started to do more things to get people involved and start raising money,” explains vanVeen.
That was the year vanVeen began hosting an annual yard sale and other events like an art sale and food eating contest to help garner interest and support for the Race on the River.
Last year she raised close to $4,500 for the event.
“I started out just asking family, friends and neighbours, but now I am going door to door in about half of Pictou as well as in Three Brooks and out in the country a bit,” she says.
She has also volunteered more by helping to organize The Advocate team.
Taking part in the event makes vanVeen feel like she is doing something to help.
“I have a sister-in-law who had breast cancer about the same time as Shirley (Murray) who I think very highly of and about 10 years ago, my sister-in-law’s cancer came back as bone cancer and she is still fighting it. She is really a fighter and every time I do the Race on the River I think of her and the amazing bunch of women that are a part of the Women Alike Abreast A River team.”
The goal is to get more and more people interested.
In October, vanVeen plans to retire and with that, will be the end of her racing participation. But she will continue to be a volunteer for the event.
“I feel good that I am part of this and that I have raised money for breast cancer,” she says. “Hearing the women talk really makes you want to do more. It’s hard to say that when I retire I will quit because every time I go I want to be more involved. It’s amazing to see the carnation ceremony, it’s so emotional. Things like that are what is important.”
The way vanVeen sees it is that thus far she has been very lucky, not having cancer. However, “these days you are almost guaranteed that you will be hit by cancer. We’ve been lucky so far, but it hits everybody. Maybe I’m fortunate now, but for how long?”
She recommends that anyone who can get involved do so.
“It just makes you feel good,” she says.
“It’s going to affect everyone and the money goes towards things that will help everyone.”
Race on the River is a one-and-a-half-day festival. This year it takes place July 26 and 27. Friday night will start with the ceremonial Awakening of the Dragon followed a little later with an old fashioned Nova Scotia kitchen party at the outdoor theatre of Glasgow Square.

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Fade to black: Empire getting out of theatre business to concentrate on food retail business

STELLARTON – Empire Company Limited is selling most of its Empire Theatres outlets.
Andrew Walker, Empire’s vice-president of communications and corporate affairs, said about 65 local employees are affected.
“We’ll make every effort to find employment for them within the Empire group,” he said. “If that’s not possible, we’ll provide assistance for them to pursue new roles outside the company.”
The deal to sell 24 theatres and 170 screens in Atlantic Canada for $200 million to Cineplex Inc was announced last Thursday. It includes two theatres and 48 screens in Ontario, while Empire has also agreed in a separate deal with Landmark Cinemas to sell 20 theatres and 179 screens in Ontario and western Canada.
The sales are subject to regulatory approval by the Competition Bureau.
The drive-in is expected to close this year with its land to be used for unspecified purposes.
The Empire Theatre complex in New Glasgow is located in building space on land owned by Crombie REIT.
Walker said the complex operated under a lease agreement with Crombie REIT. He did not say what future arrangements it will operate under.
Empire president and CEO Paul Sobey said the theatre sales reflect the company’s continuing desire to focus on its growing grocery presence across Canada.
“The decision to sell the business of Empire Theatres was a very difficult one as it was a long history with our company and is a great business with excellent employees who have worked hard for many years to build an attractive entertainment destination,” he said. “The decision, however, aligns with the strategic direction of the company to focus our resources on our food retail business through our 100 per cent interest in Sobeys Inc. and our related real estate investment through our 42.8 per cent ownership interest in Crombie REIT.”
Meanwhile, Empire also announced Thursday its financial results for the fourth quarter of the company’s fiscal year that ended May 4, 2013 and which includes net earnings, net of non-controlling interest, of $107.4 million, or $1.58 per diluted share.
That is compared to $92.1 million and $1.35 per diluted share in the fourth quarter last year. Adjusted net earnings, net of non-controlling interest, in the fourth quarter were $98.6 million and $1.45 per diluted share compared to $89.6 million ($1.32 per diluted share) in the fourth quarter last year, a $9 million increase.
Empire’s fourth-quarter revenue rose by nearly six per cent to $4.31 billion.

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NNEC: MacDonald, Mason, Tibbetts at head of the class

Last Wednesday evening was a time of great excitement mixed with anxiousness as students at North Nova Education Centre prepared to begin the next chapter in their lives after graduation.
A number of awards were given out to the hundreds of students who are moving on from high school.
Nicole Catherine Addison plans to attend Dalhousie University and has been awarded an entrance scholarship of $1,500 and the Transcontinental NS Media Group Inc. Bursary valued at $200.
James Joseph Agnew plans to attend Nova Scotia Community College and was awarded the Math for the Workplace 12 subject prize valued at $50.
Harrison René Amit plans to attend Mount St. Vincent University and has been awarded a $1,500 entrance scholarship.
Kelly Marie Anderson plans to attend Saint Mary’s University and has been awarded a renewable entrance scholarship of $2,000 per year for four years for a total of $8,000, the New Glasgow High School Class of 56 scholarship valued at $300 and the Pepsi Bottling Group (Can.) Ltd. Bursary valued at $100. She has also been awarded the Sociology 12 subject prize valued at $50.
Davon Jared Atwater plans to attend Nova Scotia Community College and has been awarded the Dr. Caroline Carmichael Chapter IODE Prize of $100.
Ryan Ashley Weeks Bell plans to attend Saint Mary’s University and has been awarded a renewable entrance scholarship of $1,000 per year for four years with a total value of $4,000.
Robyn Kelsey Billington plans to attend St. Francis Xavier University and has been awarded a renewable entrance scholarship of $1,000 each year for four years for a total value of $4,000 as well as the Scotsburn Dairy Bursary valued at $200.
Summer Lynn Borden has been awarded an African Nova Scotian University Entrance Scholarship valued at $4,500 and the Sir Frederick Banting IODE Chapter Bursary valued at $500, and is also the recipient of the Dance 12 subject prize valued at $50.
Taylor Colette Bouchie plans to attend St. Mary’s University and has been awarded a renewable entrance scholarship of $1,000 per year for four years for a total of $4,000. She is also the recipient of an East Pictou Educational Foundation Scholarship valued at $500.
Logan Rene Boudreau plans to attend Nova Scotia Community College and will receive a Nova Scotia Community College Entrance Award valued at $2,950, the Pengrowth Nova Scotia Energy Scholarship valued at $2,500, the St. Ann’s CWL Bursary valued at $100 and an NSTU Pictou Local Education Bursary valued at $500.
Charles Anthony Boyles has been awarded the Production Technology 12 subject prize valued at $50.
Joseph Thomas Colquhoun Brown plans to attend Memorial University, he was awarded a Royal Canadian Legion Bursary valued at $800.
Kailyn Hope Cameron plans to attend St. Francis Xavier University and is the recipient of a renewable entrance scholarship valued at $500 in the first year and $1,000 for each remaining year for a total value of $3,500.
Samuel James MacConnell Cameron plans to attend Dalhousie University and has been awarded a renewable entrance Scholarship of $4,000 per year for four years for a total value of $16,000. He is also the recipient of the $3,000 Loran Awards National Finalist Scholarship, the Bergengren Credit Union Scholarship valued at $750, the Advanced Music 12 subject prize valued at $50 and the J. Harley Kellock Memorial Bursary in Science valued at $500.
Breanna Ashley Campbell plans to attend Nova Scotia Community College and is awarded the Rowan Companies Inc. Scholarship valued at $3,500 per academic year for up to five years and the Visual Arts 12 subject prize valued at $50.
Tyler John Chisholm plans to attend St. Francis Xavier University and has been awarded the Jean Whidden Memorial Scholarship donated by the East Pictou Educational Foundation valued at $500.
Christena Elizabeth Clark plans to attend St. Francis Xavier University and has been awarded a renewable entrance scholarship valued at $1,000 for four years for a total value of $4,000, a Nova Scotia Freemason’s Scholarship Hudson Lodge #77 valued at $500, the Principals Recognition Medal donated by Herff Jones, the Joe Dungale Memorial Bursary valued at $100 and an East Pictou Educational Foundation scholarship valued at $500.
Claudia Paige Colbourne plans to attend St. Mary’s University and has been awarded a renewable entrance scholarship of $1,000 per year for four years for a total of $4,000.
Morgan Marie Collie plans to attend Holland College, she is the recipient of the Exercise Science 12 subject prize valued at $50.
Samantha Lena Grace Corbett plans to attend Nova Scotia Community College and was awarded the James A. MacBain Memorial Award valued at $500, a Municipal Council Bursary valued at $200 and the Pictou Local NSTU Bursary valued at $100. She is also the recipient of the Film Video Production 12 and Entrepreneurship 12 subject prizes valued at $50 each.
James Nathan Cormier plans to attend University of New Brunswick and is awarded the Ward Chipman Founder’s Scholarship valued at $500 renewable for four years for a total value of $2,000 and the Town of Trenton in Memory of Linda Pellerine valued at $100.
Tyler Andrew Cormier is the recipient of the Home Trades Technology 12 subject prize valued at $50.
Kenneth Jordan Tylor Cromwell plans to join the Armed Forces and has been awarded the Connors Transfer Ltd. Unsung Hero Award valued at $250.
Shawn Edward Curley was awarded the New Glasgow Regional Police Association #103 Bursary valued at $300.
Joel Stephen Demetre plans to attend Carleton University and has been awarded an entrance scholarship valued at $12,000 and a Faculty of Science Scholarship valued at $1,000. He is also the recipient of the Michelin Scholarship valued at $2,000.
Hadeel El-Zubeidi plans to attend Mount St. Vincent University and has been awarded a renewable entrance scholarship of $3,500 per year for four years valued at $14,000 and the Roderick MacGregor Bursary valued at $250.
John Dylan Feltmate plans to attend The Centre for Art and Technology and has been awarded an NSTU Pictou Local Educational Bursary valued at $500.
Emily Blair Fleet plans to attend St. Francis Xavier University and was the recipient of a $1,000 renewable entrance scholarship for four years for a total of $4,000, the Nova Scotia Freemason’s Scholarship Albion Lodge #5 valued at $600, a Municipal Council Bursary valued at $200, the Sir Frederick Banting Chapter IODE Bursary valued at $500 and the Don Deagle Memorial Scholarship donated by the East Pictou Educational Foundation valued at $500. Emily also received the AP English 12 subject prize valued at $50.
Laura Michelle Fox plans to attend St. Mary’s University and has been awarded a renewable entrance scholarship of $1,000 per year for four years for a total of $4,000.
Patrick Sidney Abad Fulgencio plans to attend the University of Kings College and is awarded an entrance scholarship valued at $2,250 and a University of Kings College Bursary valued at $2,000. Patrick has also been awarded a Michelin Scholarship valued at $2,000 and the Pepsi Bottling Group Canada Ltd Bursary valued at $100 as well as the Musical Theatre 12 subject prize valued at $50.
Justin Keith Gay was awarded the Principals Award for Excellence valued at $100 and the Commercial Food Preparation 12 subject prize valued at $50.
Charlee Fae Gerrior plans on attending the Nova Scotia Community College and has been awarded the MacDonald Chisholm Trask Insurance Bursary valued at $250.
Erin Nicole Gillis plans on attending St. Francis Xavier University and has been awarded a renewable entrance scholarship valued at $500 in the first year and $1,000 for each remaining year for a total value of $3,500.
Joel Thomas Liam Goodwin plans on attending Acadia University and has been awarded an Acadia renewable entrance scholarship valued at $4,000 per year for four years totaling $16,000, a Michelin Base Award for Scholastic Excellence valued at $2,000, a Bergengren Credit Union Scholarship valued at $750, the English 12 and Core French 12 subject prizes valued at $50 each and a Royal Canadian Legion Bursary valued at $800.
J’shai Ahleeza Gordon plans on attending St. Mary’s University and has been awarded an African Nova Scotian University Entrance Scholarship valued at $4,500, a Nova Scotia Freemason’s Scholarship Euclid Lodge #92 valued at $1,000, the Kathleen and Allister MacDonald Memorial Bursary valued at $200 and the Thomas R.G. Rogers Memorial RC Legion Bursary valued at $800.
Michael William Graham plans on attending St. Francis Xavier University and has been awarded a renewable entrance scholarship valued at $500 in the first year and $1,000 for each remaining year for a total value of $3,500, the Nova Scotia Freemason’s Scholarship Hudson Lodge #77 valued at $500, the Community Roots Bursary valued at $200, the Evelyn Bannerman Memorial Bursary valued at $200 and the Physical Education 12 subject prize valued at $50. Mike is also the recipient of the Phyllis McDermid Memorial Scholarship valued at $500 donated by the East Pictou Educational Foundation.
Scott Francis Graham plans on attending Dalhousie University and has been awarded an entrance scholarship valued at $750, the James Roy Award valued at $115 and an NSTU Educational Bursary valued at $500.
Mary Catherine Gratto plans on attending St. Francis Xavier University and has been awarded a renewable entrance scholarship valued at $500 in the first year and $1,000 for each remaining year for a total value of $3,500.
Andrew Jeffery Greene plans on attending Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus and has been awarded an entrance scholarship valued at $2,500, the Leil Bursary in memory of Norman & Janette Leil valued at $300, and the Biology 12 and Global Geography 12 subject prizes valued at $50 each. He is also awarded the M.R. Murchison Memorial Bursary in Biology and a Nova Scotia 4H Council Scholarship.
Breana Lynn Greene is awarded the Pictou Local NSTU Bursary valued at $100.
Kelsey Lauren Greenidge plans on attending St. Francis Xavier University and has been awarded a renewable entrance scholarship of $1,000 a year for four years for a total value of $4,000.
Gabrielle Meghan Greenlaw plans on attending the Nova Scotia Community College and was awarded the Mathematics Foundations 12 subject prize valued at $50.
Ashley Yvonne Griffin was awarded the Dr. Caroline Carmichael Chapter IODE Prize valued at $100.
Alexander William Halliday plans on attending Memorial University and was awarded the Music Vocal 12 subject prize valued at $50.
Robert Tanner Harris plans on attending Nova Scotia Community College and received the Ivan MacInnis Memorial Bursary valued at $70.
Kaitlyn Elizabeth Higgins plans on attending Acadia University and is awarded an entrance Scholarship valued at $750 as well as a renewable scholarship valued at $1,250 per year for four years for a total value of $5,750, the Kinnette Bursary for Community Spirit valued at $500, the Glen Haven Manor Attendance Award both valued at $500, the Pictou Local NSTU award valued at $100 and the Royal Canadian Legion Bursary valued at $800. Kaitlyn has also been awarded the Keigan Lucas Memorial Scholarship valued at $250 and the CUPE Local 2525 Bursary valued at $500.
Anika Eileen Hodgson plans on attending the Maritime College of Forestry Technology and was awarded the Principal’s Recognition Medal donated by Herff Jones and the Geology 12 subject prize valued at $50.
Jennifer Whitney Johnson plans on attending Nova Scotia Community College and received the Derek Kearley Memorial Bursary valued at $500, the Auto Maintenance 12 subject prize valued at $50 and the Roderick MacGregor Bursary valued at $250.
Kenneth Liam Johnson was awarded the CSI Integrated Science and the Auto Maintenance 12 subject prizes valued at $50 each.
Michelle Lynn Johnson plans on attending Acadia University and has been awarded a renewable entrance scholarship valued at $4,000 per year for four years for a total value of $16,000, the Pictou County School Administrators Association Bursary valued at $100 and the Pictou Local NSTU Bursary valued at $400.
Molly Anita Kampen plans on attending L’université St. Anne and is awarded a $1,000 entrance scholarship as well as a renewable $3,000 scholarship.
Susanna Joy Klein plans on attending New Brunswick Bible College and is awarded the Christian Workers Scholarship and the Early Bird Scholarship as well as the Cooperative Education 12 subject prize valued at $50.
David Erik Kowalski plans on attending St. Mary’s University and is awarded the Jack & Yvonne Keith Entrance award valued at $2,200.
Joseph Mikolaj Krawczyk plans on attending the University of Warsaw in Poland and he was awarded the Chartwells Outstanding Achievement Award and the Centennial Award both valued at $100 and the Principal’s Watch.
Danni Elizabeth Lamb plans on attending Carleton University and has been awarded an entrance scholarship valued at $2,000 and an entrance bursary valued at $1,000 and the Connors Transfer Unsung Hero Award valued at $250.
Kyle Evan Fraser Lamey plans on attending Nova Scotia Community College and was awarded the Willie Tracey Award for Perseverance valued at $500.
Tara Jayne Lamey was awarded the New Glasgow High School Grad Class of 95 Award valued at $35.
Jennifer Kay Lee plans on attending the University of Kings College and was the recipient of the Larry Swenson Enterprises Ltd. Award valued at $100.
Tyler Steven Paul Leil was awarded the Margaret Cameron Bursary valued at $50.
Heidi Lynette MacDonald plans on attending St. Francis Xavier University and is the recipient of a renewable St. F.X. Merit Scholarship valued at $3,000 per year for four years for a total value of $12,000, the Nova Scotia Nurses Union Aberdeen Local Bursary valued at $850, a Pictou Local NSTU Bursary valued at $100 and the Margaret Mary MacDonald prize donated by St. Mary’s Altar Society valued at $200.
Jacob Thomas MacDonald plans on attending St. Francis Xavier University and is the recipient of a renewable entrance scholarship valued at $500 in the first year and $1,000 for each remaining year for a total value of $3,500.
Jenna Leigh MacDonald plans on attending Dalhousie University and is the recipient of a renewable entrance Scholarship of $4,000 per year for four years for a total value of $16,000, the Making a Difference Award valued at $250 and the Carmichael Scholarship valued at $1,500 renewable for four years for a total value of $6,000. Jenna is also the recipient of the Physics 12 and Chemistry 12 subject prizes valued at $50 each.
Mitchell Cleary MacDonald plans on attending St. Francis Xavier University and is the recipient of a renewable entrance scholarship valued at $500 in the first year and $1,000 for each remaining year for a total value of $3,500, the Nova Scotia Nurses Union Aberdeen Local Scholarship valued at $850, the Royal Bank of Canada Bursary valued at $1,000, and the St. Mary’s Altar Society 150th Anniversary Scholarship valued at $200.
Savannah Brooke MacDonald plans on attending St. Francis Xavier University and is the recipient of a renewable entrance scholarship of $1,000 each year for four years for a total value of $4,000.
Donald Peter MacIntosh plans on attending Memorial University and is the recipient of the Robert Spencer Memorial Bursary valued at $1,500.
Caroline Jayne MacIsaac plans on attending the University of New Brunswick Renaissance College and is awarded a renewable entrance scholarship valued at $1,000 each year for four years, the Peter S. Demetre Scholarship valued at $2,000, the Joanne Kohout Memorial Bursary valued at $1,000 and the Nova Scotia Recycles Contest Bursary valued at $750.
Alison Faye MacIvor plans on attending St. Thomas University and has been awarded the No More Westrays Bursary valued at $500.
Chelsea Marie MacLeod was awarded the Blaine MacLane Excavation Bursary valued at $200 and the Retail 12 subject prize valued at $50.
Moriah Alexis MacLeod plans on attending St. Francis Xavier University and is the recipient of renewable entrance scholarship of $1,000 each year for four years for a total value of $4,000 and the Law 12 subject prize valued at $50.
Lindsey Ardella MacPhee was awarded the New Glasgow Regional Police Association #103 Bursary valued at $300 and the Pictou Centre PC Women’s Association Prize valued at $50.
Taylor Cassandra Martell plans on attending Dalhousie University and is awarded an entrance scholarship valued at $750 and is also the recipient of the J. W. Murphy Scholarship valued at $10,400.
Marisa Dawn Martin plans on attending Mt. St. Vincent University and she is awarded a $1,500 entrance scholarship.
Allister William Mason plans on attending Dalhousie University and is awarded a renewable entrance scholarship valued at $5,000 per year for four years for a total of $20,000 as well as the Judge Kimball Student Athlete Award valued at $500. Allister is the recipient of the Churchville Women’s Institute Memorial Bursary valued at $200, the Danny MacLeod Memorial Award valued at $200 and the Carmichael Scholarship valued at $1,500 renewable for four years for a total value of $6,000. He is also awarded the Calculus 12, Advanced Physics 12 and Pre Calculus Mathematics 12 subject prizes valued at $50 each. Allister is also receiving the Valedictorian Medal donated by Herff Jones, the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation annual scholar-athlete awards to recognize the top student athletes – four male and four female athletes from across the province having a minimum average of 85 per cent have been selected as scholarship winners. Allister is not only a recipient of the NSSAF Ron O’Flaherty Scholar Athlete Award certificate, he is also the recipient of the provincial Scholar-Athlete Scholarship valued at $750 in recognition of his outstanding ability to combine excellence in academics with excellence in athletics. The Governor General Medal is awarded to the graduate with the highest average of all grade 11 and 12 marks. Queen Elizabeth II Medal is awarded to the graduate with the highest cumulative average over three years. The winner for both medals is Allister Mason.
Gregory Micheal McDuff plans on attending the Nova Scotia Community College and was awarded the Stellarton Lion’s Club Bursary Award valued at $200, the Pictou East NDP Award for Community Involvement valued at $150, the Auto Systems 12 subject prize valued at $50 and the St. Mary’s Altar Society 150th Anniversary Scholarship valued at $200.
John Daniel McGee plans on attending the Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus and has been awarded an entrance scholarship of $1,000, a Nova Scotia Freemasons Scholarship Hudson Lodge #77 valued at $500 and the Lawrence Burke Memorial Scholarship donated by the East Pictou Educational Foundation valued at $500.
Diana Whitney McLean plans on attending the University of Western Ontario and was awarded a Michelin Scholarship valued at $2,000, the Fraser & Hoyt Good Citizen Award valued at $250, the Mac, Mac & Mac Law Offices Leadership Prize valued at $300 and the Grant Thornton Chartered Accountants Award valued at $300. She is also the recipient of the Leadership 12 and Comparative World Religions 12 subject prizes at $50 each.
Sienna Marie Meyer plans on attending the Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus and has been awarded an entrance scholarship valued at $1,500.
Zachery Gregor Morrell plans on attending the Nova Scotia Community College and received the NSGEU Local 71C Dependent Bursary valued at $300.
Brett Reginald Murray plans on attending Acadia University and is awarded an entrance Scholarship valued at $750 as well as a renewable entrance scholarship valued at $1,250 per year for four years with a total value of $5,750 as well as the English 12 African Heritage subject prize valued at $50.
Craig Alan Hector Murray plans on attending Holland College and has been awarded the Danny MacInnis Memorial Bursary.
Ryan Blair Myers plans on attending Acadia University and has been awarded a $3,750 Acadia renewable entrance scholarship, a $4,202 entrance scholarship bursary as well as a $250 entrance scholarship totaling $19,452, the Arthur Allister MacBain Award for Excellence valued at $500 and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers Bursary valued at $200.
Abigail Annette Newcombe plans on attending Acadia University and has been awarded an Acadia Renewable Entrance scholarship valued at $1,750 per year for four years and a $1,250 entrance scholarship with a total value of $9,250.
Dennis Gary Nickerson plans on attending the Nova Scotia Community College and is awarded the New Glasgow High School Class of 1982 Award valued at $25.
Krista Nicole Nix plans on attending Mt. Allison University and has been awarded a renewable scholarship valued at $1,500 per year for four years for a total of $6,000, the Principal’s Award for Excellence valued at $100 and the Francais Immersion 12 and Geographie Planetaire 12 subject prizes valued at $50 each.
Ashley Marie O’Connor plans on attending the Nova Scotia Community College and received a Municipal Council Bursary valued at $200 and an East Pictou Educational Foundation scholarship valued at $500.
Trevor Joseph Paris was awarded the New Glasgow Regional Police Association #103 Bursary valued at $300.
Shelby Kathleen Park has been awarded the Pictou East PC Association Prize valued at $100 and a Municipal Council Bursary valued at $200.
James Michael Paul has been awarded the Mi’kmawey Spirit Award valued at $100.
Ryan Daniel Pitts plans on attending Dalhousie University and has been awarded a $750 entrance scholarship and a $1,250 Computer Science Scholarship.
Sarah Allison Potter plans on attending McMaster University and was awarded the Psychology 12 subject prize valued at $50.
Tiffany Anne Prosser plans on attending St. Thomas University and is awarded the Millennium entrance bursary and a $5,000 Scholars award, the Katherine L. Roderick Award, the UCT Pictonian Council #879 Bursary valued at $500, the AW Leil Cranes & Equipment Award for Excellence valued at $500 and the Northern Nova United Soccer Club Bursary valued at $100.
Jean Marie Purvis plans on attending Mt. St. Vincent University and is awarded a renewable entrance scholarship of $3,500 per year for four years valued at $14,000.
Peter Alexander Richard was been awarded the Kirk Taylor Memorial Bursary valued at $250 and the Building Systems Maintenance 12 subject prize valued at $50.
Garrett Murphy Rivers plans on attending St. Francis Xavier University and is the recipient of a renewable entrance scholarship of $1,000 each year for four years for a total value of $4,000. He is also the recipient of the Nova Scotia Freemasons Scholarship Albion Lodge #5 valued at $600, the Ernest Dutchie McCharles Award valued at $100 and the Sir Frederick Banting Chapter IODE Bursary valued at $500.
Desiree Alix Roberts plans on attending the Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus and has been awarded an entrance scholarship valued at $1,500 and the USC Scholarship valued at $1,200.
Brett Dennis Rogers plans on attending St. Francis Xavier University and is the recipient of a St. Ann’s Parish CWL bursary valued at $100.
Taryn Amber Roy plans on attending St. Francis Xavier University and renewable entrance scholarship of $1,000 each year for four years for a total value of $4,000 and a Municipal Council Bursary valued at $200.
Dillon Fraser Sartoris plans on attending the Nova Scotia Community College and is the recipient of the Big Al’s Convenience Store Bursary valued at $500 and the English Communications 12 subject prize valued at $50.
Chantal Rose Saulnier plans on attending the Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus and has been awarded a $1,500 entrance scholarship, a Nova Scotia Freemasons Scholarship Doric Lodge #91 valued at $500 and an East Pictou Educational Foundation Scholarship valued at $500.
Zachery Wellington Saunders plans on attending St. Mary’s University and was awarded the Sobeys Bursary valued at $250.
Rosalie Jean Skinner plans on attending St. Mary’s University and is the recipient of a renewable entrance scholarship of $2,000 per year for four years for a total of $8,000. Rosalie has been awarded the New Glasgow High School Grad Class 1988 Award valued at $25.
Shanice Margaret Skinner plans on attending Acadia University and has received a renewable entrance scholarship of $3,750 per year for four years totaling $15,000 and a $250 entrance scholarship, an African Nova Scotian University Entrance Scholarship valued at $4,500 and the Making a Difference Award valued at $250.
Allison Margaret Stewart plans on attending Acadia University and has been awarded a renewable entrance scholarship valued at $4,000 per year for four years totaling $16,000, a Michelin Scholarship valued at $2,000, the Charles Ward Memorial Bursary valued at $500 and the Music Instrumental Band 12 subject prize valued at $50.
Samantha Marie Talbot was awarded the Golden Link Rebekah Lodge #2 Bursary valued at $50, the Sociology 12, Dining Guest Services 12, English Communications 12 and Global Geography 12 subject prizes valued at $50 each.
Deanna Danielle Taylor plans on attending St. Francis Xavier University recipient of a renewable entrance scholarship valued at $500 in the first year and $1,000 for each remaining year for a total value of $3,500.
Haley Mie Tibbetts plans on attending Dalhousie University and has been awarded the Warren Ogilvie Renewable Scholarship valued at $4,000 per year for four years totaling $16,000 and a Dalhousie University Renewable Scholarship valued at $5,000 per year for four years totaling $20,000. Haley is also the recipient of the RC Fraser Memorial Scholarship valued at $1,000 and the John Abbass Senior Café Scholarship valued at $1,500. Haley has also been awarded the Doris Helen MacBain, Hird Award for Excellence valued at $500, the Economics 12 subject prize valued at $50 and the ICANS Scholarship valued at $1,000. She has been awarded the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation Ron O’Flaherty Scholar-Athlete Award Certificate. The Scholars’ Society is a tradition at North Nova which was created to honour those students who achieve a high level of academic success. Students who have a cumulative average of 90 per cent over their three years at NNEC have their names inscribed on the Scholars’ Society wall at North Nova and have had their names entered into a random draw for a $1,000 bursary from Scotiabank, the presenting sponsor. Hailey is awarded the 2013 Scotia Bank Scholars Society Scholarship valued at $1,000.
Luke Alexander Turnbull is plans to attend Acadia University and is the recipient of the Northern Nova United Soccer Club Bursary valued at $100.
Ryan Michael Washburn plans on attending St. Francis Xavier University and has been awarded a St. F.X. Merit Scholarship valued at $3,000 per year for four years with a total value of $12,000. Ryan is the recipient of a Nova Scotia Recycles Contest Scholarship valued at $1,500 and the New Glasgow Bombers Club Bursary valued at $200.
Leah Darlene Westaway plans on attending the Nova Scotia Community College and is the recipient of the High Crest Home New Glasgow Bursary valued at $500.
Hailey Maria Wills was the recipient of the Leil Bursary in memory of James & Laura Leil valued at $300.

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NRHS: DeMont earns QEII, Gov. Gen. medals

ALMA – Isobel DeMont was among major award winners on Thursday during the Northumberland Regional High School’s 2013 graduation exercises.
DeMont earned both the Queen Elizabeth II Medal and Governor-General’s Medal, while Cortney Sharpe and Emily Wood each earned $36,000 Mount Saint Vincent University President’s scholarships and Kelsey Crawford earned more than $30,000 in scholarships.
Kaitlyn Watters, a graduate in NRHS’s first year in 2003-04, was guest speaker, while Janine Crockett was valedictorian.
Following are other award winners:
Sydney Joan Adamson: Highest in IB Biology HL 12
Erika Mae Anderson: NRHS Staff Award
Tianna-Lea Archibald: St. FX Entrance Scholarship of $3,500. Penngrowth NS Energy Scholarship of $10,000; Eastern Star Harmony Chapter #25, $25
Morgan Kylie Atwater: Mount St. Vincent Entrance Award of $2,000; West Pictou Class of 1986 Award for $500. Pictou West PC Assoc. Award for $200; Highest in Drama 12; Freemason’s Keith Lodge #23 AF& AM
Nicholas Tyler William Aulenback: Stellarton Fire-fighters Association Award for $100
Karleigh Gabrielle Avery: Nova Scotia Power Employees Children Scholarship of $1,500 a year for four years for $6,000; Dalhousie Entrance Scholarship of $3,000; Art Chabassol Award of $200; Highest in Global History 12; Highest in Journalism 12; Margaret Ferguson Award & Peggy Genge Award. She also earned an Excellence Certificate and medal.
Heather Theresa Beaton: $500 Entrance Scholarship from Dalhousie; $7,500 Athletic Scholarship renewable for four years; Exxon Mobile Higher Education Award $5,000 renewable over four years for $20,000; Educational Leadership Award $75
Jennifer Irene Bent: NRHS Staff Award
Kylie Autumn Blair: St. Thomas University Achievement Award, $4,000
Carlee Megan Bourque: Glen Haven Manor Bursary $500; NRHS Staff Award; Students Council Executive Leadership Award; Rotary Club of Westville Bursary
Natasha Danielle Brezinski: Westville Heritage Group Award $100; $500 Freemasons Keith’s Lodge #23 Bursary AF & AM
Peter Lucas Buck: St. Thomas University Achievement Award $4,000; Educational Leadership Award $75
Ozan Calik: NRHS Staff Award
Ainslie Dawn Campbell: NRHS Band Auxiliary Bursary $100; Highest in Co Op Ed 12
Taylor Dawn Canning: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1928 $1,500; Dalhousie Entrance Scholarship $750
Morgan Lee Carruthers: NRHS Band Auxiliary Bursary $100
Kelsey Dawn Chislett: Pictou Lions Club Bursary $500; NRHS Staff Award; Rotary Club of Westville Bursary
Brendon Richard Clayton: NRHS Staff Award
Aaron Brett Connors: Highest in Production Technology 12
David Allen Conrad: Highest in CEP Forestry, Building Systems and Co Op Ed; Bill Peart Memorial Award $200; CEP Award $100
Kelsey Elizabeth Crawford: Entrance Scholarship from Acadia $3,000 over four years for $12,000; BMO Financial Group Entrance Scholarship $1,000; Entrance Scholar-Bursary from Acadia $4,514 for a total of $17,514. Pictou West Liberal Association Award for $100
Janine Maryanne Crockett: Dal Entrance Faculty of Agriculture $1,000
Karli Manai Cruikshank: Acadia Entrance Scholarship $750; Acadia University renewable award $1,250 a year for four years for $5,000; Rotary Club of Pictou Award for $200
Macayla Alexandria Cullen: Dalhousie Entrance Award of $750; Track and Field Scholarship from Dalhousie, $500
Justin Matthew Currie: NRHS Staff Award
Brittany Marie Davidson: NRHS Staff Award
Samantha Lynn Davidson: Royal Canadian Legion Branch #28 Stellarton Award $500
Isobel Ruth DeMont: Queen Elizabeth II Medal; Governor-General’s Medal; University of Toronto Book Award; Bergengren Credit Union Award $500; Fraser & Hoyt Award $250; Pictou Garden Club Award $100; Stellarton Sobey’s Award $250; Colin E. MacGillivary Academic Athletic Award; Hockey NS Award; Highest in IB Chemistry HL 12 and IB Math SL; Pictou Pharmasave Award
Veronica Susanne Deno: St. FX Entrance scholarship of $3,500; Shirley Geddes Memorial Bursary for $500; Municipality of Pictou County Award $200; Northern Nova Scotia Soccer Award
Selina Nadine Dooley: NRHS Band Auxiliary Bursary $100; Highest in Global Politics 12; Highest in Sociology 12
Jessica Marie Dooley: St. FX University Entrance scholarship of $4,000; Edwin R. MacDonald Memorial Award for highest Mark in Physics for $225; Allister Reid Award $100; Highest in Physics 12
Jayme Lee-Anne Dooling: Rotary Club of Pictou Award $200
Cynthia Marie Dowding: Highest in English Communications 12; NRHS Staff Award X 2
Jeremy Evan Downs: Highest in Physics 11
Shawn Andrew Ducharme: RJs of River John Award $75
Honey Marie Dudka: Helen Tattrie MacConnell Award $50; Lori Mae Portes Celebratory Award $200; NRHS Staff Award
Maria Nicole Eagles: NRHS Staff Award
Malcolm Ira Burton Elliott: Entrance Scholarship of $500 to Mt. Allison over four years for $2,000; CUPE bursary for $200; NRHS Band Auxiliary Bursary; Highest in Music 12
Courtney Elizabeth Elliott: St. FX Entrance Scholarship of $3,500; NRHS Staff Award
Nicholas Dewayne Falconer: The Charles and Grace Parker Memorial Bursary given by their family $275
Saucha Christena Fitt: St. FX Entrance scholarship of $3,500
Justin Alexander Fitt: UNB Governor Thomas Carleton Scholarship of $1,000
Allyson Marie Forbes: St. FX Entrance Scholarship of $3,500; GR Saunders Home & School Award $100; NRHS Staff Award; Students Council Executive Leadership Award
Hannah Christina Jean Fougere: NRHS Staff Award; Highest in Leadership 12
Cory James Fraser: Albert Anderson Memorial Award $125; Hal Rogers Endowment Award $1,000
Colby Ryan Fraser: St. FX Entrance Scholarship of $3,500; $500 Bursary from Freemasons Western Star Lodge #50; No More Westrays Memorial Society Award for $500
Jenna Mae Irene Fraser: St. Mary’s University Entrance Scholarship of $1,000 over four years for $4,000
Tanya Lee Graham: $1,000 Bursary from Freemasons Euclid Lodge #92; Joyce Brown Red Hat Bursary for $300
Kayla Marie Gerrior: Highest in CEP Visual Arts 12
Mary Jennet Gratto: $500 Scholarship for the Institute for Human Services Education; Stellarton Fireman’s Association Award for $100
Travis Alexander Paul Greencorn: Highest in CEP Global History
Kate MacBeth Halliday: Renewable Entrance Scholarship to Bishops University for $3,000 over four years for $12,000; Bishops Award for Peer Leadership Excellence for $1,000; Pictou East PC Association Award for $100; Bergengren Credit Union Award for $500; Mac Mac & Mac Barristers Award for $300; Highest in Film and Video 12; Highest in IB French HL 12
Francis Alexander Hart: NRHS Staff Award
Laura Ann Marie Hatch: NRHS Staff Award
Krystal Dawn Hawley: Burton Langille Memorial Award $50; NRHS Staff Award
Michael Scott Hefler: $1,000 Scholarship from Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada; Dalhousie Entrance Scholarship $1,000; Admiral Murray Bursary $500; Freemasons New Caledonia Lodge #11 – $1,000; Pictou Lions Club Bursary $500; CUPE Local 3890 for $750; Municipality of Pictou Award for $200; Pictou County Rivers Assoc. for $500; NRHS Staff Award
Aaron Bruce Hemphill: NRHS Staff Award
Alex Lauren Henderson: NRHS Staff Award
Austin Alexander Jollimore Hiltz: Frazee Rebekah Lodge #33 Award $100; Helping Hand Lodge IOOF #34 Award $200; NRHS Staff Award; Students Council Executive Leadership Award
Kimberly Morgan Holland: NRHS Staff Award
Tanner Justine Hughes: St. FX Entrance Award totaling $4,000; Grant Thornton Chartered Acct. Award for $300; K Y Parker Jr Memorial Award for $25; Pictou East NDP Assoc. Award for $150; Students Council Executive Leadership Award
Alicia Anne Jackson: NRHS Staff Award
Marli Victoria Johnston: St. FX Entrance Scholarship totalling $4,000; NSGEU local 71 C Dependent Bursary $300
Robert Edward Jones: Dalhousie Entrance Scholarship $3,000; Michelin Base Awards $2,000; Municipality of Pictou County Award of $200
Krishma Changulanda Joshi: NRHS Band Auxiliary Bursary $100; Scotsburn Dairy Award $200; Schulich Leader Nominee
Keelan Michael John Joyce: Westville Heritage Group Award $100
Emily June Keating: NRHS Staff Award
Kevin Dallas Leavitt: Highest in CEP Auto Care 12
Robert Todd Legere: St. Thomas Renewable Scholars Award $5,000
Jiaqi Li: NRHS Staff Award
Tiffany Mae Lloyd: Keigan Lucas Memorial Scholarship; Highest in ECM 12; Westville Heritage Group Award $100
Stephanie Shawna Loveman: Highest in CEP ECM 11; Highest in CEP Oceans 11; NRHS Staff Award
Rainer John MacKay: St. FX Entrance Scholarship of $3,500; NSTU Pictou Local Bursary for $500; Students Council Executive Leadership Award
Jeremy David MacKenzie: NRHS Staff Award
Krista Lynn MacKenzie: Dal Entrance Scholarship $750
Mark William MacKenzie: NRHS Staff Award; GR Saunders Home & School Award $100; NRHS Band Auxiliary Bursary $100
Marissa Janice MacLean: Renewable Scholarship from Acadia University over two years for $2,500; Entrance Scholarship from Acadia $750; Riverton Community Club Award for $50; NRHS Staff Award.
Riley Wilfred MacLellan: Caribou Women’s Institute Award $25
Michaela Joanne MacMillan: Middle River Gairlock Women’s Institute Award $25
Marshall John MacNeill: Brad Crowther Memorial Award $200; Crystal Fountain Rebekah Lodge #11; NS Teacher’s Union Award $200; Ruth Campbell Award $375
Carlee Dina MacNeill: Highest in Calculus 12; Elizabeth Wilson Award $150; Sutherland Harris Memorial Bursary $1,000; Students Council Executive Leadership Award
Amelia Greer Martin: Bishop’s University Campus Leader Award of $5,000 a year for three years for $15,000; Canadian Merit Scholarship Loran Award of $2,000 Based on Character/ Service/ Leadership; NRHS Band Auxiliary Award of $100; NSTU Award of $200; Pictou County Schools Administrator Award for $100; Students Council Executive Leadership Award
Darci Nicole McCabe: Highest in Chemistry 12; Margie Turnbull Memorial Award $100; NRHS Staff Award
Lucas Benjamin McCulloch: NRHS Staff Award x 2
Gregory Ian (Timmy) McKinnon: Northern Nova Soccer Award $100; John Duffy Memorial Sports Bursary for $300; Oulton Trophy Award for $100; Highest in Physical Education 12
Rebecca Elizabeth McLeod: NSCC Entrance Award of $2,950; Pictou Mutual Insurance Entrance Scholarship of $500; Royal Bank – Stellarton/Westville Branch $1,000; CUPE Local 3890 $750; Highest in Business Management 12; NRHS Staff Award
Krista Brynne Megeney: University of Ottawa Admissions Scholarship of $2,000 for four years for $8,000; Highest in English 12
Chelsea Marie Melanson: Highest in CEP Communication Technology 11; Stellarton and Area Lions Club Award $200
Candace Marie Morrison: Acadia University Entrance Scholarship $650 renewable for four years for $2,600; James Wilson Award $150
Mark James Morrison: NRHS Staff Award
Josie Alexandria Murphy: NRHS Staff Award x 3
Nathan Stewart Murray: Municipality of Pictou County Award $200
Victoria Lynne Oliver: The Encana Community Scholarship $10,000; Amtek Award $200; NRHS Educational Society Bursary $1,000; Dalhousie Entrance Scholarship $2,500; United Commercial Travellers Pictonian Council #879 Bursary for $500; Highest in Geographie Planetaire; Highest in Integrated French 12
Kelsey Kathleen Pelerine: St. FX University Entrance Scholarship of a total of $3,500; Highest in IB Visual Arts HL 12
Michelle Renee Plamondon: St. Mary’s Renewable Entrance Scholarship $3,500; Highest in Visual Arts 12
Hannah Elaine Randle: St. Mary’s University Entrance Scholarship of $1,000 over four years for $4,000
Hayden Bruno Hans Rauh: D & G Construction Award $50
Michaela Nadine Reid: D & G Construction Award $50
Jade Sara CeLynn Roberts: Pictou Lions Club Bursary $500; NREHS Band Auxiliary Bursary $100; Jean Dickson Bursary
Niels Roeterdink: The Charles and Grace Parker Memorial Bursary given by their family, $275
Miguel Kai Rogers: Municipality of Pictou County Award $200
Gilbert Bevan Rose: Highest in Building Systems 11
Magdalene Isabella Sequeira: Aubrey Dorrington Award $200; Bergengren Credit Union Award $500; Oulton Trophey Award $100; RCL Branch 28 $500; Highest in IB English HL 12; IB Geography HL 12; Students Council Executive Leadership Award
Cortney Elizabeth Helen Sharpe: Mount St. Vincent’s President’s Scholarship $36,000; Eureka and District Volunteer Fire Dept. Memorial Bursary $250
Matthew Alexander Sharpe: NRHS Staff Award
Morgan Alexandria Shepherd: St. FX University Merit Scholarship of $12,000; NS Teacher’s Union Award $200; Royal Canadian Legion Branch 35, Poppy Trust Westville $200; NRHS Staff Award; Florence Wilson Scholarship $75; Highest in Pre Calculus 12 and Physics 11
Allison Paige Smith: Pictou County Highland Dance Society $100 plaque; St. Luke’s United Church Choir Award $100
Jane Elizabeth Stevenson: St. FX University Merit Scholarship of a total of $3,000 over four years for $12,000; Lyon’s Brook Women’s Institute $200; Sutherland Harris Memorial Award $1,000; Eastern Star Lodge Pictou $100; Highest in Global Geography 12
Melissa Dawn Stewart: St .Thomas University Scholars Award $5,000; Michelin Base Award $2,000; Lewis C Roberts Memorial Award $50; NRHS Staff Award; Highest in Math 12
Emily Christene Sutherland: Clyde MacDonald Annual Cultural Prize $300; NRHS Staff Award; Envirothon Team Award
Robyn Skyler Sutherland: NRHS Staff Award; Highest in Production Technology 11; Students Council Executive Leadership Award
Luke Allan Swanwick: Highland Automotive Group 2013 Bursary $500
Sonya Antonia Lavinia Thomas: New Glasgow Regional Police Association Local 103 Bursary $300
Zachary Aaron Vienneau: Highest in Math Foundations 12
Katlyn Irene Avery Walsh: St. FX University Athletic Financial Award $1,500; St FX University Entrance Award $4,000
Jenelle Frances Walsh: UNB Gov. Thomas Carleton Scholarship for $1,000; NRHS Staff Award
Angelic Sarah Elaine Weaver: Municipality of Pictou County Award $200
Bruce Kenneth Wheadon: Dalhousie Entrance Scholarship $1,000; Monarchist League of Canada Award $25; Royal Bank Stellarton-Westville Branch Scholarship $1,000
Jennifer Loretta Marie Wilcox: Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal; NRHS Band Auxillary Bursary $100; NRHS Staff Award
Emily Lauren Wood: Mount St. Vincent’s President’s Scholarship $36,000; Staff Cookbook Award $150; Highest in Theory of Knowledge 12
David James Worth: Highest in CEP Forestry 11
Shauna Winnifred Shirley Wright: St. Mary’s Renewable Entrance Award $4,000; St. Luke’s UCW Award $100

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