John Bignell

Always looking for ways to make a difference.



5 Ways to Support Your Local Healthcare System

If you’re struggling to find a family doctor in this province, keep trying. It may be frustrating but having a primary care physician can greatly benefit your health in the long run. By seeing a family doctor on a regular basis, you can proactively manage any potential health issues before they become emergencies. It’s important…


Merry Christmas From The Bignells

Christmas is a season of enjoying the simple things that make life beautiful. May you have great memories that will permanently touch your heart. It is a time to count our blessings and be grateful for them. You have touched my life in so many ways, and I thank you for being a wonderful friend.…

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Venture Scout Recognized at Awards Ceremony

This past November, Thomas Smith, President of the Five Island Venture Company, successfullycompleted his Duke of Edinburgh award bronze level and was recognized at a special ceremony andpresented his Duke of Edinburgh Award.There are three levels to the award: Bronze, Silver and Gold, with each level getting progressively morechallenging to complete. Each level is made…

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Exercise Hand Shake

With every passing storm, volunteers in Nova Scotia monitor and prepare for the worst so that our communities are kept safe. It started with a weather warning shared on the talk groups, social media sites, and email. This lets the volunteers know that an activation may be happening in the coming days and get ready…

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Camping in a Snowstorm

While on Christmas break, area youth finished the adventurous journey section of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.  Since 1963, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award program has been active in Nova Scotia. The program is designed to encourage all young Canadians between the ages of 14 and 24 to set their own goals and…