The Year in Review-Pt.2

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Make sure you check out part one here: Year in Review

 

JULY

Facebook: Prime Minister announces major investment to twin Trans-Canada Highway 104

 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives in Pictou County to announce a huge funding boost for the section of the TransCanada Highway 104 between Antigonish and Pictou County. A total of $90 million was announced to go

toward the project.

Staff pick: Message delivered: No Pipe

The Pictou waterfront, both on land and sea, was filled with protesters on a Friday afternoon to oppose Northern Pulp’s proposed treated effluent pipe into the Northumberland Strait.

AUGUST

Facebook: Frank H. Students relocating

After discovering a structural issue at Frank H. MacDonald School the Chignecto-Central Regional School board made the decision to relocate the students that attend the school. Frank H. MacDonald students were relocated to East Pictou Middle School while the issue was fixed.

Staff pick: Dozens rally in support of walk-in clinic

Dozens of concerned Pictou County citizens rally outside the Aberdeen Walk-in Clinic in New Glasgow in protest of the announcement that the clinic would be suspending its operations between August 5 and September 17. During this suspension of operations the doctors who operate the clinic would contemplate the future of the service.

SEPTEMBER

Facebook: Man charged after murder in New Glasgow

A 33-year-old man was arrested and charged with second degree murder after an incident that occurred in the early morning hours of September 8 at the Travelodge in New Glasgow. The victim was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries and later passed away as a result.

Staff pick: Community Cupboard says farewell

A long-time community support centre, The Community Cupboard, shut its doors for the final time leaving many county residents without a place to get clothes, food and other items like furniture, free of charge. The organization was forced to close after concerns the structure was found to be unsafe for the public. The organization provided not only household items but much needed fellowship for those who attended.

OCTOBER

Facebook: Cecil Clarke concedes. Tim Houston is the new PC party leader

During the members’ vote for the election of the new PC party leader, Pictou East MLA Tim Houston takes the title after months of campaigning.

 

Staff pickNSLC cannabis: Ready to Roll

 

NSLC Cannabis staff are prepared for the historic legalization of cannabis on October 17 all over Canada. The new retail location for NSLC Cannabis in the Aberdeen Plaza NSLC was fully prepared with stock and well-trained staff as well as education materials for legalization day.

NOVEMBER

Facebook: Mohawks enjoy hall of fame trip

Men’s junior softball team the Thorburn Mohawks celebrated as they were inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame. 2018 marked the 55th anniversary of the team’s first of three straight provincial Maritime Championships.

Staff pickAuction ends era

Corporate Assets Inc held an auction to sell off the remaining more than 1,900 items that were in the former Trenton Works and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering LTD building in Trenton. This marked the end of an era for the manufacturing facility which produced rail cars in its early years and wind turbines in its later years. A piece of Trenton’s history went with the sale.

 

DECEMBER

Facebook: Lottery winners pay it forward

The Advocate shared a social media photo about local lottery winners using their winnings to help others. Our story

on Margie and Gerry Stewart shared why the couple decided to use their winnings to pay it forward to others who

might need help in their community.

Staff picks: Early Christmas gift for Ship Hector Society

The Ship Hector society received the exciting news in December that all three levels of government will be pooling together to develop an interpretive and operational plan to rejuvenate the Hector Heritage Quay in anticipation of the 250th anniversary in 2023.