Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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Chamber project to showcase non-profit sector

This summer the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce has initiated a unique research study to quantify the economic and social impact of Pictou County’s non-profit sector. The project is being led by the Chamber’s student assistant Kayla Flinn with advisory assistance from Michele Ward from Kid’s First and Margie Grant-Walsh from Big Brothers Big Sisters...

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Sports

Ryan MacDonald set for Melmerby Triathlon

MELMERBY BEACH – Ryan Shaun MacDonald says he’s ready to defend his Melmerby Olympic Triathlon. The two-time champion is among those registered for the Olympics and other competitions based at Melmerby Beach on Sunday. MacDonald, who hails from Green Hill, helped to prepare for his race by winning the Porter’s Lake Sprint Triathlon on July...

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County team wins Atlantic track honours

MONCTON, N.B. — Pictou County Athletics have captured another team award at the Subway Atlantic track and field championships. Members of PCA combined to register 693.5 points during the events on Saturday and Sunday. Keighan DeCoff won the women’s Under-18 shot put and discus events. Cara MacDonald won the Under 16 girls’ 300-metre race. She...

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Arts & Entertainment

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Suzanne Vega, Donovan Woods, Jeremy Dutcher to headline Stan Rogers Folk Festival in Canso

CANSO – The Stan Rogers Folk Festival, Canada’s Songwriter Festival, is excited to announce its 2019 headliners: Suzanne Vega, Donovan Woods and Jeremy Dutcher, at its 23rd event in Canso from July 25 to July 28. Known internationally for songs like “Luka” and “Tom’s Diner,”  Vega has pushed the boundaries of folk music throughout her 30-year career. Sarnia-born Donovan Woods is a contemporary...

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Opinion

Fishermen still determined: No Pipe in the Strait

Lobster traps are out of the water now as fishermen along the Northumberland Strait wrap up a successful season. The wharves are quieter than they were a year ago when 200 fishing and pleasure boats and 3,500 people readied for the #NOPIPE Land and Sea Rally on July 6 in Pictou town and harbour. From...

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