Pet Paw-ty a joint venture

Pets were the focus of an event at Pier 15: Riverfront Marina recently. Pictou SPCA, CARMA Pictou County and Pier 15 partnered for a Pet Paw-ty that raised money and spread information for the two animal care organizations. “We’re trying to get people to understand the difference between what CARMA does versus the SPCA,” said […]

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‘Giant’ of a summer for local band

Andre Pettipas and the Giants have a huge summer ahead of them. During a recent interview, Trenton drummer Mark Cosh spoke about the band’s upcoming single release, their Canadian tour and shows in Sweden. Cosh said he’s feeling excited and overwhelmed about everything the Antigonish-based band has coming up. “We never really gave up,” he […]

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Junior FunFest ramps up

Approximately 90 children stepped up to the plate on Saturday for the first annual Trenton Junior Funfest at Scotia Park. Four teams of kids from ages eight to 12 years old took part in the softball tournament aimed to give young athletes another opportunity to play ball. Robin Hatt, who organized the event, said he […]

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Message delivered: No Pipe

Thousands of people descended on Pictou’s waterfront Friday afternoon in an effort to let Northern Pulp and politicians know they don’t want to see treated effluent in the Northumberland Strait. More than 1,000 people gathered at the Hector Quay Marina while more than 100 boats came into Pictou Harbour as part of the #NoPipe Land […]

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By Land and by Sea

Organizers of the #NoPipe Land and Sea Rally were anticipating a large crowd on Friday, but the number that showed up exceeded their expectations. “I can’t say that we were surprised that the community is so behind us, because we have been feeling that for many months now. But I think this was important so […]

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Open for business

The Carmichael-Stewart House Museum officially opened its doors for the season on June 23. During his remarks at the reception, president of the Pictou County Historical Society’s Paul LaLande noted some upgrades at the museum this year. “It’s been a very momentous year in the Carmichael-Stewart House. We’ve had some changes. Some of you may […]

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More than a thousand people say: No pipe

More than a thousand  people descended on Pictou’s waterfront this afternoon (Friday) in an effort to let Northern Pulp and politicians know they don’t want to see treated effluent in the Northumberland Strait. They gathered at the Hector Quay Marina while at least 100 boats came into Pictou Harbour as part of the No Pipe […]

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Tartan kilted golf July 12

FRASER’S MOUNTAIN – Plans are coming together for this year’s Festival of the Tartans golf tournament on July 12 at Glen Lovat Golf Club. Sometimes known as the Kilted Golf Tournament, although there is a non-kilted category, the tournament is the kick off to New Glasgow’s annual Festival of the Tartans, celebrating the heritage that […]

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Summer Street golf gives boost

ABERCROMBIE — It was another great year for the Summer Street Scramble, with the annual golf tournament raising the second largest amount in its 24-year history. The event, which ran all day Friday, June 22 at the Abercrombie Country Club, had 35 teams whose members brought in $251,277. That brings the total raised to more […]

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LORDA hosts medieval ‘war’

Dozens of people set up camp in LORDA Park over the weekend to prepare for war. Members of the Society of Creative Anachronism (SCA) from the Maritime Provinces gathered for the annual Barony of Ruantallan War Camp, an event that encourages participants to re-create medieval times and participate in activities such as fencing, archery, sewing […]

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