“I’m happy with the event overall”

If the audience is happy, the New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee board of directors is happy. That’s according to chair Michelle MacLean, who had plenty of positive things to say on Sunday night about this year’s music festival. “I get excited about the fact that we’re able to bring these artists to Pictou County and have […]

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Women Alike shine at race

It was a good day for the Women Alike Abreast A River Dragon Boat Team. Recently back from their trip to Italy where 11 members had joined forces with paddlers from Saint John to form the Maritime Dragons team and participate in four half-kilometre races, Saturday’s Race on the River felt like an easier task. […]

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Paddles up for $98,000

Chris Higdon couldn’t thank the community enough on Saturday, after announcing the 17th annual Race on the River had raised $98,000. The president of the New Glasgow Dragon Boat Society raved about the success of the event, which saw more than 35 teams participating. “It’s remarkable the spirit we have. What a great place to […]

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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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