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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Leadership skills earn student award from RBC

A student at Northumberland Regional High School is receiving an award from the Royal Bank of Canada for her leadership and academics. Emma Currie, who runs the communications committee and co-heads the prom committee at NRHS, will receive the $1,000 scholarship at graduation. “I think I might’ve been chosen for it maybe for my involvement […]

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Honouring our Community

The gymnasium in Pictou Landing First Nation was a place of celebration on Saturday as people gathered for the 27th annual PLFN Mawio’mi. The events brought dancers, drummers, vendors and spectators together from Pictou Landing First Nation and communities as far as Maine and Quebec. Despite the rain and the move indoors, co-lead organizer Haley […]

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Relay for Life growing

More than $61,000 was raised at the Pictou County Relay for Life over the weekend. Twenty-seven teams signed up for the relay this year, an increase over last, with Jeana’s Girls named the top fundraising team of the event with $17,785. The team received the Marilyn DeCoste award, a newly named award in honour of […]

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No Pipe open house draws a crowd

The provincial and federal environment ministers will be receiving lots of letters after a well-attended open house on Saturday organized by Friends of the Northumberland Strait. Approximately 300 people were at the No Pipe Open House throughout the afternoon, which was held at the Northumberland Fisheries Museum in Pictou and included the opportunity to sign […]

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Chamber offering outreach

The new business outreach officer for the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce hopes to better the community. Jake Chisholm, who has previously worked for the Town of New Glasgow and small businesses throughout the county, recently took on the role and hopes to hear from people in the business community about how the chamber can […]

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