Drive for supplies

Some parents may not think twice about spending the money for new school supplies, but that may not be the case for everyone. For the sixth year running, Meghan Hartling is collecting together school supplies for schools in Pictou County. The items Hartling collects go toward helping teachers in the schools replace things that might...

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PIGS flying through Pictou on their latest tour

It will be a rocking night to remember for local Pink Floyd fans as PIGS, a touring tribute band, hit the stage with the whole nine yards of production, living up to the Pink Floyd name. The show is scheduled for Nov. 9 at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre. During a recent interview Josh Szczepanowski,...

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Munro Grant panel unveiled

A few years in the making, Stellarton’s new Rev. George Munro Grant plaque has been erected in a new small park at the end of Foord Street near the Museum of Industry. The heritage site plaque was originally at town hall and has since been relocated and now features the addition of an information plaque...

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Bringing back Boston Pizza

NEW GLASGOW — With more than just pizza to offer up, the Boston Pizza franchise is ready to start things up in Pictou County again this year with the reopening of the Highland Square Mall restaurant. Less than a year ago after shutting its doors and advertising the opportunity to purchase the franchise, steps are...

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Starbucks breaking ground in New Glasgow

Venti, grande, tall — it may be a different language to some but it will soon be regular vernacular to Pictou County residents as construction begins on a Starbucks store in New Glasgow. The planned free-standing store will be built in the parking lot at the Aberdeen Business Centre, the corner located closest to East...

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Open house explains remediation

PICTOU LANDING — Local residents interested in Boat Harbour were well informed of the remediation project last week. The Pictou Landing fire hall was the location of an open house to view displays of what remediation for Boat Harbour will look like and how long it is expected to take. Aimed at providing the community...

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JUBILEE-ation! 24th Jubilee rocks the river

It was a successful weekend well worth all the hard work by volunteers for this year’s New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee. With popular performers like Kim Mitchell, Trooper, Sass Jordan and Wintersleep, the weekend drew a good crowd to the downtown core of New Glasgow to celebrate music and the community around it. “It was a...

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Bowers ready to host Songwriters Circle

East Coast music is famous for its storytelling and the emotion packed into every song. This year’s Jubilee Songwriters Circle is part of the Carlton’s Community Bash taking place on Saturday. This year’s host of the songwriters’ circle is Steven Bowers who is excited to come back and be a part of the community-oriented event...

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Ready to rock

Kim Mitchell is ready to rock the river and is looking to have a good time with the audience as he performs at the Riverfront Jubilee. After having played the Jube a number of years ago, Mitchell is back to give more to his Pictou County fans. “I’m happy to see that it still happens,”...

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Polaris Prize-nominated Wintersleep on stage Saturday

This year and their new album, In the Land Of, has earned Halifax band Wintersleep their second Polaris music nomination. The nomination is much welcomed by the band as the prize is based on artistic merit rather than sales, popularity or label. “It’s kind of based on critical reception,” said drummer and Stellarton native Loel...

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