Trooper ‘raising a little hell’ on Sunday

Canadian rock legend Trooper is headed to New Glasgow ‘for a good time, not a long time’ at the Riverfront Jubilee to sing some of their many hits for the East Coast crowd. For singer Ra McGuire, his music began as with many others, singing along with records as a kid and amping up to...

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Golf tourney ‘fore’ pets

It’s time to get putting for some of Pictou County’s pets as the annual Kathy Skoke-Fortin Memorial Golf Tournament ramps up for another year. This tournament has been going for about seven years as a fundraiser for the local branch of the SPCA in Granton. Each year, proceeds raised from the event go towards helping...

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Oakley sentencing pushed back

Accused, David Oakley made an appearance in Pictou Provincial Court Wednesday afternoon in regards to a case of animal abuse. During his last court date, Oakley’s lawyer entered guilty pleas for two counts of unnecessary suffering and one count of striking an animal with an axe. During Wednesday’s appearance, Oakley’s lawyer Elizabeth Cooper was absent...

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NNEC grads ’19 celebrate

It was a day of celebration and a clean sweep on some of the big awards at North Nova Education Centre during the annual graduation ceremony. Grads Max van Zyl, Aaron Day, Mark Atwood, Victoria Dunn and Charles MacLean took home some big prizes and lots of bursaries for their post-secondary careers. Grads celebrated their...

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PA grads celebrate successes

It was a bittersweet evening for the 2019 graduates of Pictou Academy last week as they bid their school farewell and became ready to start the next chapter of their life. The weather may not have been sunny and bright but the mood of the graduates was cheery none the less. This year, the graduates...

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Women helping women

It’s something that many won’t speak of, many don’t think of, and many worry about. Period. Even though female hygiene products are a necessity for many it can take a chunk out of a small budget to be able to buy the monthly supplies. And Pictou Pharmasave is looking to help women. Period. The local...

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Person found deceased in a vehicle, NGRPD investigating.

New Glasgow Regional Police are investigating after a person was found deceased in a vehicle in the area of the Walmart Parking Lot on Westville Road, New Glasgow,N.S. Police and the Nova Scotia Medical Examiners Service are in the preliminary stages of the investigation. Police received a call at 10:30a.m. New Glasgow Regional Police, New Glasgow Fire...

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Local veteran opening eco-adventure park for fellow veterans

Peace and bliss can be hard to find when many everyday things can be a trigger for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). To help aid in healing and relaxation for those who face the same challenges and experiences, Tyson Bowen is creating an eco-adventure park for fellow veterans. Having joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 2005...

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Spinning some education

The atmosphere at the Walk through Time Museum will be warm and cosy on June 29 with a Wool Day event taking place. The Scotsburn museum will be hosting a day for participants to learn about wool beginning from how the sheep are raised all the way through to the many different products that are...

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