GRAHAM, M. Phyllis

Scotsburn Mary “Phyllis” Graham – 96, died peacefully August 12, 2019 in the Maritime Oddfellows Home, Pictou, where she was a resident for the past 20 months. Phyllis was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, John William “Bill”; her son, Gordon; sisters, Mae, Gladys; and brothers, Jack, Harry & Tom. Phyllis is survived by...

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MacLEAN, Kevin Russell

Kevin Russell MacLean, 60 of Bedford NS, died August 6th, 2019. Kevin passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at the QEII hospital, Halifax. Kevin was born in New Glasgow on July 6th, 1959 to the late Alvin Bernard MacLean and Laura Maude (Skinner) MacLean. He retired from a dedicated career at Canada Post in 2015. Kevin […]

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Glitter, glamour — and a whole lot of fun

Back by popular demand … Pictou County just can’t get enough of Jake and Shaun and their highly successful Big Gay Affair. The duo — and an entire entourage of equally talented performers — will be presenting their eighth Big Gay Affair variety show — and their first ever Thursday night show — Aug. 15,...

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Close encounter … of the four-legged kind

It may be a while before a Braeshore resident ventures out to cook her supper on the barbecue again. Nora Clarke spotted what she believes could have been a small cougar in her front yard, just before 10 p.m. on July 20. “I have huge front windows and I don’t close the curtains because I...

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Habitat for Humanity to benefit from Ribfest

Hard to imagine how succulent, juicy barbecued ribs and the joys of home ownership are connected. But they are, or will be, in Pictou County. Camp 31 and Silver Bullet BBQ, professional ‘ribbers’, will help a local family have their dream come true with a new home, thanks to Ribfest. Pictou County Ribfest will be...

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Pictou RCMP arrest three impaired drivers in 11 hours

Pictou District RCMP arrested three impaired drivers between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. on August 3. At 9:10 a.m., the RCMP responded to a complaint of a possible impaired driver in the MacLellans Brook area. Police located the driver, a 24-year-old man from Pictou County, who was arrested for impaired operation of a conveyance. He provided breath samples which...

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Water conservation order for Pictou

The Town of Pictou has issued a water conservation order to address current shortages within the town’s water distribution system. The order gives the town the ability to ensure conservation measures are observed and enforced where necessary. A press release issued by the town indicates that within the past few days, the town’s Public Works...

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Get ready for the storm

A storm’s coming our way. That’s how Carson Downey replied when asked what Jubilee-goers could expect from his Sunday night performance. “I love coming there,” the lead singer for the Carson Downey Band says. “This is not my first trip to the Jubilee, and I just love it. I love the fans and when you...

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AdvoCruiser’s everywhere in the community

This week we, Georgia and Burke, had the chance to meet a lot of new people and create new connections within our community of Pictou County. Hannah is on vacation, but she will be back next week to continue the adventure we get to call a job. We started off the week of July 15...

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River John child amputee embraces life “Just the Way I Am”

The War Amps is this year embarking on its second century of service. What began as an Association to assist war amputee veterans returning from the First World War, has expanded its programs over the years to support all amputees, including Jaxon Sutherland, 7, of River John. Jaxson is a partial left hand amputee and,...

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