Pictou Garden Club keeps on growing

The Pictou Garden Club is a growing success, pun intended. The club began in 1939 and next year, will mark 80 years of helping to make the community flourish with flora. “In gardening, your crop varies from good friends, good gardens, good community,” explains garden club member Beth Henderson. The Pictou Garden Club has all […]

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Eyes wide open

A natural disaster that happened almost 13 years ago in New Orleans, U.S., has left an indelible mark on an altruistic young lady. Rikki Stevens of Pictou would have only been a youngster living some 3,500 kilometres away from Katrina, in another country, when the disaster struck on August 29, 2005. She remembered the devastating […]

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Pet pig has heads turning

Celine Mason turns heads when she takes her pet for a walk. That’s because her pet — or at least one of her pets — is a Juliana micro pig. “Miss Piggy,” as she is affectionately known, lives in Stellarton with Mason and her family and is, for all intents and purposes, just like any […]

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Ready for business

The Hector Quay is getting ready to open for the season on May 27. Earlier this week a new shipment of T-shirts, ball hats and sweat shirts arrived at the gift shop bearing the words: “The Ship Hector – the original mast transit” which have proven to be quite popular with tourists and local residents […]

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BAIRD, George Weldon ‘Geordie’

BAIRD, George Weldon ‘Geordie’  – 97, passed away on Sunday, May 6th, 2018 at the Shiretown Nursing Home in Pictou.  He was born in the Cariboo Island Lighthouse on September 23rd, 1920 to Charles Baird & Barbara MacFarlane – the middle child of five sons.  He served as a Petty Officer in the Royal Canadian […]

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