Terry Fox runs set for Sept. 15

PICTOU – Terry Fox runs have been scheduled for Pictou and two other Pictou County communities. The runs are scheduled for September 15 in Pictou, as well as in Stellarton and Bridgeville. Registration in Pictou is at 1:30 p.m., while the event will start at 2 p.m. at the Hector Quay Marina on Caladh Avenue....

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Fall Fest set for Sept. 14

PICTOU — Organizers of the downtown event called Downtown Pictou Spring Fling are preparing for the Downtown Pictou Fall Fest later this month. Downtown business operators Kevin Pettipas, as well as Sonya Park and her daughter Rhonda Park are once again leading the planning for the festival that will take place from 10 a.m. to...

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Power continues to be restored

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia Power says as of this morning, crews have restored service to approximately 85 per cent of the more than 400,000 customers who lost power due to hurricane Dorian. “We’ve made considerable progress but there is still much work to be done,” said Karen Hutt, president and CEO of Nova Scotia Power....

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Harbour swim postponed

The swim of Pictou Harbour scheduled for today has been postponed. The annual Government of Nova Scotia Employee’s United Way Workplace Giving Campaign and swim series was to take place today in Pictou Harbour. The swim from Pictou Landing to the marina in downtown Pictou was to start at 4:30 p.m. and would have been...

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British Home Child Day being marked in sesquicentennial international tribute

To the Editor: From 1869 right up to 1948, over 100,000 children of all ages were emigrated right across Canada, from the United Kingdom, to be used as indentured farm workers and domestics. Believed by Canadians to be orphans, only two percent truly were. These children, known as the British Home Children (BHC) and Child...

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The solution to pollution is not dilution

To the Editor: “The solution to pollution is dilution. It is very logical that if a chemical is bothering you, you should increase the flow of good air to dilute the level of the chemical.” Quote from Dr. Sherry A. Rogers, MD, author of ‘Detox or Die’ first published in 2002. This makes sense when...

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Nails in the coffin

To the Editor: During the winter months many political buffs, and even those not so inclined, were somewhat enthralled with the SNC Lavalin conundrum and the backdoor politics it encompassed. For many of us in rural Nova Scotia, we likely felt immune to these questionable antics in Ottawa, so far removed. But it only took...

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Northern Pulp: Thinking outside the current plan

To the Editor: There seems to be one word that describes the current situation respecting Northern Pulp – ADAMANT. The dictionary defines “adamant” as “refusing to be persuaded or to change one’s mind”. Northern Pulp is adamant that it is going to run its treated effluent pipe along the Route #106 to Caribou and out...

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Consider vegan options at ribfests

To the Editor: Re: Ribfest Makes it to Pictou County When compassionate, empathetic, caring people put those values on the shelf, it’s a sad thing. The wonderful charities involved in this Ribfest Event exude these traits and make their communities better. To overlook the needless suffering and early deaths of the nonhuman animals served up...

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Shellfish harvesting areas affected by Dorian

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Gulf Region, wishes to inform the public that a large portion of shellfish harvesting areas on the coasts of eastern New Brunswick, northern Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island are closed due to heavy rainfall amounts which accompanied hurricane Dorian over the weekend.   These closures are in effect for a...

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