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Hopewell Ceilidh and parade taking place on Aug. 11

HOPEWELL — A variety of events that attracted large crowds in the past will return on August 11 with the annual Hopewell Ceilidh and parade. The Pictou County ATV Club is hosting the parade, starting at 12:45 p.m. at Station Road before proceeding to the Hopewell Ceilidh Field. Those participating in the parade should be...

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Barbecues, dragon boating and more …

We have been having the best summer ever cruising around Pictou County. It has been so wonderful getting to know many of you at all of the various events we’ve been to so far this summer. We had the chance to mingle with some locals at the Stellarton Homecoming. We started the Homecoming week at...

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The Goodnight Bird opens at Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre

ANTIGONISH – Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre is preparing to add a third play to its Main Stage repertory with The Goodnight Bird by Governor General’s Award winning playwright Colleen Murphy. The show opens on August 8, with a pay-what-you-can preview on August 7 The play is a dark comedy about old love and new courage....

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Macdonald to launch his 16th book

NEW GLASGOW — A second edition of Clyde Macdonald’s book, Nova Scotians In and Out of Court, has been published and will be officially introduced on August 10. The launching is from 2 to 4 p.m.at the New Glasgow Library and will include light refreshment. Proceeds from the book sales are directed to the Pictou...

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Work continues

Work has begun on a project to build a proposed gas bar and quick service retailer in Lot B near the Pictou roundabout. The three-acre piece of land was purchased by Somerled Properties Inc., Halifax. The project is estimated to take several months to complete. A similar property in Valley, Colchester County, houses a gas...

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SALTER, Doris Marguerite

Doris Marguerite Salter, 98, of Mt. William passed away peacefully surrounded by family in the Palliative Care Unit of the Aberdeen Hospital on July 30th, 2019. Born in Thorburn, she was a daughter of the late John “Jack” and Margaret Ann (English) Brown. Doris devoted her life to caring for others, especially her son John […]

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Rum Ragged — back by popular demand

One group was so well received by a local audience, it is coming back. Rum Ragged will be back on stage at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre on Aug. 5 and 6, 7:30 p.m. Few traditional Newfoundland bands have risen as quickly in the ranks as Rum Ragged. Formed by singer/guitarist Mark Manning and singer/accordion...

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Blaze heats up at Trenton fire

Members of the Trenton Fire Department responded to a fire around lunch time today. No one was home at the time the fire broke out at a trailer on Grandview Avenue. Several fire fighters were treated at the scene for heat-related issues, says Brian Cameron, reporter. Pictou Landing Fire Department assisted. (Photo by Brian Cameron)...

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Jube setup is underway

Downtown New Glasgow is busy and the area in front of Glasgow Square is congested as work continues to set up for the annual Riverfront Jubilee. The annual event runs over three days, from Friday through Sunday, and features the following artists: and dates Friday: East River Rats 7:30-8 pm Andre Pettipas & The Giants...

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Sobeys to end use of plastic bags by end of January 2020

STELLARTON – Picking up groceries will change for many local consumers by the end of January 2020. Sobeys announced on their website on Wednesday plans to remove all plastic bags from their 255 locations across Canada by that time. Canada’s second largest food retailer says the move represents an important first step in the journey...

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