Supporters uphold CHAD’s service

NEW GLASGOW — More people need to understand CHAD Transit’s value, Tim Houston says. The Pictou East MLA and provincial Progressive Conservative leader was guest speaker at its recent annual general meeting at Summer Street Industries. Houston said he envisions CHAD and similar bus companies in Nova Scotia as providing a solution to overstressed Emergency...

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Ryan MacDonald set for Melmerby Triathlon

MELMERBY BEACH – Ryan Shaun MacDonald says he’s ready to defend his Melmerby Olympic Triathlon. The two-time champion is among those registered for the Olympics and other competitions based at Melmerby Beach on Sunday. MacDonald, who hails from Green Hill, helped to prepare for his race by winning the Porter’s Lake Sprint Triathlon on July...

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County team wins Atlantic track honours

MONCTON, N.B. — Pictou County Athletics have captured another team award at the Subway Atlantic track and field championships. Members of PCA combined to register 693.5 points during the events on Saturday and Sunday. Keighan DeCoff won the women’s Under-18 shot put and discus events. Cara MacDonald won the Under 16 girls’ 300-metre race. She...

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Blue Eagles to gather at East Pictou closure

SUTHERLANDS RIVER – Many of the great athletes who wore the East Pictou Blue Eagles’ blue and gold colours will be saluted on Saturday as part of the celebration of East Pictou Rural High School and Middle School. The school is closing as middle school students move into the Frank H. MacDonald school located next...

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Bantams post three-game baseball sweep

NEW GLASGOW – The New Glasgow Sullivan Fuels Bantam AA Baseball team swept three exhibition games from the Cape Breton Sooners last weekend in New Glasgow. Lane Lochead was the winning pitcher, fanning nine Cape Breton batters on Friday, as the fuel edged the Sooners 3-2. Ashton Royea came in late to convert the save....

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Freedom defended at No. 2 Battalion Memorial tribute

PICTOU — A retired educator who grew up in New Glasgow returned to Pictou County to stress freedom’s elusiveness during the Black Battalion Memorial Tribute. Margaret States shared her thoughts during the service on Saturday at the 26th commemoration ceremony for members of the No. 2 Battalion Construction Engineers that takes place each year at...

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Steeltown celebrates: 136 years since pouring of steel

TRENTON – A local industrial milestone was celebrated on Thursday with the rededication of the first pouring of steel ingots in Canada in July, 1883 in Trenton with the unveiling of a special plaque. “This is an awesome way to start a great weekend in Trenton,” Mayor Shannon MacInnis said. He was referring to the...

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Pride flag-raising at Market Square

PICTOU – The Town of Pictou hosted its second annual Pride Flag Raising Ceremony at Market Square on July 9and drew more than 40 people. Mayor Jim Ryan called an “important event supporting equal rights and opportunities for members of the LGBTQ+ community while recognizing the importance of inclusion and peace for everyone in our...

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Library introduces Adventure day packs

PICTOU — The Pictou Library and the Town of Pictou have partnered on an Adventure Day Pack program for the summer. Pictou Parks and Recreation intern Allison Parker and co-ordinator Michelle Young visited the library recently and unpacked all the items that the library will have available for families and people of all ages. The...

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Kinsmen barbecue rolling out chicken

NEW GLASGOW – It was an early morning but a rewarding one for the annual Kinsmen barbecue in New Glasgow. Numerous members of the Kinsmen Club of New Glasgow, Kinettes, K-40, Weeks Crushers, Weeks Major Midgets and members of the Kinsmen minor baseball program volunteered for the barbecue that was taking place through the morning...

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