Strawberry crop starts catching up

DURHAM — Strawberry picking has hit prime time, despite a backward spring. U-pick operators are reporting good fruit and ample business. Margaret Bell MacLean at MacLean’s U-Pick in Durham said there have been better conditions than this year for growing strawberries. The MacLean operation opened on July 9. “Some berries are a bit small, but […]

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Highway twinning at last

SUTHERLAND’S RIVER — A long-sought twinning of Highway 104 from Sutherland’s River to Antigonish will become a reality. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Tuesday $90 million in federal funding toward the estimated $195 cost to extend the highway’s four lanes the 38 kilometres between Sutherland’s River and Antigonish. Design work will start next week, […]

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New Viola’s Way sign for downtown street

NEW GLASGOW — Tributes were directed last week toward Viola’s Way that now occupies downtown New Glasgow. A Viola’s Way sign replacing the lower part of Forbes Street was unveiled last Friday to honour the memory of businesswoman and civil rights activist Viola Desmond. The new street name and location of the ceremony has a […]

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Ride for a Cure slated for July 28

PICTOU — The fourth annual Pictou County edition of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Ride for a Cure is scheduled for July 28 at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre. The event draws motorcycle and bicycle riders together to show their support for diabetes research and helps advance the best possible research projects in the […]

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Help Light the Night on September 15

PICTOU — Organizers hope the Light the Night walk in September will be the first of many in Pictou. Sharon Stewart, who co-owns Sharon’s Place Family Restaurant, and other family members and friends are helping to inaugurate the walk in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC). The walk is scheduled to […]

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Sherry Blinkhorn elated with Vision Award

NEW GLASGOW — Sherry Blinkhorn says she is overjoyed and humbled to have received the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia’s Vision Award for Outstanding Volunteer. The local real estate operator and Loch Broom resident received the award last week in conjunction with the foundation’s annual general meeting. “Many advocates better than I am have […]

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Drake Caggiula enjoys break

PICTOU — It was a rare opportunity for Drake Caggiula to visit his grandparents in Pictou, and he’s glad he did. Caggiula plays left wing and is entering his third hockey season with the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers. His grandparents are Art and Gwen MacDonald. He accompanied other family members to Pictou for the celebration of […]

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