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Fishing coalition seeking position from federal election candidates

Members of a coalition of Maritime fishing associations representing the Gulf Nova Scotia Fleet Planning Board, Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association, Maritime Fishermen’s Union and the Pictou Landing First Nation, will be seeking the position of all local federal election candidates on the proposed effluent pipeline that would discharge into the Northumberland Strait from Northern...

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Early start on Business 101

NEW GLASGOW — Some of Pictou County’s young people made the most of their summer and the chance to learn at this year’s Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development (CEED) young entrepreneurship camp. The week-long camp is aimed to help kids learn a bit about how to run a business and how businesses work. With...

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From music to politics

George Canyon is throwing his big old cowboy hat into the political ring. The homegrown hero is the Conservative candidate for Central Nova in the 2019 election, replacing Roger MacKay who announced he was stepping away from the election just a few hours before Canyon was named as his replacement. For Canyon, it’s been a...

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Suspect in custody following stabbing Thursday night

PICTOU LANDING – Last night, Pictou County RCMP responded to a report of a stabbing at a residence in Pictou Landing. At about 9:50 p.m. members responded to a call of a man who had been stabbed following an altercation with another man at a residence on Pictou Landing First Nation. The suspect had fled...

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Antigonish pair charged with animal cruelty

ANTIGONISH – A 34-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman from Antigonish have been charged with two counts of animal cruelty under the Criminal Code. The two were charged in July 2019 for causing unnecessary pain and suffering or injury to an animal contrary to section 445.1.1 (a) and for abandoning an animal in distress or willfully neglecting or failing...

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art and entertainment

British invasion at the deCoste

The smash hit concert Across the Pond: The British Invasion lands in Pictou on August 26 celebrating 50 years of British musical invasion from the hits of the 60s to today’s favourites. Across the Pond tells fascinating stories of how the Rolling Stones were banned from Ed Sullivan’s show, the day Tom Jones passed out...

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Ribfest ready to roll

It will be more than just finger-licking good! With so many activities planned for the inaugural Pictou County Ribfest, the food won’t be the only thing you won’t want to miss. Although the event may be called ‘rib’ fest, there will be a bit of something for everyone — even those who don’t like ribs...

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New signage for Roy Island

MELMERBY — The Little Harbour Walking and Bicycling Trail Society recently unveiled a new sign at the lookoff at Roy Island showing various points of interest that can be seen from the lookoff. The society received municipal grant funding to purchase the sign which was installed by Department of Natural Resources employees Tom Rundle, chief...

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Corn boil tonight

It’s too hot to cook, so why not enjoy the District 3 End of Summer Community Corn Boil? All of the corn has been husked and is waiting for the plunge into boiling hot water today, 4-7 p.m. at the Caribou District Fire Hall. There will be entertainment including: Hugh Campbell (guitar and singing) Penelope...

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FORECLOSED

EDITOR’S NOTE: This project is the result of months of interviewing, data gathering, and data analysis by students in the investigative workshop and MJ program at the school of journalism at the University of King’s College. The reporting and writing team is made up of MJ student Bethanee Diamond and workshop students Ava Coulter, Ian...

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