Hundreds fish for a tasty bite

TRENTON — It was a glorious day on Saturday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Pictou County Rivers Association’s annual Fisherama at Steeltown Park. About 200 adults and children took part in the event throughout the morning under mainly clear and calm conditions. Rivers association president Alfred White said it was a good day […]

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Local Habitat group to host fund raiser

PICTOU — Habitat for Humanity is gaining a presence in Pictou County. Local residents have responded to the Pictou County chapter’s call for quality used items that can be sold to raise funds for its first house building project, planned for 2019. Kevin Pettipas, a Pictou resident and committee member with the chapter, has gained […]

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Artist salutes cause for Heads Together

NEW GLASGOW — Sandy Guadagni was in her element, enjoying a view of the Royal Wedding on a wide screen. She and others attended a party on Saturday, wearing a wide assortment of women’s hats in keeping with the broad-brimmed ones seen on the screen during the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. However, […]

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From the roots up

An inclusive program is teaching elementary school-aged children in Pictou County to have empathy for others and respect and care for those younger than them. The Roots of Empathy program has been around Pictou County for more than 10 years and is still making a strong impact on children. Created by Mary Gordon, the Roots […]

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Pet pig has heads turning

Celine Mason turns heads when she takes her pet for a walk. That’s because her pet — or at least one of her pets — is a Juliana micro pig. “Miss Piggy,” as she is affectionately known, lives in Stellarton with Mason and her family and is, for all intents and purposes, just like any […]

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Welcome home

The Maritime Oddfellows Home in Pictou has received a makeover recently that has the residents feeling more at home in the facility than ever before. Each one of the residents at the home has received a new door wrap over the past month or so that makes the doors of their room look like the […]

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Dockside cookout celebrates lobster

TONEY RIVER — Mike Adamson had an idea to promote Pictou County and the lobster fished here, and the Kilted Chef ran with it. Alain Bosse was dressed in his usual Kilted Chef attire that has helped him gain world-wide acclaim, a white tunic and kilt, as he showed how to prepare lobster during a […]

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