Al Muir sees People’s Party growth ahead

Now that the federal election is over, Al Muir is concentrating on what comes next. The People’s Party of Canada candidate for Central Nova said the party is still young and he believes they were misrepresented during the campaign, which he thinks held them back. “We’ve got nothing but growth ahead of us. It’s that...

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Green’s increased presence buoys Barry Randle

The Green Party saw their support nearly double in Central Nova this election from 2015 numbers. Barry Randle received close to eight percent of the vote compared to about four percent in the last federal race. Randle was feeling happy with the strides the party made locally and nationally Monday night as he watched the...

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NDP’s Betsy MacDonald proud of her campaign

New Democratic Party candidate Betsy MacDonald was “encouraged” by the results of the federal election and by the campaign in general. When contacted by phone on Monday evening, after Liberal incumbent MP Sean Fraser was declared the winner in Central Nova, MacDonald said she was “very proud” of her campaign. “We ran a very strong...

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Canyon doffs hat to competitors

It’s not the first time George Canyon has come in second place and, as he stated Monday evening after receiving news that he did not win the Central Nova riding in the federal election, the last time didn’t end up so bad. Set up at The Spot in downtown New Glasgow, Canyon’s Conservative supporters watched...

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Central Nova seeing red — again

A historic riding result has favoured the Liberals and returned Sean Fraser as Central Nova MP. Fraser took most of the votes cast in the riding as he won for the second straight time and helped the federal Liberals to form government once again. He remarked how it was the first time in the riding...

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Fraser wins Central Nova again

NEW GLASGOW – Jubilation reigned early tonight (Oct. 21) for Liberal supporters as incumbent Central Nova MP Sean Fraser was returned to represent the riding in the federal election.  Fraser was declared the winner barely an after poles closed on Monday evening.  “Everyone here has done themselves a big favour electing Sean again,” Fraser’s Campaign...

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PM stops at Coffee Bean

Archimedes Street was a wash of red last Tuesday afternoon as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stopped by a local coffee shop to support Central Nova Liberal candidate Sean Fraser. Although he was running late from earlier visits elsewhere in the province, Trudeau still made a coffee stop at The Coffee Bean to give a nod...

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AGB rocks the vote!

Last Friday, A.G. Baillie Memorial School’s Beverly Fielding’s 2/3 French Immersion class learned the importance of the federal electoral process. Fielding said, “We studied the parties and their platforms. We learned about who is on the ballot. They also learned about the voting process, for example spoiled ballots. The take away for them is the...

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Phase One of MOPC Broadband Project begins Monday

The Municipality of Pictou County is beginning the first phase of its new broadband project. This phase of the project will include an assessment of existing infrastructure such as buildings, poles, towers and antenna sites in rural areas throughout the County. Crews are expected to begin on Monday, Oct. 21 and will continue until the...

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Planting trees

Let me start by saying that planting trees, by the millions or billions as promised by various world leaders, is an excellent idea. These miraculous plants have the power not only to stabilize soil, purify water, shelter biodiversity, improve public health and provide resilience against a warming world, but also capture and store enormous sums...

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