Full house

There is a sizable crowd at the deCoste Performaing Arts Centre this morning as CBC radio broadcasts from the Pictou facility in a show dedicated to the issue of Northern Pulp and its proposed effluent pipe line. It is a situation that has divided the community.

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May slams pulp pipe process

PICTOU — An overflow crowd of well over 100 people jammed the Northumberland Fisheries Museum last Saturday to hear from federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May, who repeated her long-held view that no pipe should flow into the Northumberland Strait to discharge waste water from Northern Pulp. The gathering included the current Central Nova Green […]

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County makes history

Many in the county may have never stepped foot in a mosque (also referred to as masjid in Arabic) or may not share their beliefs, but the Islamic Association of Nova Scotia (IANS) and its local members are welcoming everyone to their new space. Pictou County’s first mosque is being prepped and ready for the […]

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Fire razes home in Trenton

Trenton Fire Department responded to a residential fire on Monday. Trenton Fire Department, New Glasgow Regional Police and Emergency Health Services with the assistance of Westville Fire Department responded to a residential fire on Main Street Trenton at approximately 9:45 a.m. Main Street Trenton was closed to traffic for several hours. The house was vacant at […]

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Missing man found deceased

UPPER BARNEY’S RIVER –  The RCMP has located the body of a 78-year-old man, who was reported missing from Merigomish on February 13. At approximately 4 p.m. on February 17, the man’s truck was located near Mill Road in Upper Barney’s River. He was located nearby, and was deceased. The investigation into the death is […]

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Man charged with serious assault

LINACY – On January 28, Pictou District RCMP responded to a complaint of a serious assault which occurred inside a home on Merigomish Road in Linacy. A 17-year old male was found inside the home and had sustained serious head and facial injuries. He was taken to hospital by ambulance. The suspect was a 23-year-old […]

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Countdown on to Coldest Night walk

There is still more need for teams and team captains for a fun, accessible fundraiser. Stacey Dlamini, executive director of Pictou County Roots for Youth, says there is plenty of room available for people to participate in the group’s Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser coming up Feb. 23. “Currently there are 25 teams registered. […]

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