Uncounted costs

Open pen aquaculture has suffered a great many criticisms these past few decades, but the most damning of all was shared with me only recently by a thoughtful New Brunswick marine biologist. As she explained it, the reason open-pen aquaculture remains so profitable, is because it’s not paying all its bills. These pens, stuffed with...

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RCMP conclude search operation in Pictou County

Merigomish- Pictou District RCMP and the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Service (ME) have conducted an extensive investigation into a complaint of a discovery of human remains in Merigomish. On July 15, as a result of information received about the presence of human remains, Pictou District RCMP searched an area on a rural wooded property in Merigomish. RCMP members...

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Hot vehicles no place for four-legged friends

By Pat Healey DARTMOUTH: As the hot summer sun shows its warmth more and more each day, it’s important to take action to avoid unknowingly causing your fur baby or young child hardship by leaving them in your vehicle while running an errand. Unfortunately, this remains an issue for both the provincial RCMP and N.S....

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Supporters uphold CHAD’s service

NEW GLASGOW — More people need to understand CHAD Transit’s value, Tim Houston says. The Pictou East MLA and provincial Progressive Conservative leader was guest speaker at its recent annual general meeting at Summer Street Industries. Houston said he envisions CHAD and similar bus companies in Nova Scotia as providing a solution to overstressed Emergency...

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Climate emergency brings youth leaders to Pugwash

PUGWASH –  On Sunday, July 28th at 12 noon, youth from across Atlantic Canada will be planting a red oak tree at the Thinkers Lodge in Pugwash as a symbol of their commitment to fighting climate change and protecting the planet for the next seven generations. This public and media event culminates an intensive three-day...

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Inaugural meeting planned for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s or dementia

It was clear Dominic Boyd’s experiences would be put to good use once he retired. Where the county did not offer an Alzheimer’s and dementia family support group in the area, Boyd has stepped up to help organize a group with the help of former colleague, Linda Turner, a social worker with Mental Health. The...

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Single-vehicle crash

There were no serious injuries on Wednesday morning after a single-vehicle crash in New Glasgow. At approximately 11 a.m., members of the New Glasgow Fire Department, New Glasgow Regional Police and EHS responded to the single-vehicle crash at the Dalhousie Street side of Scotiabank.  The driver lost control of the vehicle and struck the side of...

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Festival of the Tartans celebrating all things Scottish

NEW GLASGOW — Get your tartans ready! The 62nd Annual Festival of the Tartans is almost here! The event will run for five days, from July 17 to July 21, with events such as the Kilted Golf Tournament, the Antique Car Show and New Glasgow’s Highland Games. The Festival of the Tartans is a celebration...

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Lester and Bell Hooper

It was the time known as the Dirty Thirties. The economy was slow and hard times fell on most everyone. No exception was given to the family of Lester and Bell Hooper from Trenton, Pictou County. Lester was employed at Trenton car works but there was little or no work at the plant and everyone...

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Freedom defended at No. 2 Battalion Memorial tribute

PICTOU — A retired educator who grew up in New Glasgow returned to Pictou County to stress freedom’s elusiveness during the Black Battalion Memorial Tribute. Margaret States shared her thoughts during the service on Saturday at the 26th commemoration ceremony for members of the No. 2 Battalion Construction Engineers that takes place each year at...

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