community news

Group offering options to open pit coal mining

WESTVILLE — A group of citizens opposed to open pit coal exploration and mining has offered an alternative way to remediate the land. Cowan Street resident Clarrie MacKinnon, a member of the concerned citizens committee, told town council recently that his group plans to invite an official from the Ecology Action Centre to council’s next...

A subscription is required to access this section of the website

To become a print subscriber, phone our office at 902-485-8014

To subscribe to the web version click here

Thank you for supporting democracy, journalism and jobs in our community

Log In Register

Continue Reading
community news

County hears REN progress

Councillors with the Municipality of the County of Pictou have been updated on the work of Pictou County Regional Enterprise Network. Council heard a presentation from the new CEO of PCREN, Sarah MacIntosh Wiseman. The new CEO began by introducing a bit about herself and how she came to be at the REN as well...

A subscription is required to access this section of the website

To become a print subscriber, phone our office at 902-485-8014

To subscribe to the web version click here

Thank you for supporting democracy, journalism and jobs in our community

Log In Register

Continue Reading
community news

Nova Scotia farmers welcoming guests for 18th Annual Open Farm Day

Farmers across the province will once again be opening their farms to the public for the 18th annual Open Farm Day on Sept. 15th. More than 30 farms are ready to welcome thousands of Nova Scotians to their operations for a day filled with fun, facts and farming. Each farm offers a unique, educational experience...

A subscription is required to access this section of the website

To become a print subscriber, phone our office at 902-485-8014

To subscribe to the web version click here

Thank you for supporting democracy, journalism and jobs in our community

Log In Register

Continue Reading

Terry Fox runs set for Sept. 15

PICTOU – Terry Fox runs have been scheduled for Pictou and two other Pictou County communities. The runs are scheduled for September 15 in Pictou, as well as in Stellarton and Bridgeville. Registration in Pictou is at 1:30 p.m., while the event will start at 2 p.m. at the Hector Quay Marina on Caladh Avenue....

A subscription is required to access this section of the website

To become a print subscriber, phone our office at 902-485-8014

To subscribe to the web version click here

Thank you for supporting democracy, journalism and jobs in our community

Log In Register

Continue Reading
community news

Fixed route one step closer to reality

STELLARTON — The proposed fixed route is getting ready to roll, with one route and one bus. A study for a three-year pilot project for a fixed route has been completed by a consultant with a Trenton-New Glasgow-Stellarton fixed route. That study came back in April and it determined that two buses and two routes...

A subscription is required to access this section of the website

To become a print subscriber, phone our office at 902-485-8014

To subscribe to the web version click here

Thank you for supporting democracy, journalism and jobs in our community

Log In Register

Continue Reading

Benefits and balance of eating alkaline

“Some people think that having a body PH level that is slightly more acidic makes you more prone to diseases, but everyone’s blood really is a similar PH level – and it’s not going to be influenced that much by what we are eating.” When it comes to healthy eating Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Amy Florian,...

A subscription is required to access this section of the website

To become a print subscriber, phone our office at 902-485-8014

To subscribe to the web version click here

Thank you for supporting democracy, journalism and jobs in our community

Log In Register

Continue Reading

Dorian

I knew it was coming.. .the sudden darkness and interior silence which marks the loss of power. I filled my bath tub and several containers with drinking water, gathered firewood and prepared a store of canned food days in advance. That hurricane (tropical storm) Dorian would spare my local power lines never occurred to me,...

A subscription is required to access this section of the website

To become a print subscriber, phone our office at 902-485-8014

To subscribe to the web version click here

Thank you for supporting democracy, journalism and jobs in our community

Log In Register

Continue Reading

Fall Fest set for Sept. 14

PICTOU — Organizers of the downtown event called Downtown Pictou Spring Fling are preparing for the Downtown Pictou Fall Fest later this month. Downtown business operators Kevin Pettipas, as well as Sonya Park and her daughter Rhonda Park are once again leading the planning for the festival that will take place from 10 a.m. to...

A subscription is required to access this section of the website

To become a print subscriber, phone our office at 902-485-8014

To subscribe to the web version click here

Thank you for supporting democracy, journalism and jobs in our community

Log In Register

Continue Reading

Highland Homecoming presents all things Scottish

Highland Homecoming will be celebrated Sunday, Sept. 15, at the Hector Heritage Quay in a big way. Various events will be held at the Quay including free admission, a blacksmith demonstration by Nathan Zastrow from the working forge that is on site, tours of the replica Ship Hector, sales in the gift shop, folk art...

A subscription is required to access this section of the website

To become a print subscriber, phone our office at 902-485-8014

To subscribe to the web version click here

Thank you for supporting democracy, journalism and jobs in our community

Log In Register

Continue Reading

Dorian cancels Pictou Ex weekend

PICTOU — In the end, cancelling the 2019 Pictou-North Colchester Exhibition’s Saturday and Sunday events was all officials could do, Jack Ferguson said. Ferguson, who chairs the exhibition’s board of directors, said it had to close for the safety of people and livestock on the grounds. “Everyone knew by the time the storm hit what...

A subscription is required to access this section of the website

To become a print subscriber, phone our office at 902-485-8014

To subscribe to the web version click here

Thank you for supporting democracy, journalism and jobs in our community

Log In Register

Continue Reading