‘Giant’ of a summer for local band

Andre Pettipas and the Giants have a huge summer ahead of them. During a recent interview, Trenton drummer Mark Cosh spoke about the band’s upcoming single release, their Canadian tour and shows in Sweden. Cosh said he’s feeling excited and overwhelmed about everything the Antigonish-based band has coming up. “We never really gave up,” he […]

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Junior FunFest ramps up

Approximately 90 children stepped up to the plate on Saturday for the first annual Trenton Junior Funfest at Scotia Park. Four teams of kids from ages eight to 12 years old took part in the softball tournament aimed to give young athletes another opportunity to play ball. Robin Hatt, who organized the event, said he […]

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New Viola’s Way sign for downtown street

NEW GLASGOW — Tributes were directed last week toward Viola’s Way that now occupies downtown New Glasgow. A Viola’s Way sign replacing the lower part of Forbes Street was unveiled last Friday to honour the memory of businesswoman and civil rights activist Viola Desmond. The new street name and location of the ceremony has a […]

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Ride for a Cure slated for July 28

PICTOU — The fourth annual Pictou County edition of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Ride for a Cure is scheduled for July 28 at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre. The event draws motorcycle and bicycle riders together to show their support for diabetes research and helps advance the best possible research projects in the […]

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Help Light the Night on September 15

PICTOU — Organizers hope the Light the Night walk in September will be the first of many in Pictou. Sharon Stewart, who co-owns Sharon’s Place Family Restaurant, and other family members and friends are helping to inaugurate the walk in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC). The walk is scheduled to […]

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In with the new …

A crew is busy today replacing an ancient water pipe and installing connections beside Pictou’s new water treatment station. The equipment was pressure tested on Wednesday, the hole was dug on Thursday and the new pipe and fittings were expected to be covered through Friday afternoon. (Goodwin photo)

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Mayor’s Tea

Trenton FunFest got into full swing on Thursday in a sweet way – with the Jessie Smith Memorial Mayor’s Tea. The afternoon event was held at the Trenton Station Market on Main Street across from the town hall. Here, Mayor Shannon MacInnis spends some time at the tea chatting with Heather Roussy and Marion Nicholson. […]

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New ortho surgeon to join Aberdeen Hospital

The announcement of a new orthopedic surgeon to join the staff at the Aberdeen Hospital will mean shorter wait times for those waiting for hip or knee replacements. The provincial government has just announced the hiring of fur new surgeons for hospitals across the province, including the local hospital who will begin in September. “Government […]

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