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During the summer months of the 1950s and early 60s, many people from far away places would visit with relatives and friends on Pictou Island. One such family was Sidney and Delta Hooper from Digby. His parents, Lester and Bell Hooper, raised Sidney on Pictou Island. Delta Thurbur was an eye-catching young schoolteacher who taught […]

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Rockin’ and bowlin’

From left: Mary Francis Galvin, left, project co-ordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County, accepts a donation from Devon Chisholm on Tuesday at Heather Bowling Lanes during a special bowling and donation challenge featuring East Coast FM’s Ann MacGregor and Alex Theriault leading to the Rock n’ Bowl and Bowl for Kids Sake […]

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Two-vehicle crash in New Glasgow

New Glasgow Regional Police are investigating  a two motor vehicle collision that occurred Monday. At approximately 4 p.m., New Glasgow Regional Police, along with the New Glasgow Fire Department and Emergency Health Services responded to the collision near the intersection of George Street and Archimedes Street. The crash involved a 62-year-old female driving a 2006 […]

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Ferry boats and storms …

I wrote this story approximately 17 years ago and much has changed over those years … My grandfather Elias Turple twin brother Charles ran the Pictou Island Ferry Service from the island to the mainland during the early years off the 1900s. Charles Turple’s first boat used for this ferry service was called DOT. That […]

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Twelve-year-old injured in pedestrian collision

Riverton— On March 26 at approximately 2:30 p.m., Pictou District RCMP responded to a pedestrian-motor vehicle collision on Stellarton Trafalgar Rd. A 12-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle while he was crossing the road near a school.   The victim was transported to hospital with serious injuries. The involved vehicle stopped at the scene. Neither the driver or the […]

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