art and entertainment

FIN Kids Festival Tour in New Glasgow on Oct. 18

The FIN Kids Festival Tour, presented by FIN Atlantic International Film Festival, will once again engage, entertain and inspire. The festival wil be held in New Glasgow at Cineplex cinema on Oct. 18. “Bringing this very special youth-oriented film festival experience to youth across the Maritime provinces has been both rewarding, and we feel incredibly valuable,” says Wayne...

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New bicycle, boxing gloves and ghosts …

I had the good fortune of meeting Leroy Rankin and his lovely wife Shirley at my mother’s 80th birthday on August 22nd 2002. Lee was born August 1, 1936 and was adopted by Hughie and Emma Rankin. Hughie was a brother to Jack and George Rankin and Emma was a sister to my father who...

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community news

ATV collision under investigation

Pictou District RCMP are investigating a single-vehicle ATV collision involving a possible impaired driver. On October 6 at approximately 4:50 a.m., the RCMP responded to a complaint of a single-vehicle ATV collision on Carmichael Roadin Toney River. The 54-year-old male operator of the ATV was injured in the collision and was transported to hospital for treatment. Police noted...

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RCMP arrest man for impaired driving following collision

Pictou District RCMP arrested a 43-year-old man for impaired driving following a collision in Thorburn. On October 7 at approximately 7:40 p.m., the RCMP responded to a single-vehicle collision on Marsh Road. Investigation at the scene resulted in the driver of the vehicle involved being arrested for impaired operation of a conveyance and operating a conveyance with a...

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Candidates at Chamber

The Central Nova candidates in the 2019 federal election had an opportunity to speak to members of the Pictou County Chamber at a breakfast this morning. The discussion, held at the Holiday Inn Express, centred around relevant business issues in Pictou County. Each candidate was given an opportunity to talk about their vision for a...

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The Local Climate – 13 Per Cent

Let’s go back to 2013, when our provincial government, in partnership with numerous stakeholders, created the Parks and Protected Areas Plan. It was an inspired document, identifying huge tracts of land which were ripe for formal protection either as wilderness areas, nature reserves or provincial parks, most of which were mapped, surveyed, studied and consulted...

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Recovery team in East River

An RCMP underwater recovery team is in the East River today assisting the New Glasgow Regional Police. Const. Ken MacDonald said the RCMP are helping out with regard to a stabbing incident in New Glasgow on Sept. 27 that resulted in two victims being stabbed on Viola’s Way in downtown New Glasgow. Jordan McIntyre, 21,...

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Face in the crowd

We have Crushers fever! And we’re sharing it with you by giving away two tickets to each home game at the Pictou County Wellness Centre! If the person circled in this photo is you, congratulations! You’re this week’s lucky winners of a pair of tickets. Just call our office for details. Watch this space weekly...

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Northern Pulp submits focus report for proposed effluent treatment plant

ABERCROMBIE – Today, October 2, Paper Excellence Canada and Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation submitted the company’s proposed wastewater treatment facility focus report to Nova Scotia’s Minster of Environment, following an additional extensive period of scientific study. “Northern Pulp is committed to continuing to create well-paying jobs for Nova Scotians, support the region’s economy, protect...

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Pictou County ushers in new era of rural broadband

PICTOU – Today marks a historic moment for the Municipality of Pictou County as it moves forward on a project that will bring fast and affordable high-speed internet to the community. In partnership with Nova Communications, a division of ROCK Networks, and a consortium of best-in-class partners, Nokia, Plexus, WesTower, i-Valley, and NCS, the Municipality...

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