Fishermen still determined: No Pipe in the Strait

Lobster traps are out of the water now as fishermen along the Northumberland Strait wrap up a successful season. The wharves are quieter than they were a year ago when 200 fishing and pleasure boats and 3,500 people readied for the #NOPIPE Land and Sea Rally on July 6 in Pictou town and harbour. From...

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Government must have a vision that includes lower taxes

To the Editor: Nova Scotians are fair people. We don’t mind paying our fair share. But when we pay our taxes we have certain expectations, which is also fair. After paying your taxes, do you feel like the government has upheld its side of the bargain as you sit in an ER waiting room for...

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Summer’s here: Be aware and take tick precautions

To the Editor: Be aware of ticks and the diseases they can spread as well as know where ticks may be found. Every type of tick can carry a variety of different pathogens, but they are not necessarily transmitted to their human host. Ticks are not only being found in heavily forested/wooded areas, they are...

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RCMP partners with Pictou Landing Elementary School for contest

PICTOU LANDING – Pictou District RCMP held a contest with Pictou Landing Elementary School students inviting them to submit traditional Mi’kmaq artwork to be used as decals on two new First Nations police vehicles. The contest encouraged students to submit their own artwork demonstrating traditional designs of the Pictou Landing crests to give the new...

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Doctors are handcuffed

To the Editor: We can’t wait any longer, we need to act now. There is plenty of science out there to prove that there are more effective ways to treat and diagnose Lyme than what is being practised in our province. Our story is all too common in the world of people living with Lyme....

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There are perks to doing business in a small town

To the Editor: During the last few months many people have inquired and expressed concern about the missing sign at my place of business on Church Street. I wish to acknowledge Kyle Slaunwhite, project manager, and the Public Works Department of the Town of Pictou, for making the arrangements for the replacement sign as soon...

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Lyme: Much talk but little or no action

To the Editor: People are talking more about ticks as they are being found everywhere. The fact that we now have urban deer populations, the risk increases as ticks drop off into whatever location the deer may be. Birds parachute/drop ticks into whatever area they are in and your yard could be it. People cutting...

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Military Museum extends thanks for support

To the Editor: The Pictou County Military Museum would like to thank those people who made or called to make donations toward the purchase of 2Lt. John Kennedy Campbell’s Memorial Cross recently featured in this newspaper. 2Lt. Campbell of Scotsburn was killed in action in July 1917 and he was one of the very few...

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Kudos to resident for making walk to waterfront beautiful

To the Editor: With the approach of summer, it is a common sight to see many people around town sprucing up yards with flowers, shrubs and general outside maintenance. It is also a time when we see public lands getting a spruce up. But what we don’t see is individual people from town taking on...

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Matter of respect for veterans, families

To the Editor: With the 75th Anniversary of D-Day recently, I know many of us reflected on the brave sacrifice of veterans and members of the Canadian Forces. When our country needed them, they — and their families — answered the call. Now, when the tables have turned and some of these same veterans have...

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