Federal minister skated around issue of Boat Harbour

To the Editor: Environment Minister Catherine McKenna must have been wearing roller blades in this morning’s 8:30 a.m., 96.1 CBC interview, noted by her skating around Mitch Cormier’s question about closing the Boat Harbour dump site. The most one could gleam from the answers given is that all things environmental are part of a broader...

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Lyme disease awareness event on Sept. 6

To the Editor: The problem with ticks and the diseases they carry are growing worldwide. It is time that health care professionals and the public have current, up-to-date evidence based on scientific information on this growing threat. On September 6 at the Pictou County Wellness Center located on Westville Road, New Glasgow, there will be...

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Climate debate needs to be part of next election

To the Editor: Not very long ago, Canada announced a climate emergency. Canadians are brought into a constant battle for balance between what is right and what will pay bills. I understand that struggle, but if you destroy the very thing you depend on for work you can’t pay your bills. (A good example is...

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This racism has got to stop

To the Editor: For the last year and a half, I have been very public and vocal in my support of the no pipe movement and the honouring of the Boat Harbour Act that calls for the closure of that facility on January 31, 2020. As president of Friends of the Northumberland Strait, I have...

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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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