NRHS celebrates graduation

ALMA – It was a magical time for graduates last Thursday at Northumberland Regional High School. A list of graduates’ names totalling 209 was recited for the grads and others who packed the school’s gymnasium. Conditions were unusually comfortable due to the rather cool evening. It has been a generally sweltering time for graduation exercises...

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Anchors away …

The year 1966 saw my brother Vincent fish in a 40-foot wooden boat that he called the SS MAGOT. That name in itself makes for an interesting story. Clinton MacDonald from Alma and Waley Daley from Pictou were a couple of young lads who were helping Vincent to fish the fall herring. On one cool...

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Historical kiosk opens

A project nearly six years in the making came to fruition on Saturday as a ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the Green Hill-Alma Historical Kiosk. Shirley MacLeod, chair of the committee, said it’s been a long road, but organizers were happy at the official opening of the kiosk, located by the Alma Fire Department....

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Sherry Blinkhorn elated with Vision Award

NEW GLASGOW — Sherry Blinkhorn says she is overjoyed and humbled to have received the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia’s Vision Award for Outstanding Volunteer. The local real estate operator and Loch Broom resident received the award last week in conjunction with the foundation’s annual general meeting. “Many advocates better than I am have...

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Two arrested at checkpoints for impaired driving

Pictou County District RCMP have arrested a 25-year-old man and a 45-year-old man for impaired driving during the weekend. Both came through police checkpoints. Shortly after midnight during the early morning of April 22, RCMP conducted a checkstop in Alma.  They observed a vehicle driven by a male approaching the checkstop.  Upon further investigation, the 25-year old...

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New market coming to Pictou County

A new business is making its way to Pictou County with the help of the Zehr family who just moved here from Ontario. Peter Zehr and his family are getting ready to open a market-style business in Alma, on the side of the highway at the intersection near the former Magic Valley fun park. “We’re...

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Driver arrested after collision along Highway 104

ALMA – The driver of a tractor trailer was arrested by local RCMP. At approximately 6:30 p.m. on December 12, Pictou District RCMP was called to the scene of an overturned tractor trailer in the median on Highway 104 near Alma. Just prior to the collision, police were responding to a 9-1-1 call of a...

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Parkinson Super Walk September 9

NEW GLASGOW – Dennis McGee says he looks forward to taking part in the Pictou County Parkinson Super Walk. The annual event will take place on September 9 at Northumberland Regional High School in Alma. Registration is at 1 p.m. and the walk starts at 2 p.m. “We strive to get more people involved every...

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O’Tooles get ready for Parkinson Walk

PICTOU – Bob O’Toole and his wife Marjorie are among those preparing for the upcoming Parkinson Super Walk. The 2017 edition is scheduled for September 9 at the Northumberland Regional High School in Alma. “It means a lot to be there,” Bob said. “It means a lot to raise funds to do the research to...

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Lightning win Div. 7 banner

ALMA — The Pictou County Lightning have won a provincial basketball banner. Daniel Walsh sank two free throws with less than 20 seconds left on the clock as the Lighting captured the Basketball Nova Scotia Division 7 boys’ championship in exciting fashion on Sunday at Northumberland Regional High School with a 45-44 victory over the...

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