Water and celebration the focus of Mawio’mi

A sunny Saturday last weekend brought Pictou Landing First Nation Mawio’mi outdoors for a day of celebration, culture and dance. With people from as far as Quebec and New Brunswick attending, the event was thoroughly enjoyed by participants and spectators who came to see the dancing, hear drumming and admire the regalia that dancers donned....

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The beginning of the end

Drums, celebration, dancing and tears filled Pictou Landing First Nation on Thursday morning as the community and its supporters celebrated the one-year mark until the Boat Harbour treatment plant will be closed. Students from the Pictou Landing First Nation Elementary School shared their thoughts about Boat Harbour during the celebration and why they are excited...

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Countdown begins

The Pictou Landing First Nation gym was packed full of community members and supporters this morning to celebrate the official one year countdown date to the closing of the Northern Pulp Boat Harbor Treatment Plant. Red shirts speckled the crowd as people collected and put on the T-shirts that read “honour the Boat Harbour Act”...

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Have a healthy Holiday season

Tis the season for celebration! Since many holiday gatherings are focused on food, you might find it difficult not to overindulge. Our team of Sobeys Dietitians are here to help you enjoy the season without losing sight of your health goals. It’s all about balancing fun, food and activity. What’s your party plan? Here are...

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Karla MacFarlane feted for leadership

HALIFAX — The Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia has shown its love to Karla MacFarlane. Hundreds of Tories gathered Saturday at the Halifax Exhibition Centre to celebrate the outgoing party leader and highlight her contributions to the party during the 10 months she served as interim leader. In paying tribute to her friend, PC...

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Celebrations, picnics and boat races in 1955 …

During past years, different communities around this area would host grand celebration each year. Some places that I recall these happenings being held were at Pictou Landing, Cape John and yes Pictou Island. These events usually drew thousands of people from various places much like the Pictou Lobster Carnival does today. Locals from such places...

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New water treatment plant opening in Pictou

Friday was a banner day for the Town of Pictou as a celebration was held to mark the completion of its first centralized water treatment plant. The project received support from the Government of Canada and Province of Nova Scotia through the New Building Canada Fund in the amount of $1.7 million from each party...

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Vegas vacation to night of terror

A vacation of celebration and fun turned horrifying and shocking when New Glasgow residents Leah and Kyle Samson joined Leah’s sister and her boyfriend in Las Vegas last week to celebrate two birthdays. Jenna Vienneau and Liam Dunlop were excited to celebrate their shared birthday in Las Vegas with Vienneau’s sister and her husband. The...

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Sweet celebration

Pictou Academy graduates Mackenzie Reid, left, and Tim Shea took time to cut a Canada 150 celebration cake at Sharon’s Place Family Restaurant in Pictou last week for elementary school children, including Madison and Abigail Boudreau. (Goodwin photo)...

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Plenty in store for pre-Canada Day

NEW GLASGOW – Things are heating up in anticipation of the Canada 150 celebrations on July 1 this year. The Town of New Glasgow is stepping up their pre-Canada Day celebrations this year for the monumental anniversary. Partnering with the Riverfront Jubilee on the project, the town was able to access some of the Canada...

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