$3.8 M in upgrades coming for Trenton Park

TRENTON — Local stakeholders are lauding the government funding for improvements at Trenton Park. Cindy MacKinnon from Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores emceed the announcement last Friday of $3.8 million in government funding for the project. She was accompanied by Jennifer Bethell from the Hemlock Group, who took part in the press conference, while the...

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Velsoft develops breakthrough solution

Investing in companies discovering innovative solutions to costly and time consuming problems is helping Atlantic Canada become a more vibrant and globally competitive region where all Atlantic Canadians can thrive and prosper. With support from the Government of Canada, Velsoft Training Materials Inc. is working aggressively to expand with growth-oriented marketing and business activities so...

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Supporters uphold CHAD’s service

NEW GLASGOW — More people need to understand CHAD Transit’s value, Tim Houston says. The Pictou East MLA and provincial Progressive Conservative leader was guest speaker at its recent annual general meeting at Summer Street Industries. Houston said he envisions CHAD and similar bus companies in Nova Scotia as providing a solution to overstressed Emergency...

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Relay proves no one faces cancer alone

Pictou County Relay for Life on Saturday brought family and friends together to celebrate loved ones and survivors of cancer. Hundreds gathered to remember and to share memories and struggles, the good times and the not so good times. Each with their own personal story. Some were eager to share, some sat quietly thinking, others...

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Feds invest $341,000 in discovery research at StFX University

ANTIGONISH – Fresh ideas have the power to change the way we view the world and can lead to discoveries that will help solve some of our biggest challenges. When we invest in the innovative and creative work being done by our scientists and researchers, we are helping to ensure that our health, environment, communities...

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$100 million announced for Boat Harbour clean up

PICTOU LANDING – The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia recognize that strategic investments in green infrastructure play a key role in supporting dynamic, healthy communities while creating good jobs that help grow the middle class. Today, Sean Fraser, Member of Parliament for Central Nova, on behalf of Bernadette Jordan, minister of Rural Economic Development, and Randy...

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Watch us grow

STELLARTON — Cannabis production in Stellarton has officially begun. Zenabis Global Inc. CEO Andrew Grieve announced the facility’s official opening on Monday after receiving its Health Canada approval to cultivate and grow cannabis at the former electronics plant on Acadia Avenue. The 255,000 square-foot facility is the third for Zenabis and adds a design capacity...

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Feds announce funding for the Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre and Sexual Assault Services Association

ANTIGONISH – Gender-based violence — which is violence against people based on their gender expression, gender identity or perceived gender — is a preventable and significant barrier to gender equality, and it persists in Canada. It is increasingly important for our youth to learn about healthy relationships and ways to prevent gender-based violence, which has immediate...

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National recognition for three local volunteers

Three Pictou County volunteers were recognized nationally with Senate 150 Medals on Saturday afternoon during a ceremony at the Plymouth Fire Hall. Senator Michael MacDonald, Cape Breton, presented the medals to Joanne Cumminger of Plymouth, Allan Murray of Stellarton and Anne Emmett of Braeshore for their exemplary volunteer record spanning over many years and many...

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Early Christmas gift for Ship Hector Society

Today’s announcement of funding for the Ship Hector Society from all three levels of government is an early Christmas gift for the Ship Hector Society. The Government of Canada, the Province of Nova Scotia and the Town of Pictou are helping the Ship Hector Society develop an interpretive and operational plan to rejuvenate the Hector...

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