Operation Yellow Ribbon comes to town

PICTOU – The town of Pictou will be participating in Operation Yellow Ribbon. A ceremony at Market Square on Tuesday officially launched the project before members of CEF will then proceed to attach ribbons to the poles along Water Street. Mayor Jim Ryan was joined by members of the Construction Engineering Flight that includes Flight...

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Filling a need

With newly given nicknames like Pictou County’s hero, you wouldn’t expect John McCue to be known for doing road work. The unemployed county resident was out for a drive one day with his mother when they drove over the potholes on Westville Road near the highway overpass. With holes spanning the width of the road...

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Nail gun incident at work site results in charges

PICTOU – Sweeping reaction has followed a work site incident where an employee was shot in the back with a nail gun. Nhlanhla Dlamini, 21, is recovering from surgery required to address the injuries he suffered. He has declined commenting on the matter since the social media storm that has ensued over it. However, his mother, Stacey Dlamini, said she...

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PICTOU – A recent open house has helped 144 Construction Engineering Flight Pictou raise its community profile and encourage people to join the flight. Captain M.A. Lukaszczyk-Thérien, officer commanding, 144 Construction Engineering Flight of the Canadian Armed Forces, welcomed the opportunity and hopes it will help the CEF’s future success. The CEF is a construction...

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Highway 104 talk recessed

When governments truly want to do something, they do it. When they don’t, they delay. Discussion about twinning Highway 104 between Sutherlands River and Antigonish is a case in point. Members of the Liberal McNeil government saw the calendar and did two things with the subject of twinning the highway. They accepted informally the 15,000...

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Sobey Foundation announces gift of Stellarton Town Square

STELLARTON – The town is getting a new town square, thanks to a gift from Sobeys. The Board of the Sobey Foundation has announced the major investment into the redevelopment of the site of Sobeys’ first store on Foord Street in Stellarton. Working with Sobeys Inc, the Foundation will gift the redeveloped multi-purpose public space...

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