Counting sheep

I recall when at least 15 families raised sheep on Pictou Island. Some had as few as six sheep while others had as many as 40 or more. The main requirement of the sheep was for their wool although mutton was also a delicacy. Every islander had their own personal markings on their sheep’s ears....

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Man assaulted with ‘stun gun’

PUGWASH RIVER – A man suffered minor injuries after he was assaulted with a stun gun. At 4:56 p.m. on April 29, a man arrived at a cottage on Pugwash River Road and was met outside by one of the occupants of the cottage. A verbal confrontation ensued, which turned into  a physical confrontation. The...

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Finding her ‘Bliss’

Outside, the temperature is freezing cold and the winter wind is whipping through the bare trees, making them sway and dance as if keeping time to an ancient melody. But inside the Hopewell home that Angela Bliss shares with her two daughters, two dogs and two cats, the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. And inside...

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