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McCulloch House offering an opportunity to participate in living history

PICTOU — A theatre company that specializes in bringing local history to life will be hosting a one-day event at McCulloch House Museum on August 16. A live history theatre company will take audiences on a one hour adventure through time titled “In Time”. Audiences will experience a full tour of McCulloch House, located at...

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Cemetery walk … if you dare

PICTOU — The first of what some people hope will be an annual cemetery walk to highlight the history of Laurel Hill Cemetery has been scheduled for 7 p.m. on October 27. St. Clair Prest and a cast of characters will lead the historic walk through what is known as “the old burial ground” to...

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Academy students to remain in Pictou

PICTOU – High school students will continue to attend school in Pictou. There was wide-ranging reaction during a special meeting on Wednesday in Truro from the delegation of more than 100 local people who witnessed the decision by Chignecto-Central Regional School Board members who voted in favour of converting Pictou Elementary to a Primary to...

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P-12 option looms over school debate

PICTOU — More than 200 people heard an impassioned plea from Pictou’s mayor for a P-12 school last night. They also heard an option from the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board’s staff that would keep the town’s students in Pictou. Jim Ryan, who became Pictou’s mayor last fall after 34 years as an educator and the...

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Pictou schools review sounding alarm

Editor’s Note:This article has been modified from the original due to an incorrect number quoted to The Advocate for the number of students enrolled at Pictou Elementary. PICTOU – Many residents are up in arms after the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board announced a review of the three schools in the town – Pictou Elementary, Dr....

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