Ribs, music, charities … Ribfest coming to town

Rib fans will not be denied this summer when Ribfest comes to town. The unmistakable heavenly aroma of mouth-watering, succulent, juicy ribs will be in the air in August when the first Ribfest event will bring professional ribbers to delight the tastebuds of Pictou County residents. Ribfest is a professional barbecue competition that has expanded...

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River ‘daze’

The East River was bustling with activity Saturday afternoon as nearly 100 people came out to celebrate the centrepiece of the town and highlight the river as a great asset for activity. After a small group of people from New Glasgow got together with the goal to highlight the river, the Ride the River event...

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Women Alike shine at race

It was a good day for the Women Alike Abreast A River Dragon Boat Team. Recently back from their trip to Italy where 11 members had joined forces with paddlers from Saint John to form the Maritime Dragons team and participate in four half-kilometre races, Saturday’s Race on the River felt like an easier task....

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Paddles up for $98,000

Chris Higdon couldn’t thank the community enough on Saturday, after announcing the 17th annual Race on the River had raised $98,000. The president of the New Glasgow Dragon Boat Society raved about the success of the event, which saw more than 35 teams participating. “It’s remarkable the spirit we have. What a great place to...

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… In they go

The boats being used in this coming weekend’s annual Dragon Boat Festival were lowered into the East River earlier today. More than 35 teams will be racing on July 2 for the Race on the River Dragon Boat Festival.  This year marks the 17th anniversary of Race on the River with in excess of $1.9...

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Northern Pulp’s proposal for effluent pipe delayed

ABERCROMBIE POINT — Northern Pulp’s plans to lay a discharge pipe under Pictou Harbour have received a setback. Kathy Cloutier, director of corporate communications for the mill’s owner Paper Excellence, confirmed the delay due to obstacles discovered on the harbour floor. The company plans to build an on-site effluent treatment plant and extend a pipe...

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Paddles up for Italy

The weather on Saturday may not have been the best but the Maritime Dragons were ready to go and out on the East River practising twice that day for their big trip to Italy. A group of breast cancer survivors from Pictou County’s dragon boat team and a team from Saint John, NB, are preparing...

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NSLC receives conservation award: Sponsorship of program helps restore Pictou County Rivers

HALIFAX – The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) was named the recipient of this year’s Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Conservation in recognition of its sponsorship and active promotion of the Nova Scotia Salmon Association’s NSLC Adopt A Stream program. The provincial salmon association manages the NSLC Adopt A Stream program, providing technical advice, training and...

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Barb’s Bench dedicated

NEW GLASGOW — More than 60 people gathered on Saturday to officially dedicate Barb’s Bench in memory of Nova Scotian women who have died as a result of violent domestic relationships. The bench is one of several being placed across the province and is located beside the New Glasgow Farmers Market, facing the East River....

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Creative Pictou County hosting inaugural Artisan Fair

NEW GLASGOW — Fall is arriving in a unique way along the East River. Creative Pictou County is hosting the first ever Sale Along the River: An Artisan Fair on Sunday, October 1 featuring the creative talents of more than 25 artisan vendors who will be providing live demonstrations of their work. Sample the wares...

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