PC Wellness Centre gets federal funding

It just became easier for the Pictou County Wellness Centre to host a big curling event this fall. Central Nova MP Sean Fraser announced $201,000 in federal funding to help the facility. “This is a big day for northern Nova Scotia,” he said, while pointing to the potential $2 million economic impact generated by the...

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Ship Hector Society looking to make waves in Nova Scotia tourism

Rejuvenation of Hector Heritage Quay Site to increase visitor traffic The new year is full of promise 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 Heritage Quay site...

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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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Funding announced for Stellarton community hall

Staff and council members of Stellarton joined Central Nova MP Sean Fraser at the community hall on Park Street, also known as Leo Fahey Way in Stellarton. Fraser stopped in to check out the space and announce that more than $150,000 that will be given out in the Central Nova Riding this year to benefit...

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BIG donation

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County was recently boosted with the donation of $1,375 from Investors Group. The funds were made possible because IG provides financial support to non-profit organizations in which the spouses of their consultants are involved. In this case, Investors Group consultant Mike MacKean, left, received the funding on behalf of...

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Local projects receive gov’t funding

Several local projects will receive funding through the Recreation Facility Development Program. Pictou County Trails Association will receive $41,500 for Phase 4 of the Jitney Trail Construction, Part of TCT. The Town of Stellarton will get $12,000 for ball field upgrades and the Town of Westville will get $17,500 for a pump track. All of...

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Make public library an election issue

The Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library Board asks users and supporters of public library services to show their support on the doorstep this election. The Library Board will be giving bright yellow door hangers to the public. They have a simple message, “Dear Candidate: Public libraries are important to me, my family, and my community!” Troy MacCulloch,...

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Questions about Bluenose II need to be answered before more money is spent

To the Editor: As I write this, Premier McNeil is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to “repair” the “damaged” Bluenose II reputation.  Yes, sometimes it is better to turn the page and move on but it is always important to ask what page is being turned and why. Maybe what the premier really wants...

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Seniors suffering with funding cuts

Local non-profit nursing homes are dealing with the repercussions of a second round of budget cuts in two years under the provincial Liberal government. Four local homes have been affected by these cuts including three non-profit and one privately owned nursing home. Valley View Villa in Riverton is among the non-profit homes that will see...

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MP Sean Fraser announces funding for seniors programs

Saturday was a happy one for seniors throughout the county. Central Nova MP Sean Fraser was on something of a mini tour throughout the riding, unveiling four major funding announcements in Pictou County related to the New Horizons for Seniors Program. The program is a federal program through the Ministry of Families, Children and Social...

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