Highland Homecoming draws a crowd

Those who embarked the Ship Hector on Sept. 15, 2019 were far different than those who did so on Sept. 15, 1773. Bringing more than 189 Scottish people of all ages, the original ship landed in Pictou but lost several passengers to small pox. “Unbelievable” and “so much history,” were repeated words throughout the day...

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The gals keep making waves

I don’t recall ever watching a major tennis event on television. I usually wait to see the highlights on the sports channels. Yet there I was, in the early afternoon two Saturdays ago, awaiting the U.S. Open final with Canada’s Bianca Andreescu up against none other than Serena Williams, the greatest player ever on the...

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Dorian

I knew it was coming.. .the sudden darkness and interior silence which marks the loss of power. I filled my bath tub and several containers with drinking water, gathered firewood and prepared a store of canned food days in advance. That hurricane (tropical storm) Dorian would spare my local power lines never occurred to me,...

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Dorian cancels Pictou Ex weekend

PICTOU — In the end, cancelling the 2019 Pictou-North Colchester Exhibition’s Saturday and Sunday events was all officials could do, Jack Ferguson said. Ferguson, who chairs the exhibition’s board of directors, said it had to close for the safety of people and livestock on the grounds. “Everyone knew by the time the storm hit what...

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Power continues to be restored

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia Power says as of this morning, crews have restored service to approximately 85 per cent of the more than 400,000 customers who lost power due to hurricane Dorian. “We’ve made considerable progress but there is still much work to be done,” said Karen Hutt, president and CEO of Nova Scotia Power....

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Dorian pummels county

Heather Murphy will long remember her weekend encounter with hurricane Dorian. “I thought I was going off the face of the earth,” she said, while describing the ferocious shoreline wave action in front of her home early Sunday near Waterside. Murphy volunteers at Caribou District Fire Hall, one of several fire halls that set up...

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Shellfish harvesting areas affected by Dorian

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Gulf Region, wishes to inform the public that a large portion of shellfish harvesting areas on the coasts of eastern New Brunswick, northern Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island are closed due to heavy rainfall amounts which accompanied hurricane Dorian over the weekend.   These closures are in effect for a...

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EMO urges safety

The Emergency Management Office is urging Nova Scotians to stay off roads and stay away from downed power lines so crews can safely remove trees and debris and restore lines As of 9 a.m. Sunday, approximately 378,000 Nova Scotia Power customers are without power. Crews are now working in the southwest area of the province...

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NSP preparing for hurricane Dorian

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia Power is mobilizing personnel and resources in advance of hurricane Dorian’s expected arrival in Nova Scotia Saturday. “We have been tracking Dorian closely and preparing for several days,” said Karen Hutt, president & CEO of Nova Scotia Power. “We know this type of weather can cause fallen trees on lines and...

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