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UPDATE: Fusion Festival postponed

EDITOR’S NOTE: Minutes after we posted this article online this morning, we received a phone call telling us it has been postponed due to impending weather. Stay tuned for a new date! NEW GLASGOW — The 11th annual Multicultural Association of Pictou County Fusion Festival is just around the corner. The popular event will be...

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WordPlay kicks off 20th Read by the Sea literary festival

RIVER JOHN — With the continuous baa of a lamb in the background, about 100 people were treated to author readings and musical performances as part of WordPlay. WordPlay kicked off the 20th anniversary of Read by the Sea, as well as the opening of the third season of Mabel Murple’s Book Shoppe and Dreamery....

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Pictou Island mail plane saves Christmas

I was very fortunate recently to have met with and discussed past memories of Pictou Island with Don MacNeil from Little Harbour. During 1946 –1951, Don MacNeil and Colin Cantley flew the Pictou Island mail delivery. They operated their own two planes from Trenton airport for this service. One plane was a two sealer powered...

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A mail plane, a wedding and catalog deliveries …

I was very fortunate recently to have met with and discuss past memories of Pictou Island with Don MacNeil from Little Harbour. During 1946–1951, Don MacNeil and Colin Cantley flew the Pictou Island mail delivery. They operated their own two planes from Trenton airport for this service. One plane was a two seater powered by...

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It’s a dog’s world

Life in the Houston household has gone to the dogs. Well, just one dog: Calvin. And in Calvin’s case, that’s a good thing. Calvin, now 11 months old, had a rough start to life. The double merle border collie (both mother and father are merles) was a rescue puppy, put up for adoption by the...

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Two arrested after drugs seized

NEW GLASGOW –  Two men were arrested following the execution of a search warrant on Tuesday. On September 5 at approximately 11 a.m., the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit, with the assistance of the New Glasgow Regional Police, executed the search warrant at a commercial business on East River Road. Police seized a...

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21,390 thank yous

Little Harbour firefighter Kenny Arsenault has 21,390 thank yous for Pictou County. Speaking for the Pictou County Firefighters Association, Arsenault said he was blown away by the funds raised at this year’s Easter Boot Drive on behalf of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. “On behalf of the Pictou County Firefighters I would like to thank Pictou County...

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Police charge man with stunting

NEW GLASGOW –  Police have charged a 44-year-old man with stunting following an incident that took place Friday night. On April 21 at approximately 10:05 p.m., New Glasgow Regional Police stopped a 2013 Ford Mustang on Little Harbour Road for driving 114 km/h in a 50 km/h zone. The driver, from Pictou County, was charged...

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