Cookhouses provided virtual smorgasbord of eats

During the 1960s, one-room community schools in Nova Scotia – including the one on Pictou Island – were in the process of closing their doors. Many Pictou Islanders didn’t want their children leaving their homes alone and moving to the mainland to attend the larger schools. Several Island families began to leave their roots on […]

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Lobster Carnival a success

If this year’s Pictou Lobster Carnival could be described in just a few words, they might just be “dry”, “cool”, and “successful”. Event chairman Shawn McNamara said during Matt Minglewood’s performance Saturday evening that the licensed side of the grounds came very close to hitting capacity. “Minglewood does that,” McNamara said. “He did that two […]

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