LORDA welcomes visitors to its official opening day

LANSDOWNE — LORDA has officially opened for the season. A smaller crowd arrived on the recent cool damp opening day to once again enjoy what the Lansdowne Outdoor Recreation Park has to offer. There was an opportunity to fish at the pond beside the office. There is a catch limit of five per day for...

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Sweet success

Curator Jim Crawford, left, is showing Ernie Gostock how to mend lines for preparation to tap trees for the making of maple syrup. LORDA Park is a member of the Nova Scotia Maple Syrup Association which makes it a great destination spot this time of the year for folks that want to learn about the...

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LORDA hosts medieval ‘war’

Dozens of people set up camp in LORDA Park over the weekend to prepare for war. Members of the Society of Creative Anachronism (SCA) from the Maritime Provinces gathered for the annual Barony of Ruantallan War Camp, an event that encourages participants to re-create medieval times and participate in activities such as fencing, archery, sewing...

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Revving up for annual car show

The Pictou County Antique Car Club has been showing off their cars and riding in style for 40 years. Each year, the club holds its annual car show at the Parkdale track in New Glasgow, drawing in car collectors, owners and admirers from all over the Atlantic Provinces. During their car show each year, club...

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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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