Antigonish Farmers Market expands

The Antigonish Farmers’ Market is expanding to a year-round attraction with more vendors and new offerings to help grow the agri-food sector, while enhancing the market experience for locals and visitors alike. The Farmers’ Market is expanding with a new building large enough to accommodate more vendors and increase its overall capacity to meet growing...

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Whistler’s Walk author speaks to hikers

By Eric Wilson A “hiker-active” crowd of about 75 met at Scotsburn Fire Hall on March 2 for the 2019 Cape to Cape Trails membership and public meeting. Brief reports were given on signage and volunteerism (Tom Brennan), Why We Hike (Jim Vance), Historical Perspectives (Ken Fraser of Pictou County Roots Society), Pictou County Trails...

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Merigomish fun fest: thrills on land and sea

MERIGOMISH — Dale Osgood was not certain if he would enter the annual Merigomish cardboard boat race. Now he’s a three- time champion. Osgood repeated his first-place performance and Central Nova MP Sean Fraser was once again the runner-up among 10 participants in the annual race. Casey Bannerman was third. “I was going to skip...

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Funding provided for new furnace at Stellarton fire hall

A new furnace is in the works for Stellarton Fire Hall. Sean Fraser, Member of Parliament for Central Nova, recently announced an investment of $15,246 for energy efficiency upgrades to the Stellarton Fire Hall/Community Hall. The $30,493 project, of which $15,247 is being funded through the municipality, will see the oil-fired furnace replaced with a...

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Community spirit for Tall Ships

The winds of goodwill blew through Pictou today (Thursday) as some of the tall ships scheduled to arrive for Canada Day came to port earlier than anticipated. Five tall ships will be in port until Sunday, July 2, as part of the Rendez-vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta and to help Pictou County celebrate Canada’s 150th...

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Feds commit to ferry service

PICTOU – The federal agreement laid out a long-term commitment today (May 5) to the local ferry service. Central Nova MP Sean Fraser and Cardigan MP Lawrence MacAulay joined P.E.I. Premier Wade MacLaughlan during the announcement that took place in Belfast, P.E.I. The long-term federal commitment is to support ferry service operated by Northumberland Ferries...

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Pictou connection in Ottawa

Central Nova MP Sean Fraser caught up with Pictou resident Ron Cunningham today in Ottawa. Cunningham is in the nation’s capital as part of the official delegation for the Vimy Ridge commemoration. Cunningham served in the Canadian Armed forces and is in Ottawa representing his grandfather John (Jack) Carrigan, who served in the First World...

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Fraser lauds 2017 budget

NEW GLASGOW — Central Nova MP Sean Fraser is pleased with measures in the federal budget that he says will help local residents. “I was very pleased,” he said. “It’s a budget that will benefit Atlantic Canadians through jobs, growth and innovation. We’ve created a plan for the first term.” He noted the $325 million...

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They gave their freedom…

Remembrance Day and the cost it comes with were acknowledged Sunday afternoon. A sizeable crowd with representatives from across the county gathered outside the Pictou cenotaph for the County’s Remembrance Day service. Speaking for this year’s Remembrance Day address was Michael Simmons, who delivered a fiery speech not only surmising what our veterans and fallen...

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MP to host pre-budget consultations

New Glasgow – MP Sean Fraser will be hosting a series of nine in-person pre-budget consultations. Last February, Fraser and constituents participated in a similar process, engaging in conversations about what priorities matter most to them and what they believe should be reflected in the 2017 budget. “I always look forward to these conversations and...

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