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County hears REN progress

Councillors with the Municipality of the County of Pictou have been updated on the work of Pictou County Regional Enterprise Network. Council heard a presentation from the new CEO of PCREN, Sarah MacIntosh Wiseman. The new CEO began by introducing a bit about herself and how she came to be at the REN as well...

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County gathering local producers for agri-map

The Municipality of Pictou County is embracing its rural roots and putting together a project to help local producers promote their products. As a way to help combat food insecurity, County Council is producing a map of the local agricultural producers where customers can find locally grown food of all kinds. “Connecting the farmers to...

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Past and future …

We’re now more than a week into 2018 and local political leaders are weighing in on what the past year has brought. They are also sharing their views on what they hope for this year … Sean Fraser Member of Parliament for Central Nova As Canada 150 draws to a close, it is an appropriate...

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Battle of the bylaws

The community of Tower Road in Millsville is gearing up for a battle with bylaws for the third time in an attempt to keep wind power from disrupting their neighbourhood. Ward Brubacher has lived on Tower Road for 40 years; he remembers when there was nothing around and when the first wind tower went up...

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Judge reserves decision on validity of votes

PICTOU – It was an act still open to interpretation after a ballot box incident during the last municipal election brought the related parties to Supreme Court on December 22. The day of the municipal election at the Linacy Fire Hall, the ballot box left the polling station, accompanied by polling attendants, to go down...

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Sea of new faces in 2016 municipal election

Municipal government in Pictou County is filled with a sea of news faces for the next four years. Dan MacGillivray is the new mayor of Stellarton. He narrowly defeated incumbent Joe Gennoe with 885 votes, compared to Gennoe’s 850 during province-wide municipal elections on Saturday. “It feels really good,” MacGillivray said. “We worked really hard...

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District 3

Unofficial District 3 results: Darla MacKeil – 450 Kent Corbett – 315 Tom Hahn – 87...

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And the candidates are …

Update: Nominations for the 2016 municipal election have officially closed. One candidate has withdrawn from the mayoral race in Trenton, Fergie MacKay. The following is a complete list of all the candidates for in each municipality and the office for which they are running:                     Nominations...

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CAOs discuss salaries

STELLARTON – Town clerk Joyce Eaton says she’s comfortable with her compensation being published with her municipal counterparts throughout Nova Scotia. She was referring to a recent report by the CBC that published the salaries of the CEOs from across the province. Eaton said salaries like hers represent public information contained in the town’s annual...

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