May slams pulp pipe process

PICTOU — An overflow crowd of well over 100 people jammed the Northumberland Fisheries Museum last Saturday to hear from federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May, who repeated her long-held view that no pipe should flow into the Northumberland Strait to discharge waste water from Northern Pulp. The gathering included the current Central Nova Green...

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New face at helm of Fisheries Museum

PICTOU — Victoria Thompson says she’s looking forward to the opportunity to raise the profile of the Northumberland Fisheries Museum. Thompson began her duties on Feb. 4 as the museum’s curator. Her resume includes a decade of work in tourism, the arts, and fisheries research. It’s the first stint as a curator for Thompson, who...

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A master boat builder …

Vincent Turple Sr. (1909-1980) was considered the master boat builder of Pictou Island. Besides being a seasonal fisherman and farmer, Dad built two iceboats, which were used for winter island mail delivery and 22 wooden lobster boats for himself and other fishermen on the island. He began his boat building with the iceboats in the...

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Visit ends cruise season

PICTOU — It may have been a dreary day for the last cruise ship visit of the season, but there are more to come. Pictou Parks and Recreation co-ordinator Michelle Young said the Pearl Seas line that included the Pearl Mist that docked for the final time for the season last Wednesday has visits booked...

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Artists show their stuff at fisheries museum

Twenty-five artists have their work on display this month as part of the 28th annual Pictou County Artists Association Show and Sale. The display opened on September 1 with a reception at the Northumberland Fisheries Museum in Pictou. Sheila Green, who has been a part of the association for four years and organized the show,...

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Pictou Island’s mail delivery

I would like to recount a true story that the late Dr. Roland Sherwood wrote and shared with me some 30 years ago. In his early life, Mr. Sherwood worked for the Telephone Company. The following is a true story of a winter excursion that he made to repair phone service to Pictou Island in...

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Ice, fire, a race and a brawl …

The Northumberland Strait was full of ice on May 1st 1965. It has been eight months since we moved off Pictou Island. My parents, however, were going to stay in our house on Pictou Island during lobster season. Four days prior on April 26th there was a lot of scattered ice. Nevertheless, my father and...

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First cruise ship of the season

Dwight MacDonald, a member of the Northumberland Fisheries Museum’s board of directors, spent time volunteering at the museum on Wednesday during the arrival of passengers from the Pearl Seas cruise ship that docked in Pictou for the day. Seated from the left are Jim and Peggy Crew from Texas, who are among the cruise ship’s...

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No Pipe open house draws a crowd

The provincial and federal environment ministers will be receiving lots of letters after a well-attended open house on Saturday organized by Friends of the Northumberland Strait. Approximately 300 people were at the No Pipe Open House throughout the afternoon, which was held at the Northumberland Fisheries Museum in Pictou and included the opportunity to sign...

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Fisheries museum hosting ‘no pipe’ open house on Saturday

CORRECTION: this story has been updated with the correct date. The event is Saturday, NOT Sunday. We apologize for the error. PICTOU — A ‘no pipe’ open house hosted by the Friends of the Northumberland Strait group has been scheduled for Saturday at the Northumberland Fisheries Museum. The event will start at 1 p.m. and...

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