Murray Quintuplets will be honoured during special ceremony

PICTOU – The Municipality of Pictou County will be unveiling a plaque dedicated to the first recorded birth of quintuplets in Canada. Council agreed in the fall of 2018 to honour the Murray quintuplets and this significant birth in the country. The ceremony is scheduled to take place Feb. 2 in the Municipality of Pictou...

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Hillside group holding two-day flea market to raise funds to build new hall

A desire to re-connect residents with their community and each other is the driving force behind the Hillside Community Society. This group’s main focus is to work together to generate funds to build a community centre in Hillside so that community residents can socialize with each other, celebrate milestones and get together for fun and...

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A Christmas present to remember

Christmas often brings back memories of family and times gone by for many people. This year, Ruth Copeland Brunelle got an unexpected present that brought back memories of her father. As Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County was winding down renovations to a house for its new office, contractors found a surprise hidden in...

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Roaring to help

The roar of motorcycles rolled through Linacy last week as dozens of bikes lined up then rolled out to Scotian Glen Camp near Frank H. MacDonald school to bring a smile to the faces of Camp Connect campers, a camp for kids and adults who have burn scars or wounds. The brigade of bikers that...

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Meeting tonight about proposed Quarry Park

The Pictou and Area Lions Club is going to give their Quarry Park proposal one more try. The group has been working to gauge interest in developing the old quarry pond area off Brown’s Point Road into an accessible public park. They have the support of a large number of community residents, but do not...

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Lions Club continues to push for park

The Pictou and Area Lions Club has hit a stumbling block in its quest to develop the old quarry pond and area off Brown’s Point Road into an accessible public park. The space is approximately 20 acres with a spring-fed pond. There is ample parking, plenty of greenery and they see lots of potential for...

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Community centre in the future for Hillside

HILLSIDE — Peter Boyles is looking forward to the day when Hillside residents have a community centre to call their own. And he is working hard to make sure that happens. Boyles is the municipal councillor for District 9 which includes Hillside. He said that area has never had a community centre, but now that...

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Lions club proposing community park

The Pictou and Area Lions Club sees the beauty and potential in a local spot and wants to develop it for a public park that would be accessible to people of all abilities. They have dreams of the Pictou Winter Carnival being hosted there with skiing, sledding and skating and more. In summer, they imagine...

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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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