Petition for pets

Across the province and beyond, people are banding together to see better enforcement and policies for animal cruelty cases in Nova Scotia. After hearing about a recent animal cruelty case in Pictou County, Brenda Gerrior couldn’t sit by and hear about any more cases of cruelty without standing up for what she believes. “Nothing ever...

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Stellarton council makes ‘emotional’ decision to cease rink operations

In almost two decades on town council, Garry Pentz has never made such an emotional decision. Until March 11. That’s the date that Stellarton town council made the decision to cease operations of the Stellarton Memorial Rink, effective March 31. “I’ve been sitting on council for 17 or 18 years and we’ve had a lot...

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Group seeking mental health change

Residents across the province are calling for a fundamental change in the mental health system with the help of some MLAs and a petition. Locally, Robbie Weatherbee has been fighting for change for a couple of years after losing someone close to her to suicide. “Every time I say it it’s still shocking, I still...

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Public meeting in Tatamagouche to discuss water protection

The Tatamagouche Source Water Protection Committee will meet at the Tatamagouche Fire Hall, 201 Main Street, Tuesday, August 21 at 1:30 p.m. to render a decision regarding seeking or not seeking “Protected” status for the French River Watershed. Sustainable Northern Nova Scotia (SuNNS) has informed the Municipality of Colchester, Tatamagouche Source Water Protection Committee, of...

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Petition for ferry in 1911

The fertile land on Pictou Island made for excellent pastures which produced fine beef, pork and mutton products during the 1900s. Many islanders grew far more garden produce then their family could use. Lack of transportation to the mainland made it almost impossible for them to benefit from their labour which resulted in much of...

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Highway 104 talk recessed

When governments truly want to do something, they do it. When they don’t, they delay. Discussion about twinning Highway 104 between Sutherlands River and Antigonish is a case in point. Members of the Liberal McNeil government saw the calendar and did two things with the subject of twinning the highway. They accepted informally the 15,000...

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