Steeltown celebrates: 136 years since pouring of steel

TRENTON – A local industrial milestone was celebrated on Thursday with the rededication of the first pouring of steel ingots in Canada in July, 1883 in Trenton with the unveiling of a special plaque. “This is an awesome way to start a great weekend in Trenton,” Mayor Shannon MacInnis said. He was referring to the...

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Davis Day observed

Pictou Centre MLA Pat Dunn addresses those gathered at the miner’s memorial in Stellarton to observe and celebrate Davis Day this morning. Students from GR Saunders Elementary School were among those gathered for the occasion. (Brimicombe photo)...

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Watch us grow

STELLARTON — Cannabis production in Stellarton has officially begun. Zenabis Global Inc. CEO Andrew Grieve announced the facility’s official opening on Monday after receiving its Health Canada approval to cultivate and grow cannabis at the former electronics plant on Acadia Avenue. The 255,000 square-foot facility is the third for Zenabis and adds a design capacity...

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National recognition for three local volunteers

Three Pictou County volunteers were recognized nationally with Senate 150 Medals on Saturday afternoon during a ceremony at the Plymouth Fire Hall. Senator Michael MacDonald, Cape Breton, presented the medals to Joanne Cumminger of Plymouth, Allan Murray of Stellarton and Anne Emmett of Braeshore for their exemplary volunteer record spanning over many years and many...

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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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Time to ‘win with Tim’

Sunday was a big day for Tim Houston, Pictou East MLA, as he officially announced his candidacy for the Progressive Conservative Party leadership of Nova Scotia. The lyrics, “Put me in coach” from the song Centerfield played as Houston and his family made their way on stage to an at-capacity crowd at Glasgow Square to...

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