A century of heroism on its way home

Over the course of a century, the Memorial Cross of a Scotsburn man has made an incredible journey. It’s now on its way back to Pictou County with the help of a kind stranger and the Pictou County Military Museum. The Mothers Cross medal of John Kennedy Campbell of Scotsburn was found in an online...

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Pictou building razed by fire

PICTOU — A downtown storefront lies in ruins after a fire destroyed it on Monday. Rubble was all that remained of Poppy’s variety store on Water Street on Tuesday from the nearly nine hours of battling the blaze while the store’s owner tried to determine what’s next for him and the business. Pictou resident Kevin...

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Landmark Aboriginal film screening at Glasgow Square

It may not be the conventional block buster or action-packed movie that crowds flock to in theatres, but Neither Wolf Nor Dog promises to deliver the emotion and story of a movie you won’t forget. The star of the film, David Bald Eagle, argued as possibly one of the most interesting men in the world...

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Sharing for Jessica Smith

As the saying goes, “It is better to give than to receive” and this has always been the philosophy of Jessica Smith, Executive Director of the United Way of Pictou County. In her time at the helm, Smith has always been one to encourage community support through her job, but not always in a financial...

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MP Fraser confirms gas tax fund totals

PICTOU – Local municipalities will receive nearly $4 million in extra, one-time federal gas tax revenues. Central Nova MP Sean Fraser confirmed the total amount of $3.8 million and what individual municipalities in the riding will receive during an announcement on Friday at the Municipality of Pictou County office. One-time top up in the federal budget...

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Filling a need

With newly given nicknames like Pictou County’s hero, you wouldn’t expect John McCue to be known for doing road work. The unemployed county resident was out for a drive one day with his mother when they drove over the potholes on Westville Road near the highway overpass. With holes spanning the width of the road...

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RCMP police

Impaired driver arrested after making way from Enfield

Pictou County, Nova Scotia . . . Pictou District RCMP have arrested a 46-year-old man and a 48-year-old man for impaired driving this past weekend. On March 30 at approximately 3:45 p.m., Pictou District RCMP received a complaint of an erratic driver. The complaint originated from Enfield and the driver had continued through Colchester County into Pictou County...

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Relay for Life hosts registration, kickoff

NEW GLASGOW – Relay for Life is once again revving up for spring. The annual event to raise funds and awareness with regard to cancer research hosted its annual registration and kickoff on March 23 at Summer Street Industries. The launch spurs momentum for the actual relay that this year is scheduled from 3 to...

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Warm Hearts ready for family

The timeline is coming to a close for the Warm Hearts group as they wait for the refugee family they are sponsoring to arrive in Pictou County. Having spent the last four years in Turkey the family, originally from Iraq, is anxious as well and has been in contact with the group to say hello...

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March Break fun for everyone

STELLARON — The Museum of Industry is applying the old adage of something for everyone in a big way during March Break. Part of Nova Scotia’s museum network, the local museum is offering a variety of programs as it marks March Break from March 16 to 24. “I think we will have kids having a lot of...

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