Building skills

PICTOU LANDING FIRST NATION — Grade five and six students from Pictou Landing First Nation School had the chance to learn new skills and tackle a project most adults can say they have never done during an experiential learning program at the school. Students, accompanied by two professors from Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax […]

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Raising the flag a shared honour

MOUNT WILLIAM — There was a sense of unity, honour and recognition in the air as the Grand Council Flag of the Mi’kmaq Nation climbed skyward on the flag pole outside of the Pictou County Wellness Centre last week. That feeling of togetherness issued forth from the remarks made prior to the flag raising in […]

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Students rally for water

PICTOU – Middle and high school students from local schools gathered last Friday at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre for an historic WE Walk for Water Day rally to promote clean water sources around the world. The rally was among many similar events that took place across Canada, the U.S. and Great Britain to celebrate […]

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Dreams do come true

It’s not often you get to meet your idol, especially on the trip of a lifetime. Denis Francis from Pictou Landing First Nation had the chance to meet his favourite wrestler, John Cena, on his Children’s Wish once-in-a-lifetime trip to New Orleans for WrestleMania. As Wish foundations from different countries teamed up at the event, […]

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County students celebrate We Day X

PICTOU — On Friday, April 27 students from 11 Pictou County schools will tackle the rising world water crisis and take action with a We Day X event and host the community’s first WE Walk For Water. This international fundraiser aims to provide access to clean water for life to 50,000 people in developing communities. […]

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Stakeholders voice opposition to Strait pipe pulp mill option

PICTOU — Nearly 60 people gathered at the Northumberland Fisheries Museum on Sunday to hear concerns over Northern Pulp’s plan to extend an outflow pipe into the Northumberland Strait. Many of those who attended raised strong disapproval to the plan proposed to replace the treatment system at Boat Harbour with an on-site treatment facility whose […]

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Museum of Industry to host North Shore launch of Joan Baxter’s new book

Fifty years ago this month, dignitaries and politicians gathered at Abercrombie Point in northern Nova Scotia, for the official luncheon and opening of the new pulp mill that had just gone into operation in Pictou County. Since then, the mill has provided valuable jobs and found support from governments of all levels and all stripes. […]

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