Boat building returns for students at PLFN

PICTOU LANDING — Boat building has created team building for students at Pictou Landing First Nation. Grade 5 and 6 students gathered in the gym to learn how to build two small rowboats that would eventually be transported to open water to test their workmanship and the boats’ seaworthiness. “We started it last year,” said...

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Charges pending in fatal vehicle-pedestrian collision

PICTOU LANDING – Charges are pending against a driver involved in a fatal vehicle-pedestrian collision that happened on Pictou Landing Road in Pictou Landing at approximately 4:30 a.m. this morning.  A preliminary investigation indicates a 50-year-old female pedestrian from Pictou Landing was struck by a pick-up truck. She was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver, a 32-year-old man from Pictou Landing,...

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Water and celebration the focus of Mawio’mi

A sunny Saturday last weekend brought Pictou Landing First Nation Mawio’mi outdoors for a day of celebration, culture and dance. With people from as far as Quebec and New Brunswick attending, the event was thoroughly enjoyed by participants and spectators who came to see the dancing, hear drumming and admire the regalia that dancers donned....

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$100 million announced for Boat Harbour clean up

PICTOU LANDING – The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia recognize that strategic investments in green infrastructure play a key role in supporting dynamic, healthy communities while creating good jobs that help grow the middle class. Today, Sean Fraser, Member of Parliament for Central Nova, on behalf of Bernadette Jordan, minister of Rural Economic Development, and Randy...

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FONS says Northern Pulp reneges on commitment to hold open houses before filing new plan for environmental assessment

Concerned citizens and fishermen say they are appalled that Northern Pulp does not plan to hold any open houses or public consultation before filing for environmental assessment. Consultants for Northern Pulp have confirmed that key information, including the Receiving Water Study (RWS) for the new pipe route and outfall location and all studies required for...

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Celebrations, picnics and boat races in 1955 …

During past years, different communities around this area would host grand celebration each year. Some places that I recall these happenings being held were at Pictou Landing, Cape John and yes Pictou Island. These events usually drew thousands of people from various places much like the Pictou Lobster Carnival does today. Locals from such places...

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Northern Pulp line springs another leak

A pipeline break was reported near Indian Cross Point in Pictou Landing Sunday morning before 10 a.m. “Bruce Chapman (Northern Pulp general manager) notified me about the break,” said Andrea Paul, chief of Pictou Landing First Nations. The site is about a half a kilometer from the road but not in the same site as...

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Pipeline break in Pictou Landing

A pipeline break has been reported near Indian Cross Point in Pictou Landing this morning before 10 a.m. “Bruce Chapman notifies me about the break,” said Andrea Paul, cheif of Pictou Landing First Nations. The site is about a half a kilometre from the road but not in the same site as the previous break....

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Survivors share stories on Orange Shirt Day

PICTOU LANDING — Smiles overcame the solemnity of Orange Shirt Day on Friday at Pictou Landing First Nation. The orange t-shirts worn by participants bore a message this year indicating the service beside the community’s monument was “in honour of residential school survivors and in memory of those who did not.” The monument in Pictou...

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There’s no place like home …

I reflect back in time to when Jack and Mary Rankin lived in their big yellow house close to the East end of Pictou Island. Jack Rankin (1882-1965) was born on Pictou Island. Jack was a brother to Lauchie, George, Hughie and  Sister Kate Rankin. Lauchie married Katie MacKenzie from Pictou Landing and they had...

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