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A good editor, a good person

You meet and make friends with an enormous number of people when you spend a lifetime in the newspaper business. I started learning that a very long time ago. For me, it has held true for over 60 years. I always considered it one of the special gratifications of the profession. Colleagues, competitors and contacts […]

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Aiming to help

PICTOU — The Hector Arena played host to an event the first of its kind in Nova Scotia on Saturday morning. A fundraiser archery shoot was organized to give back to Prostate Cancer Canada and raise awareness about the disease. Usually archery target shoots are held for archery clubs as contests and events for people […]

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Strong showing at job fair

People are looking for work and some 40 employers reached out to them last Wednesday during a job fair at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The event took place under the auspices of Nova Scotia Works and Career Connections, with some employers attracting long lineups of people either looking for work or for a career […]

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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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Building lots sold in two towns

Good news has come for Stellarton and Pictou with the announcement of the sake of building lots. The largest parcel of commercial property near the new roundabout in Pictou has been sold. Mayor Jim Ryan confirmed that the three-acre piece designated as Lot B has been sold to a commercial developer, Halifax-based Somerled Properties Ltd. […]

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Drugs seized after home searched

NEW GLASGOW – A man was arrested after a quantity of drugs was seized was a local residence. On Wednesday, April 18 at approximately 12:30 p.m., the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit, with assistance from the New Glasgow Regional Police, executed a search warrant at a residence on Oak Street. At this time, […]

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