Rock… paper… furniture

She may be known as ‘The Rock Lady’ in Pictou County from her whimsical rock paintings of houses and all kinds of other things, but Debbie Nowlan is branching out to paper now it seems. Growing up, she took the regular art classes in school but never really got into painting until 1998 when she […]

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Ride for a Cure slated for July 28

PICTOU — The fourth annual Pictou County edition of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Ride for a Cure is scheduled for July 28 at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre. The event draws motorcycle and bicycle riders together to show their support for diabetes research and helps advance the best possible research projects in the […]

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Help Light the Night on September 15

PICTOU — Organizers hope the Light the Night walk in September will be the first of many in Pictou. Sharon Stewart, who co-owns Sharon’s Place Family Restaurant, and other family members and friends are helping to inaugurate the walk in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC). The walk is scheduled to […]

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In with the new …

A crew is busy today replacing an ancient water pipe and installing connections beside Pictou’s new water treatment station. The equipment was pressure tested on Wednesday, the hole was dug on Thursday and the new pipe and fittings were expected to be covered through Friday afternoon. (Goodwin photo)

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Drake Caggiula enjoys break

PICTOU — It was a rare opportunity for Drake Caggiula to visit his grandparents in Pictou, and he’s glad he did. Caggiula plays left wing and is entering his third hockey season with the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers. His grandparents are Art and Gwen MacDonald. He accompanied other family members to Pictou for the celebration of […]

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Message delivered: No Pipe

Thousands of people descended on Pictou’s waterfront Friday afternoon in an effort to let Northern Pulp and politicians know they don’t want to see treated effluent in the Northumberland Strait. More than 1,000 people gathered at the Hector Quay Marina while more than 100 boats came into Pictou Harbour as part of the #NoPipe Land […]

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Mayor’s Tea

And so it begins… The Pictou Lobster Carnival is ready to Rock the Lobster. Kicking things off this afternoon was the Mayor’s and Warden’s tea. Lori Caissie, left, and Betty Caissie were among those who enjoyed refreshments during the event which was held at New Horizons in Pictou. Official opening ceremonies for the Lobster Carnival […]

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Double Maritime summer treat: Salt Water in Your Socks lobster dinner theatre at deCoste

With summer officially here, it is time to celebrate the season with a true Maritime cultural experience. On Tuesday, July 10, the deCoste will be staging their ever- popular lobster dinner theatre featuring the ‘one-man’ musical theatre presentation “Salt Water in Your Socks”. This well-known and loved production stars Pictou’s own local legend John Spyder […]

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