Pride flag-raising at Market Square

PICTOU – The Town of Pictou hosted its second annual Pride Flag Raising Ceremony at Market Square on July 9and drew more than 40 people. Mayor Jim Ryan called an “important event supporting equal rights and opportunities for members of the LGBTQ+ community while recognizing the importance of inclusion and peace for everyone in our...

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A Summer Ceilidh with Pictou County’s finest

The deCoste’s Festival of Summer Sounds performances wouldn’t be complete without hosting a ceilidh featuring some of Pictou County’s best and busiest performers. A familiar and popular musical host, Spyder MacDonald shares his talents through entertaining stories and songs as he spins the rich history of the area through numerous shanty songs and all-round good...

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Library introduces Adventure day packs

PICTOU — The Pictou Library and the Town of Pictou have partnered on an Adventure Day Pack program for the summer. Pictou Parks and Recreation intern Allison Parker and co-ordinator Michelle Young visited the library recently and unpacked all the items that the library will have available for families and people of all ages. The...

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Riverfront Jubilee keeps the party going with lineup announcement for Blues Matinees late-night stages

NEW GLASGOW – The 24th annual Riverfront Jubilee will once again keep the party going after the main stage closes with two late-night stages and a Blues Matinee on the afternoon of August 4.  Each night after the main stage concerts end, the official after parties will begin at both Wranglers Bar and The Spot in New Glasgow. Kicking...

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Wilbert Henderson …

I spent and hour or so visiting with Wilbert Henderson and his lovely wife Della at their home in Seafoam on January 26th in 2003. That afternoon was spent reflecting back in time to some of Wilbert’s past years and he had my undivided attention. Wilbert reflected back to past years when he and Donnie...

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MacDonald wins Run for Lobster 10-K race

PICTOU — It was a glorious day on Sunday, and an especially rewarding day for Luke MacDonald The 15-year-old Pictou runner won the 10-K portion of the 2019 Run for the Lobster while posting a time of 36 minutes, 20 seconds. He recorded the time in the morning before his scheduled 3,000-metre race at noon...

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RCMP investigate stabbing

MERIGOMISH – Pictou County RCMP are investigating a stabbing that took place early this morning at a residence in Merigomish. When they arrived at the scene after responding at 3:30 a.m., police located a 30-year-old man suffering from multiple stab wounds. The suspect, a 37-year-old man from Thorburn, fled the scene on foot into a...

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The winter of 1955-56

Winter set in early with about three inches of snow falling on Nov. 11, 1955. My father and Arnold MacMillan had been setting their smelt nets together in coves around the Merigomish area but had returned home to Pictou Island on November 12 because of the unstable weather. It was still blowing hard and was...

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Town begins road, sidewalk projects

PICTOU – The town’s summer infrastructure work has begun in earnest. Crews have been working on a number of sidewalk and street projects to help restore the infrastructure into better repair. Work on Wednesday included pouring and leveling cement for sidewalk at the corner of Church and James streets. Some gutter work along James Street...

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McCulloch school book launch wows co-authors

PICTOU — A wish for students at McCulloch Education Centre to appreciate writing has resulted in an astonishing book. Hey! I Wrote That! Treasures from the Young Pirate Hearts and Voices at M.E.C. is the school’s anthology that was officially launched on Monday to complete nearly four months of work with the 260 students and...

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