Terry Fox runs set for Sept. 15

PICTOU – Terry Fox runs have been scheduled for Pictou and two other Pictou County communities. The runs are scheduled for September 15 in Pictou, as well as in Stellarton and Bridgeville. Registration in Pictou is at 1:30 p.m., while the event will start at 2 p.m. at the Hector Quay Marina on Caladh Avenue....

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Fall Fest set for Sept. 14

PICTOU — Organizers of the downtown event called Downtown Pictou Spring Fling are preparing for the Downtown Pictou Fall Fest later this month. Downtown business operators Kevin Pettipas, as well as Sonya Park and her daughter Rhonda Park are once again leading the planning for the festival that will take place from 10 a.m. to...

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Island people

Thinking back to past years, I recall some of those Pictou Islanders I once knew. I think of Duncan and Verna Rankin. They lived about a quarter mile away and were our nearest neighbours to the east. There was a hay field separating our homes and also was a place where Dad would plant our...

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Unlucky with boats

My grandfather Elias Turple’s twin brother Charles ran the Pictou Island Ferry Service from the island to the mainland during the early years of the 1900s. Charles Turple’s first boat used for this ferry service was called DOT. Luck was not to be with Captain Charles and he lost the DOT while transporting supplies in...

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Fundy Highland AA Evaluation sessions

NEW GLASGOW – Evaluation sessions for Fundy Highland AA teams for the 2019-2020 season will take place at the Pictou County Wellness Centre and the Rath Eastlink Community Centre, beginning on Sept. 9. The first session for each age group takes place at the following times: Atom AA Sept. 9: 6-7 p.m. PCWC  Peewee AA...

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Prof. Morash brings the past to the future of PA

It was a looking glass into the future and a reflection to the past last week during Chris Morash’s Scottish Heritage Without the Kilt talk at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre. Sponsored by the Pictou Academy Educational Foundation Morash, a former PA student and now a professor at the Trinity College of Dublin, hosted the...

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Welcome to the Fair: The Pictou-North Colchester Exhibition through the years

A new exhibit at the McCulloch Centre explores the history of the Pictou-North Colchester Exhibition and showcases the community that helped make the event a success. Entitled “Welcome to the Fair: The Pictou-North Colchester Exhibition Through the Years,” the exhibit presents objects, stories and images of the past exhibitions. Displays dedicated to horses, cattle, poultry,...

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British invasion at the deCoste

The smash hit concert Across the Pond: The British Invasion lands in Pictou on August 26 celebrating 50 years of British musical invasion from the hits of the 60s to today’s favourites. Across the Pond tells fascinating stories of how the Rolling Stones were banned from Ed Sullivan’s show, the day Tom Jones passed out...

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My brother-in-law, Scott

My brother-in-law Scott, son to late Ernest and Hazel Falconer, was raised on Caribou Island. His home was on a farm that was situated along the south portion of Caribou Island. Their long driveway protruded through the woods and connected onto Caribou Island’s only dirt road. Scott calls to mind when the Caribou Island School...

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Clan Donald upheld at memorial service

PICTOU — The power of prayer was the theme of the annual Clan Donald Nova Scotia Memorial Service on August 11 at the memorial park in Pictou. Rev. Andrew MacDonald from First Presbyterian Church in New Glasgow mixed humour and solemnity as he conducted the service and delivered the sermon on the subject of prayer....

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