Boat ramming during lobster boat races

First snow of 1966 occurred on January 7. That was our third winter living on the mainland. I’m assuming that Mom was getting a little homesick for she wanted to spend a few days visiting with our former Pictou Island friends. On January 21 at 9 a.m., mother flew to Pictou Island from Trenton airport...

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Pictou Island Christmas 1959

The weather during the month of December 1959 remained mild, middle to high 30s Fahrenheit, the wind blew hard from the south nearly every day and it rained a lot. Jimmie MacDonald and wife Viney were found deceased in their burnt out home on December 10. Consequently, over the next several days, Arnold MacMillan kept...

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Pictou’s military jet comes down on wingless flight

PICTOU – Taking down a trainer fighter jet for Todd Vassallo was like high-jumping without a trampoline – or flying the real thing for the first time. “It’s terrifying,” he said last week as he planned to dismantle and remove the 1950s-era T-33 military aircraft and its pedestal from its accustomed site near the Pictou...

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Up, up and away …

The 1950s era military airplane in Veteran’s Memorial Park, between Weaver Road and West River Road in Pictou, is being moved today. The plane will be relocated while the entrance to the town is redesigned to provide better traffic flow and to open up several acres of land for commercial development. It was officially dedicated...

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Plane makes emergency landing near Pictou

Pictou District RCMP is responding to a small plane that made an emergency landing in the community of Bay View today. Just before 11 a.m., the RCMP received a call of a small plane in distress. The caller told police that she could no longer hear the plane’s engine. Pictou District RCMP responded immediately and confirmed...

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