Businessman feels bullied, says targeting him is unfair

A Pictou business owner feels caught in the cross fire between Northern Pulp and local fishermen. Tony Dolan, who is the owner/operator of Fat Tony’s Bar and Grill, and Marina Bar & Grill as well as a number of inns and a motel in town, is feeling the pinch after being accosted twice in a...

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Sobey Family protects land on St. Mary’s River

SHERBROOKE – At a special public celebration in Sherbrooke on Saturday, David and Faye Sobey entrusted their 30-acre property on the St. Mary’s River to the care of the Nova Scotia Nature Trust. The property provides critical habitat for several endangered species but is also steeped in memories for the Sobey family who have been...

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How to keep bears away from your property

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a feature story by the Department of Natural Resources. Seeing wild animals up close can be an exciting experience, however, having a 200 kilogram black bear near your kitchen door wanting a share of the Sunday roast can be a bit too close for comfort. In Nova Scotia, several counties...

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Antigonish RCMP request help to return stolen property

ANTIGONISH – RCMP here is investigating some recent break and enters into abandoned properties and isrequesting public assistance as a result. In the past two weeks, Antigonish RCMP has responded to two break-and-enters into abandoned properties. Multiple items have been taken from these properties and have been appearing for sale online in local buy-and-sell groups....

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2016 year in review…

A lot of big news stories made headlines this past year – the biggest probably being the United States electing Donald Trump as president. Pictou County had its own share of big stories in 2016: a proposed memorandum of understanding between four of the six municipal units, the welcoming of a number of Syrian refugee...

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Mackay family celebrating two centuries of occupying land

LYONS BROOK – Looking back, it seems somewhat amazing to Sandy Mackay that he is living on the land that his great-great-grandfather purchased in 1816. “The farm itself was originally homesteaded in 1810 by David and Helen Pottinger but in 1815, Mr. Pottinger was killed by a falling tree,” explains Sandy. “On March 21, 1816,...

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