Cream of the crop

SCOTSBURN — Those who can remember how cream was separated from fresh milk manually are in for a treat on Saturday. Jane Morrigan, curator at the Walk Through Time Museum in Scotsburn will host cream separation demonstrations of a hand-cranked separator at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the museum. The museum is located on...

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Walk for Muscular Dystrophy set for Saturday in Scotsburn

Pictou County will be coming together again to make a difference in the effort to fight against muscular dystrophy. The community will be supporting thousands of people who are living with a neuromuscular disorder in Canada at the annual Pictou County Walk for Muscular Dystrophy. The fun will be taking place on Saturday, June 22...

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Meadowville Station Road ranks 6 on Atlantic Canada worst road list

Potholes around Pictou County may not be a surprise sight in the spring but one local road now has a claim to fame that it is worse than all the others. The Meadowville Station Road has ranked the sixth-worst road in all of Atlantic Canada, after public voting. The road itself acts as a short...

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Museum needs last few dollars to bring Memorial Cross home

The Pictou County Military Museum is working to raise the last few dollars needed to bring home the Memorial Cross of First World War pilot John Kennedy Campbell of Scotsburn. And it needs your help. In total so far, the Museum has managed to raise $300 for the medal which ran up to $450 on...

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Cold night, warm hearts

A very fitting team name was chosen by the Scotsburn/Lyons Brook Faith in Action group of over 20 participants for the Coldest Night of the Year 2019 walk — Cold Night, Warm Hearts. Pat Carrigan, a member of the group, takes pride in participating every year with her large group. This year they came in...

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Lip-smacking delicious

Ruth Dobbin, left, and Darrell Rushton were among the early arrivals enjoying their lip-smackingly delicious meals on Wednesday at the annual pork chop barbecue in Scotsburn.  As usual, the crowd attending the event was enormous.  (Goodwin photo)...

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Smart ‘Bear’ spotted on Cape to Cape Trail

By Eric Wilson Alasdair Veitch is no ordinary bear, but he did study black bears in the Torngat Mountains of northern Labrador for five years as a wildlife biologist. In Norman Wells, NWT, he got to know Dall’s sheep and mountain caribou. Annually, he was dropped off by helicopter in the MacKenzie Mountains to spend...

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History repeats itself

Joan Baxter, author of The Mill: Fifty Years of Pulp and Protest, recently shared her reflections since the release of her book during environmental non-profit group Friends of Redtail Society’s annual general meeting on March 17. She said the inspiration for it came after a morning jog when the smell from the mill was particularly...

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Over the top

NEW GLASGOW — Walkers once again rallied to raise more than $40,000 for Pictou County Roots for Youth. Organizer Stacey Dlamini said she was pleased with the turnout and the proceeds from the walk. The most recent figures indicate 244 walkers took part in the event, while the walk raised $42,826 — more than the...

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Exhibition starts today

SCOTSBURN — Dylan MacNeil is enjoying being a 4-H club member in a big way. MacNeil has a garden at his family home in Scotsburn and will enter some of his harvest in 4-H competitions during the 2017 Pictou-North Colchester Exhibition that begins today in Pictou. Now 13, MacNeil moved with his family about a...

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