Town of Antigonish clearing the way for winter in 2019

ANTIGONISH – After several winter weather events so far this season, the Town of Antigonish reminds residents to park smart this winter to help with snow clearing efforts. Since the Winter Parking Ban came into effect Dec. 1, 2018, the town’s by-law officers have issued a total of 64 parking violations. The ban will remain...

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Building up the Pictou Island Road

The only dirt road running the length of Pictou Island prior to 1960 was just like a narrow field trail. It was mostly level with the fields and when it rained, this road would be covered with mud and water since ditches, “where dug” were not very deep. Trees lined both sides of the road...

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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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Exercise caution when walking, driving: Police

This may sound like a skipping CD but with Pictou County being hit with another snow storm and freezing rain last night, police are urging motorists and pedestrians to walk/drive with caution. New Glasgow Regional Police officers have reported at 6:10 a.m. today, January 31,  that streets, roads and sidewalks continue to be snow covered...

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Diggin’ deep

Katie Ezekiel shovels her way through the snow  early this morning (January 30) in New Glasgow. The winter weather cancelled schools and forced many businesses to open later than planned.  (Brimicombe photo)...

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Police advise motorists to drive/walk with caution during winter storm

New Glasgow Regional Police are advising motorists and pedestrians to walk and drive with caution during the winter storm today and into tonight. Const. Ken MacDonald says blowing snow during driving reduces visibility. Icy road conditions and snow drifts may also exist during travel. If you have to travel, plan ahead, check for cancellations and...

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Snow day!

Clem deCoste says he can always count on his snowblower in times like this. He says it starts every time and blows through just about any amount of snow. He was among those Pictou County residents who were digging out from the overnight snowfall in the area. (Goodwin photo)...

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Snow angels, frosty beach walks and cosy winter nights …

River continues to grow into a lovely dog who showers us with affection and soaks up hugs and kisses, while keeping us entertained and yes, on our toes. There are surprises and smiles around every corner. The Christmas tree hunt with River was an experience to remember because he thought it was a most exciting...

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10 ways to start 2018 on a green foot

With 2017 come and gone, there’s no better time than now to turn over a new leaf. The beginning of a new year brings new possibilities, and we make resolutions that we hope will stick over the next 365 days. Whether you’re hoping to hit the gym more frequently this year, or pledging to devote...

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A wedding, a tractor and a telephone: Pictou Island in 1954

PICTOU ISLAND 1954 A very mild winter occurred 1954. There was no snow anywhere on the ground for the month of February. Pictou Island’s only dirt road was nothing but mud. March 3rd was a sunny, calm day and my father sailed his boat, The Slo-Mo-Shun, from Pictou Island right up Pictou harbor and tied...

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