Three county volunteers to receive Senate Medal

PLYMOUTH – Senator Michael L. MacDonald  will be presenting Senate 150 Medals to three long-time community volunteers from Pictou County this Saturday at an event in Plymouth. Receiving the medal will be Joanne Cumminger of New Glasgow, Anne Emmett of Pictou and Allan Murray of Stellarton. The Senate of Canada 150 Medal celebrates the 150th...

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Tim Houston new leader of PC Party

HALIFAX — Pictou East MLA Tim Houston has a new job. He was elected leader of the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservatives at a leadership convention Saturday at the Halifax Exhibition Centre after one ballot. Houston was perceived as the front-runner in the election and following the first ballot results, the remaining four candidates — including...

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Registration opens for NSPC Leadership Convention

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s Progressive Conservatives can now start registering to attend the Party’s leadership convention. Registration opened for the convention that will be held at the Halifax Exhibition Centre on October 26 and 27. “Choosing a party leader is one of the most exciting things a political party can do,” said Leadership Selection Co-Chair,...

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It’s a dog’s world

Life in the Houston household has gone to the dogs. Well, just one dog: Calvin. And in Calvin’s case, that’s a good thing. Calvin, now 11 months old, had a rough start to life. The double merle border collie (both mother and father are merles) was a rescue puppy, put up for adoption by the...

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Time to ‘win with Tim’

Sunday was a big day for Tim Houston, Pictou East MLA, as he officially announced his candidacy for the Progressive Conservative Party leadership of Nova Scotia. The lyrics, “Put me in coach” from the song Centerfield played as Houston and his family made their way on stage to an at-capacity crowd at Glasgow Square to...

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Maple Cedar supporting Viola’s Place

One of Pictou’s newest restaurants is supporting Pictou County’s newest homeless shelter. Maple Cedar Restaurant  on East River Road New Glasgow, owned by Fred and Patricia Haddad, have generously offered to donate 15 per cent of their profits from today, Sept. 18 to Saturday Sept. 23, to Viola’s Place Society. Local celebrities/politicians will be showing...

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Houston: We have no problem

WESTVILLE — Tim Houston has the overwhelming support of voters in Pictou East. The Progressive Conservative candidate garnered nearly 75 per cent of the votes to return as its MLA to help the party gain more strength in the legislature. An enthusiastic crowd joined him during a victory celebration at the Walter Duggan school gym...

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County stays true blue

Pictou County stayed true to Progressive Conservative blue on Tuesday night in the 40th Provincial General Election. All of the Progressive Conservative incumbents in the ridings of Pictou East, Pictou Centre and Pictou West were resoundingly re-elected. Nova Scotians elected a Liberal majority government with 27 districts electing Liberals, 17 electing Progressive Conservatives and seven...

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Mental health

To the Editor: Many of us have never gotten over the shock and disappointment we felt when the Liberals closed the Aberdeen Hospital short stay mental health unit. They called it a ‘temporary” closure. That was almost two years ago. The Health Authority can produce all the statistics they want to try to convince us...

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Many ways to cast your vote

To the Editor, This election, it is easier than ever to vote. There are many ways to cast your ballot and I urge you to exercise your right and make your voice heard in Halifax. First, as usual, you can cast your ballot on May 30th between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. If you aren’t sure...

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