FONS asks for more time for public comments

HALIFAX — On behalf of the Friends of the Northumberland Strait, Ecojustice has asked Minister of Environment Gordon Wilson to give the public more time to review Northern Pulp’s Focus Report, which was released on October 3 and contains more than 2,500 pages of complex information. The Focus Report was required by Nova Scotia Environment,...

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Here from the high seas

A cruise ship has been docked in the Pictou Harbour since last evening with passengers getting a taste of Pictou County during their stay. (Brimicombe photo)...

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Volunteers step up to keep local tourism centres open longer into the year

PICTOU — A volunteer opportunity that largely involves listening and talking to visitors awaits people at the local visitor information centre. Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores, in partnership with the Municipality of Pictou County, held a lunch and learn session recently for about 20 people interested in learning more about volunteering with local tourism. It...

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Promoting four seasons of flavours in Nova Scotia

From apples to wild blueberries, dairy to wine, and beef to seafood, Atlantic Canada’s food and beverage sector is an important contributor to the economy, generating more than $6.6 billion in revenues each year while feeding people worldwide. It is also a growing segment of Canada’s tourism sector, which creates good jobs for middle class...

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Positive start to year for Pictou

PICTOU – Mayor Jim Ryan says he hopes the prospects for two developments in Pictou will help the town and surrounding region. Ryan was commenting on the sale of the former golf club on Beeches Road and a recent Canadian Living magazine survey that listed Pictou as one of 22 towns to visit. “The Town...

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Ship Hector Society looking to make waves in Nova Scotia tourism

Rejuvenation of Hector Heritage Quay Site to increase visitor traffic The new year is full of promise for the Ship Hector Society. The Government of Canada, the Province of Nova Scotia and the Town of Pictou are helping the Ship Hector Society develop an interpretive and operational plan to rejuvenate the Hector Heritage Quay site...

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Early Christmas gift for Ship Hector Society

Today’s announcement of funding for the Ship Hector Society from all three levels of government is an early Christmas gift for the Ship Hector Society. The Government of Canada, the Province of Nova Scotia and the Town of Pictou are helping the Ship Hector Society develop an interpretive and operational plan to rejuvenate the Hector...

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Pictou Advocate sports

Curley aligns fitness, visitor appeal

NEW GLASGOW — Terry Curley can draw a parallel between what the Johnny Miles running events offer and how they attract participation from Pictou County and beyond. Curley says there is a connection between what he called the emerging potential of sports tourism and the achievements of the running events that led to the recent...

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‘No Pipe’ rally Friday

PICTOU — Anticipation is mounting for a ‘No Pipe’ rally set for Friday in Pictou. What is being billed as a rally by sea and a rally by land will be followed by the land and sea rally from noon to 2 p.m. along Pictou Harbour and waterfront. The land component is a march from...

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No Pipe open house draws a crowd

The provincial and federal environment ministers will be receiving lots of letters after a well-attended open house on Saturday organized by Friends of the Northumberland Strait. Approximately 300 people were at the No Pipe Open House throughout the afternoon, which was held at the Northumberland Fisheries Museum in Pictou and included the opportunity to sign...

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