Floating dock draws crowd

RIVER JOHN — People of all ages are enjoying the floating dock system Kenny Langille has assembled in River John. “This is the second summer (for the dock),” said Langille, who lives in nearby Welsford. His daughter Victoria was having fun swimming along the dock and doing underwater handstands where it was about four feet...

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Telling tales on the high seas

Even when they’re on their way to Pictou County on the Northumberland ferry from Wood Islands, P.E.I., visitors are getting a taste of Nova Scotia and what they can look forward to in Pictou County when they dock. Each Monday until the end of the summer, the Museum of Industry will have an interpreter on...

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First cruise ship of the season

Dwight MacDonald, a member of the Northumberland Fisheries Museum’s board of directors, spent time volunteering at the museum on Wednesday during the arrival of passengers from the Pearl Seas cruise ship that docked in Pictou for the day. Seated from the left are Jim and Peggy Crew from Texas, who are among the cruise ship’s...

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Record total in River John run

RIVER JOHN — More than 60 walkers and runners participated in the annual fun walk and run last Thursday in conjunction with the 2017 River John Festival Days. Race director Mike Topley said he was pleased with the total that included some 40 walkers and occasional runners among the 64 people of all ages who...

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Man about town …

Gene McManus is walking through the downtown streets in Pictou completing a Pictou Proud survey with visitors. The aim, McManus says, is to find out where visitors are coming from and why they are choosing to come to Pictou. McManus will ask a series of quick questions: Is this your first time in Pictou? What...

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Pictou featured in Irish newspaper

Prepare for an even bigger influx of tourists this season: Pictou has been featured in the main Irish newspaper, The Irish Times. The travel feature in the weekend’s copy of the newspaper was not only about Nova Scotia (article titled “Super Nova”), but focused to a significant extent on Pictou. In an article titled Nova...

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Mixed response to tourist season

PICTOU – Some tourist attractions have done well and others have noticed a decline this season. The Hector Heritage Quay has done well, based on the number of bus tours that have been booked and have stopped at the quay this year. In contrast, the Northumberland Fisheries Museum has noticed fewer visitors. “It’s pretty good,...

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