Reasons to smile

This year marks the ninth year for the annual Ed Bowden Community Wellness Award as part of the annual Community Health Board grants. The grants go out to programs in the community that are helping to promote community health and wellness through many different means. The Ed Bowden Award is named after a strong and...

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Market Square going modern

Pictou’s Market Square is in the process of getting a bit of a face lift as the town has partnered with the Pictou Garden Club to spruce up part of downtown. The garden club recently presented the Town of Pictou’s Michelle Young with a cheque for more than $5,000 to help out with the project...

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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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Curtain falls on 30-year career

Darlene MacDonald helped to raise the curtain on worldwide entertainment for Pictou County. She is a virtual walking encyclopedia when it comes to who’s entertained at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre. And she should be. She spent 30 years as its general manager. Recently retired, MacDonald has been witness to a lot of changes over...

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Lions Club continues to push for park

The Pictou and Area Lions Club has hit a stumbling block in its quest to develop the old quarry pond and area off Brown’s Point Road into an accessible public park. The space is approximately 20 acres with a spring-fed pond. There is ample parking, plenty of greenery and they see lots of potential for...

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Lions club proposing community park

The Pictou and Area Lions Club sees the beauty and potential in a local spot and wants to develop it for a public park that would be accessible to people of all abilities. They have dreams of the Pictou Winter Carnival being hosted there with skiing, sledding and skating and more. In summer, they imagine...

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Pictou CAO resigns

Pictou Town Council has announces the resignation of Scott Conrod, chief administrative officer. Mayor Jim Ryan said, “Council wants to thank Scott for his 10 years of dedicated service to the community which involved the oversight of many significant and necessary improvements aimed at moving the Town of Pictou forward, including among others, wastewater and...

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