$3.8 M in upgrades coming for Trenton Park

TRENTON — Local stakeholders are lauding the government funding for improvements at Trenton Park. Cindy MacKinnon from Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores emceed the announcement last Friday of $3.8 million in government funding for the project. She was accompanied by Jennifer Bethell from the Hemlock Group, who took part in the press conference, while the...

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Trenton Park gets funds for improvements

TRENTON – Jennifer Bethell says she’s thrilled with government funding that will provide enhancements to Trenton Park. “I truly think it’s a game-changer,” said Bethell, who represents the Hemlock Group that has tried for more than six years to improve the park and was among those how attended the press conference on Friday announcing funds...

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Pictou Advocate sports

My connection to the Steeltown

I have never lived a day of my life in Trenton, never slept there for a single night. Yet the old Steeltown has always had a special place in my heart. For several reasons. Growing up in neighbouring New Glasgow, with the family summer cottage at Rustico Beach in Pictou Landing, I drove and was...

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Lester and Bell Hooper

It was the time known as the Dirty Thirties. The economy was slow and hard times fell on most everyone. No exception was given to the family of Lester and Bell Hooper from Trenton, Pictou County. Lester was employed at Trenton car works but there was little or no work at the plant and everyone...

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Carmichael-Stewart House opens for the season

NEW GLASGOW — Carmichael Stewart House has opened for the season. Located on Temperance Street, this summer the museum’s focus will be on the Riverside Cemetery. During the opening, guests were greeted by curator/summer student James Lees and Paul Lalande, president of the Pictou County Historical Society (PCHS). Lees presented an overview of historical information...

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community news

Driver charged following two-vehicle collision

TRENTON – New Glasgow Regional Police are investigating after a two-vehicle collision here Wednesday. At approximately 5:30 p.m. on July 3, New Glasgow Regional Police, Trenton Fire Department and Emergency Health Services responded to the collision at the intersection of North Main Street and Park Road.  The collision involved a lone Pictou County male driving a...

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Ken Doucette earns sport award

FOX HARBOUR — Ken Doucette is able to look back fondly on a military career that began 50 years ago and the running that has gone with it. The Trenton native has received numerous military awards and was honoured at the 17th Canadian Forces Base Halifax Sports Recognition Breakfast recently for his 50 years of...

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A proud tradition at a turning point

TRENTON — A swirl of emotions hovered over the annual ceremonial review held by Trenton’s 397 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron recently at the town’s airport. The reason for the emotions was simple: this was the 72nd squadron ACR as it’s known, and it could be the last. The squadron is a victim of the...

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True believer: Family advocates importance of Human Organ and Tissue Donation Act

Steven Stewart had no interest in donating his organs to anyone. Ever. He flat-out did not believe in it. Until the day his life turned upside down and he became a believer pretty quickly. That was the day his son, Steven Jr., needed a kidney. His father became the donor. Nova Scotia has just become...

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Pedal pushing

Bike Week begins this weekend and there are many events planned to celebrate. JUNE 8 Official Bike Week opening will be held at New Glasgow Farmers Market, 216 Glasgow Street: 9:30 am – Official Bike Week Proclamation with New Glasgow Town Crier. Sponsor:  Town of New Glasgow Official Bike Week Opening Ride (34kms) 10:00 am...

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