Drive for supplies

Some parents may not think twice about spending the money for new school supplies, but that may not be the case for everyone. For the sixth year running, Meghan Hartling is collecting together school supplies for schools in Pictou County. The items Hartling collects go toward helping teachers in the schools replace things that might...

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Citizens criticize council’s position

WESTVILLE — Residents of Westville remain frustrated with town council’s position regarding a possible coal mining operation near Cowan Street. Pioneer Coal, which has been conducting an open pit coal mining operation for years in Stellarton, has applied to extract coal from an area in Westville that borders Cowan Street and would encroach on a...

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Westville mayor granted leave of absence

WESTVILLE – Town council has given Mayor Roger MacKay a three-month leave of absence. Council approved MacKay’s request for the leave from July 29 to October 31 at its regular meeting on Monday. MacKay asked for it in light of his candidacy in the federal election in October. He won the nomination in a four-way...

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More concerns raised about coal mine issue

WESTVILLE — More information regarding coal mining was shared on May 27 with those attending the monthly town council meeting. Cowan Street resident Clarrie MacKinnon, a member of the concerned citizens committee that opposes open pit coal mining, shared a three-page report outlining the concerns the committee and others have regarding Pioneer Coal’s desire to...

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Multi-phase program to revitalize Victoria Park to start soon

WESTVILLE — Members of Westville Fire-Rescue have undertaken a project to improve conditions at Victoria Park. Over the last number of years conditions at the park, which is the location of the community’s Canada Day events, have deteriorated to a point that without some work the park will be unusable. Department member Tom Steele says...

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Going, going — gone: Westville Rotary Club Auction ends

After 69 years, the Westville Rotary Club will no longer be running their Annual Rotary Club Auction. The Rotary Club Auction started on the local radio station for many years, it was then run on K Vision at its studio for a number of years and for the last 19 years has been run as...

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Thistle Guild to host quilt show May 25

WESTVILLE — Members of the Thistle Quilt Guild are preparing for their annual quilt show. The show is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Westville Civic Auditorium, where quilts of various sizes and descriptions will be displayed. Stepping Stones is the theme for the event and is also the name given a...

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Kitchen fire damages house in Westville

WESTVILLE – A local man and his teenaged son escaped unhurt when a kitchen fire on Friday damaged a two-storey house in Westville.  Both were assisted Saturday with emergency lodging, food and other basics by Canadian Red Cross volunteers. The fire on South Main Street was reported shortly after 2 a.m. Friday. ...

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Music Festival results

Classes in the annual New Glasgow Music Festival wind down this week and will culminate in the Stars of the Festival Sunday afternoon at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre in Pictou. Here are results from Band competitions: 3065 School Band Workshop Silver: New Glasgow Academy Concert Band, New Glasgow  3030 School Band Grade 6 &...

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A century of heroism on its way home

Over the course of a century, the Memorial Cross of a Scotsburn man has made an incredible journey. It’s now on its way back to Pictou County with the help of a kind stranger and the Pictou County Military Museum. The Mothers Cross medal of John Kennedy Campbell of Scotsburn was found in an online...

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