Top news stories of 2020

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Municipal election and Black Live Matter were big news stories last year.

Read on to find the other top stories of September and October …

SEPTEMBER

Staff Pick: BLM New Glasgow mural

The community came together to create a large Black Lives Matter mural on Provost Street in New Glasgow. The mural was the first of its kind on Pictou County and was meant to mirror the larger one painted on the street in Washington, DC.

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Paper Excellence announced that it wished to loan money to Northern Pulp Nova Scotia (Northern Pulp) so that all of the remaining severance, salary continuation and retiree benefit payments can be made to Northern Pulp’s workforce affected by the mill’s hibernation. A continuation to work toward a proposed effluent treatment plant was also added.

OCTOBER

Staff Pick: Municipal election

The municipal government election saw major changes for some of the local municipalities while others stayed virtually the same. The strong presence of new women candidates was noted by many during the 2020 election as well.

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New Glasgow Regional Police put a call out searching for former mayoral candidate Mark Firth after he was reported missing on October 2. He was later found safe and the search was ceased.