Roundup of top news stories of 2020 concludes

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We’ve brought readers the top news stories from 2020 in PIctou County for January through to October.

Read on to see how the year ended …


Staff Pick: Dustin’s Pantry

Local man, Dustin Madden took it upon himself to help out others who might be in a tough spot by self-funding a free pantry that included food and hygiene products for those who might find themselves short on money to afford such things. After the idea took off with the help of the community Madden began a Facebook page for the pantry and received a building donation to be able to host the pantry year-round.

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An announcement was made that Jehovah’s Witnesses would be distributing publicly an issue of Watchtower Magazine that would be titled “What is God’s Kingdom?” The issue would be distributed to everyone rather than just subscribers.


Staff Pick: Christmas Fund fundraises $45,000 virtually

Despite not being able to hold a physical event as they have done for many years, the volunteers of the Pictou County Christmas Fund managed to raise a massive $45,000 by completing their annual event virtually for the first time ever. The popular telethon has been a staple in the local community for a number of years and helps provide Christmas dinner to local families in need.

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Four men were arrested after an incident on December 13 after reports of shots fired on the Northumberland Strait near Pictou Landing First Nations. One suspect turned himself in while the other three were arrested in Caribou.