Al Muir sees People’s Party growth ahead

Now that the federal election is over, Al Muir is concentrating on what comes next. The People’s Party of Canada candidate for Central Nova said the party is still young and he believes they were misrepresented during the campaign, which he thinks held them back. “We’ve got nothing but growth ahead of us. It’s that...

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Green’s increased presence buoys Barry Randle

The Green Party saw their support nearly double in Central Nova this election from 2015 numbers. Barry Randle received close to eight percent of the vote compared to about four percent in the last federal race. Randle was feeling happy with the strides the party made locally and nationally Monday night as he watched the...

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Sitting on some ‘Giant’ news

Andre Pettipas and The Giants has big news to share. But not just yet. First, the Antigonish-based rockers have a busy summer ahead with performances at several music festivals, including the New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee on Friday. “I think overall since last time we played in New Glasgow, our show has improved immensely, so gonna...

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Moon Logic happy to open for Winterseleep

For Moon Logic, August 3 will be a day filled with old friends. The Pictou-County based rock band is made up of musicians who have known and played together since several of them were teenagers and will open for long-time pals Wintersleep. “They’re so well established now and such great friends … We were able...

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Santa comes to town

The North Nova – Nova Scotia Jeep Club was well represented at the New Glasgow Fire and Rescue Santa Claus Paradein New Glasgow  on Sunday evening. The parade, originally scheduled for Saturday, was postponed due to road conditions after Friday night’s snowfall. (Jess photo)...

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Peace Walk wraps week of events

YMCA Peace Week wrapped up in Pictou County on Saturday morning with a community walk from the New Glasgow Farmers’ Market along the Samson Trail. The week’s events were designed to connect people, the Y’s acting executive director Heidi Sinclair said. “Just providing opportunities to bring people together, to chat and to be physically active,...

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Breakfast fundraiser

Gary, left, and Debbie Nowlan were among the many people in attendance at the recent No Pipe breakfast fundraiser  at the Northumberland Fisheries Museum.  The busy event was held in support of the Friends of the Northumberland Strait. (Jess photo)...

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Love, compassion themes at Veteran’s Unit service

Veterans stood up for love, their country, all people, and freedom. Those were the words of recreation therapist Dennis Chipman during the Remembrance Day service at the Northumberland Veterans Unit in Pictou on Sunday that acknowledged the contributions of those who have served and their role in ensuring Canada is a safe place. Chipman told...

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Growing again: New Syrian families welcomed to community

The word “flurry” comes to mind for Sarah MacIntosh-Wiseman. It’s been a busy few weeks for the chairperson and other volunteers of Pictou County Safe Harbour, getting five homes set up for families from Syria. “All it took was the wonderful people who come out of the woodwork to help,” she said about getting things...

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Pro-life rally fosters pro-choice demo

A pro-life demonstration in New Glasgow on Sunday attracted approximately 40 people and inspired a counter pro-choice rally across the street. It was part of an hour-long annual event called Life Chain taking place across the country where participants are encouraged to “pray silently while holding signs proclaiming their support of the right to life,”...

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